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Field trips are held monthly, offering us the opportunity to practice our skills out and about. A member suggests the location and provides information about the opportunities and facilities.

 

Field trip - Thursday 22nd October 2020

We had a wonderful turnout of 11 group members when we visited Cardinham woods. For Covid safety rules we divided into 2 groups , one went along the Ladyvale path whilst the other followed the Callywith circular trail. The damp, mostly dull weather didn't deter us for the walk became a social affair as much as a photographic trip. The Callywith route which my group took slowly ascended through pine forest with edges and clearings of deciduous trees, just beginning to change into their Autumn colours. Like the view from the highest point down a valley another couple of weeks would probably show them at their best. The path was quiet so we had the opportunity to listen to and watch the birds as well as take more close-up shots of bracken, plants and fungi. All in all a most enjoyable morning catching up with friends as well as inspiring each other with many different suggestions for taking that special shot.
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Field trip - Thursday 24th September 2020

There were just Steph and myself on the field trip this week so we missed out Park Head and met at the NT cafe, Carnewas at Bedruthan. Coffee first, then out to face the elements which weren't as bad as we first thought they were, dry and even the occasional brightness, but very windy. We walked along to a view point and took a few pictures, then carried on down the steps to another viewing place. We spent 45 minutes there getting battered by the wind, cameras shaking and hands freezing before we called it a day.  We agreed it was a good call, to come out and a thoroughly enjoyable outing.

 

Report and pictures by Rose Cross

 

 

 

Field trip - Monday 29th June 2020

This is the feeling you get when you get to spend a couple of hours with friends by the sea having fun with photography.

Once we return to a more normal routine of monthly field trips (you have to be hopeful don't you?) we would like to include a selection of members' images from that field trip showing the range and diversity of images our members take or make. Here is our first selection from the field trip to Charlestown.  Remember that if you want to see a larger version of the image you should be able to right click and open in a new tab or double click on the image depending on which technology you are using to veiw the webpage.

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Heidi Swire

 

 

Lindsay Southgate

 

 

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Field trip - Wednesday 17th June 2020

Yes, we managed a socially distanced field trip to Colliford Lake in spite of the weather! Five of your intrepid fellow members enjoyed exploring the shore of Colliford Lake, re-acquainting ourselves with our cameras after a good few weeks. Light at the end of the tunnel perhaps.

 

Covid 19 

Field Trips are cancelled until further notice

 

February Field Trip 

The photography gods were shining on us once more as we enjoyed beautiful sunshine and dry weather for our February field trip to Lanhydrock Gardens. Eight members enjoyed the colour of the daffodils, magnolias, camelias and even the odd clump of snowdrops which had survived the worst of Storms Ciara and Dennis. We all agreed it was lovely to have the sun on our backs as we tried everything from traditional flower photography to macro to multiple exposures to "contre jour". The group all enjoyed the camaraderie of working together to learn different techniques. Inevitably we also tried out the offerings of the Stable Tea Rooms and enjoyed a good chat over lunch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fieldtrip to Davidstow and Roughtor - Jan 2020

 

 A typical January day for our fieldtrip this month but we made the most of the moody conditions and were thrilled to see a brilliant display of murmurations at Roughtor