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Update 1/12/13





Photography Group Exhibition at Taprell House

U3A Lostwithiel


Photography Group Exhibition at Taprell House

The official opening on the 30th November was very successful and well attended.  We were delighted to welcome our Mayor, Gill Parsons, who opened the event.  

Peter described how the group had evolved,  gaining expertise and confidence  since starting 11 months ago. We were delighted that several orders for prints were taken.

The Group would like to say thank you to Rose O’Keefe for her assistance, and to Fran’s Pantry for their contribution to the refreshments. 

The exhibition is on until early January.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

See full range of photographs taken at the opening by Caroline Yates by following this link to flickr




Update 27/11/13

Dear Photography Group members,


Apart from a little bit of fine-tuning, our photographic exhibition is now up and running in Lostwithiel Library. I would like to thank you all for your contributions and assistance in setting up the exhibition.

This has resulted in a superb display of excellent photographs and I am sure you will be proud of what you have achieved - I certainly am.

I look forward to seeing you in the library on Thursday afternoon, when we can review the exhibition and prepare for the preview morning on Saturday (30th November).

Best wishes

Peter
 
 
For information, here is current  list of exhibits:
 
(A  few additional images anticipated)

 
 
No. TITLE PHOTOGRAPHER
1 St Winnow Church Reuben Pike
2 First Light, Calstock Peter Tandy
3 Golant Jeff Chapman
4 Close Encounter Jane Perris
5 Blue Afon, Wales Peter Tandy
6 Archways Mike Sharpe
7 St Michael's Mount Jane Perris
8 Lake Peyto Jeff Chapman
9 For Sale Mike Sharpe
10 My Treasure, Bertie Reuben Pike
11 Red Arrows Jeff Chapman
12 Wheel Power Roland Farley
13 Blue Hibiscus Nickie Sharpe
14 Oak Door Mike Sharpe
15 Harping On Peter Best
16 Out of the Blue Nickie Sharpe
17 River Dart Jeff Chapman
18 Sanbona Elephant Lindsay Southgate
19 On the Web Nickie Sharpe
20 Lansallos Limpets Jenny Edrich
21 Westonbirt Arboretum Malcolm Haycox
22 Bluebells at Lanhydrock Malcolm Haycox
23 Siesta Sunset Roland Farley
24 Rare Flowers, Port Eliot Ian Ringer
25 Cape Cornwall Marion May
26 Peony at Lanhydrock Roland Farley
27 Scilly Seashells Jenny Edrich
28 Lizard Rock Garden Jenny Edrich
29 Phinda Rhino Lindsay Southgate
30 Sanbona Cheetahs Lindsay Southgate
31 Charity Kayaks Reuben Pike
32 Bristol Canal Malcolm Haycox
33 High Water Carolyn Hindley
34 Blast Shelter Carolyn Hindley
35 Retiro, Madrid Peter Best
36 The Wheel Carolyn Hindley
37 Primroses Jeff Chapman
38 The Potter Jeff Chapman
39 Tri-coloured Heron Roland Farley
40 Quorn Twilight Henry Howe
41 Steam Henry Howe
 



Update 22/11/13 


 
Pictures of  Lostwithiel U3A Group hanging photographs on the morning of 22nd November.

Exhibition being held in Lostwithiel Library from 22nd November 2013 to 2nd January 2014.


 
 
Men at Work !
 
Deep discussion about where to hang the pictures
 
Admiring the work



Update 20/11/13 

 

Here is an update of forthcoming events:-

Photography Group Exhibition Posteer

We will be setting up the Photography Group exhibition in Lostwithiel Library this coming Friday 22nd November, so please meet at the Library at 9:30am and bring your photographs.

I will endeavour but not promise to obtain more frames, as there are some pictures to complete, and it may be we will have to leave space for these to be hung next week if there is not time on Friday.

Our next meeting in the Library is on the afternoon of Thursday 28th November.

 

There will be an exhibition preview morning at the Library on Saturday 30th November (10am-1pm), and this is now being widely publicised and is on the U3A website.

 

As it is becoming closer to Christmas, I would suggest there is no Field Trip on the third week of December. Our fourth Thursday meeting in the Library would be on Boxing Day, so overall there will be not be the usual meetings in December.

 The exhibition will be taken down on Thursday 2nd January, so as many volunteers for that as possible please.

