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Update 17th August 2017

Today we have our usual meeting at the platform office at Lostwithiel station at 2pm so please bring some photographs.

 The following week is our usual field trip and this will be to Dartmoor.

 On 7th September for limited numbers we have a morning with David Penprase and an afternoon with Carla Regler. On 18th September, again with limited numbers, a day with Carla Regler on the Lizard. These are fully booked.

 On Tuesday 3rd October, Jennie Barnes has arranged another day at the Westcountry Wildlife Photography centre. This is limited to 8 so if you are interested please let me know soon and I will put you on the list.

 On Monday 9th October we have a day at Kennall Vale with Carla Regler and David Chapman. This is limited numbers and is fully booked now but if you would like to go on a reserve list let me know.

On Monday 16th October we have a day at Exmoor with Ross Hoddinott but, again, this is fully booked.

 On Thursday 26th October we are going to Stourhead and Westonbirt. I mentioned this on my last newsletter but in principle some of us are going to stay over to make more of the trip.

 A couple more trips coming up are Wednesday 29th November which will be a day at Cot Valley with David Chapman. This is already fully booked but I will put you on a reserve list if you are interested. On the Thursday 25th January 2018 there is a day at Helston with David Chapman. This is booking up fast but there are still two or three spaces if you are interested.


Rosemoor Hydrangea

 
I gather those of you who went to Rosemoor RHS with Ross Hoddinott had a good day and I have asked Ross to let me have some dates for two or three days with him next year so I will keep you posted.

 Look forward to seeing you all at the Platform tomorrow and on the Dartmoor Trip next week.

 

Best Wishes

Peter.




Update 11th August 2017


Thank you to everyone who came to Lethytep last Monday. I was very impressed as there was a full turnout, despite the weather forecast and we were actually rewarded with a very nice day.

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Lethytep reflections  (c) Lindsay Southgate
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I have thanked Philip and Faith on our behalf for their hospitality and refreshments. I am pleased to report we raised nearly £250 for their chosen charity.
 
Also thanks to David Chapman for his enthusiasm and assistance. I paid his modest expenses but he put the money straight into the charity pot.
 

 
On Wednesday 29th November to Cot Valley. 
 
Note this site has access difficulties and I am aware of a number of photographic equipment and people breakages over the years so you must be fit, active and confident for this one. See David’s warning also.
 
A maximum of 6 people at say £15 each - on a first come basis as usual.


 
Thursday January 25th or Friday 26th to Helston Boating Lake. Easier going this one and there is the essential cafe on site. A cost of about £15 each - maximum 8 people again on a first come basis.
 
I would ask David for the Friday as a preference as the Thursday is our usual field trip. However it’s a long time off so the field trip could be rearranged if the Thursday was preferred by the majority.
 

Additional information from David Chapman:-

"Nov 29th; slow-shutter speed landscape/seascape photography at Cot Valley near St Just in Penwith; for able-bodied only!!  People have to be prepared to walk over large rounded boulders on beach, please do not allow people to sign up if they are not prepared to do this.  2pm to 5.30pm.  I would want to limit numbers to 6 people.  People should have: sturdy tripod and might want to bring neutral density and neutral density graduated filters if they have them (though the filters are not necessary).
 
Jan 25th or 26th; Helston Boating Lake for photographing birds 10am to 3pm with lunch at the café on site.  Birds will include ducks, swans and gulls, we will try low-angle photography and will experiment with creative blur.  I would  like to limit the numbers to 8.  People should have a lens of about 300mm (200mm might be enough and something more powerful would be ok).


Please email me via lanliverycottage"AT" aol.com  ASAP if these interest you and I will add your name to the list.

 
A reminder that next Thursday17th is our usual Platform meeting at 2pm. Please bring photos etc.
 
Our next field trip is on the 24th to Dartmoor and Caroline is putting together a plan for photographic locations which I will pass on in the next few days with our usual field trip notes.
 
Best wishes.
 
Peter.



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Update 4th August  2017

All is confirmed with Lethytep next Monday and I look forward to seeing you there at 2pm. If you need directions these are on the website and David Chapman has confirmed he will be there as well and will give us some photographic guidance. 

For our August field trip on the 24th, we will have a day on Dartmoor by popular request. 

A few years ago Caroline and I had a day with Ross Hoddinott on Dartmoor so I will perhaps revisit some of those site but will put together a field trip itinarary over the next week or two so please reserve that day it should be a good trip. 

We have not had a Platform meeting for a while so I suggest to our usual Thursday format and meet at the platform on the 17th at 2pm as usual. Please bring some photographs along and anything you would like to talk about.

Stourhead by Lindsay Southgate (October 2016)

Two or three months away but our field trip in October will be to Stourhead and as mentioned before you may like to take the opportunity of making it an overnight trip. Several of us have booked the Premier Inn at Wells for the Thursday night so we will travel up to Stourhead on the Thursday morning and stop in Wells overnight on the way back having a day on the Friday photographing around Wells or the Somerset levels. 

Those of us who have booked accommodation have done so at the Premier Inn at Wells so if you are interested you might like to do the same. 

Our September trip is to Paignton Zoo, more on that in the next few weeks. 

