Newsletter #123 – BLACKMORE FARM


This what I call the ‘season of practical’s’, and following on from the popular portrait night, we wanted to offer something different with both indoor and outdoor photographic possibilities, and with the opportunity to mix socially. Blackmore Farm fitted the bill and came up trumps.


The weather during the day did try to dampen the event, but with so much to photograph inside, there was no need for a plan B. We had access to the main hall, and quirky little rooms full of interesting objects and lighting.

The free tea/coffee went down well, (well mine did) with everyone chatting informally in friendly groups. One of the keys to the clubs’ success in my view.

Everyone took the opportunity to explore both inside and outside, and experiment with different photographic compositions. From your results, it looks like you found plenty to photograph. We even experienced an interesting sunset later in the evening.

It was good that the people who are normally working behind the scenes enjoyed themselves and taking part along with everyone else.

I cannot recall another event we have put on that offered the chance to use such a wide range of photographic skills, and it was good to see how many members attended and took on the challenges.

I feel I must end by saying how we all felt at home at Blackmore Farm, and I have thanked Ian and Ann for making us so welcome and keeping the refreshments flowing.


I know they want to update their website, and are after a library of images. If you feel you can help, then please contact them direct.

It was a joy to be out taking pictures and eating a cream tea with you.

Thanks, Tim