Peter Warne, an e-member of the Club, came along on Thursday 12 September to provide a talk on the seasons at Copped Hall Park. Peter is an accomplished wildlife and nature photographer and it has been great to see his work develop over the short number of years that I have come to know him. As usual it was a super talk where Peter’s passion for his subject matter came through time and time again.
Copped Hall Park lies just south of Epping in Essex, UK and at its centre sits Copped Hall, a once proud manor house which was burnt down in 1917. It is currently being restored by the Copped Hall Trust, an independent team of volunteers who own the property and restoration rights. The Trust recognises that in addition to the Hall and its wonderful gardens, the wildlife within and without its walls are an integral component of its character. Last year Peter was asked to map the wildlife of Copped Hall Park and in due course, he will assist them to publish a short book upon the subject. In the meantime, we benefited from his year of discovery so far and were privaliged to be shown some fantastic photos accompanied with sound and a reminder that the Canon 5d has a very capable video facility that brought some ordinary looking images to life.
If you ever get the chance to go on one of Peter’s photographic walks or study days do so, you will not be disappointed.
Here are a couple of images we were lucky to see on the night.