Canterbury Photographic Society
I’ve had some time to work on the Summer Shoot Itinerary and Challenge
topics. A few new destinations mixed with some old favourites.
Although we usually meet on alternate Wednesday’s the tide tables and
weather can often impact on our activities .
This programme isn’t set in stone and if perfect conditions are
predicted the evening may be switched to another night. I will email
all members and post on Cps Facebook any last minute changes so do
keep a look out. For each event I will post more detailed itinerary,
directions and gear recommendations nearer the time. For this reason
it is helpful if you let me know you are keen to join the group for
car share purposes and last minute changes to programme.
Wednesday 20th June we spent a lovely evening on the Fordwich River
Boat, cruising the Stour.
Wednesday 4th July Hothfield Common near Charring. Subject matter:
Woodland, rare bog habitat eg Sundew, orchids, Bog Asphodel, Cotton
grass, dragonfly, lizards, highland cattle, Konic ponies.
Wednesday 11th July (to coincide with 9-30pm high tide) Folkestone
Pier and Beach. Slow shutter beach scenes with incoming tide over
rocks and then structural images of the newly renovated pier including
the lighthouse and the Anthony Gormley statue...if it’s still there!
and boats bobbing in the harbour.
Monday 23rd July Fort Horsted 10am -3pm £10 per person. (Still places
available) Situated in the Medway towns the fort is well hidden. The
day begins with a presentation of the history of the Fort followed by
a guided tour and then free time to roam permitted areas including the
nature reserve above the fort.
Wednesday 25th July Lydden Downs Sleeping Butterfly, Wasp spider and
Chalk Downs wild flowers. This will be totally reliant on a warm still
evening! The Butterflies become more sleepy as the light levels and
temperature drop and they slow and settle on grasses and flower heads
for the night.
Wednesday 1st August. Visit to the Enchanted Gardens Whitstable. £5
per person includes tea, coffee or cold drink and homemade cake and
admission to this private garden/ nursery and small nature reserve
opposite. This hidden gem backs on to the Thanet Way and is full of
colour and wildlife. Ideal for Macro/close up, abstract.
Wednesday 8th August. Coastal visit to coincide with 8-30pm high tide.
Members choice. eg Dover Marina area, Seasalter groynes, Reculver,
Whitstable, Margate, Ramsgate, Oare Marshes, Faversham Creek.
Wednesday 22nd August Last Summer shoot and Members choice.
Town, Countryside, Coast or Pub? Or a bit of everything?
There will be reminders of other events throughout the summer break
eg. Kent County Show, Swingfield track event and later the Ploughing
match. If anyone has any more suggestions please share!
Summer Challenge Topics.
The only rule is that images must have been taken on the summer shoot
programme including composite images. Printed up to A4 and unmounted.
To be judged by Members secret ballot at our first meeting in
Steve Silk will hand back the 2017 trophy and pass to his successor.
Tells a Story
Creative (either in camera or post processing)