Solihull Widney

Photography - for U3A Members

The members of the group visit various interesting locations to take photos and then share them at group meetings with others from other local U3As.

The theme for the next session scheduled for Tuesday 21st July 2020 is Squares and Rectangles chosen by Jacqi with the photographs having to have been taken since the May 2020 meeting

This meeting may also be done online like the last two held during Coronavirus Lockdown

Like many U3A groups we would welcome more members whatever their experience. It is all about learning new skills and making improvements!

Solihull-Widney Photographic VIRTUAL Group Meeting – May 19th 2020- Topic-Shadows and Silhouettes

The Photography Group met today to view each other’s photographs, comment on them and choose which pair of photographs from each member we would choose to go on the website. May Photoshare 1 May Photoshare 2 No we didn’t go against Government regulations. This session was completed in three sessions using ZOOM. Each member commented when their images were shown by the meeting host and later each submitted their choice of two from each folder of photos whech were made available via Google Drive. Two Collages of the chosen iamges were produced for this article and a video of the final selection is available via the link to the right of this page

R.I

Solihull-Widney Photographic Group Meeting – March 3rd 2020- Topic-Abandoned

What ----- does the word "abandoned" mean to you? This was the topic for this meeting which saw so many different interpretations of the past tense of the noun. Old coins set on a table, shopping trolleys left in car parks, old railway platforms at Solihull Station, a pond containing frogspawn and a number of derelict buildings were amongst the images presented by eleven of the group.

Here are the the views of one of the group.

As usual I'm amazed by the variety and quality of the photos submitted. Today we saw some wonderful shots in colour, sepia and black and white to show the starkness and beauty of some forms of decay.

The March Photoshare - Abandoned 2 subject was 'abandoned' and covered abandoned crocodiles in a rescue centre to abandoned 'pillboxes' from WW2, abandoned boats and buildings and discarded rubbish. Some people have great imaginations and can frame and be so creative with any subject. I always enjoy looking through 'photos and so really enjoyed looking at the collection offered today.

Susan B

Report on Virtual Cluster Group Photoshare - 25th March 2020

Virtual Cluster 1 The U3A Cluster Photography Group met today to view each other’s photographs, comment on them and choose which pair of photographs from each member we would choose to go on the website. No we didn’t go against Government regulations.

Today it was slightly different. Instead of meeting at Kings Norton Golf Club for lunch followed by a meeting, we went all “techie”. Bob asked those of us not on Skype to join it. We each sent 10 photographs to Bob via email which he collated and we then viewed them all (in the morning) and chose 2 from each of the members to go on the website.
Virtual Cluster 2
In the afternoon some of us joined the conference call I think it’s called. We were able to see each other and the photographs again to discuss them and any possible edits helped by Mike Adams.
Virtual Cluster Photoshare
This was the first time I have been involved with a group call and found it really useful. It has meant that we can keep in contact with everyone and view the photographs so I for one hope we will continue with this. Well done to Bob for coming up with the idea and Mike for his very useful help.

Maybe some of the other groups could do something similar. All without leaving the comfort of your home.

This is why the U3A is so brilliant. We continue learning and sharing and keeping safe, all at the same time.

Why not join us next time. You have got nothing to lose, only a memory card or USB key or an Internet connection!

Mary M

If you have thought about joining the Widney U3A Photography Group and are reluctant to do so because you think everyone will know more than you do then give it a go and come along to one of our days/mornings out and see how you get on. You won’t know until you try.

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Meditation Military & Social History Group
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Railways and Steam Study Group Recorder Consort
Science - for Widney Members Short Walks Group
Spanish for Beginners Square Heads
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