Baldock Summer Event – Update

Andy    September 7, 2019

It’s fair to say that summer was definitely giving way to Autumn for our Summer Event to Baldock. Although it had been a sunny day, the warmth quickly slipped away as evening fell, however even the chill evening air didn’t spoil the evening.

For this event we were pleased to be joined by two visitors, who’ve expressed an interest in joining Hitchin Camera Club due to the recent demise of their previous club in Pirton.

As planned we met at the Almshouses in the High Street in Baldock before walking down to St Mary the Virgin church in Hitchin Street. As we arrived the tower was still bathed in the warm evening light which really picked out the details in stone work.

Tower of St Mary’s The virgin at dusk

Each of our photographers set about their work capturing different views of the church and grave yard until the sun had completely set.

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The Casual Photographer!

We were all clearly inspired by the grave yard with a “spooky” shots being the order of the day! Some of our members used off-camera flash and light painting to illuminate different aspects of the church yard, whereas others made use of the poor light to allow them to try out slow shutter speeds and ICM (Intertentional Camera Movement – a technique discussed at recent member’s own presentation where the camera is deliberately moved during the exposure for an abstract effect), and of course a little post processing made for some interesting shots too.

At the end of the evening we managed to avoid the tempting smells of the local indian restaurants and the Fish’n’chip shop, but did surcome to an enjoyable pint at the White Lion.

While talking to our visitors at the end of the evening I was delighted to hear that they’ed been attracted to HCC due to the professional looking website, and the fact that we’re such an active club.
I hope that attending one of our summer events, and getting to meet some of our members will encourage them to join the club!

As always it you’ve got any images you’d like share from this event simply send them in and I’ll update the gallery.