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Zuiko
27th May 2012, 10:48 AM
Linda Gruchy announced her local camera club exhibition in this thread (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20079).

My initial thought was to combine this with a visit my Mum, who lives in nearby Tiptree, on the Sunday. However, I see my Mum every Wednesday and I've started to devise a cunning alternative plan.

How about we turn this into an E-Group meet with a morning photo shoot at Tollesbury, followed by a pub lunch and an afternoon visit to the exhibition?

We could meet early (very early) for a sunrise (well, you have to hope) with a second rendezvous at, say, 9.00am for later arrivals. If the weather is nice and some of you are really keen, we could go on to a late afternoon/evening shoot after the exhibition.

Anyone interested?

Melaka
27th May 2012, 06:37 PM
Regrettably I won't be able to make it. 4G grandfather populated the village with Frosts by virtue of having 10 children with his first wife and a further six by his second after the first died. No doubt you'll photograph the old wooden yacht stores which were built by my great grandfather William at the beginning of the last century. The only vestige of the family now left is the faded Frost and Drake sign on an old shed.

LMGruchy
27th May 2012, 07:17 PM
Wow, that really puts the place in context.

sapper
27th May 2012, 08:10 PM
Count me in John!

Melaka
27th May 2012, 08:18 PM
Wow, that really puts the place in context.

It's a very photogenic place and you'll have a lot of fun. Just check the time and height of tide before you decide to park on the waterfront.

shirley
27th May 2012, 08:42 PM
I would so love to join you but that is our camera club annual weekend jaunt, we are off to Peterborough. I look forward to seeing the pics.

LMGruchy
28th May 2012, 04:49 AM
I am slightly concerned at just how early sunrise is then!

The Saint
28th May 2012, 06:16 AM
John

Don't think we have anything on that weekend. So I'm up for it, although only being a couple of days after the summer solstice, you might not get me up and at Tollesbury before 5am!

Regards

Simon

Zuiko
28th May 2012, 07:07 AM
Regrettably I won't be able to make it. 4G grandfather populated the village with Frosts by virtue of having 10 children with his first wife and a further six by his second after the first died. No doubt you'll photograph the old wooden yacht stores which were built by my great grandfather William at the beginning of the last century. The only vestige of the family now left is the faded Frost and Drake sign on an old shed.

That's an interesting family connection with the village, David, shame you can't make it. We'll have to look out for the Frost and Drake sign and try to get a picture of it.

Zuiko
28th May 2012, 07:08 AM
Count me in John!

Great, I look forward to meeting you again, Dave.

Zuiko
28th May 2012, 07:10 AM
I would so love to join you but that is our camera club annual weekend jaunt, we are off to Peterborough. I look forward to seeing the pics.

Sorry you can't make it, Shirley, but have a great trip to Peterborough and I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Zuiko
28th May 2012, 07:13 AM
I am slightly concerned at just how early sunrise is then!

Me too, but if I've made a committment to meet others it might just prise me out of bed at stupid o'clock! :eek:

The early start is optional, there will be a later meeting time too! :D

Zuiko
28th May 2012, 07:17 AM
John

Don't think we have anything on that weekend. So I'm up for it, although only being a couple of days after the summer solstice, you might not get me up and at Tollesbury before 5am!

Regards

Simon

Glad you can come, Simon. Don't worry, there will be a later rendezvous for those who aren't Druids! :D

Zuiko
5th June 2012, 02:18 PM
Time to give this one a bump. Two so far, Dave (Sapper) and Simon (The Saint) - any more?

Thinking about the dawn shoot option, it does mean an incredibly early start, before 5.00am. When I used to do that sort of thing I'd usually shoot for a few hours, then go home. It would be a very long day if we started at that time, then met up with a later group, then went on to Linda's club exhibition. However, I'll do it if anyone really wants to. If not, there is still the option of an early-ish start (before 9.00am) so that, hopefully, we still get some nice morning light.

Dave and Simon, what do you think? What would be your preferred start times?

If any others are interested please indicate what sort of time you would prefer to start. :)

LMGruchy
5th June 2012, 02:53 PM
I shall come along, but I'm not sure what time would suit me best. I could go home for a snooze before going on to the exhibition since it doesn't open until 2.00 in the afternoon. (As it's in a church the building is otherwise occupied Sunday Morning.)

