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Evening Light In Thaxted

Last night was another evening out for GNPC, this time to the pretty town of Thaxted in north Essex. It is famous for its windmill, so inevitably there were a few images of it made by our members!

Thaxted Mill

Thaxted Mill by Lawrence Smith

John Webb's Mill, Thaxted by Michael Turner

John Webb’s Mill, Thaxted by Michael Turner

Thaxted Sunset by Dave Greenwood

Thaxted Sunset by Dave Greenwood

 

Thaxted Winmill by George Armstrong

Thaxted Winmill by George Armstrong

Mark Edwards bucked the trend and went for this shot of the High Street!

Thaxted High Street  by Mark L Edwards

Thaxted High Street by Mark L Edwards

Our next photowalk is due on 28th June in Maldon.

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GNPC PhotoWalk – The Aftermath

Hazy Days and Drenched Feet

Hazy Days and Drenched Feet

GNPC members joining the Worldwide Photographic Walk on Sunday 2nd October couldn’t quite believe their luck with the unseasonably warm weather as they set out from Uncle Tom’s Cabin at Shoeburyness heading for Old Leigh. There was plenty on offer to photograph on the way, and as the temperature rose, and the beach began to fill up, members made a pit stop at the Ocean Bar for some much needed refreshment and to check their cameras for their best shots so far.

The few die hards that didn’t melt into a puddle along the Golden Mile, made it to Old Leigh in time to take some panoramic shots of the huge, sun-loving crowd that had lined up on the sea wall to soak up some of the party atmosphere.

After lunch, the journey continued on to a busy skate park where young skateboarders and bmx riders proved to be willing models for the four intrepid members remaining.

Last man standing, Mark Edwards, rounded off the day with some shots of the sunset from the beach at Shoeburyness.

Here are some of our members’ shots from the day:

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Contribution by Claire Bent-Marshall

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Colchester Photo-Walk

On Thursday 11th August, the GNPC descended upon Colchester town for another of its evening walks. Kindly arranged by Lisa, the evening’s theme was ‘Pink’, ‘Stone’ and ‘Circle’. The small contingent of members met at St.Mary’s car park, then headed off through the grounds of the Church to explore further.

The early rain showers passed, and the group made its way to the old Castle grounds. Though the summer evening wasn’t as bright as one might hope, the town and gardens were awash with colour from the multitude of flower beds and hanging baskets.

The evening light was all too quick to fade within the grounds of the Castle, yet the High Street became more vibrant as the night closed in, with its illuminated architecture and the neon signs advertising the shops & bars.

Many thanks to Lisa for arranging the outing, and NeilW for writing the whole thing up for us.

Here are some of our members’ shots from the walk:

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Coggeshall Photo-Walk

On Thursday the 2nd of June the massed ranks of the GNPC gathered in a Coggeshall car park to wander round one of the nearer villages to Great Notley, taking in the local sights and preserving them forever through their keen lenses.

Lisa Forsyth organises a myriad of club outings near and far. This one had a great turnout of around twenty members, some who arrived early to beat the rush and some who turned up fashionably late, but with the majority on time. All were primed with the night’s themes which were: Red, Texture and Rectangles. These help focus the walks and provide a common thread by which everyone could be judged. There was even a rumour of a prize for the best themed shot.

Not just ducks that are a hazard.

Not just ducks that are a hazard.

We must cut a strange dash, when 20-odd photographers wander round a village and I was approached by the local vicar when I was taking shots in the church. He was very jolly and happy to see us all enjoying the local ambience. Once all the things that could be shot were shot we regrouped in the pub for some chat about the evening and all things club related. Well done to Vivien for running off with the prize.

Here are some of our members’ shots from the day:

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