 Our next field trip will be on Friday 17th January, venue to be agreed. Our next fourth Thursday Library meeting will be on 23rd January.

 I will be continuing the Monday evening workshops as usual, except over Christmas. The next dates are as follows:

 

Workshop Evenings

·        Monday 25th November (fully booked)

·        Monday 2nd December (2 available)

·        Monday 9th December (2 available)

·        Monday 13th January (fully booked)

·        Monday 20th January (2 available)

 

Please call me on 01208 871100 if you would like to be included in the above available dates.

 I look forward to seeing you on Friday to set up the exhibition.

 

-                    Peter




Update 18/10/13

Malcolm Haycox has kindly pointed out that the meeting of Thursday 21st November clashes with the digital imaging group. This is my mistake and it should be our usual fourth Thursday of the month, i.e. actually on the 28th November.

 My apologies and I look forward to seeing you then.

 

Dates for future meetings

·        Thursday 31st October – library at 2pm to continue framing (bring your photographs)

·        Friday 15th November – drop-in meeting 10am-4pm at The Platform, Lostwithiel

·        Tuesday 19th November – library at 10am to finalise the framing

·        Friday 22nd November – meet in the library to set up the exhibition

·        Thursday 28th November – library at 2pm for usual meeting (NOT on 21st November)

 

Workshop Evenings

I am still running the workshops, should people be interested. At present, October and most of November are now fully booked but I have spaces on the following dates:

·        Monday 25th November (1 available)

·        Monday 2nd December (2 available)

 

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Update 4/10/13

Message from Peter Bland,

Dear Photography Group members

Here is a reminder of the dates for the forthcoming Photography Group Exhibition at Lostwithiel Library:

  •     Thursday 31st October - meeting in the library at 2pm (please bring your photographs for framing)
  •     Friday 15th November - drop-in meeting at The Platform between 10am-4om (please bring your photographs for framing)
  •     Tuesday 19th November - meeting in the library at 10am (please bring your photographs for framing)
  •     Thursday 21st November - usual meeting in the library at 2pm
  •     Friday 22nd November - meeting in the library to set up the exhibition

(Please note there will NOT be the usual Field Trip and follow-up meeting during October.)

As you will appreciate, I have been providing paper, mounting card and frames for the exhibition. Several people have asked about cost. In the first instance, I must say I enjoy seeing people rewarded with their own photographs and as such on a day to day basis would not request payment, and indeed I would not insist on payment for anything I have done.

However, should you wish to contribute, I would suggest the following:

A framed picture with paper and mounting board costs me approximately £15.00 each. For those of you who would like to keep your framed photographs, I would suggest this is a reasonable price.

All the photographs will be displayed at the exhibition and if any are sold then there will be two costs - the first being to pay the library's commission (which is 30%) and the second is the cost of the framing. The remaining amount will be your profit. I do not expect vast sales but I feel it is good to have one's work displayed in this way.

Therefore, in summary, I would suggest that if you wish to keep your framed photographs, or if they sell at the exhibition, you can refund me £15.00. On the other hand, if you just wish to keep the pictures and return the frames to me, a small donation (of say, £3) would be appreciated but not insisted upon.

I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on 31st October or at the Monday workshops (see attached newsletter for available dates).

Best wishes
Peter


Lostwithiel Area U3A Photography Group

NEWSLETTER

 

September 2013

On our last field trip, on 20th September, we were treated to a guided tour around hidden Lostwithiel by John Pegg. This was thoroughly enjoyed by all and John’s enthusiasm for his subject was impressive.

On behalf of the U3A Photography Group, we would like to thank John for giving us his time and it was agreed we would ask him again for a similar tour later on.

At the last library meeting (27th September) we started framing pictures for the forthcoming exhibition.

The exhibition will be put up on Friday 22nd November, in the morning, and taken down on Thursday 2nd January. In view of the forthcoming exhibition, it was agreed we would forgo next month’s usual meetings and have two alternative meetings for completing the framing.

Therefore, there will be NO Field Trip on 18th October and NO meeting in the library on 24th October.

Instead, there will be a meeting in Lostwithiel Library on Thursday 31st October in the afternoon and another on Tuesday 19th November in the morning. We will then have our usual meeting in the library on Thursday 21st November, with the exhibition being set up the next day.

