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Update 17th April 2018

Hello

Our next Platform Meeting is this coming Thursday at 2 pm so please bring along any photographs you would like to show. In particular those from the recent field trips with Ross Hoddinott and David Chapman would be very welcome.


   Botallack 9th April 2018   (c) Jenni Cheesman All rights reserved 

I gather these field trips were very enjoyable and I will be arranging similar events in due course. 

Our next Field Trip is to Dingles Fairground near Tavistock and this is kindly arranged by Lindsay.  A Field Trip sheet is attached but please ignore the incorrect date at the top - it is Thursday 26thApril that we meet there.

 The List of Field Trips, accessible via the large blue and yellow button at the top of this page, has been updated.  There are still a few spaces to be filled so if anyone has ideas for suggestions please let me know. 

A space has become available on the Ross Hoddinott trip on 16thMay so if you would like to take this opportunity please contact either myself or Lindsay.

 I hope to catch up with you soon.

Best wishes.

Peter



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Update 21st March 2018

Hello.

There is now space available on the next Ross Hoddinott trip this coming Monday 26th March. If you are interested please contact me.

An excellent afternoon at the Platform and thanks to Lindsay for her talk on The Lofoten Islands.

There is a Royal Photographic Society exhibition on at Camborne until 7th May. The theme is Cornwall and here is a link to the exhibition -

http://www.rps.org/events/2018/march/17/rps-south-west-group-cornwall-exhibition

I will be looking into more trips but did suggest some evenings out now that the days are getting longer and hopefully warmer. I will let you know more soon but please get in touch if you have any ideas.

I had also put forward the idea of a long trip to Northumberland perhaps over 5 to 7 days. If you think this of interest let me know and I will investigate further for accommodation, costings etc. I go there most years but as the area is growing in popularity accommodation requires much earlier booking so will need some long term planning.


Best wishes.

Peter.



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Update 11th March 2018

Hello,


Hamnoy Norway

Our next Platform meeting is this coming Thursday 15th March. Lindsay is going to tell us  about her recent trip to the Lofoten Islands along with some great photographs. Also please bring some of your own photos to share.

Our next field trip is to Trewithen Gardens on 22nd March arranged by Lindsay and a field trip sheet is attached.

Don't forget there is a trip to Hayle Estuary with the Bird Watching group on 14th March - details on the U3A website.

There are several limited number trips coming up but because of rearrangements/cancellations, there is space available and I would strongly recommend this to newer members.

On Monday 26th March there is a space on the Ross Hodinott trip to North Cornwall Coast. This was rearranged from 9th March due to bad weather.

The list of field trips  has been updated - click on blue and yellow button at top of page. I  look forward to seeing you at the next Platform meeting.

Best wishes.

Peter





Update 1st March 2018

 I gather you had a good sunny day at Bude and Northcott and thanks to Steph for arranging this. I look forward to seeing your photographs at the next Platform meeting.

There are two days with Ross Hoddinott coming up. The 7th March trip is fully booked but there are possibly two spaces available on the 9th March trip. If you are interested in this please let me know as soon as possible.

On Wednesday 14th March, the Bird Watching group are going to Hayle Estuary and I am sure they won't mind if we tag along. Details are on the Bird Watching page on the U3A website.

Our next Platform meeting is on Thursday 15th March and Lindsay has kindly offered to tell us about her recent trip to the Lofoten Islands. I have seen one or two of the photographs and will be looking forward to seeing more.

Our March field trip on Thursday 22nd is to Trewithen Gardens arranged by Lindsay and a field trip sheet will follow soon.

Looking ahead, the Tremenheer Gardens trip in September has been moved to the third Thursday (20th) in lieu of a Platform meeting so there may be a bonus field trip on the 27th.

The list of forthcoming field trips, accessible via the large Blue and Yellow button at the top of this page, has been updated.


I hope you are enjoying taking photographs in the snow.

Best wishes.

Peter




Update 18th February 2018

A very good meeting at the Platform last Thursday and a special thanks to Nick for bringing along the schools photography competition shortlisted photos.

Also those of you who brought your own photos.

Swanage Old Pier by Lindsay - taken during day with Tony Worobiec

I gather the group who went to spend a day with Tony Worobiec in Dorset had a good time. It is likely I will arrange another day with him in due course so please let me know if this might be of interest.

Our next field trip is to Bude, organised with thanks to Steph and a field trip sheet is attached. I look forward to seeing you all there.

I also attach a an updated list of field trips detailing future events.

Best wishes.

Peter.




