Ashbridge Estate Visit
31st October 2019
9 of us went to Ashridge Estate on Thursday 31 October 2019. Most of us left about 7 am and the journey on the M25 wasn’t bad at all. We were hoping for autumn colours but it was generally still very green. So it was a challenging for photography but there were plenty of fungi. And when we arrived it was very cold. But it warmed up and despite the weather forecast it was mostly sunny and bright all day.
Olympic Park & Brick Lane Outing
Monday 30th September 2019
12 of us went to Stratford and East London and it was a great trip.
There were plenty of images in the Olympic Park, buildings, rivers and canals, reflections, towers and people.
Lunch a Pizza pub by the canal and some great beers if you like real ale.
Saturday 10th August 2019
Having seen a weather forecast that predicted winds of up to 55mph from the south west for Saturday 10 August, I decided that now would be a good time to visit Newhaven on the south coast to photograph the waves. I checked the tides and, as luck would have it, high tide was due at 07.35 shortly after sunrise. High tide was necessary as I wished to photograph storm waves breaking over the jetty and the lighthouse. All the omens were good.
Monday 13th August 2019
Thirteen of us went to Covehithe in Suffolk. It was cloudy and grey on the route but sun and clouds looked good when we arrived. We were told that it was going to rain in 45 minutes. It didn’t look like that but we took our rain jackets and that was a good move.
Wicken Fen Outing
Monday 22 July 2019
A challenging outing for photography. Sixteen of us went to the Fen and it was a boiling sunny day, one of the hottest days of the year or even ever!
Wakehurst Gardens Outing
Monday 17th June 2019
10 of us went first to Holly Farm to see Stephen Dalton, a famous photographer who takes images of insects in flight.
Osprey Hide Rutland Outing
Monday 13th May 2019
Four of us went to the River Gwash Trout Farm in Rutland on 13th May and then again on 10th June.
Photofold Camera Club Trip to the Lake District 1st to 7th May 2010
For the club’s annual multi-day trip this year we chose Ambleside in Cumbria. This is an excellent central venue for exploring the central and southern lakes and also has the advantage of many hotels, guesthouses and restaurants. 11 of us travelled north on the morning of Wednesday 1 May (after club night on Tuesday) in 5 cars and stayed in 5 different hotels (no one hotel could cope with 11 single bookings).
Friday 12th April 2019
8 members of Photofold set off early in the morning to visit this North Norfolk coastal resort. A 2 ½ hour (110 mile) uneventful drive found us in the car park at 8am greeted by dry, windy weather. Happisburgh is noted for its coastal erosion and ever changing, and collapsing, sea defences.
Colchester Zoo Outing
Thursday 28th March 2019
Twelve of us went to the zoo, mostly at the start on 9.30.
It was a popular location and lots of photo opportunities. The challenge was to avoid the reflections on the glass. The orang utan was too far away in the morning but came close in the afternoon. The flamingoes and the otters seem quite a favourite for our group.
Chatham Historic Dockyard Outing
25th February 2019
10 of us went to the Chatham Historic Dockyard , a very good location and perfect weather. Quite difficult to get very original shots but our members usually surprise me. The submarine tour was very good and others liked the rope warehouse.
Gunners Park 31 Jan 2019
Ten members went to Gunners Park and Shoeburyness. Some of us got to the submarine boom at Shoeburyness just before sunrise. It was very cold, thick frost but no wind so the sea was perfectly calm at high tide.