Therefore I look forward to seeing you all at Lethytep and following that the platform on the 17th August. 

Best wishes

Peter



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Update 27th July 2017

I have mentioned Lethytep where we have a day booked on Monday 7th August. Website details here.

The event will start at 2pm and all are welcome.

Lethytep make no charge for visiting groups but do request the minimum donation of seven pounds per person. This will include refreshments and the money will be donated to their chosen charity, usually in aid of Cancer Research or other medical charities.



Lethytep Waterlilly - Copyright All rights reserved by Lindsay Southgate

The photographers among us will also have the benefit of some time with David Chapman and I have agreed we will cover his travelling costs but he will not be making his full daily charge, so perhaps a couple of pounds per photographer as a guide. 

IMPORTANT: You and friends or family will be welcome to come to Lethytep but I would appreciate it if you would give me an indication if you are going and how many so I may advise numbers to ensure an appropriate quantity of refereshments is available. 

 
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Update 11th July 2017

Those of us who went on the recent Ross Hoddinott workshop had a really good and enjoyable day. We spent the day at Rosemoor and then the evening at Crackington Haven for some sunset/landscape photography. Ross was excellent as usual and everyone had a really worthwhile day.

 The next Ross Hoddinott day for a limited number of you is on 27th July. I hope those of you that are booked on this one have as good a weather as we did.

 In view of the change in the second Ross Hoddinott day we have a couple of alterations to the scheduled programme:

 Our usual platform meeting on 20th July will be replaced with a field trip organised by Jasmina and Lynda. There are two options to this depending on weather. Option 1 will be a trip to the disused Glynn Valley China Valley Clay Works but if the weather is poor there is an alternative to go to Carnglaze Caverns. Field Trip sheets are attached and a final decision can be made a day or two before once we have a better idea of the weather.

 As a few of you are going on the Ross Hoddinott day on 27th July, I thought a local trip for the rest of us might be an idea and have suggested Cardinham Woods (field trip sheet attached).

 

The next event is on Monday 7th August where I have booked an afternoon at Lethytep http://www.cornwallwildlifehaven.co.uk. I have asked David Chapman to come along so we can benefit from his photographic expertise. He is very familiar with the site and I am sure will give us some good ideas.  I would like to extend this day to as many as possible as any fees will go to charity so please feel free to bring along friends and family. As regards a donation to Lethytep a minimum of £7.00 is suggested and then a little bit more on top of that to cover David’s expenses. These monies will be collected on the day rather than in advance.

 In a couple of weeks time I will ask for numbers attending as I will need to know a day or two before how many are going so refreshments can be organised which, by the way, are included in the donation price (in my experience and in true photography group fashion the cakes are extremely good).

 I have yet to organise field trips for August and if anybody would like to arrange one please let me know.

 There are one or two things organised in September, our field trip that month being a trip to Paignton Zoo organised by Jane.

 

On 1st October we have a day at Kennal Vale with Carla Regler and David Chapman. This has limited numbers but I still have a few spaces left on this one so please let me know if you would like to go.

 Looking further ahead to 26th October we have a trip to Stourhead or Westonbirt Arboretum planned. This is being organised by Lindsay and because of the distance (about a two and a half hour drive each way) it’s thought an overnight stay at a local Premier Inn (at Wells or Glastonbury) could be an option. The idea is that we can enjoy Westonbirt or Stourhead on the Thursday and then spend the next day at Wells on our way home. If this interests you then please let Lindsay know.

 The year marches on and whilst we still have a fair bit yet to come I will start to plan further ahead, so watch this space.

 In the meantime, keep taking plenty of photographs.

 Best Wishes

Peter.



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Update 1st July 2017


First of all congratulations to Lynda for achieving Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. I hope her success will inspire more of you to progress.  On this point, just to remind those of you who are involved with our breakaway RPS Group there will be a meeting here at Lanlivery Cottage next Monday 3rd July at 6pm.

 Despite the weather I felt everyone enjoyed the summer picnic. It was good to see so many of you turn out in not ideal conditions and also many thanks to Lindsay for arranging the evening.


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Also thanks to Jenny E for inviting us to her garden to photograph the flower meadow. I gather a number of you went along and Jenny has said she will let us know of other suitable times, so watch this space.

 Thanks to Jennie M for leading the trip to Godrevy.

 There are a few changes in field trips. The 29th June Ross Hoddinott trip has been changed to 27th July due to bad weather. Those of you going on it will know all about it.

 As 27th July is our normal 4th Thursday, I would propose having a field trip the week before on 20th July and then I will arrange a small group local field trip on the 27th for those not going on the Ross day. More on this later.

 If anybody has any particular ideas for these two field trips then please let me know.

 On 7th August is a trip to Lethytep and I would urge as many of you as possible to come along to this. There will be a small charge but all the money goes to charity and there is good tea and cake to be had which is included in the cost. I will tell you more nearer the time.

 We have a new trip booked on Monday 1st October which will be a day at Kennal Vale with Carla Regler and David Chapman. I anticipate the cost will be in the order of £20.00 per person for the day so if this interests you I will, as usual, accept interest on first come first served basis. Please email Peter.

 Best wishes to you all.

 

Peter

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