I'm waking at about 4.30 just now and it's light by then but I'm not sure what time sunrise is.

sapper
7th June 2012, 03:29 PM
Sorry for the slow reply. No internet at my Essex home till 13th June so having to cadge access from son in law.
Not sure I want to do a 5am start, depends on weather I suppose, but if I do I will need to home to catch up on sleep and come out again pm.

The Saint
9th June 2012, 06:44 AM
I'm happy either way 5 ish or 9 ish, although I'm unlikely to be able to stay all day. Will have to get back home around lunchtime.

Simon

Zuiko
10th June 2012, 09:56 AM
I see there is a sort of luke warm enthusiam for the early start and I'm in that camp myself. As Dave says, it really depends on the weather. High tide is about 4.00am and that might restrict where we can park at the front, although there is ample parking further back in the village.

I'll visit Tollesbury sometime this week to re-familiarize myself with the parking facilities and also check on the cafe situation, i.e. do they open on Sundays and if so what time?

Perhaps we should make a final decision regarding meet-up time nearer the event, when we might have a better idea what weather we can expect. :)

The Saint
10th June 2012, 10:21 AM
John

I normal park in the little car park next to the village hall just before the sailing club. From memory there are public toilets there too.

I then walk up the track past the sewage works (not the nicest smelling place) to the sea wall and then walk along to boat yards / marina.

Depending on how high the tide is, it maybe difficult (wet) just beyond the sailing club, I know the road has been flooded once when I've been there. Not sure how deep it gets.

Personally I prefer Tollesbury when the tide is slightly lower and the marshes are exposed, love the old timber pedestrian bridges which span from one dry area to the next, although I've never gone out far on them (not sure if some of them could take my weight!)

Simon

Zuiko
10th June 2012, 03:28 PM
John

I normal park in the little car park next to the village hall just before the sailing club. From memory there are public toilets there too.

I then walk up the track past the sewage works (not the nicest smelling place) to the sea wall and then walk along to boat yards / marina.

Depending on how high the tide is, it maybe difficult (wet) just beyond the sailing club, I know the road has been flooded once when I've been there. Not sure how deep it gets.

Personally I prefer Tollesbury when the tide is slightly lower and the marshes are exposed, love the old timber pedestrian bridges which span from one dry area to the next, although I've never gone out far on them (not sure if some of them could take my weight!)

Simon

Yes, there is parking by the toilets, a short walk from the front. The toilets were closed last year by Maldon District Council as a cost saving measure, however I have heard that there was a successful campaign to get them re-opened and that's one of the things I want to check!

I agree that this type of place is more interesting with the tide out; luckily it will be a falling tide from about 4.00am. :)

Zuiko
15th June 2012, 09:30 AM
OK, some bad news and some good news. First the bad, the toilets are still closed. :mad:

But now the good news - the cafe does open on Sundays, 9.00am until 2.00pm. :)

I suggest we officially meet in the cafe for breakfast at 9.00am, but if the weather is good I will be there earlier and will be pleased to meet up with any other early risers.

Please let me know if you will be at the cafe, or if you'd like to meet earlier and at what time.

I will post some maps and directions later. :)

sapper
15th June 2012, 12:54 PM
OK for me John. 9am in the cafe. I may be able to get there earlier but will still make the 9am meet.

Zuiko
15th June 2012, 01:18 PM
OK for me John. 9am in the cafe. I may be able to get there earlier but will still make the 9am meet.

That's great, I'm looking forward to seeing you again, Dave. I'll look out for you before the cafe opens if it's a nice morning. I'll also PM my mobile number to participants nearer the time. At the moment it's, ahem, mislaid :o and I've either got to find it or buy a new one. :(

sapper
15th June 2012, 06:10 PM
John, could you post a post code or link for the cafe?

The Saint
16th June 2012, 05:34 AM
I'll probably try and get there before 9am if the weather is nice and depending on the type of week I've have in the office (if it's been like this week starting at 7pm and finishing about 7-8pm then I might not have the energy to get up early).

I'll confirm what I'm doing next Friday if that's OK. If anyone is there before 9am great, but if not, I'm sure I can keep myself entertained for a while and burn some calories off ready for the breakfast.

Simon

Grumpy Hec
18th June 2012, 08:52 AM
I want to come to this as Tollesbury is that local foreign land across the marches and up the creek from us on Mersea Island.

However it's the yacht club summer ball on the 23rd so a) I might not have gone to bed yet and b) will almost certainly be in no fit state to even hold a camera let alone operate it *chr

Hec

Zuiko
18th June 2012, 10:10 AM
I want to come to this as Tollesbury is that local foreign land across the marches and up the creek from us on Mersea Island.

However it's the yacht club summer ball on the 23rd so a) I might not have gone to bed yet and b) will almost certainly be in no fit state to even hold a camera let alone operate it *chr

Hec

Who needs sleep? :D Just come straight from the ball for a dawn start and bring a tripod to keep the camera steady. I can guarantee you will be in top form at being grumpy! :D

Failing that, you could always join us in the afternoon at Linda's club exhibition. :)

Grumpy Hec
19th June 2012, 02:11 PM
Who needs sleep? :D Just come straight from the ball for a dawn start and bring a tripod to keep the camera steady. I can guarantee you will be in top form at being grumpy! :D

Failing that, you could always join us in the afternoon at Linda's club exhibition. :)

I may try depending on whether or not I have ingested any dodgy carrots. I predict a slooowwwww day *yes

cheers

Hec

Zuiko
19th June 2012, 04:17 PM
Basic information about the cafe can be found here. (https://plus.google.com/116237869146103557539/about?gl=uk&hl=en#116237869146103557539/about) The address is listed as 4 Woodrolfe Road but I think it should be 41. The post code is CM9 8SB and telephone number 01621 869980. The telephone number I know is correct because I have phoned them! The location shown on the clickable map in the link is also accurate and there is a picture of the cafe which can be enlarged by clicking.

There is only one road into Tollesbury, the B1023, which upon entering the village becomes named the High Street and then East Street. Look out for where the road forks and turn left into Woodrolfe Road, sign posted to the waterfront industrial area. On the left (before you get to the cafe) is a car park where the closed toilets are situated and also bottle and clothing banks - it is signed as the Recycling Facility. Park here and the cafe is just a little further along Woodrolfe road, also on the left. The road continues for a short way past the cafe to the waterfront and salt marshes.

Zuiko
21st June 2012, 09:04 AM
The weather forecast for Tollesbury on Sunday is looking rather disappointing at the moment. Unless it changes I think I'll aim to meet in the cafe at 9.00, but will review the forecast again in a few days time, it does have a habit of changing! I've found my mobile now (which saves the most unwanted expense of replacing it) so I'll PM the number to Dave, Simon, Linda and Hec. I realize that Linda and Hec may well not be able to make it, for entirely different reasons - Linda has to get herself ready for an exhibition and Hec will probably be recovering from making an exhibition of himself! *party

If anyone else is interested please let me know.

Also, even if you cannot make the morning photo shoot, remember Linda's camera club exhibition at Great Totham all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Details here. (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20079)

Zuiko
23rd June 2012, 07:45 PM
Well, right on cue tomorrow's weather has arrived. It's raining now, is due to rain all night and into tomorrow morning. By mid morning there's a chance it might be dry but still cloudy, with the possibility of some sunshine appearing around lunch time.

An early start therefore appears to offer no advantage so I will be in the cafe by 9.30. :)

The Saint
23rd June 2012, 08:14 PM
See you about 9:30 then John. I'll probably end up there a little earlier if I don't over sleep, give the OM-D it's first wetting!

Simon

Zuiko
23rd June 2012, 08:48 PM
If I do get there earlier I'll look out for you, Simon! :)

The Saint
24th June 2012, 06:19 AM
Well still raining steadily, at least I've got a nice breakfast to look forward too!

LMGruchy
24th June 2012, 06:28 AM
Isn't it horrible. Just googling the cafe location.

LMGruchy
24th June 2012, 05:01 PM
We had fun. The weather held until about lunch time when it chucked it down. Photos to follow.

The Saint
24th June 2012, 05:45 PM
Yes, it turned out to be a much nicer day than I had expected weather wise.

Was nice to have a proper breakfast and a stroll to work it off. Good company too!

I'm going to have to go back again and explore the marshes more.

Storm clouds over the marsh
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_3_of_8_.jpg

Trinity ship
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_1_of_8_.jpg

Last of the dramatic tone (find it hard not to use this art filter, as it suites my tastes)
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_2_of_8_.jpg

Interesting carving
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_4_of_8_.jpg

Rigging
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_5_of_8_.jpg

Trinity ship once the clouds had parted
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_7_of_8_.jpg

Chain
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_6_of_8_.jpg

Crabs
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_8_of_8_.jpg

John, thanks to setting up the meet.

