This week, our Camera Club had ‘a member’s evening’. As it was early in the new winter season, we were asked to produce short slide shows showing what we had been up to during the summer. Happily, there were more than enough presentations, so mine was not required. Just as well really, since it wasn’t very imaginative. Having gone to the trouble to produce it though, I thought that I might as well publish it as a blog post.
Here are a few of the places that I have snapped this summer.
To me, summer starts in May. So here are a few snaps taken between May and September. They’re not my best photos from this summer. They’re just a few random snaps pulled from my Lightroom archive showing some of the places that I have visited.
My wife and I went to Cyprus for a week. It rained non stop for 24 hours while we were there, but I still managed a few snaps. Here is one of Archbishop Makarios, way up in the clouds in the Trudos Mountains.
One of a ruined village snapped on the way back to base.
The weather improved just before we came home! (This was at Latchi)
In mid May, we visited friends in Nottingham, and whilst there we went to the Derwent Valley, where the Dam Busters practised. This is a stitched panorama of the reservoir that they used for practise.
We also visited the Papplewick Pumping Station. This is their workshop, which is a bit tidier than mine.
We also took a stroll by the River Trent.
In June, we tried Greece for a coach tour. The weather was better than Cyprus, but not always great. I also had a fall and damaged my camera on the first day. Elastoplast held it together for the rest of the holiday.
We saw the sun. (this was at Volos)
We visited museums (lots of them, all over the place).
And ruins. (This was on the way up to the Acropolis in Athens)
And lakes. (This was at Ioannina)
And monasteries at Meteora.
Back at home in June, we visited Lyme Regis (when the tide was out).
We went to a Speed Hillclimb at Gurston Down (actually, we went a couple of times).
We’ve been out on the Somerset Levels.
We were at the Merryfield Open Evening. This is a local RNAS training airfield.
In July I spent an evening in Weymouth.
In August we went to Portland several times. I love St George’s Church.
To RSPB Arne several times.These aren’t birds but the birds kept moving!
We also went for a walk which took in Iford Manor Gardens.
And Henstridge Wings & Wheels. These two should really have been in a Derwent Valley photo. Photoshop maybe?
We were in Pembrokeshire last week, where we:
Saw some misty mornings over the water. (Cleddau Estuary)
Watched the sun set over Skomer Island. (from Martin’s Haven)
Walked some of the coast opposite Milford Haven. (Gas Tanker unloading, taken from Angle). Another stitched panorama.
Went to some lovely beaches. (This one is at Little Haven).
Played with a ‘cheapo’ chinese fisheye lens. (Near Little Haven and the Cleddau Bridge)
Met an Artist. (at Carew Castle. He was painting the Castle and the Tidal Mill)
Oh, and we also did a few jobs around the house and garden!
That was some of our summer.
I hope that I will soon be able to start posting a little more frequently. Please keep an eye open.