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.

Top recognition for Club member Catherine Dashwood

Lymington Times 22nd February 2019

Club member Catherine Dashwood has been awarded membership of the Photographers’ Bar by the Guild of Photographers. This is limited to 200 photographers and is a major achievement; so huge congratulations to her.

If you want to see examples of her work visit or follow her on Instagram at

Moving to Elmer’s Court

The day of the big move arrived, Saturday 8th December 2018 and about a quarter of the Club turned up to move us across the river from the Lymington Community Centre to MacDonald Elmer’s Court hotel. Paul’s neighbour Des was available with his flatbed to move the ‘cupboard of doom’ our sturdy storage cupboard which Keith and I still wonder how we moved in the first place.

The advanced party took the contents and the heavy crew got the cabinet and print frames onto the DesMobile and after much grunting installed in our shed at the hotel. 

Maria took various images to commemorate the move plus some shots of the room, our terrace and the twentieth century loos !! Which are even heated. Who’s says the club doesn’t spoil you. 

We then went too the Ferryman for a coffee which could become our new local.

Huge thanks to everyone who helped.

Lymington Camera Club moving to a new home

After many years at the Phoenix Room at the Lymington Community Centre we’re moving to a new home. With our membership growing we need more space and have found a perfect venue at MacDonald Elmers Court Hotel.

We will begin our new life at Elmer’s Court on December 13th for our Christmas Party. We will be using the Ballroom which has space for over 100 people and features a magnificent fireplace and a foyer with its own bar. Handy to drown your sorrows if the judge is unkind to your images.

We look forward to welcoming both members and visitors to our new home on January 10th for our talk by leading landscape photographer Rachael Talibart.

‘Summer Walk’ – visit to Southern Motorcross at Elvetham

5 members of Lymington Camera Club went to the Southern Motocross at Elevatham. We had a cracking day and many thanks to all at SMX for their help.

Posted by Lymington Camera Club on Monday, July 16, 2018

On 15th July 2018 Louis, Brian, Sue, David, and Mark had an excellent day at the Southern MX circuit. It was a chance to practice panning and high-speed shooting. Finding the venue was a challenge but we all got there and we were given free access to the course. Everyone came away with some good images and the pint in Hartley Witney afterward was a welcome break from the heat. We’re looking at some other motorsport activity later in the summer for those who couldn’t make it this time.

Lymington Camera Club AGM

Mark Lanigan, Dale Vile & William Bonett

Thursday 24th May 2018 was the 67th Annual General Meeting of the Club. As well as the usual business of approving minutes and the accounts we presented trophies. The winners are pictured above

Mark Lanigan – Winner Advanced Class

Dale Vile – Winner Intermediate Class

Dale Vile – Winner PDI of the Year for “Air Brakes On”

William Bonett – Winner Print of the Year for “Yuri”

Congratulations to them and all the members for their images this season. The Club will meet again on 13th September but a fun photographic summer is in store with our trip to the Arundel Wetlands centre June 3rd, the Summer Walks starting June 14th and the summer project which ends on August 1st. Happy summer and enjoy your photography.

Maria Leekblade awarded DPAGB

Club member Maria Leekblade has added the highly coveted DPAGB distinction to her growing list of national and international awards. After a high-stress, 24 hour printing marathon before the judging she made it and the result speaks for itself. Many congratulations from everyone at Lymington Camera Club on your fantastic achievement.

Louis Rumis wins 2018 Peoples’ Choice at Salisbury Exhibition

Club member Louis Rumis won the People’s Choice at the 2018 SCPF Salisbury Exhibition with a wonderful image of a red squirrel seemingly using his camera. Louis was shooting with a friend when a red squirrel climbed onto his tripod for a better look. Louis is an internationally recognised wildlife photographer and international judge. We never knew he had a redhead as an assistant.

Image by William Bonett