No Field Trip has been arranged for the 15th November, so I have booked the Forum Office on the station platform. This will be an open day from 10am to 4pm, where members can drop in. We can carry on with photo framing and generally discuss photography.

John Pegg  leading Photography Group round Lostwithiel

 

John Pegg explaining some of the finer points of architectural interest to the group on September’s Field Trip. Photo courtesy of Reuben Pike

(Click on the picture to see a high quality version of Reuben's image)



Dates for future meetings

·        Friday 18th October – NO Field Trip

·        Thursday 24th October – NO monthly meet-up at Lostwithiel Library

·        Thursday 31st October – library at 2pm to continue framing (bring your photographs)

·        Friday 15th November – drop-in meeting 10am-4pm at The Platform, Lostwithiel

·        Tuesday 19th November – library at 10am to finalise the framing

·        Thursday 21st November – usual library afternoon meeting

·        Friday 22nd November – meet in the library to set up the exhibition

 

Workshop Evenings

I am still running the workshops, should people be interested. At present, October and most of November is now fully booked but I have spaces on the following dates:

·        Monday 25th November (1 available)

·        Monday 2nd December (2 available)

 

I am hoping to have 20-25 photographs for the exhibition and at present this looks to be well on target. 


Peter

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Update 26/09/13


 
Pictures of  Lostwithiel U3A Group preparing for their exhibition of photographs taking place in Lostwithiel Library from 22nd November 2013 to 2nd January 2014.

 (Details of the photographs to be displayed are a closely guarded secret!!)
 
 
U3A Photography Group
 




Update 21/09/13

 
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Pictures from Field Trip around Lostwithiel on 20th September. Picture on the left shows our guide - John Pegg.




Update 29/08/13

 

NEWSLETTER

 

August 2013

 

Our last field trip was to Wheal Martin China Clay Museum and there was a good turnout of members.

 

The weather was once again kind to us and a good many photographs were taken.

 

At our last meeting in the library, we did some table-top photography and portraiture using natural light.

 

Our next meeting on Friday 20th September will be a guided tour of Lostwithiel with John Pegg. This will give the opportunity to learn more about our town and take photographs as we go, so make sure you bring your camera.

 

For this event, we meet at the Community Centre at 10:30am.

 

For the next meeting in the library on Thursday 26th September, we will start to look at preparing for the exhibition of photographs to be held in the library before Christmas. If you have photographs that have been printed at the evening workshops and are ready for framing, please bring them along.

 

The Monday evening workshops are going well and members seem to gain some benefit from them. If you are interested in attending a workshop then please contact me on 01208 871100. There are slots available in October and November but September is now fully booked except for the 30th.

 

In the meantime, I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our next field trip and in the library the following week.

-                    Peter

 

Dates for future meetings

·        Friday 20th September – field trip/tour around Lostwithiel with John Pegg

·        Thursday 26th September – monthly meet-up at Lostwithiel Library.

 

Workshop Evenings

·        Monday 30th September

·        Monday 7th October

·        Monday 28th October

·        Monday 4th November

·        Monday 11th November

·        Monday 18th November

 


 

FIELD TRIP 20th September 2013

 

 

DAY AND DATE

Friday 20th September 2013

TITLE OF EVENT

Photography Field Trip

BOOKING ESSENTIAL (Y/N)

N

LOCATION

Lostwithiel

TIME OF START AND FINISH

10:30am to 12:00pm

MEETING POINT

Lostwithiel Community Centre car park for 10:30am for guided tour

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST

Photographing buildings, people, heritage aspects, etc.

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Camera

NAME OF LEADER(S) (including contact details)

Peter Bland

Tel: 01208 871100

ORGANISATION

Lostwithiel Area U3A

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

Y



Update 13/08/13

Dear Photography group members.

It has been bought to my attention that roadworks and Friday holiday traffic on the A30 may make our trip to Jamaica Inn somewhat difficult & frustrating.

As such, I would propose a change of venue for this coming Friday.

Meet at 10am at Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, Carthew, St. Austell. PL26 8XG. Telephone 01726 850362

There should be plenty to photograph at the museum and there is the surrounding country park as well.

I am sorry for this late change but felt it worthwhile and we can visit Bodmin Moor later in the year when it is a little quieter.

Another Important Notice.

I mentioned a Photography Group exhibition in the library some time ago and have provisionally booked this for the 3 weeks before Christmas.

