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New Forest weekend meet - 15/10/2011

Sezz 13 617 15 England
11 Sep 2011 11:36PM

Quote:Lymington Quay (loads of boats, of course + some nice bits of architecture). I'm not sure if the boat is running that late in the year, if it is then a trip to Hurst Castle from Keyhaven is worth a go, great shots of the IOW + a nice lighthouse by the Castle

boats and a castle, I'm happy already Wink

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Juliee 11 382 4 England
11 Sep 2011 11:42PM

Quote: it really depends on what you would like to photograph

If you have a look at our group meets so far, anything goes....landscapes, harbours, boats, macro, candids, urban night, rural night/star trails/ light painting, beaches, towns, villages, islands, letter spotting, dead fish, snakes...haven't done naked ladies or cars yet, but Paul keeps trying!!

So any ideas, chuck em in. I think we'll be fine for the Autumn colour a little earlier, the trees round here are turning already!
mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 10:01AM
Night work (car trails) i love. have done many in the past and really enjoy them Grin
thatmanbrian 6 342 3 Spain
17 Sep 2011 9:13PM
I live near the New Forest. From my end, I often travel to near Lynwood and the Red Shoot Inn, a picturesque pub in woodland with forest ponies wandering up to its windows.

From there, you can travel deeper into the New forest (in the direction of Lyndhust ) with lots of interesting landscapes en-route and end up on Bolderwood Ornamental Drive (at the start of which is a superb deer spotting platform and carpark).

From Bolderwood, cross the Christchuch road onto Rhinefield Drive for different types of trees (lots of pines with lovely light) and on to Puttersbridge and beyond. Don't be suprised that a lot of the New Forest is open heathland. Forest doesn't actually mean 'trees', those are found in woods. But there are loads of woods in the forest! Tongue The open heath can look marvellous under big skies with herds of horses and cattle roaming free. October is also good for spotting pigs let loose in the woods to eat acorns poisonous to the forest ponies. The pigs are friendly BTW!

Even in poor weather there are good photos to be had so I'm sure you'll all have a whale of a time!

By the way, Rhinefield Drive is named after Rhinefield House, now a hotel. The manor house has an absolutely fabulous Alambra Room - Morocan/Moorish in style and stunning. Now it's a hotel don't know if the public can troll in to see it but worth a try if the weather is lousy. The manore was used for several Two Ronnies sketches too.

Juliee 11 382 4 England
18 Sep 2011 8:10PM
Thank you for the info Brian, much appreciated.
Are you able to join us at some point over the weekend? You would, of course, be very welcome.
thatmanbrian 6 342 3 Spain
18 Sep 2011 8:24PM
Tell me what pub ....Wink
dwilkin Plus
11 24.3k United Kingdom
24 Sep 2011 2:37PM
Sounds like it could be fun, but a tad difficult for me to attend, I think. I'll have to sit this one out, and hope to see you next time. Any ideas on what/where that will be, BTW?
Juliee 11 382 4 England
24 Sep 2011 5:13PM
Hi Darren,
There is a space on board the EPZ Sunshine Express if you'd like to come along Grin
Sarah is driving to me on the Friday morning and I shall be driving the rest of the way to Lyndhurst, I'd be happy to pick you up from Hassocks on the Friday morning while I'm waiting for Sarah and any others to arrive and you could travel with us.
Jeff, Sarah and myself are staying at this guest house , which has plenty of rooms. Paul, Sonia and Graham are staying at a Lyndhurst Travel Lodge.
We are all staying over on the Friday & Saturday nights, then travelling back sometime on the Sunday. Exact times haven't been planned yet, but if you're interested in coming it wouldn't be a problem for you to hop on board.
Let me know.
Juliee 11 382 4 England
25 Sep 2011 10:15AM
Just to update, as we are discussing this meet elsewhere as well.
JJIGEE, Sezz, Thatbloke, Pablo69, Astrum and myself are all arriving in the area around lunchtime on the Friday, probably meeting at The Jolly Sailor for lunch at 1pm. We'll have no set plan for the afternoon (unless someone comes up with one) so will go off exploring.
Saturday's plan will involve, Bolderwood, Puttersbridge, Mudeford sandspit and Keyhaven. Plus anywhere else suggested.(a rough time plan will follow) Possibily some night work/star trails etc too if conditions allow.
Sunday is unplanned as yet, but may involve whatever we couldn't fit into Saturday, or other places we discover whilst there.
It would be good to find a meet up place (pub) in Lyndhurst so we can meet up with you locals. Can anyone suggest a good place?
Scutter Plus
10 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 8:24AM
Well I should be able to join you for most of Saturday. (I think it is Puttles Bridge (Ober Water) you mean BTW!) Are you starting at Keyhaven and working inland or vice versa. Of course the weather will dictate but Keyhaven/Pennington Marshes could be nice and misty in the early morning. There is a large Car park at Bolderwood opposite the Deer Sanctuary which is a good meeting place.

I don't know the Jolly Sailor but the immediate surroundings are fairly industrial (Fawley Oil refinery/power station) - as long as you only look east (boats and marshes) you should be OK!! Depending on work I might join you on Friday too.

Sunday I will be at the Cider pressing in Burley Tongue
JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
26 Sep 2011 9:20AM
Just a thought.
If there is a nice morning mist / loads of dew it may be ideal for some atmospheric shots amongst the trees / ferns / bracken etc. of the Forest.
Appears there is a pub at Keyhaven, so perhaps wander down that way late morning / early afternoon for a snack / boats / creek.

Are we going out for a meal on the Saturday Night, perhaps in Lyndhurst itself then we can walk there and back ?
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 11:19AM

Quote:pub at Keyhaven

Its the Gun, very nice food, nice ambience and loads of space.

I'm watching the thread as I hope to be able to join you for part of the time, either at Keyhaven or Mudeford.

If you go to Keyhaven during the day and the weather isn't too bad a trip over to Hurst Castle would make a nice side trip (you need to allow at least a couple of hours for that)
JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
26 Sep 2011 11:28AM
Hurst Castle does indeed look like a promising option, weather permitting.
Catch the ferry there then walk back along the spit.

They even have a cafe Wink
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 11:33AM

Quote:They even have a cafe

their cakes are nice but the coffee can be pretty horrible!
mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 1:03PM
"Just to update, as we are discussing this meet elsewhere as well."
Link please?
im pretty sure i knwo which chat/group but for others..

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