On Thursday afternoon Anjalika, Brian and Mil went to Bradford-on-Avon for a walk along the canal towpath as far as Avoncliff. It was a very warm and sunny day and the light was still very bright by mid-afternoon but they felt that it was a useful exercise in maintaining camera familiarity and practicing composition. Even if the resulting images don’t get into next season’s competitions it’s always worth exposing a few pixels to keep one’s hand in.
As expressed by Brookes Jensen in his book, “Letting Go Of the Camera”, a violinist or athlete train and practice for a performance or event not just turn up on the day, so why should a photographer expect to take out his/her camera only once a month and take a masterpiece?
Anyway, upon reaching Avoncliff our merry band sought refreshments in the guise of tea and ice-cream; Brian had tea, Anjalika had ice-cream and Mil couldn’t make up her mind so had both (oink, oink).
The weeks between now and the start of next season present good opportunities for club members to team up and visit a location to see what differing images they each make despite being in the same place. Club members looking for company on a trip out should pop it on an e-mail to one of the committee and it will be passed out to fellow members, and look out for e-mails of where others are going as you may want to go too.
Good info on Tide Times can be found at https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/ for example as this can be all important to a trip to the coast.
Whatever you do, do it safely and make sure you go out suitably prepared.
Images & Report: Mil Chimley LRPS