Saturday, 31 December 2011


At the end of October Stokesley PS, along with Northallerton CC, represented the Northern Counties Photographic Federation in the Print Championships at Connah's Quay.  After the event we had a day in Liverpool where I enjoyed 'people watching' especially as they were walking up and down the magnificent spiral staircase in the new Museum of Liverpool.

There was also a very nice tapestry in the modern Roman Catholic Cathedral which caught my eye.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Hillier Arboretum

As well as the bark of the Himalayan Birches and Eucalypts I enjoyed the colour in the bamboo stems.
I don't know what the pink flowers are.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

A Visit 'Down South'

In October we visited friends on Hayling Island. The main reason for our visit was to help judge the Havant Open Exhibition and to give a talk to our old camera club, Havant. It's always a pleasure to visit friends and we had a good week but not a lot of time for photography. We did manage to get to West Wittering, something we never did when we lived on the south coast. The wind had blown the sand up the beach which gave an different view of the beach huts.

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We also paid a visit to the Hillier Arboretum near Romsey to see the autumn colour. We were perhaps a little early for the acers but there was a lot of lovely bark to point our lenses at. Here is a taster.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Time for an Update

It has been so long since I posted anything here that friends are beginning to wonder where I am. It has been a very busy since the summer but at last I have managed to catch up.
It started in September with the UPP (United Photographic Postfolios) Convention weekend near Birmingham. There was an exhibition to see and lectures to attend and then before returning home a visit to the Avoncroft Museum. It was a dull day but the collection of old telephone boxes was interesting as were the insides of the old cottages.

We found out where Dr Who parks his Tardis between recordings.

The Tardis
And were reminded of when we had to Press Button A before you could talk to the person at the other end of the line.  If there was no answer you pressed Button B to get your money back.  I can't remember how much it was to make a call.

Press Button A

Although I can remember the old telephone boxes I can't remember cottages like these.

Bedside Necessities
 I decided to diffuse the picture with the cot, hopefully to give a romantic feel.

The Cot