In early June twenty two club members, along with partners and some visitors from other camera clubs, spent a delightful week at Sennen Cove. Not only did we have a sea view from our accommodation, but we could easily walk to the beach for a paddle or swim. Although the planned night shoot of the Milky Way above St Michael’s Mount was curtailed by cloudy skies, members found plenty of beautiful places to photograph. The disused tin mines at Botallack proved to be a favourite along with Godrevy lighthouse, St Ives, Porth Nanven and, of course, Land’s End itself.
Highlights included a trip to the famous Minack Theatre to see a dazzling production of “A Swell Party”, a celebration of the life and work of Cole Porter, and an invitation to photograph the launching of the St Ives lifeboat followed by a fish and chip supper. A new venture for the club was a singalong evening during which several members displayed hitherto unknown ability as singers! Click here for the singalong video
An engaging and highly successful part of the trip was a theme-based photography competition. Only images taken on mobile phones were permitted, and participants each nominated one topic. They then went on to judge this and award a prize on our final evening together. Although the weather could have treated us more kindly, this trip was a resounding success both socially and in terms of providing a range of photographic challenges.
This week’s Camera Club news
If you have signed up to be a photographer for the Frome Festival you should have received
an email from David with a link to the closed Facebook page. It is important that you access
this page so that David can organise who will be attending which event.
There is still time to sign up for some of the trips planned for this summer:-
Rosemoor Trip – there are still some seats left for this trip, but please let me know before
the 12 th July if you are interested.
This is planned for 7 th August, the price is £18 per person, food included.
Warner Bros. Studio tour – The making of Harry Potter.
This would be on the 21 st August at 4pm. The price is £45 per person and only hand held
cameras are allowed.
This is proposed but no date set yet, the price for Bristol Zoo is £15.
If anyone is interested in these trips please contact Michelle de Mora
Bristol Harbour Evening Trip – Sunday 11 th Aug. The plan is to take reflections and night
shots in the harbour and surrounding area. Leaving Frome 18:00, car shares to be arranged.
Rendezvous in the Grain Barge, Hotwell Road , Bristol, BS8 4RU. There is parking there
although it is pay and display. The Grain Barge can be the base for the evening as it also does
food. From that area you can take photos of SS Great Britain and it’s a 10 min walk to take
pictures of Clifton suspension bridge. Members can also get help taking night time pictures.
If members are interested, please reply by email to me and I will then forward on to Harvard
who is organising.
And finally –
South Devon Salon 2019
Entries for the South Devon Salon, hosted by Newton Abbot Photographic Club, are coming
in thick and fast. The closing date for entries is Sunday 14 July 2019. Don't miss out, get
your entries in now, only 11 days left! This is the link to enter: http://www.newtonabbot-