I have a large number of frames, cutting and mounting material and will be pleased to print your photos as well. A few members who attend my Monday evening workshops have already done so.

I would be grateful if you would email or telephone me to confirm if you are interested in joining in. I would suggest we need 20+ pictures to make a good display and members can put in more than one picture if they wish.  

The photos will be for sale (ideal Christmas presents) and if any are sold, just pay me for the materials and library commission - you can enjoy the vast profits.

So please contact me over the next week or two as we will need to start preparing and if there is not sufficient interest then I would like to let the library know by the end of the month so that another group can have the slot.

Look forward to seeing you on Friday at Wheal Martyn and in the library on Thursday 22nd for some table top photography - so bring your camera and a tripod if you have one.

Best wishes.
 
Peter



Update 29/07/13


NEWSLETTER 2

 

July 2013

 

There was a good turnout for our walk around Luxulyan Valley on 19th July. We had an enjoyable stroll and took plenty of photographs. Thanks to Reuben for showing us the way and also for providing such good weather.

 At our Thursday meeting on 25th July, we discussed future events and the way forward for the group.

 One area of interest was to take photographs around Lostwithiel. It was suggested that it may be worth contacting John Pegg for a guided tour of the town. Thanks to Reuben this was organised for our September field trip.

 For the August field trip, it was suggested a walk on Bodmin Moor for landscape photography. It was therefore agreed that we will meet at Jamaica Inn at the usual time.

 For the Library meeting in August, I suggested everyone bringing our cameras and some props, to do some tabletop/portrait photography.

 I still have vacancies for the Monday evening workshops so please contact me (01208 871100) if you are interested.

 In the meantime, I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our next field trip and in the library the following week.

-                    Peter


Dates for future meetings

·        Friday 16th August – field trip to Bodmin Moor

·        Thursday 22nd August – monthly meet-up at Lostwithiel Library. Please bring cameras

·        Friday 20th September – field trip/tour around Lostwithiel with John Pegg

·        Thursday 26th September – monthly meet-up at Lostwithiel Library.

 

Workshop Evenings

·        Monday 5th August

·        Monday 12th August

·        Monday 19th August

·        Monday 26th August




FIELD TRIP 16th August 2013

 

DAY AND DATE

Friday 16th August 2013

TITLE OF EVENT

Photography Field Trip

BOOKING ESSENTIAL (Y/N)

N

LOCATION

Bodmin Moor

TIME OF START AND FINISH

10am to 3pm

MEETING POINT

Jamaica Inn car park for 10am

(postcode for sat-nav PL15 7TS)

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST

Photographing landscape, natural setting, etc.

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Camera; tripod (if you have one); packed lunch if wanted

NAME OF LEADER(S) (including contact details)

Peter Bland

Tel: 01208 871100

ORGANISATION

Lostwithiel Area U3A

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

N. Ground conditions uneven, steep, muddy and slippery in places.

 



FIELD TRIP 20th September 2013

  

AY AND DATE

Friday 20th September 2013

TITLE OF EVENT

Photography Field Trip

BOOKING ESSENTIAL (Y/N)

N

LOCATION

Lostwithiel

TIME OF START AND FINISH

10:30am to 12:00pm

MEETING POINT

Lostwithiel Community Centre car park for 10:30am for guided tour

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST

Photographing buildings, people, heritage aspects, etc.

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Camera

NAME OF LEADER(S) (including contact details)

Peter Bland

Tel: 01208 871100

ORGANISATION

Lostwithiel Area U3A

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

Y

 




Update 08/07/13

 

NEWSLETTER

 Four of us turned up for the last field trip to Lanhydrock (21st June). Regretfully I was unable to stay for the full day, but have seen several good photographs taken from that time.

 At our last meeting in Lostwithiel Library on 27th June, I was unable to attend but Reuben very kindly deputised for me. In reporting back, he suggested some modifications to the routine on the Thursday meeting.

 Basically, this was to view the pictures from the field trip in the first half and then agree where to go on the next field trip in the second half. In essence, this is basically what I have tried to do but will endeavour to structure it more clearly in future.

 Carrying from the meeting, I have also indicated a schedule of possible photographic disciplines that can be associated with field trips, and at the same time have suggested possible venues. Attached is a table of suggestions, and if anyone else has ideas these would be greatly appreciated. However, if we work through the table this should keep us going for quite a few months to come.

