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u3a Photography Group One - November 2023
by Tim - 19:37 on 01 December 2023
Eleven of us turned up at the Market Green in Dounby yesterday. It was cold but with little wind and some brightness in the sky. A very brief shower slowed us in setting off on Tom's Task list. He had spent time in the village compiling a list of possible photographic items. They were not too taxing although a pointing finger ,a white triangle, a creel and a ragged Rosehip tested the participants eyesight and imagination at times .We had an hour and a half to wander around and interpret his list which also included a Rusty Roof , a leafless tree ,a Chimney and Horse's Heads. While Birsay Boundary stones were obvious on the side of the road , one Dounby native wondered why we were taking photos of his clothes pegs ! Nothing daunted almost everyone got a photo of all the suggested items . Tom has kindly agreed to collate all the photos for the outing but requests only five out of the ten items taken . It's up to you to send your 5 best . Thanks Tom for all your suggestions.
The active part of the day finished with a date at Hilary's house for soup and sandwiches she had said .However there was a sumptuous feast awaiting us with chicken soup ,Smoked Salmon sandwiches and at least 10 cheeses to try .Then it was coffee and mince pies to warm us all up . As we left a dogie bag of cheese and rolls was thrust in our hands in case we got hungry before we got home ! A VERY BIG THANK YOU to Hilary for the hospitality and everyone who helped in any way with the lunch .
I am hoping to have the next meeting in mid to late January on a morning in the Computer room in Dounby School as we usually do .The plan will be to look at the photos from the Nairn trip , this month's project of "Festival / Festivals " and the Dounby Village photo trip. I will coordinate with Hilary re the dates etc and the timing and get back to you but it will be 5 photos from each day we were away in Nairn i.e. 20 photos max from each person . I will collate them and project them on the day .
In the meantime enjoy Christmas and take your camera with you at all times ,
Keep clicking , Tim
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