Here's the last photowalk video from the season, down to the beach near Polhawn Fort at the end of Whitsand Bay.
A short video of our photo-walk around Looe, the weather was rather uninspiring but there was plenty of creativity shown by members of the club!
Some videos featuring created during some of the photowalks in 2017, enjoy!
Our first attempt at making a vlog video during the Minions Photowalk!
The first photo-walk of the season and what a way to start... after a weekend of constant rain that finally finished about an hour before we met, the moors gave us all the moodiness it could conjure, "pea soup" is an understatement and we could barely even see more than a few metres!
Still, the eight hardy-souls who ventured out onto the moors all had high-spirits and we were determined to make the most of it. After a short stop at The Hurlers we made the trek over to Goldiggens quarry where we played with some long exposure shots.
Good job there is a path to the quarry and back as we could well have been lost on the moor, but at least we came home with the same number of people as we started with... result!
Another quiet photo-walk, the weather seems to be the main reason for staying away and it was probably a wise idea with no sunset on offer, the moody sea-mist clearing far to quickly and even the tide was too far out to get shots of the waves crashing over the rocks... and to top it all off I'd left my 10-stop filter at home!
Well, good news! It appears that the small car-park to the north-east of Killmar Tor is accessible via a very narrow lane from Berriowbridge and allows much easier access to the Tor than parking near to Sharp Tor and walking from there. What would have been a 30 minutes walk is cut down to about 15 minutes, although the terrain is pretty steep so be warned!
We arrived at the Tor and were presented with a fantastic view over Bodmin Moor with clear skies towards Launceston but big brooding clouds amassing from Bolventor, and it was these that cut the evening short. After an hour or so exploring the rocks we could see the rain getting closer and closer until eventually rain stopped play and we beat a hasty retreat back down the hill to the cars.
Still, it did present us with the opportunity to get some shots of the fantastic Crepuscular Rays that were dotted over the landscape!
Here's looking forward to the next walk!
I'm not sure if it was the drive to the location or the anticipation of the walk but something put everybody off this week and I had a lonely photo-walk!
Still, got to look at the positives and that did mean that I had the splendor of Wistman's Wood to enjoy all by myself allowing for a free-roam over all the compositional opportunities on offer, and I think it's only fair for me to post something that will hopefully make you a little jealous of what you missed! :)
News flash! As it turns out I'd just missed Andy by mere minutes, and while he didn't make it as far as the woods he did take some great shots of the moors on the way!
Davidstow Airfield is always an interesting place to visit, lots of old abandoned buildings with plenty of rusty old metal... it's photographic gold!
But the weather had the best surprise for us... wow! What a stunning end to the day! Here's Richard and Shaun setting up for their shots of the old control tower with that glorious sky:
Well, what a difference! The good weather bought with it loads of club members to a bright and cheery evening at Colliford Lake.
The nice weather brings with it its own set of challenges; the sun was reflecting fiercely off the lake making it difficult to get a nice exposure and even having the sun out of frame still made one side of the image brighter than the other side. The cloudless sky meant that sweeping vista’s were off the menu so the trees that eek out their lives on the shore became a focus for many.
Our brave and fearless chairman Richard even spent half-an-hour wading through the lake trying to get an image of one of the lake’s fishes jumping out of the water, but they kept tormenting him by jump just out of frame!
Still, it was interesting to see how different people interpreted the same location at the same time!