2010 Events to Attend?


alfiemooon

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 15:53
It maybe a bit early to ask this question so I might post it again in the New Year (well it`s what,around 100 days away?).

Whilest I appreciate that everyone has their own interests/tastes in "Topics to Shoot",has anyone got any suggestions of events to attend in 2010,approx 50 miles or so from Bristol,with camera in hand?.

So far I`m thinking of:..

Events

RIAT,Kemble Airshow
The Great Dorset Steam Fair
The Cotswold Festival of steam
Castle Coombe Race Circuit..(depending on event)
The Bristol Balloon Fiesta...(if it happens)

Days Out..with she who has to be obeyed

Longleat
Stourhead

Thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.


Nic
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Last Edited by alfiemooon on 27/09/2009 - 15:56

Steve Chasey

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 19:14
Can't ignore Westonbirt Arboritum - though best to get there really early to avoid the crowds .

West Woods near Marlborough for Bluebells

The Ridgeway - particularly where it overlooks Vale of Pewsey. Good walking country.


Steve
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SteveF

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 19:49
The Severn Bore - upstream from you - can't find the link but if you Google it, there's a site which gives the dates and times.

alfiemooon

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 19:54
Thanks Steve,
I`ve gone up to Westonbirt on a few occasions (Christmas time) for the Enchanted Wood walk but I wouldn`t take my camera yet,I`m no way near experienced enough to try nightime/flash photography.
Mind you,Westonbirt in a few weeks time might produce some interesting ideas.

Your other suggestions are worth thinking about too.

Nic
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Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ

alfiemooon

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 19:58
SteveF wrote:
The Severn Bore - upstream from you - can't find the link but if you Google it, there's a site which gives the dates and times.

Nice one Steve,
Haven`t checked it out yet but according to wicketpedia,the Environment Agency website gives times...HECK!!,that means I`ll have to get up early...and see it before the barrage gets built ha ha ha.

Nic
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Last Edited by alfiemooon on 27/09/2009 - 20:07

misiek_knm

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 23:00
Maybe not that far into the future - this year, Fri 23 Oct - Sun 1 Nov, Brodsworth:
'The Enchanted Garden' - light show.
Kind regards,
Michal R. Hoffmann
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pink

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 23:04
Chelsea flower show coastal weekend (two day advent)

James
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"To see in colour is a delight for the eye, But to see in black and white is a delight for the soul" ANDRI HERY

alfiemooon

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 23:12
misiek_knm wrote:
Maybe not that far into the future - this year, Fri 23 Oct - Sun 1 Nov, Brodsworth:
'The Enchanted Garden' - light show.

Nice one buddy,location looks ok on GE.

Nic
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sandy

Link Posted 28/09/2009 - 07:11
Westonbirt Arboretum had a couple of pages in the last AP magazine

Sandy

SteveF

Link Posted 28/09/2009 - 10:52
I once happened across sand yacht racing on the beach at Brean - fast and colourful (at least it was the day I was there!)

RichardDay

Link Posted 28/09/2009 - 12:29
Surprised no-one has mentioned Slimbridge.

I visit regularly as there are different birds visiting throughout the year and there are some great photo opportunities. There are the other WWT centres as well, all worth visiting
http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit-us/slimbridge

Gloucester Docks, the Cathedral, Sudeley Castle and Berkeley Castle are also worth visiting.

Links
http://www.gloucesterdocks.me.uk/ http://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/ http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/ http://www.berkeley-castle.com/index.php

Don't forget Bath, Cheltenham and the surrounding areas. There are also the many National Trust and English Heritage sites that are always worth visiting. The NT alone have over 50 locations within 50 miles of Bristol!

Britain is such a rich location for photography, there is almost too much to chose from!
Best regards
Richard Day

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pentaxian450

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 00:00
If you like travelling, there is the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.-C.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

alfiemooon

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 00:35
pentaxian450 wrote:
If you like travelling, there is the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.-C.

Brrrrrrr...too darn cold man...ha ha ha

bet the countryside is an awesome sight though.


Nic
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pentaxian450

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 12:38
alfiemooon wrote:


bet the countryside is an awesome sight though.


Nic

You got that right! Unlike the Alps, you have the mountains AND the Pacific Ocean side by side. And it might be warmer than you think, not balmy, but not as cold as the Canadian Prairies. Or Québec.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

Oggy

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 13:15
RichardDay wrote:
Surprised no-one has mentioned Slimbridge.

I visit regularly as there are different birds visiting throughout the year and there are some great photo opportunities. There are the other WWT centres as well, all worth visiting
http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit-us/slimbridge

Gloucester Docks, the Cathedral, Sudeley Castle and Berkeley Castle are also worth visiting.

Links
http://www.gloucesterdocks.me.uk/ http://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/ http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/ http://www.berkeley-castle.com/index.php

Don't forget Bath, Cheltenham and the surrounding areas. There are also the many National Trust and English Heritage sites that are always worth visiting. The NT alone have over 50 locations within 50 miles of Bristol!

Britain is such a rich location for photography, there is almost too much to chose from!

Or for those darn Sarf, Arundel WWT
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