I have just stumbled on a competition you might like to enter.

Photos need to be taken in the UK during 2014/15 and not necessarily in the Easton Walled Garden
Prizes up to £500
Free to enter as many times as you wish, closes 30th September 2015
Read the rules regarding such things as the size, subject categories, they need the original RAW or JPG if you win, limited post processing (no removing objects etc.)
You keep the copyright but, as usual, you grant the organisers free reproduction rights for related competition things such as promotion, web site and winner exhibitions
The list of judges is impressive
It looks like a fair and well organised competition, and did I mention it was free? Worth a try, good luck. All we need now is a summer.

Weekend Away

Hi everyone,

For the benefit of the new members this year, usually, either in the Summer, or in October, the club’s Social Secretary organizes a weekend away. Older club members will be aware of this. In recent years members have enjoyed weekends away in Snowdon, Rye, and Heacham, Apart from the trip to Snowdon, these weekends are open to members and their partners, and are usually well attended, and enjoyed by those participating. Unfortunately, this year, we do not have a Social Secretary on the committee to organise this event.
I would therefore ask for idea’s for a weekend away in October. If any member would like to let me have any ideas on this subject I would be willing to try to take it forward. This would not mean you’d be expected to join the committee, but if any member would like to take on the role of Social Secretary I, and other committee members, would be pleased to hear from you.
Please send any idea’s to me
Regards to one and all,

Competitions – Schedule

Hi everyone,
I have been asked by members for the details of next seasons competitions. This was mentioned by John and Cliff at the AGM, but for those that were not present, details can be found at,
then click on Schedule of Competitions.
Should you have any queries, please email John Pegram who will be happy to answer your questions.

Summer events: Bromham Park NR

Hi everyone,
Last Tuesday’s turnout to Box Park was very well attended, and I hope that you all got some great action shots.
Next Tuesday we will be going to Bromham Park Nature Reserve, Lower Farm Road, Bromham. Map
This place has a huge wild flower meadow, and a lake, so perhaps an opportunity for macro, or butterfly’s.
From Bedford, A428, turn right to Bromham. After the bridge turn right onto Village Road towards Oakley, drive for about half a mile. After the sharp left bend turn right onto the Lower Farm Road. Meet in the car park on this road at 6.45pm
Would you please let me know if you are coming so that I know who to expect. Reply to this email to Thank you.
This is a change from my original intention of the Butterfly World, however, they are open daily, and anyone wanting to visit can do so. If you do want to go, perhaps you would let me know, and I will try to organize a few other members.
Regards to all

AV Field Trip Planned…!


This coming Wednesday (17th June) John & Tony have arranged an AV making field trip to Bedford Park. We’ll be meeting at 19:30 in the car park which is situated behind Robinson swimming pool, see attached map for details.


Summer activities: Box End

Hi everyone,

There has had to be changes made to the next two weeks outings.
I originally intended to go over to Willen Lake in Milton Keynes to photograph the Water Skiers and the Pagoda. However, apparently the water skiers are not operating on Tuesdays, so next weeks venue will be
We have been there before, and I have seen many a good photograph taken there, so come along and have a go at capturing great action shots of the skiers.
Meet in the car park at 6.45pm

Summer events

Hi everyone,

Next Tuesday's outing will be at Woburn Deer Park.
There has been quite a few competition entries taken here, and is a good opportunity to photograph some beautiful animals.
I suggest meeting in the free car park at the top of Park Street at 6.45 to 7pm next Tuesday evening, 9th. June.
If you intend coming please let me know at so that I know who to look out for.
Also, this weekend is the Kite Festival, and on the 13th, In Priory Park, is the pretty muddy event, which should be fun to photograph.
Regards to all,

Summer events


Next Tuesday, 2nd. June, I am suggesting a visit to
The Heath,
Sandy, SG19 2DL
I know a number of us have been there before. but there is a good chance of photographing woodpeckers, chaffinches etc, so if you’re into birds of the feathered variety,this will be a good opportunity.
I suggest meeting in the car park at 7 pm **
Please let me know at if you are able to attend so that I know who to expect.
Also, this weekend, for the car enthusiasts among us, there is the Classic cars at Willington Dovecote on 31st. May
Regards to all,
** PS: If you are a RSPB member or have a MyWaitrose card then bring it along to get free parking. Ian