Richard, his wife Maureen, Anjalkia, Carole and Mil went to Portland on a bright and sunny Sunday.
After a coffee stop at the Portland heights hotel, we couldn’t wait to get our cameras out and were treated to a display by some hang gliders. Contrary to her reputation I think on this occasion Carole may have had the right lens on. We all spent a little time trying to grab an action shot.
We then moved on to Portland Bill which, being a really sunny day, already had plenty of people about so our intrepid band had to inch closer to the edge of the cliffs to keep intruders out of our images. Anjalika and Richard proved to be the bravest, without compromising on safety, but we were less sure of the lads jumping off the rocks into the sea. Carole and Anjalika captured images that show just how close one lad’s head was to the rocks when he jumped; I wonder what his mother would say if she saw them. (Now we know what his friend’s mother has said Carole and Anjalika’s images have been removed from our web site at her request. There was nothing wrong with taking the images but we prefer not to upset anybody. Methinks the lady protests too much!)
The light was rather on the bright side and polarising filters and neutral density filters were needed to tone things down a bit. Richard even employed his “big stopper” so at least one club member has images to put in the set subject competition next season (No. 3 Comp – 30th January 2018 – theme “Movement”).
We’re not sure if Mil dropped her camera on the rocks in an effort to find an excuse for her poor pictures or whether it was simply an accident. Either way her camera and lens is now at the Olympus camera hospital.
We enjoyed lunch and ice creams from the café near the lighthouse and headed home about 4 o’clock. Our thanks go to Richard for organising us; club members should keep an eye on their e-mails to see if there are any more impromptu trips being planned.
Update: Olympus performed surgery on the lens and checked and cleaned the camera body and Mil has now been reunited with both. The really great thing about this is that Olympus did this for FREE, so many thanks to Olympus for making Mil a happy bunny again.
Images: Anjalika, Carole, Maureen, Mil & Richard
Report: Mil Chimley LRPS