 The next field trip will be in the Luxulyan Valley, meeting at Ponts Mill car park at 10am on Friday 19th July. A field trip itinerary is attached.

 I am still running Monday evening workshops for those interested, and am pleased to say my wife Caroline (who is an exceptionally good photographer) is assisting me, so those who come along effectively get one-to-one assistance. I intend running these workshops every Monday when I can, as long as the interest remains. If you would like to join in, just give me a call (01208 871100) or email me (lanliverycottage@aol.com).

 In the meantime, I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our next field trip and in the library the following week.

-                    Peter

 

Dates for future meetings

·        Friday 19th July – field trip to Luxulyan Valley

·        Thursday 25th July – monthly meet-up at Lostwithiel Library

 

Workshop Evenings

·        Monday 15th July

·        Monday 22nd July

·        Monday 29th July


FIELD TRIP 19th July 2013

 

DAY AND DATE

Friday 19th July 2013

TITLE OF EVENT

Photography Field Trip

BOOKING ESSENTIAL (Y/N)

N

LOCATION

Luxulyan Valley

(Cornish Mining World Heritage Site)

TIME OF START AND FINISH

10am to 3pm

MEETING POINT

Ponts Mill car park for 10am

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST

Photographing landscape, natural setting, plants, Treffry Viaduct, etc.

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Camera; tripod (if you have one); packed lunch if wanted

NAME OF LEADER(S) (including contact details)

Peter Bland

Tel: 01208 871100

ORGANISATION

Lostwithiel Area U3A

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

N. Ground conditions uneven, steep, muddy and slippery in places.



Update 06/07/13

The photography group meetings are always every fourth Thursday at 2pm in the Library and a days field trip on the third Friday each month.

Next library meeting 27th June.  Next field trip 19th July.



Update 29/5/13

 

 

Our last field trip was to Golitha Falls. The weather was kind to us and a good number of photographs were taken.

 

At our last meeting in the library Thursday (23rd May 2013) , I gave the second part of my talk of the brief history of photography. We then looked at members’ photographs taken from recent fieldtrips and discussed them.

 

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I am currently running some Monday evening workshops on basic digital imaging. This is not intended to conflict with the Digital Imaging Group elsewhere in Lostwithiel U3A, and is purely to give members the chance to carry out some very basic manipulation and print their photographs. I would recommend that anyone wanting to take digital imaging further investigate the Digital Imaging Group.

 

I will be running these workshops on Monday evenings from 5pm-8pm at my home for the next few weeks. A few members have already signed up. There will be no more than three people per meeting, so that each can have a computer and maximum attention. If you are interested in attending, please call me (01208 81100) so I can put your name down.

 

One final point, Ronnie Puttock of the U3A Birding Group had contacted me and, as announced at the library meeting, there are still spaces available for a fieldtrip with the Birding Group to see the choughs guided by one of the wardens. This seems to be a very good opportunity of seeing the choughs and anyone who is interested should contact Ronnie Puttock, whose details are on the U3A Birdwatching section of the website.

 

-                    Peter

Dates for future meetings

·        Friday 21st June – fieldtrip to Lanhydrock

·        Thursday 27th June – monthly meet-up at Lostwithiel Library

 

Workshop Evenings

·        Monday 27th May (I know it is a Bank Holiday) – two spaces available.

·        Monday 3rd June I will not be available, so there will be no workshop that evening.

·        Monday 10th June – one space available.

·        Monday 17th June – one space available.

·        Monday 24th June – all three spaces available.

 

 

FIELD TRIP  21st  June 2013

 

 

DAY AND DATE

Friday 21st June 2013

TITLE OF EVENT

Photography Field Trip

BOOKING ESSENTIAL (Y/N)

N

LOCATION

Lanhydrock (National Trust)

Bodmin, PL30 5AD

TIME OF START AND FINISH

10am to 3pm

MEETING POINT

Lanhydrock car park at 9.45am

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST

Photographing gardens, plants, architecture, etc.

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Camera; tripod (if you have one); packed lunch if not wanting to purchase at café.

