Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,824   Posts: 1,581,967   Online: 869
      
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
  1. #1
    FrankB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Northwest UK
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,147
    Images
    24

    Req - Photo locations around Ross on Wye

    The APUG UK Gathering for Spring 2007 is happening next weekend around and about Ross on Wye.

    Does anyone know of any specific locations in the area which are especially photogenic?

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    All the best,

    Frank
    The destination is important, but so is the journey

  2. #2
    Leon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Kent, England
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,075
    I've just done a bit of googling .....

    Tintern Abbey is about 28 mins away from ROW according to Maporama

    Goodrich Castle seems to be quite close by too

    I cant find any particularly picturesque stone circles in the area on themodernantiquarian.com (that's probably a good thing for everyone else)

  3. #3
    FrankB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Northwest UK
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,147
    Images
    24
    There's a nice bridge at Monmouth.

    Symonds Yat (Yat Rock) and Wintour's Leap might be good vantage points (depending on access and conditions).

    The area has other attractions too...
    Last edited by FrankB; 04-13-2007 at 05:47 AM. Click to view previous post history.
    The destination is important, but so is the journey

  4. #4
    Leon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Kent, England
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,075
    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB View Post
    The area has other attractions too...
    lol - I'm not too sure about the "CiderCycling" - my experience of cider is that the 2 activities do NOT mix well (mind you that also involved a stag-night, Rochester highstreet pub-crawl and the cycle was of the uni-wheeled variety - you get the picture ....)

  5. #5
    Struan Gray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Lund, Sweden
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    914
    It's the birthplace of the picturesque. Expect roses round every doorway and fair dimpled maidens gazing dewy-eyed into the middle distance at every crossroads. Milk churns and canvas smocks as far as the eye can see.

    www.wyenot.com has specifics.

    Symonds Yat and Raglan Castle are two places I have been where I would happily spend a day with a camera. The bluebells might be out in the Forest of Dean, and for spring nature in general you can get clues from the local wildlife trust. For Herefordshire see here.

    http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/here...erves/rmap.htm

    Similar trusts exist for neighbouring counties.

    Don't miss the cider, although it's best to drink it *after* reloading film holders.

  6. #6
    FrankB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Northwest UK
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,147
    Images
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by Struan Gray View Post
    Expect roses round every doorway and fair dimpled maidens gazing dewy-eyed into the middle distance at every crossroads.
    All of a sudden the good turnout for this Gathering starts to make sense.

    (...and I'm not talking about the roses!)



    Thanks for the recommendations, Struan. Much appreciated.
    The destination is important, but so is the journey

  7. #7
    Struan Gray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Lund, Sweden
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    914
    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB View Post
    All of a sudden the good turnout for this Gathering starts to make sense.
    I seem to remember that advanced sabre skills are required to turn these girl's heads, or perhaps that's only in Wessex. Anyway, I suspect that even a 20x24 is unlikely to measure up.

    Hereford Cathedral is worth a drive, but were it me I suspect I would be most happy pottering around the local countryside and photographing what turns up. Get some OS maps and go for a ramble.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SE London.
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    585
    Images
    22
    LLanthony Abbey, Black Mountains, river wye, rolling farmland, apple orchards in bloom, the SAS training camp in Pontrilas (go-on, I dare anyone to try takeing photos around there), Kilpeck church, May Hill, Malvern Hills, Ledbury, black and white farmhouses, BT Earth Station in Madley (Large saterlite reciever dishes). Anyone got any thing in particular you are after?

    (I spent the first 17 years of my life in Herefordshire)

  9. #9
    FrankB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Northwest UK
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,147
    Images
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by markbb View Post
    Anyone got any thing in particular you are after?
    A guide?
    The destination is important, but so is the journey

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SE London.
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    585
    Images
    22
    I'd love to help, but sadly I'll be walking amoung the mountains of Norway at the time!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin