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  • eGroup Meetup Autumn colours


    (Above, from the Gallery - by Athena)

    My gut instinct suggests to me that our long hot summer will deliver a particularly special Autumn foliage display this year.

    I'm also acutely aware that my efforts to get meets arranged and confirmed has been pretty poor!

    So how about it? I propose 2 meets and I will attend and do my best to arrange both; one in the North and one in the South. So I am open to suggestions and advice for locations and dates.

    Let's start with a general time period; which weeks of the year to come will be in the sweet spot for Autumnal colours? My guess is that the North and South will differ by a week or two at least. Can I suggest we settle on agreed answers by the end of next week?

    Once that is decided we can think about more precise dates and actual venues.

    I would like to have dates and locations decided by the middle of September

    Over to you!

    Ian
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    Re: Autumn colours

    The classic place for autumn colours in the south is westonbirt arboretum.

    They have the national Acer collection there

    Normally we would go just before the clocks change, but this year a week or too earlier could be appropriate as my Acers are showing a few signs already because they got stressed

    Regards
    Andy
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    • #3
      Re: Autumn colours

      Thanks Andy, conveniently close to you

      But, seriously, a strong candidate for the South.

      I'm going to look at my archive of autumn shots to try to gauge the date ranges.

      Ian
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      • #4
        Re: Autumn colours

        Unsure of the best week, as Andy says there are signs of Autumnal leaves as the hot summer has done odd things to botanical beings.

        Either way, I am up for it. Live in Carmarthenshire, with good access to motorways etc.

        Look forward to it...…………..


        Edit: And the meeting too...……...
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        • #5
          Re: Autumn colours

          Originally posted by Ian View Post
          Thanks Andy, conveniently close to you
          Not far, but it is abroad for Mark and I
          My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
          4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
          m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
          FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
          The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

          My places
          http://www.shenstone.me.uk
          http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
          https://vimeo.com/shenstone
          http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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          • #6
            Re: Autumn colours

            Very interested in this, but can’t do 6 hours of driving in a day anymore.

            Hatfield Forrest would suit me.
            Graham

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            • #7
              Re: Autumn colours

              Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
              Very interested in this, but can’t do 6 hours of driving in a day anymore.

              Hatfield Forrest would suit me.
              I'd be very happy to drive you. We could do Hatfield Forest as a local meet as I think there would be enough of us.

              Ian
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              • #8
                Re: Autumn colours

                Another plug for Westonbirt and will admit to it being in my area!


                Tim





                Originally posted by shenstone View Post
                The classic place for autumn colours in the south is westonbirt arboretum.

                They have the national Acer collection there

                Normally we would go just before the clocks change, but this year a week or too earlier could be appropriate as my Acers are showing a few signs already because they got stressed

                Regards
                Andy

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                • #9
                  Re: Autumn colours

                  I have to admit that in general I am usually disappointed that our native forests don't produce the colours I have seen when visiting other countries - especially parts of the USA. This may simply be to the types of trees that proliferate here, but I'm sure the climate also counts. The arboretum does have a wide variety of trees that traditionally produce great Autumn colours, so that looks like a safe bet. But it would be nice to find an area of more indigenous flora to photograph as well.

                  Ian
                  Founder and editor of:
                  Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
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                  • #10
                    Re: Autumn colours

                    This might be of some interest? https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/...id=mailsignout

                    There is one other location - Northumberland - that could be of interest but it is a National Trust property? Cragside House and Gardens.

                    The First House in the world to be powered by hydro-electricity. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside
                    Last edited by Wally; 24th August 2018, 11:52 AM. Reason: Added another location / link
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                    • #11
                      Re: Autumn colours

                      Clumber Park near Sheffield might be a good place ...

                      https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clu...t-clumber-park

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                      • #12
                        Re: Autumn colours

                        One, albeit minor problem with National Trust sites, is that they don't allow drone use. I'd definitely like to take some aerial shots with mine if at all possible, but it's not a high priority.

                        Ian
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                        Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
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                        • #13
                          Re: Autumn colours

                          Originally posted by Ian View Post
                          I have to admit that in general I am usually disappointed that our native forests don't produce the colours I have seen when visiting other countries
                          There is an exception to every rule .. native beech woodland, Wentwood just north of Newport Gwent - Somewhere I like walking in the Autumn...








                          Hopefully some more inspiration if people are thinking of joining us



                          Regards
                          Andy
                          My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
                          4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
                          m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
                          FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
                          The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

                          My places
                          http://www.shenstone.me.uk
                          http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
                          https://vimeo.com/shenstone
                          http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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                          • #14
                            Re: Autumn colours

                            Send me a return ticket, I will be there.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Autumn colours

                              Looks so Autumnal already...…………….Lovely photos Andy...……….
                              Mark Johnson

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