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U3A Photography Group One - August 2015

by Tim Wright - 21:01 on 05 August 2015

Eleven of us made the trip to the Ness of Brodgar Dig today in dry sunny weather for a change. We had an excellent talk by the Guide for over an hour. The main photographic interest focused, for me, on the different Archaeological Diggers, a mixed bunch if ever there was. We saw some stunning finds and I hear that there is a very recent find of pottery with square markings on unlike anything so far seen. I hope you got some good photos.
Our trip to the Standing Stones for lunch was abandoned as 2 large bus loads of people had beaten us to it. We instead went to the Stromness Hotel which wasn't busy at all. It is a place I often go to, when I have been out walking, as it seldom overrun and does just the right lunch menu.
We looked at the photos of Binsgarth Woods. The Monks Hood, a photogenic toadstool, the burn and the dappled light from the tree canopy caught the eye. The poppies outside the house before the public footpath were in all their glory and captured by many, but the bins in the background made for a distraction to the eye. Perhaps they should be put further up the road by the gate and labeled Garth with an arrow pointing to the woods !
The monthly project of "Circle/Round", that I thought would prove difficult, was anything but. Close ups of the centre of flowers, plates of food, submarine netting, mines. pavement light (with condensation) and a rather threatening flower from David and many more imaginative interpretations made for a feast of circular objects. Thanks to all who took part with such a great selection of ideas.
This month's project is "Food /Drink", suggested by a member who was very hungry after our search for a lunch time meal !
Next month, the proposal is to take two cars over on the first Ferry to Gills at 7.45 and have a day in Caithness coming back on the 6.30 from Gills or maybe 7 pm from Scrabster.
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