It is nice to be home after being away for a short trip and to escape the form-filling involved in travelling. Whenever I filled out a form that said, “If an emergency, notify:......” I put DOCTOR. I have taken a lot of photographs and I know that a picture is worth a thousand words – but a picture uses up three thousand times more of the camera’s memory than words. But what has been happening whilst I was away? Fordingbridge Camera Club has started its new season is the main news.
We meet at Avonway Community Centre at 7.30pm on alternate Wednesdays. Our website, www.fordingbridgecameraclub.org.uk has our programme for the new season. It is a mixture of talks by visiting top photographers, coupled with opportunities to show your work and have it commented on by experienced photographic judges. Items of particular interest to come cover a wide range from: General Wildlife, The World from a Bike Saddle, Gorilla in a Yellow Field and include Black and White Photography in a Digital Age. In addition to our regular meetings, we are devoting many evenings to Practical Photography, a group to help members who are new-comers to photography. These sessions have proven to be very popular but are only open to club members. Visitors are welcome to all other events.
I see that the Edinburgh Festival has produced its usual crop of one-line jokes. They included: “I was raised as an only child – which really annoyed my sister”, “You know you’re working class when your TV is bigger than your bookcase” and “My mum’s so pessimistic - if there was an Olympic event for pessimism she wouldn’t fancy her chances.” It is good to get back to enjoy British humour.