The weather took us off for a wonderful start to summer but around us is all gloom and despondency; trade wars, Brexit still being argued about and Mr Trump and his tweets are still an everyday occurrence. Even death and taxes are inevitable, but death does not repeat itself. However, the holiday season is now in full swing and gives photographers time and opportunity to widen their range and to record the unfamiliar with a fresh eye. Gardens are exuberant with abundance of bloom. However, beware fierce summer heat; the light can be too intense, so shoot gardens in early mornings or late afternoons or on cloudy days. Even as summer moves towards autumn, and rain is more possible, details from the autumn countryside can have as much impact as the broader view. A single fallen leaf, highlighted by the glistening wet reflections from an overcast sky, evokes the time of year. Local shows are also ideal venues for interesting images.
Fordingbridge Camera Club will have a stand at the Ellingham Show on Saturday August 11th so call in and see us when you are there. We meet at Avonway Community Centre at 7.30pm most Wednesdays of the season for 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 all meetings for a small fee. But don’t get depressed, our new programme for the coming season is now on our website - www.fordingbridgecameraclub.org.uk
Even a dictionary can make interesting reading when you look closely at words –
Is abundance a baker’s ball?
Is endorse the last runner in the Derby?
Is impolite a burning elf?
Or is a Metronome a subway pixie?
Or even is Rambling jewellery for sheep?
Enjoy your summer!