Simon

PeterBirder
24th June 2012, 09:35 PM
Hi Simon.
Looks like you had a good time,sorry I couldn't join you. You've got some good shots there, I keep resisting the Dramatic Tone filter but I can see I'll give in soon, your third shot of the boat is very effective. My favourite is the chain.

This afternoon I took over your "slot" and met up with Linda and John at Linda's
Photo Group Exhibition and very good it was too. I arrived early so while waiting for Linda and John I gave the E-M5 another workout.:rolleyes:

The Church where the exhibition was held has an unusual churchyard which seems to have an allotment in it. Never seen that before.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P6240001_DxO-3.jpg



There is a very nice flower bed in front of the entrance. A letterbox crop to remove the house across the road produced this image.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P6240003_DxO-3.jpg

Yesterday Linda posted some nice shots of a Red Legged Partridge with chicks in the churchyard.Right on cue they turned up for me today.
Here are my "takes".

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P6240006_DxO-2.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P6240014_DxO-3.jpg

Regards.*chr

Zuiko
24th June 2012, 11:02 PM
Hi Peter, you got some good shots just at the exhibition, it was like another mini meet.

Perhaps we should have more dual purpose churchyards and allotments, the ground must be full of nutrients! :D

PeterBirder
24th June 2012, 11:26 PM
Hi Peter, you got some good shots just at the exhibition, it was like another mini meet.

Perhaps we should have more dual purpose churchyards and allotments, the ground must be full of nutrients! :D

Hi John.
I really enjoyed this afternoon, the exhibition gave me some new ideas and it was good to sit and chat.Sorry I couldn't stay longer.
To top it off I had a PM from Linda to say I have won a jar of toffees and fudge in the raffle.*super*super Linda has kindly taken it home for me and I'm going to arrange with "steambuff" to call in and pick it up on the way to Abberton on Wednesday.
Great day.

Regards.*chr

Zuiko
25th June 2012, 10:29 AM
OK, I've finally processed my pictures from the meet (last night I was busy watching England get slaughtered by Italy). I'm afraid I was in "details and textures" mood, so you'll have to make allowances. :o

An early start would have been pointless due to the weather, so we opted to commence the procedings with breakfast in the cafe at 9.30am, after a brief moment of panic when we thought it might not be opening. By the time we had finished the day was clearing up nicely, although there was still no hint of any sunshine.

I kicked off with a picture of this colourful old sloop (someone correct me if I've got that wrong) mud-bound at low tide.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_002_e_c_r_s.jpg


Hmmm, the sky was doing no favours, so I decided to look for smaller details, one of my favourite pass-times. These gas bottles were first to catch my eye.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_006_e_r_s.jpg


Next a casually coiled rope....

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_013_e_c_r_s.jpg


followed by a bag and a weed against a boat yard door.....

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_009_e_r_s.jpg


followed by a .... wall! :o

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_019_e_r_s.jpg


Expanding my horizons again :rolleyes: I went for the big view .... of a tractor that has definitely seen better days.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_014_e_c_r_s.jpg


Then, just as the sun made a welcome and unexpected appearance, I peaked with a shed roof!

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_021_e_r_s.jpg


Still with me? ....Why? :p OK, with the weather now dramatically improving we ventured out onto the salt marshes. Talk about windy! We had to watch out for flying tripods - literally! :eek: I was still in close-up details mode and found it difficult to wean myself off...............

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_052_e_c_r_s.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_061_e_c_B_W_r_s.jpg


.....but eventually I succeded.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_074_e_r_s.jpg


Linda and Simon were brilliant company throughout.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_037_e_c_r_s.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_048_e_c_r_s.jpg

And here they are sheltering from a particularly vicious squall of horizontal rain which caught us by surprise.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_091_e_c_r_s.jpg


At least it was a good test for the weatherproofing of Simon's new E-M5.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_093_e_c_r_s.jpg

Thanks for looking, if you've got this far! :)

LMGruchy
25th June 2012, 10:33 AM
I really must go on that diet!

Zuiko
25th June 2012, 10:35 AM
I really must go on that diet!

