Purton Hulks

an image of reflex camera club members taking pictures at Purton Hulks

Reflex Camera Club at Purton Hulks by Myk Garton ©2014

Today’s post and pictures are brought to you from Purton Hulks by club member Myk Garton.

A trip to Purton Hulks on the River Severn as 12 club members braved the heavy rainstorms that were falling over Bristol and made the short journey up the M5 and A38 to the Purton Hulks boat graveyard on the bank of the River Severn. By the time we arrived, the rain had cleared and we were treated to a lovely sunset at the car park whilst waiting for others to arrive, although it didn’t last for very long.

A picture of the sunset at the sharpness & gloucester canal, purton taken by Myk garton with Reflex Camera Club

Sunset by the Sharpness Canal, Myk Garton © 2014

With the light fading rapidly we made our way along the canal tow-path to the boat graveyard. Some members had beaten us there and were already taking photographs. Most of the group walked along to the wooden hulks further along and began shooting various bits of the old wrecks. 

 

a picture of a decaying wooden ship hull at Purton Hulks, somerset by Myk garton with Reflex Camera Club

Decay at Sunset by Myk Garton © 2014

 

 

 

As darkness descended, it was time to get the lights out and practice some light painting techniques. I think everyone managed to get a few decent shots.

 

Follow this link to visit the friends of Purton Website & find out more information on the Purton Hulks

All images courtesy Myk Garton © 2014

 

 

The Summer trips are now complete and we now get to move into our new venue. It will be good to see and hear what everyone has been up to over the summer break

Talking of the new venue. If you haven’t heard we are moving to the new

St. Annes Junior School
Wick Road
BS4 4HUon the 4th of September. Read on for what Dan Ellis wants your help with at that meeting!

NEXT WEEK (4th September)

Because of the late confirmation we’ve sadly had to postpone Bob Martin’s visit until the New Year. Instead we’re going to be doing a variation on the 10×10 nights the club often runs.

This week’s 2x5x10 nights will hopefully help you think about where you are now, photographically, and what you’d like to get out of the coming year. We ask members to bring in five images from both categories.

“Destination” images that you bring in could be of a subject matter that attracts you (perhaps you want to improve your portraiture or macro photography), they could be representative of a photographer you particularly admire (a club member, someone from Flickr, or a “famous” photographer) and would like to learn their style. Perhaps you’ve come across a particular technique you’d like to start using (you might really want to get to grips with depth of field, or learn how to do good HDR), or maybe you want to start selling your images or getting them published. How would you like your photography to improve in the coming year?

Images of your own that you bring in could be some of your best, ones that you think represent your “average” or typical output, or they could be ones that are your current attempts in the direction you want to go (if you want to improve your portraiture bring in a recent portrait you’ve taken).

We ask that you submit images in the usual way via Dropbox but it might be worth bringing them in on a memory stick just for this meeting as the clubs Dropbox folder on the laptop may not be able to be updated before this particular meeting.