NAME OF LEADER(S) (including contact details)

Peter Bland

Tel: 01208 871100

ORGANISATION

Lostwithiel Area U3A

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

Y. Adapted toilets in car park. Map of accessible routes for garden is available from visitor office.

 




Update 02/5/13

There was a very good turnout for this Thursday’s meeting.(25th April 2013)

We discussed the next field trip and it was agreed that as I was unable to attend the previous field trip and only three members went, we would repeat the trip starting off in the Golitha Falls car park and then moving on to the Hurlers / Cheesewring at Minions (see attached Field Trip Itinerary).


I then went on to give the first part of a three-part talk on the history of photography and after that we went through members’ photographs.

 

I also suggested I would be happy to run some small group workshops on very basic photo editing, the idea being to take a few simple steps to improve your photographs and then go on to print them. This is not intended to replace the Digital Imaging Group elsewhere in Lostwithiel U3A, and I would recommend those members wishing to advance their skill to consider that group as well.

 

I would propose limiting the numbers to three or four each time, as my office is fairly small, but I do have three desktop computers and a laptop that can be used.

 

A number of members left their names expressing interest in the workshop and I will contact them individually. If you did not put your name down and are interested then please contact me.

-                    Peter

 

 

Dates for future meetings

·        Friday 17th May – visit to Golitha Falls, Hurlers & Cheesewring

·        Thursday 23rd May – monthly meet-up at Lostwithiel Library

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FIELD TRIP 17th May 2013

 

DAY AND DATE

Friday 17th May 2013

TITLE OF EVENT

Photography Field Trip

BOOKING ESSENTIAL (Y/N)

N

LOCATION

Golitha Falls, The Hurlers and Cheesewring, Minions

TIME OF START AND FINISH

10am to 3pm

MEETING POINT

Golitha Falls car park at 9.50am

(There are public loos in the car park)

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST

Photographing landscapes and moving water

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Camera; tripod (if you have one); packed lunch

SAFETY

Golitha can be extremely muddy and slippery. Please wear walking boots or other suitable footwear. Bring warm, waterproof clothing.

NAME OF LEADER(S) (including contact details)

Peter Bland

Tel: 01208 871100

ORGANISATION

Lostwithiel Area U3A

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

No. The ground conditions at Golitha and Cheesewring are uneven, steep in places, muddy and slippery

 




Update 30/4/13

Diary Dates:

 

§         Next Field Trip 17th May 

§         Library meeting 2pm Thursday 23rd April.

 




Update 16/4/13

Dear U3A Photography Group and Bird Watching Group members.

There will be an early morning trip to the hides at Walmsley Sanctuary near Wadebridge on Monday 29th April to be shared by the Photography and Bird watching groups.

Leave Lostwithiel at 8am and we may go on to another venue afterwards.

The number will be strictly limited to no more than 12 on a first come first served basis sharing 3 cars.

If you are interested please telephone me or e-mail me direct

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes.
Peter






Update 03/4/13

Diary Dates:

 

§         Field Trip 19th April meet at Golitha Falls car park at 10am

§         Library meeting 2pm Thursday 25th April.

 



Report from Meeting held   Thursday 28th March 2013

 

 

At this meeting in the library, we discussed some ideas on composition, together with a little more about camera controls. Hopefully these can be put to good use at our next field trip.

 

We also discussed the exhibition which will take place from the last week in November through until Christmas. Peter offered the use of frames, of which there should be at least one for each member wishing to display a photograph.

 

Several ideas were discussed for the field trip and it was agreed that for our trip on Friday 19th April we would go to Golitha Falls for the morning and then on to the Hurlers and Cheesewring in the afternoon. It is particularly worth bringing a tripod if you have one as Golitha will be quite dark and it will be a good opportunity to photograph the moving water. 

 

Golitha can be extremely muddy and slippery. Please wear walking boots, or other suitable footwear, and bring warm, waterproof clothing. Please also bring a packed lunch.

 

 

 

Diary Dates:

 

§         Field Trip 19th April meet at Golitha Falls car park at 10am

§         Library meeting 2pm Thursday 25th April.

 

 

 

FIELD TRIP 19th APRIL 2013 

 

 

DAY AND DATE

Friday 19th April 2013

TITLE OF EVENT

Photography Field Trip

BOOKING ESSENTIAL (Y/N)

N

LOCATION

Golitha Falls, The Hurlers and Cheesewring, Minions.

 

TIME OF START AND FINISH

10am to 3pm

MEETING POINT

Golitha Falls car park at 9.50am

 

There are public loos in the car park.

