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Gigrin Sunday 25th April

csurry 16 9.2k 92
19 Apr 2010 8:08PM
After another couple of weeks with no photography I have plans:

Planning on a trip to Gigrin this Sunday.

Weather is forecast to be wet and with wind from the west. A west wind is the perfect one for Gigrin as it means the kites fly towards the hides, and personally I like the effect of a heavy downpour, so hoping for some real April showers.

I've booked a slot in the lower hide as I want to play with slow shutter speeds as well as the rain look shots.

So anyone else got plans for the weekend? Anyone fancy meeting up at Gigrin? Happy to give some pointers on flight photography. There's an article on my "current" website, but I'm looking for some new images for my new site which is almost ready to launch upon the world.

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timcordell 14 26 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 8:16PM
Gigrin farm is a great place , went for a week last year.
Lynx08 10 1.2k Scotland
19 Apr 2010 10:00PM
We were there a week ago and were amazed at how many rare birds you see in the sky at one time! I got a couple of pics on my portfolio, not great but I'm chuffed with them. Have a good time and look forward to seeing pics.
jonah794 8 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 10:18PM
Would love to come Cheryl but I'm hosting my own meet! Tongue Don't steal any of my lot Wink
19 Apr 2010 11:30PM
Gigrin is a must but hang around for about 3 hours afterwards as the show goes on and on and onimg-1460.jpg

MikeRC Plus
13 3.6k United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 12:08AM
Hi...I'm hopeing to visit Gigrin in 3 weeks time on my way to Presteigne ...alternative transport rally...May 9/10th.

Can someone please tell me just where I need to be, to be in with a chance of some half decent pictures ?

...any other advice muchly appreciated.

csurry 16 9.2k 92
20 Apr 2010 9:25PM
Mike best plan is to book in to one of the photographic hides. You can shoot from the others, but the openings are more restrictive for trying to follow the birds.

Ah Neil I'm always the last to leave Wink In fact I think Chris blames me cos I said in one guide to Gigrin, make sure you stay after everyone else has left...hee, hee. Now he can't get rid of the photographers. Even the people on the gate know to make sure I'm not blocking anyone in as those people would be waiting a long time to get out.

Weather forecast has shifted slightly, still a wind from the west, but maybe no rain. Shame!
csurry 16 9.2k 92
20 Apr 2010 9:38PM
Some photos.

One I was hoping for with the forecast rain:

And a couple of others:


jonah794 8 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 3:32PM
Very very good pics Cheryl!
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 12:21AM
Good luck most of us would decide to not bother going in the rain. I hope you get a couple of good photo's
csurry 16 9.2k 92
25 Apr 2010 8:51AM
Ah but it is the rain that will hopefully make the shot John! Blue skies, red kite, been done to death. Slow shutter speeds and rain in the shot make for a more interesting shot I hope.
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
25 Apr 2010 9:11AM

Quote:Ah but it is the rain that will hopefully make the shot

That is possibly true for many types of photography, landscapes, ferns in autumn, umbrella product shot etc.

Obviously not too great for a bride on her wedding day though, the rain would ruin her make up & hair Wink
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 12:20PM

Quote:Ah but it is the rain that will hopefully make the shot John!
I agree there, I tried to photograph some gulls in the rain and it was quite educational. If I can master the technique it looks like it will add quite a lot to the photo. Me I tried too hard for a longish shutter speed so I can I need to work on timing that type of shot with the birds motion.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
25 Apr 2010 9:00PM
And of course it did not rain heavy until I was about 6 miles away on the route home Sad

Still met with Flowerted, sorry for not recognising you, but colleagues will tell you I can't even remember people after a weeks holiday, so after 4-5 years, no chance.

Hopefully got a few slow shutter speed ones. And I had the lower hide to myself whilst the others all seemed quite busy. Just wished I lived closer and I've only been back about 15 mins and just downloading the images.

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