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.
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.
Thanks to William Bonett for some great work getting this story placed with our local paper, The Lymington Times. The story covers our move, the Rachael Talibart talk this Thursday and Catherine Dashwood’s success at the Salisbury SCPF exhibition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brian Cull and Maggie Magee have organised a day to WWT Arundel Wetland Centre which is a 65-acre haven for wildlife in a picture book setting in West Sussex. If you have not been to the Wetland Centre before click here for a list of ticket prices and short description of what you can expect to see when you get there.
For those of you who would like a stress free day without driving, we have temporarily booked a minibus at a cost of £10 per head. The pickup point will be at 9 am in the carpark of The Housemartin Pub, Christchurch Road, New Milton, there is plenty of free all day parking in the area. For those of you that want to drive themselves, we look forward to seeing you there. After hopefully a very good day taking photographs the minibus will then pick you up again at 4.30 pm to bring you back to New Milton.
Yes, you can bring a friend or partner but remember that if you definitely want to book your place on the minibus seats are limited, so please contact Brian as soon as possible. Please also make sure that payment is made to Brian on any Club night no later than 22nd February. It would be nice nearer the time if you could also let Brian know if you will be driving yourself to the Wetland Centre so that we can all meet up and no-one is wandering around on their own.