As you get older you become more forgetful. Frequently heard in our household is the plaintive call, “Is it time for your medication or mine?” Even a visit to the optician has its problems – I can read all the letters on the chart but find difficulty in pronouncing the word.
Time marches on, even for the Fordingbridge Camera Club. It is nearly 60 years since it was formed but is still going strong. We are a friendly, go-ahead club meeting at Avonway Community Centre at 7.30pm on alternate Wednesdays.
Our website, www.fordingbridgecameraclub.org.uk has the 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. The 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.
At this time of the year we should ignore the sentiments of the poem that starts, “November leads her wintry train” and describes “foul vapours, fogs and drizzly rain”. As cold and wintry days approach we find many photographic opportunities that are on offer: frost covered trees and grass, sparkling icicles even frosty leaves lying on a woodland floor create subtle textures and colours. And a final thought - my wife says I never listen; at least I think that’s what she said!