And I really should join you! :D

PeterBirder
25th June 2012, 11:27 AM
A nice series John, I like close ups and detail anyway.:)
I like the Light Ship shot and the one of Linda and Simon shows that none of you were going to let the weather win.*nono

Overall result I would say is E-group 3 Weather 1.

Regards.*chr

LMGruchy
25th June 2012, 11:51 AM
I like textures too.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242285_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48333)

This boat made an abstract pattern, and will dio as one in a series "Decay", a challenge by our club.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242292_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48334)

The forager in me was eying up the marsh samphire (glasswort).
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242264_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48332)

So many subjects to photograph. I must drag Steambuff there.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242302_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48335)

There was this amazing chain...

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242322_cr_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48336)

Which we all had to photograph it was so brilliant.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242330_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48337)

Nick Temple-Fry
25th June 2012, 11:52 AM
I kicked off with a picture of this colourful old sloop (someone correct me if I've got that wrong) mud-bound at low tide.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/TOLLESBURY_002_e_c_r_s.jpg




Well it's a yawl rigged (the rear mast is almost at the back) gaff (the mainsail hangs from a big lump of wood - rather than tapering to a point) cutter (it will set two or more sails at the front) with its bowsprit stove (pulled) in.

Nice series of shots though John.

LMGruchy
25th June 2012, 11:57 AM
John.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242331_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48338)

Some posts. I had to edit this to lighten the shadows.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242360_ed_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48339)


"Is that rain on the way?"
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242365_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48340)

Yes.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242366_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48342)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242381_cr_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48341)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242367_cr_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48343)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242382_cr_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48344)



We kept an eye open for funnel clouds and tornadoes.

Zuiko
25th June 2012, 02:41 PM
Yes, it turned out to be a much nicer day than I had expected weather wise.

Was nice to have a proper breakfast and a stroll to work it off. Good company too!

I'm going to have to go back again and explore the marshes more.

Storm clouds over the marsh
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_3_of_8_.jpg

Trinity ship
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_1_of_8_.jpg

Last of the dramatic tone (find it hard not to use this art filter, as it suites my tastes)
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_2_of_8_.jpg

Interesting carving
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_4_of_8_.jpg

Rigging
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_5_of_8_.jpg

Trinity ship once the clouds had parted
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_7_of_8_.jpg

Chain
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_6_of_8_.jpg

Crabs
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_8_of_8_.jpg

John, thanks to setting up the meet.

Simon

Hi Simon, it was a good day for the dramatic tone filter! I also like the B&W rigging shot and the angle you got on that chain, in fact they are all excellent. :)

PeterBirder
25th June 2012, 04:27 PM
"Is that rain on the way?"
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242365_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48340)

Yes.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242366_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48342)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242381_cr_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48341)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242367_cr_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48343)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242382_cr_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48344)



We kept an eye open for funnel clouds and tornadoes.

I do like these Linda. No need for "Dramatic Tone Filter", nature provided her own.:)

Regards.*chr

Zuiko
25th June 2012, 08:08 PM
John.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242331_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48338)

Some posts. I had to edit this to lighten the shadows.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242360_ed_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48339)


"Is that rain on the way?"
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242365_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48340)

Yes.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242366_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48342)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242381_cr_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48341)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242367_cr_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48343)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242382_cr_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48344)



We kept an eye open for funnel clouds and tornadoes.

That little scene of the old mooring posts in the mud is just the type of shot I look for. I'm not so keen on the shot featuring my bald head, can't we use the clone tool for an instant hair transplant? I love that sequence of the approaching storm, I won't forget that in a hurry! :)

LMGruchy
25th June 2012, 08:37 PM
"can't we use the clone tool for an instant hair transplant?"


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242331_hair_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48435)

Methinks I need more practice with the clone stamp.

Zuiko
25th June 2012, 09:10 PM
"can't we use the clone tool for an instant hair transplant?"


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6242331_hair_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48435)

Methinks I need more practice with the clone stamp.

Haha, it almost takes me back to the 1970's! :D

PeterBirder
25th June 2012, 09:49 PM
Haha, it almost takes me back to the 1970's! :D

A grey Marge Simpson?:eek:


I'll get my hat.

Grumpy Hec
26th June 2012, 06:29 AM
Sorry I missed this living as I do so close in real civilisation the other side of the marsh in some of the posted images!!

