Monthly Archives: October 2012

Photographers in the Mist

Just recently, in response to a growing number of requests and increased interest the GNPC special interest group for Landscape photography packed their kit, set their alarms for early Saturday morning, and set off in walking shoes with rucksacks for a workshop day in the landscape made famous by painter John Constable, the beautiful Dedham Vale in north Essex .

It was an early start with the group meeting up in Dedham carpark at 06:15 then walking the footpath along the River Stour to reach the Fen Bridge area to set up and capture the sunrise in the picturesque setting. Club members Mark L Edwards and John R. Buckley provided expert tuition, assisting other club members with improving their technique and skills while in the field. Attendees gained knowledge and experience in a superb environment while capturing high quality landscape images with local swans, mist, and ambient light providing amazing photo opportunities.

After sunrise another walk downriver took the group to their next stop at Flatford Mill and Willy Lotts Cottage. A local tearoom came in handy for a well-deserved break for refreshments, before the members set off back towards Dedham. Many stayed to learn about hyperfocusing from John, while others left early due to other commitments. A small number stayed for the whole day and carried on to Pin Mill on the River Orwell, at the Shotley peninsula of Suffolk. A great day out was had by all with marked improvement being seen by the end of the workshop. Well worth getting up early for! A follow-up image processing workshop for those who were present on the day is upcoming.


Text and image by Christopher Strickland

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GNPC Contributions to the Parish Magazine

As seen below, this month’s Great Notley Parish Magazine features Trudie Sterling’s image on the front cover.

Not only did we contribute to the front cover but Robbo made the centrefold!!!

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Touching The Light – A Lecture by Ken Scott ARPS

Ken Scott ARPS is a mountaineer and photographer from Sussex with a growing reputation in both outdoor and photographic circles. He has walked and climbed extensively in Britain, Europe and North America, and in 2011 completed a 500 mile unsupported trek through the Pyrenees from Atlantic to Mediterranean.

The driving force behind his photography is a passion for the mountains and the ever-changing quality of mountain light, to which he responds in the moment to produce striking and soulful images. Place is unimportant in Ken’s work; it is rather the atmosphere and the intensity of the mountain experience itself that is subject.

Although best known for his mountain landscape photography, Ken’s repertoire now includes a diversity of styles that have developed from the discipline of daily practice. At the end of 2011 Ken has completed 1461 consecutive days (four years) of his “365 Project”, making a picture every day.

When:  Thu, October 11, 7:45pm – 10:00pm
Where: The Church in Great Notley, Bridge End Lane, Great Notley, Braintree, Essex CM77 7GN
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