For those of you missing Tom's missive, here it is.........................

Tom's October Publicity

This is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, producing the settings for wonderfully colourful, moody pictures with plants colouring up and slowly dying away. Even my rock garden is affected – three of them died this week.
If you have been thrown into a frenzy of apathy at this news do not despair, the Fordingbridge Camera Club is here to raise your spirits. We are a friendly, go-ahead club meeting at Avonway Community Centre at 7.30pm on alternate Wednesdays and our season recently re-started.
Our website, has our programme for this 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. Visitors are welcome to our meetings for a small charge. Our more experienced members are always willing to give help and advice when asked. Why not come and meet us and see if this is the club for you? In addition to our regular meetings, we are devoting many evenings to Creative Photography for those who want to explore more advanced aspects of photography.
Our Practical Photography group is aimed at helping members who are new-comers to photography. Both of these additional evenings are only open to members.
Our speaker, on 3rd December will be Iain McGowan, FRPS, a professional photographer specialising in Landscape and environmental photography. The colour and excitement of fireworks and bonfires will soon be with us and the secret of successful firework photography is to plan from where to take the best photographs; if there is water nearby the vivid colours will reflect in it, adding more impact. Some more good news - oil prices have fallen recently. I include this news as petrol stations won’t learn of it for another six months.