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST

Photographing landscapes and moving water

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Camera; tripod (if you have one); packed lunch

 

SAFETY

Golitha can be extremely muddy and slippery. Please wear walking boots or other suitable footwear. Bring warm,  waterproof clothing.

NAME OF LEADER(S) (including contact details)

Peter Bland

Tel: 01208 871100

ORGANISATION

Lostwithiel Area U3A

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

No. The ground conditions at Golitha and Cheesewring are uneven, steep in places, muddy and slippery.

 

 

 



Update 18/3/13

Report of visit to Cotehele Quay & Gardens   Friday 15th March 2013

 

 

The weather forecast was not good and I guessed that would have put off many people, but five hardy souls turned up to a morning of photography and a good lunch in the restaurant.

 

We started off on the quay and walked through the woods to the mill, then made our way up to the gardens to photograph the dovecote and pond. After lunch, the weather deteriorated and after a few more photographs we went home, but all present seemed to enjoy the day.

 

On our next meeting at Lostwithiel Library on Thursday 28th March, we will have a brief discussion about composition and perhaps a little more about getting to know your camera.

 

We also need to discuss the next field trip in April and the China Clay Museum has been suggested as a possibility, together with a trip on the train to Falmouth to have a look at the Maritime Museum, but any other ideas will be welcome.

 

Therefore, our next meetings are on Thursday 28th March in Lostwithiel Library at 2pm, plus a field trip on Friday 19th April (venue to be agreed).







Update 6/3/13


FIELD TRIP MARCH 2013

 

DAY AND DATE

Friday 15th March 2013

TITLE OF EVENT

Photography Field Trip

BOOKING ESSENTIAL (Y/N)

N

LOCATION

Cotehele House

St Dominick, Nr Saltash, PL12 6TA.

(Entrance fee: for garden and mill £5.40 standard. National Trust members free entry)

TIME OF START AND FINISH

10am to 3pm

MEETING POINT

Quay car park at 10am, to

photograph around the quay and mill and then proceed up to Cotehele gardens for the afternoon

INFORMATION ON MAIN

POINTS OF INTEREST

Photographing landscape,

plants, architecture etc.

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Camera; tripod (if you have

one); packed lunch if not wanting to purchase at cafe

NAME OF LEADER(S) (including contact details)

Peter Bland

Tel: 01208 871100

ORGANISATION

Lostwithiel Area U3A

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

Y (limited through gardens)

 



Report of Meeting Thursday 28th February 2013


There was a very good turnout of Photography Group members and Peter started by giving a very brief explanation of exposure, F-Stops, etc. and their effects on depth of field and movement effects.

I felt I did not explain this particularly well but in principle, the larger the aperture (i.e. the smaller the number of the F-Stop – somewhat confusing) the smaller the depth of field. The smaller the aperture (greater F-Stop number) the greater the depth of field.

I did say I would try and expand on this, but it is probably better done by others and here is a link to a site that covers this subject: www.uscoles.com/fstop.htm

We then went on to look at member’s photographs from our recent trip to Lost Gardens of Heligan and carried out some very basic manipulation in Adobe Photoshop.

As for the next field trip;  this would take place at National Trust property Cotehele House. The house itself will be closed on the day but the gardens and mill are open to visitors, as is the restaurant and shop. Again, car sharing where possible and Peter can take three or four.

Peter has also provisionally booked the Library exhibition space just before Christmas, for a U3A Photography Group members exhibition. For this Peter can supply frames and help with printing if need be.

The next meeting in the Library will be about how to use your camera controls.
Therefore, the next meeting dates will be the field trip on Friday 15th March (please see Itinerary details below.). The follow-up meeting will be on Thursday 28th March at 2pm in Lostwithiel Library.




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FIELD TRIP REPORT

 

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Friday 15th February 2013

 

Fifteen members of the Photography Group attended an excellent meeting at Lost Gardens of Heligan. The weather was very kind to us and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.

 Hopefully, many photographs were taken and these will be viewed at our next meeting in Lostwithiel Library.

 Therefore, please bring along any photographs you would like viewed and we can discuss the results. Peter will bring a computer and projector along, so that everyone can see what is going on without having to crowd around a small screen.

 We can also discuss the next Field Trip, which will take place on the third Friday of next month, i.e. 15th March.

 Therefore, look forward to seeing you all in the Library at 2pm next Thursday 28th February.

 

- Peter








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