Burgess Hill

Photography

WELCOME TO THE PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

We are a friendly group, from beginners to experienced, and we welcome new members. If you would like further information, please contact Fred or Judith Bone.01444 239853 or mail ouru3apix@gmail.com. (Our committee wish you all to PLEASE STAY SAFE)

Due to the Covid 19 Virus we have had to comply with the government rulings and cancel all of our meetings.

To offer our members something of interest and enjoyment throughout these difficult times we are currently holding our Group meetings virtually on Zoom twice a month on a Wednesday evening. Thanks to the kindness of Member Brian Dandridge for the use of his Zoom Licence.

If you would like to join us we would be pleased to see you. We have different interesting subjects put forward and presented by the members. If you are interested in joining us please contact Fred on ouru3apix@gmail.com. We would be pleased to see you send you an invite to the meetings.

We are holding friendly Photographic competitions through out this period and all entries and results along with many other interesting items can be enjoyed by visiting our bespoke Website via the link Our Photo Group Images on the right of this page.

Sorry we have no 2020 updates due to the current situation. AGIAN PLEASSE STAY SAFE.

(COACH TRIP TO GREENWICH Oct.14th 2019}

This was a Coach Trip organised by Margaret Carroll, involving the Photographic Group and members from some other of our U3A groups. An excellent journey found us at our destination in record time. On arrival at the World Heritage Site, which includes The National Maritime Museum, The Cutty Sark, The Royal Observatory and the Queen`s House we all dispersed to our chosen destinations.

THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM opened by George V1 in 1937 is a museum all about the maritime history of Britain at sea. The most important collection in the world.

THE CUTTY SARK was close at hand and looking spectacular. Her first voyage was in February 1870 to Shanghai, returning with a cargo of tea. It was the fastest ship of it`s day, and now is the sole surviving tea clipper.

THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY was built in 1676, designed by Christopher Wren. The Greenwich Meridian was chosen as the Prime Meridian of the world in 1884. It marks the divide between East and West.

THE QUEEN`S HOUSE was built in 1619 designed by Inigo Jones, and has an internationally renowned art collection.

THE PAINTED HALL at the Royal Naval College was chosen by some, in fact they spent the whole day there! Designed by Christopher Wren it`s known as Britain`s Sistine Chapel. Recently re-opened earlier this year after a £8.5 million makeover.

Our Thanks go to Margaret for a wonderful day out, with too much to see all in one day, so further visits recommended!

10 Stockwell Street  by Michael Duck ,100mph Waterspeed Boat  by P Partridge ,Canary Wharf from Greenwich  by D Wilson ,Collonade Walk by David Wilson ,Gloucester Circus  by Michael Duck
Greenwich Observatory   by David Wilson ,Greenwich View  by Frances Partridge ,G Gibbons Carvings  by Michael Duck ,Moon Exhibition  by David Wilson ,One Giant Step  by David Wilson
Cutty Sark   by Peter Partridge ,Henry VIII  by Peter Partridge ,I Jones Tulip Stairs  by F Partridge ,King ,Creaky Shed  by Michael Duck
Cutty Sark Lecture  by Les Steggles ,Cutty Sark Rigging   by Les Steggles ,Figure Heads   by Les Steggles ,Navigation Gear by Les Steggles ,St Alfege Interior  by Michael Duck
St Alfege Exterior  by Michael Duck ,Queens House Staircase by Michael Duck ,Painted Hall (1) by Mike Pepper ,Painted Hall (2) By Mick Pepper ,Painted Hall (3)  by Mick Pepper
Painted Hall (4) by Mick Pepper ,Fighting Ships   by Frances Partridge ,Deck Gear  by Les Steggles

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Visit to Brighton - Photo Hunt. June 3rd 2019

Our group of 11 met for coffee close to Brighton Station. Colin and Shirley Payne our leaders for the day, gave each member a list of 10 subjects to photograph. Some of these were:- A Royal Connection, Floral Display, A Geometric Shape.and On the Pier. We were given a suggested route that took us down North Street, Bond Street, past The Dome,through the Palace Gardens and Theatre Royal,finally on to The Pier and The Sea Front. Ample opportunity to search out our subjects. Also everyone was given a letter that will identify them, but is unknown to the judge. Participants then select their best 8 photos and send them to the judge who will make the final decision. We met for lunch after a very enjoyable mornings photography. Our thanks to Shirley and Colin who put in many hours preparing this trip and for making it so interesting and Fun!

Photography Group Visit to Leonardslee Gardens May 20th 2019

Our long awaited visit to the Leonardslee Gardens finally happened.
A group of 12 gathered in the Clocktower Café for coffee. Weather overcast but looking promising, we set off to explore. The early morning sun was breaking through and provided ideal light for our photography. There was much to explore and see, it did not disappoint-Rhododendrons, Azaleas, some late bluebells, not to mention the Lakes. The Grade 1 listed gardens have been rescued by the Streeter family, after a nine year closure and complete neglect. Originally planted by Sir Edmund Loder, a Victorian plant collector, in 1801.
There were many impressive trees, not least a beautiful Copper Beech on the path down to the lake. The sunlight breaking through the leaves- perfect!
A very enjoyable morning was spent wandering the 240 acres and greeting fellow photographers as they appeared through the exotic undergrowth.
After Lunch break there were The Rock Garden, The Dolls House Museum and Wallabies to find, to round off a great visit and hopefully some great Photographs.

Visit to Shoreham Lifeboat Station. April 1st 2019

On a glorious morning a group of 27 gathered at the Shoreham Lifeboat station. Greeted and welcomed by one of the `volunteers` and given a safety talk, ( `no running`), we were divided into 2 groups. First we were shown the dressing room, rows of boots, jackets, helmets etc, all ready to go. Then on to see the ILB, the inflatable inshore lifeboat. Next up stairs, to view the impressive ALB. The All Weather Lifeboat. The size was awe inspiring. The cost also, £2.7 million. Named `Enid Collett` after the actress who made a bequest in her will to the charity, the new boat was acquired in 2009, the year the new boathouse was built. There has been a lifeboat in Shoreham for over a 150 years. There were many opportunities to take photographs, and a very informative and interesting talk by our guide. The station is entirely manned by volunteers, the exception being one salaried engineer.
Many thanks to Fred for arranging the visit, certainly enjoyed by all, on a beautiful `calm` day by the sea!
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THE GROUP'S INTERESTING FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW SEASON

The first meeting of the 2019 season held in the new venue, the Sheddingdean Community Centre on Monday 7th., saw an interesting new programme. Members were invited participate in "Ten for 10" - an opportunity to show ten of their images and talk about these to the audience for 10 minutes. Our thanks to those who took part in an interesting, instructive and sometimes hilarious presentation which will be repeated at later indoor meetings.

Another highlight was the annual print competition which this year was a panel of four prints depicting the Four Seasons. From a large entry the winning entries were chosen by members.These can be seen by opening the link on the right.
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