Improve your photography – Free workshop 31st August 2019

11.00am – 1pm Saturday 31st August at the Community Room, St Barbe Museum

If you enjoy taking photographs but would like to take better ones, this morning will be right for you.

We will cover some of the basics like choosing a camera, the basic controls, light and composition together with framing your subject for the best results.

You can also bring your camera and discuss any problems you are having and our award-winning photographers will try and help. The morning is free and there is no need to book.

Bombay Sapphire Summer Trip: Gin and friends

Image by Phil Beard

Twelve club members met at the Bombay Saphire distillery after a rather fraught drive due to the high winds. It seems the M3 isn’t a suitable route above 10mph winds.

We explored the botanical greenhouse before doing a sensory survey of juniper and coriander and some combinations of spices that frankly smelled of loo cleaner.

Then we all met in the Mill Bar for some delicious cocktails and the favorites were the Laverstoke Anniversary and the Living Coral.

Details on https://distillery.bombaysapphire.com/cocktails

Great experience and excellent cocktails.

Club success in Town Council Competition

Lymington and Pennington Town Council held a flower competition over the summer of 2019 and encouraged members of the public to submit photographs in three categories; Wildlife and the Environment, Beds as well as Pots & Hanging Baskets. The Club helped with the judging and submitted many of the images.We also did well in the results

Wildlife & EnvironmentGraham WiffenGold
Mark LaniganSilver
BedsTony SilverGold
William BonettSilver
Graham WiffenBronze
Pots and Hanging BasketsGraham WiffenBronze

Congratulations to all of those who took part and the Mayor will be at the opening of our Lymington in Bloom exhibition at Lloyds Bank, Lymington High Street on 12th August where will also display all of the winners of the Council’s competition.

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.