Farnborough Camera Club organised a number of meet-ups in July after the full season had finished. These were lead by members of club and went to local places as well as allowing the practising of skills.
Garden Macro Workshop
This was the first meet-up and was so popular that there were several organised. In the garden of the chairman we practised our macro photography for a couple of hours.
Plus I now have a few new techniques to practise.
Farlington Marshes is a nature reserve managed by the Hants and Isle of Wight Nature Trust. It has a large area of grass and lakes in the middle. There is a wide path all around the edge which is approximately 2.5 miles long.
The marshes can reached via the A3 towards Portsmouth/Southampton and keep in the left hand lane once the A3 joins the A27. Then take the first turning off on the left heading towards Southsea. At the lights take the immediate sharp left and go along past the first car park to the second one where there should be plenty of spaces or to the smaller third car park and save walking! The post code is PO6 1UN but follow the instructions once on the A27.
It was a very hot day and despite high tide being several hours away we all decided to walk along the path.
Above us on the hill over Portsmouth, I could see the test radar for the Royal Navy.
We then left the path and walked across the open marshes looking for butterflies and insects.
I watched a small murmuration overheard.
Turning back we passed more open water.
Our last stop was in a small building to have a drink and get out of the sun for a few moments.
Then we walked back to our cars and had the air conditioning full on as we drove home.