Update 23rd January 2018

The ballot for the Andrew Ray workshop on May 10th is complete and those successful have been listed in the Field Trip Bookings sheet available from the middle blue button above. If anybody would like to add their name as a reserve please let Lindsay know and she will add you to the list.


Update 22nd January 2018

A good attendance for our first meeting of 2018 at the Platform last Thursday and thanks to everyone for bringing along their photographs.

First of all I have arranged a day out with Andrew Ray, a professional landscape and wildlife photographer. This is booked for Thursday 10th May and will be a landscape workshop with emphasis on spring flowers.

This will be an all day workshop with the possibility of starting at sunrise on the North Cornwall Coast. There are six places available and the cost will be £25 to £30 pp. You can see Andrew's work at http://andrewrayphotography.com/

Information about the ballot for these 6 places has been sent to Photography Group members.

You may remember I mentioned a day with David Noton, one of our top landscape photographers. I had a reasonable response but the cost of this will be £150 or more per person plus accommodation. If you are still interested or would like to know more please get in touch before I give David a yes or no. It is a great opportunity.

I have provisionally arranged a day on Bodmin Moor in early June with Dave Thomas of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and will let you know more later.

Lynda has kindly offered us a workshop at her house on 31st May photographing water and patterns. You can see some of her work on this subject on the group Flikr page.

She has also offered to lead our 26th July field trip, the venue being Cotehele.

Our October trip will be to Powderham Castle to see the house and deer. There are deer rut safaris on 5th, 11th & 18th October so these could be alternative dates but will need advance booking so I will make enquiries. If you are interested in the safaris let me know ASAP so I can have an idea of numbers. I believe the cost of the safari is £13.50 per person and I guess it will have to be paid in advance.

Our February field trip on the 22nd will be to Northcott Mouth and Bude led by Steph. A field trip sheet will follow in due course.

Our next Platform meeting will be at 2pm as usual on Thursday 15th February.

Finally, I have had no volunteers to organise this week's reduced field trip bearing in mind most of you regulars are off to see David Chapman. If you want to arrange something let me know and I will email the rest of the group.

The List of Field Trips for 2018 has been updated and may be accessed via the blue button at the top of this page.  C

I look forward to seeing you all at the next Platform meeting and future field trips.

Best wishes.

Peter,


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 Update 6th January 2018

Wishing you a happy and Prosperous New Year with plenty of photography opportunities which I will do my best to assist with.


Thanks to everyone who helped with last year's field trips and the exhibition. By all accounts the exhibition was very well received and a great showcase for your work. All in all it was a very successful year with some good field trips and 2 of you gaining LRPS and another ARPS. Keep up the good work.

Our next meeting is Thursday 18th January at The Platform at 2pm. We can look at your Christmas photos, discuss the exhibition, future events etc.

The next general field trip is on Thursday 25th January but this is the same day as the David Chapman Helston trip (fully booked). As such there may only be a small number of you for an alternative field trip. I have arranged nothing yet so please let me know if such a limited trip is of interest and if you have any ideas for it. 

The are plenty of events booked for the coming year, both open trips and special limited number trips. All of the special trips are now fully booked but I will be arranging more. On the subject of the special days, the system for booking and registering is now working very well I feel so hopefully everyone is happy with the current arrangement.

One point I would like to reinforce is that once you have booked a special trip and your name is on the bookings list on the website you are, for want of a better word, contracted to pay for the trip. If you cannot go then it is up to you to pay for your slot and find someone else to take your place and reimburse you. This has been set out before but I thought now a good time to remind everyone.

The current list of field trips booked so far for 2018 is attached.  As I have said before there is flexibility on the general field trip dates so I am open to any ideas you may have.

I look forward to seeing you at the next Platform meeting and thank you for making the group the success it is.

Best wishes.

Peter.





Information about events during the second half of 2017 have been moved to an archive page

 
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Lostwithiel U3A,
Jan 13, 2017, 8:56 AM
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Keith Southgate,
Jun 3, 2015, 7:34 AM
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Lostwithiel U3A,
Jun 22, 2016, 2:07 PM
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Lostwithiel U3A,
May 2, 2013, 1:10 PM
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Lostwithiel U3A,
Feb 8, 2013, 9:24 AM
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Lostwithiel U3A,
Mar 6, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Lostwithiel U3A,
Feb 8, 2013, 9:25 AM
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Lostwithiel U3A,
Feb 8, 2013, 9:24 AM
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Lostwithiel U3A,
Mar 6, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Lostwithiel U3A,
May 2, 2013, 1:08 PM
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Keith Southgate,
Oct 6, 2014, 1:17 PM
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Keith Southgate,
Mar 24, 2014, 10:25 AM