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by Tim Wright - 22:36 on 23 July 2014

Ten of us met at the Round Church in Orphir .Although dry ,there was a lot of mist .However, an early thought to go and photograph the Standing Stones in the fog was scuppered by Hilary, saying the fog was much less in Dounby. Undaunted ,we found lots to photograph from, the remains of the Church ,the Dragon's Head of the Viking boat ,the graveyard and it's Stones ,the Burn and the Beach with it's mini cliffs ,flowers and patterned slabs .In fact our hour and a half slipped past so rapidly that we were into Orkney time before arriving at the Standing Stones hotel .Morning coffee was taken and the photos from Waulkmill perused .What a lovely sunny day it had been on the beach that day. Model of the day was evenly distributed between Richard and his dog from both a distance and close up. The other entries included some interesting worm casts, especially with added foot prints ,a rusty Buoy ,that looked like a monster with a tail ,lovely cliff side algae formations and some photos showing the effect of a polarizing filter to saturate up the colours of sky and sea. A great effort from a beautiful day, so Congratulations to everyone .
"Flowers" was a popular theme and what a variety we had . Close up and ultra close up, fields of blooms in the day in both day and sunset, flowers with dew on and flowers fit for Ascot were among a terrific variety of colourful subjects . Great to see everyone getting so enthused over the monthly project .
The next meeting is a proposed day trip to Rousay on Wednesday 20th August.I would suggest that we go on the 10.40 boat at Tingwall. and come back on the 5.30 boat from Rousay.We plan to take two cars each with a max of five people in each. Ideally 4 would be better ,but if we have more people, we can try for 3 cars with 4 in each. Please could you let me and Hilary know as soon as possible if you are going to come so we can book the cars.
We plan to go to the Gardens at Trumland and drive around to find photo opportunities according to weather /preferences .We are not intending doing any major walks up hill. We will take a packed lunch to maximise our time out ,as stopping to eat in cafes/pubs bites into photo time .We will play by ear where and when we will view our Bu Round Church trip photos .
The theme this month is " Events" i.e. The Shows ,Regattas and for one lucky person, the Commonwealth Games.
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