West Cornwall in the springtime!

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  1. Neil Souch

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    Experience the many photographic delights of West Cornwall over the weekend of 23/24/25 of March, 2012.

    I know this is a bit short-notice but a few of us on another analogue forum are doing a repeat of the successful photographic visit to this area which happened about three years ago, which I arranged through APUG. In fact a few who were there then will be coming along this time.

    The format for the weekend will be the same as before – informal and to do some photography. There will be three days of landscape / seascape photography, with plenty of time for socialising in the evenings. Hopefully we shall have another impromptu print sharing session at the Queens Hotel so please bring along a few prints if you can.

    The idea is to visit some known photo haunts that will provided plenty of photographic opportunities as well as some not so well known ones, and to accommodate the wishes of the group. The locations will be decided on the day and will be chosen with the weather / tides in mind. But if you would prefer to do your own thing that will not be a problem.

    The walking to the locations will be light to moderate and the emphasis will be on maximising image making opportunities. As the weather in West Cornwall can be unpredictable outdoor clothing and walking boots / shoes are recommended.

    This will happen over the weekend of the 23/24/25 of March, 2012.

    We shall again be using the Queens Hotel, Penzance, as our base. The Queens also has a large free car park.

    The rate currently quoted for single en-suite accommodation is £64.00 per night, per person, which includes a full- English breakfast.

    Slightly cheaper rates may be able to be found by booking through www.travelrepublic.co.uk or similar hotel web site accommodation providers.

    HOTEL DETAILS

    Queens Hotel, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4HG

    www.queens-hotel.com

    Telephone: 01736 362371

    Email: enquiries@queens-hotel.com

    Alternatively, a variety of accommodation in the form of Inns, hotels, B&Bs and camping sites is available within the area to suit all pockets and tastes.

    If you decide to join us please let me know by posting on this thread as I shall be compiling a list of who is coming to keep everyone updated.

    If you can’t make the whole weekend but can manage to come along for a day or two, or join in for a few hours on one of the days or evenings, you would be made most welcome. If so do get in touch with me here or by PM to discuss the details.

    For those who may wish to travel to Penzance by train get in touch with me (by PM), before you book your tickets, as it may be possible to arrange a lift for you from Somerset onwards.

    If you have any questions / queries that are not covered in the above please raise them here.

    I hope to see as many of you there as possible.

    Neil.
     
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    These photographers have confirmed they are coming:

    Neil Souch- Queens Hotel, three nights
    Jean Souch - joining in with the field trips etc
    Stoo Batchelor - Queens Hotel, three nights
    Barry Wilkinson - Queens Hotel, three nights
    Paul - joining in with the field trips etc
    Martin Howse - joining in on the Saturday etc
    Vivian Howse -joining in on the Saturday etc

    Neil
     
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    Can't commit at this point but will be shooting in Cornwall in the Spring probably for a week, will see what's possibe nearer the time. Would be in a B&B probably just up the road, (found a good one 2 years ago).

    Ian
     
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    It would be good to see you again on this one Ian :smile: Hopefully the weather will be better this time - when we last met in Cornwall it was dire !

    If you want a bit of company when you are here in the Spring let me know and we can have a meet.

    Cheers,


    Neil.
     
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    I will let you know this week Neil, although it may only be for two nights.
     
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    Hi Keith,

    I hope you can make it - two nights would be great. But do what you can fit in even if you just have time to pop down for a day.

    Cheers,

    Neil.
     
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    These photographers have confirmed they are coming - updated 10/02/12:

    Neil Souch- Queens Hotel, three nights
    Jean Souch - joining in with the field trips etc
    Stoo Batchelor - Queens Hotel, three nights
    Barry Wilkinson - Queens Hotel, three nights
    Paul - joining in with the field trips etc
    Martin Howse - joining in on the Saturday etc
    Vivian Howse -joining in on the Saturday etc
    Keith Tapscott - Lombard House Hotel, two nights
    Helen - Lombard House Hotel, two nights
    Bill Spears - times to be advised
    Richard Clegg - times to be advised

    Neil.
     
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    These photographers have confirmed they are coming - updated 11/02/12:

    Neil Souch- Queens Hotel, three nights
    Jean Souch - joining in with the field trips etc
    Stoo Batchelor - Queens Hotel, three nights
    Barry Wilkinson - Queens Hotel, three nights
    Paul - joining in with the field trips etc
    Martin Howse - joining in on the Saturday etc
    Vivian Howse -joining in on the Saturday etc
    Keith Tapscott - Lombard House Hotel, two nights
    Helen - Lombard House Hotel, two nights
    Bill Spears - times to be advised
    Richard Clegg - times to be advised
    Tony Marlow - Queens Hotel, three nights
    Jean Marlow - Queens Hotel, three nights

    Neil.
     
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  11. Dave Clayton

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    Ok for a new guy to attend this meeting im plymouth based so will come up for a day. Hope by then i will have some film kit sorted will anybody have any LF gear and fancy giving a quick run down as ive not used any since uni and I'm looking at making the investment soon
     
  12. Martin Aislabie

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    Sadly Dave, you are a year late :sad:

    If you look at the OP the meeting was scheduled for the 23/24/25 of March, 2012

    However, if you keep an eye on the UK Forum, we meet up in various locations throughout the year.

    The next big get together is the gathering in London in August, although I doubt anyone will be bringing any LF gear as the use of Tripods in London seems to cause issues with all sorts of people

    Martin
     
  13. Dave Clayton

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    woops need to read the information given better.