Summer Day Trip: Corfe Castle

We were a party of 8 in the end including an ex-member, Pat Phillpot Green. We met for coffee at about 10.15 am and then we went our own separate ways but occasionally bumping into each other on our travels. At 2pm we all went to the Scotts Arms at Langford Mattravers for a pint, sandwich and chat in the glorious sunshine. There is a really good view of the castle from the pub garden which I think we all took even though it was a bit hazy before we left to go home at about 3 pm.

Butterfly Walk 4th July

Club member, Maria Leekblade, took a party of about ten members on a butterfly walk near Lyndhurst on Thursday 4th July. The images above are by Mark, Sue and Elaine. There were scores of the tiny blue butterflies and it gave us all a chance to practice macro shooting with and without flash.

Despite warnings from Maria we avoided ticks and adders. Thank you Maria for organising such an excellent summer walk for the club. We will be meeting at the Fisherman’s Arms on 18th to review our efforts.

Solent Cafe Exhibition opens

Lymington Camera Club opened its latest exhibition called ‘On the water’ at the Solent Cafe at Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel . The exhibition features 21 photographs from ten club photographers on the theme of the Solent and sailing .

The final images were chosen by the hotel to reflect the style of the Solent Cafe, a bright and attractive bar and restaurant which is part of the leisure center at the hotel.

Chelsea Bacon, Senior Sales Executive, at the hotel said “We’re delighted to feature these great photographs at the Solent Cafe this summer. We hope our guests enjoy the exhibition and are proud to support a local Club”

The framed prints are available for sale in the Solent Cafe – just as a member of staff for details.

Say it with flowers – Summer Walks begin

The 2019 season of Summer Walks began with a trip to Woodside Park in the hope of getting some images for the Club’s Lymington in Bloom exhibition (12-30 August Lloyds Bank Lymington High Street).

The weather was pretty dull and we all tried some closeup work and this correspondent at least, confirmed how hard it was to get sharp macro shots even with a tripod and a 5 knot wind. Still plenty of time over the summer to get more and better images.

Day Trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards

A small group of Club members had a really good day out on Sunday 9th June 2019 at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards. They went aboard HMS Warrior, HMS Victory and HMS 33 and also saw HMS Queen Elizabeth docked nearby. Some members went on a boat trip and saw many more naval vessels – all inclusive in the price and they can also go back again in the next 12 months on the same ticket. Very good value. The weather was perfect, all the volunteers were very informative, interesting to listen to and dressed in period costumes which added to the atmosphere of visiting these old ships. A big thank you to Brian and Maggie for organising the day out.

AGM and Prize Giving

Denise Phillips, William Bonett, Catherine Dashwood and Mark Janicki (l to r)

Lymington Camera Club wrapped up the 2018-19 season with its Annual General Meeting and prize giving. The Club had a good year financially and in terms of new members and performed well in league matches and external competitions. For our internal competitions it was close but the following members walked away with the trophies

Winner of Intermediate Class – Denise Phillips

Winner of Advanced Class – Catherine Dashwood

Winner PDI of the Year – William Bonett ‘2084’

Winner Print of the Year – Mark Janicki ‘White Lilly’

Congratulations to all of our winners and to all club members who took part this season. We look forward to seeing everyone again over the summer walks and at the start of the new season on 12th September 2019.

Summer Day Trips off to a flying start

The Summer Programme kicked off with a trip to Blashford Lakes and Sue Baker captured this Woodpecker having lunch. The weather was kind for a change and members saw a variety of birds including Jays and others.

The next trip is a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards on Sunday 9th June. Meet at the Visitors Centre, Victory Gate at 10 am.