My night at the yacht club summer ball was as long as expected and to say the least I was in slow motion only all Sunday. There was a time I'd Ihave been up and racing the next morning; now it's all I can do to look approximately human. Still, the grumpiness continues unabated.

Perhaps we should have a short evening meet on the sea wall on the island. Some of the best sunsets you can ever expect to see due to large skies over large marshes. I know sunsets are a bit overdone and I for one rarely shoot them these days but might be worth and exception.

Hec

Zuiko
26th June 2012, 07:21 AM
A grey Marge Simpson?:eek:


I'll get my hat.

I said almost.......... :D

Zuiko
26th June 2012, 07:27 AM
Sorry I missed this living as I do so close in real civilisation the other side of the marsh in some of the posted images!!

My night at the yacht club summer ball was as long as expected and to say the least I was in slow motion only all Sunday. There was a time I'd Ihave been up and racing the next morning; now it's all I can do to look approximately human. Still, the grumpiness continues unabated.

Perhaps we should have a short evening meet on the sea wall on the island. Some of the best sunsets you can ever expect to see due to large skies over large marshes. I know sunsets are a bit overdone and I for one rarely shoot them these days but might be worth and exception.

Hec

Hehe, comment was passed on how you was probably feeling and it was suggested that the strong wind might have helped to blow your hangover away. :D

Good idea about a Mersey meet. If it's during the week a wednesday evening would be ideal for me as I visit my Mum in Tiptree during the day. :)

LMGruchy
26th June 2012, 07:34 AM
Sounds like a great idea,

The Saint
26th June 2012, 07:47 AM
Re. Mersea, evenings can be quite hit and miss with me and work at the moment. However, Wednesday the 1st and 8th of August I'm off work and currently not doing anything.

Simon

Zuiko
26th June 2012, 02:11 PM
Re. Mersea, evenings can be quite hit and miss with me and work at the moment. However, Wednesday the 1st and 8th of August I'm off work and currently not doing anything.

Simon

I can do either of those at the moment, how about you, Hec? If you can I'll start a seperate thread to get the ball rolling. :)

EDIT: Ist August would be best, I've just remembered that Linda's camera club meets the 2nd wednesday of the month, which will be the 8th.

Grumpy Hec
26th June 2012, 03:31 PM
I can do either of those at the moment, how about you, Hec? If you can I'll start a seperate thread to get the ball rolling. :)

EDIT: Ist August would be best, I've just remembered that Linda's camera club meets the 2nd wednesday of the month, which will be the 8th.

I was thinking of starting another thread to avoid hi-jacking this one further. Let's pencil in the 1st August and I'll look up tides and sunset if you want to start a thread.

cheers

Hec

sapper
26th June 2012, 04:28 PM
Nice shots folk. Shame I couldn't make it but it has whetted my appetite to explore my new county.

Zuiko
26th June 2012, 04:33 PM
Nice shots folk. Shame I couldn't make it but it has whetted my appetite to explore my new county.

There's always next time, Dave. In fact, I've just posted a new thread for an evening meet on Mersea Island on Wednesday 1st August. :)

gregles
26th June 2012, 05:33 PM
Some lovely shots but I love John's new hair do*chr

Just needs a medallion now:D;)*yes

Greg (running fast)

The Saint
30th June 2012, 07:42 AM
Enjoyed Tollesbury so much last weekend, ended up going back last night for another hour before sunset!

Simon

sapper
30th June 2012, 07:59 AM
What? no pics Simon?

The Saint
30th June 2012, 09:08 AM
There are a few... just got to go through select, crop, etc

Simon

The Saint
30th June 2012, 09:14 PM
David

Here is a few images from yesterday evening.

Sail lofts
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_1_of_6_.jpg

Frost and Drake
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_6_of_6_.jpg

Sunset over the marshes
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_2_of_6_.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_3_of_6_.jpg

Crabs Again!
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tollesbury_5_of_6_.jpg

Simon

sapper
1st July 2012, 05:33 AM
Thanks for sharing Simon, hope to get along there to see for myself soon.

LMGruchy
17th September 2012, 01:56 PM
Talk about seendipity. I was wondering what on earth to use for crime novel 3, Blood Will Out. I wanted it moody like the first two (and aonther in the pipeline) but couldn't think what to do. Then I remembered the moody storm pictures.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/BWO_cover_5_72.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/52211)