“Blue Thursday” TONIGHT to celebrate 70 years of the NHS

To mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, historic buildings and other high profile sites across Hull City Centre will be ‘lighting up’ blue on the evening of Thursday, 5 July. #NHS70 #LightUpBlue

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SHORT NOTICE… but still worth a visit to Hull City Centre TONIGHT (Thursday 5 July) with our cameras.

Fancy a trip into Hull tonight for “BLUE THURSDAY”?

Whilst some might politically challenge the colour chosen to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, buildings, historic monuments and other high profile sites across the country will be ‘lighting up’ blue on the evening of Thursday, 5 July.

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group has joined forces with Hull City Council to bathe several of Hull’s recognisable monuments in blue light.

Includes:

  • Fountains in Queen Victoria Square
  • Maritime Museum
  • City Hall
  • Hull Minster
  • Solar Gate
  • Queen Victoria statue in Queen Victoria Square
  • Andrew Marvell statue
  • Ferens Art Gallery

This is a great opportunity for photography. People can join up with Hedon Viewfinders; meeting at Hull Pier (outside the Minerva pub) at 9:15pm to capture the sunset, and then have the stroll alongside the Marina to Queen Victoria Square for 9:45pm’ish.

People are encouraged to share their photos via social media using the hashtags: #NHS70 and #LightUpBlue.

Photos taken on Hedon Viewfinders visit to town in April.

Hedon Viewfinders Summer Photography July 2018

TUESDAY 3 JULY we are meeting at EAST PARK which, with 130 acres of parkland, is Hull’s biggest park! It’s a Grade II listed park with up-to-date facilities, but also some historic treasures, lakes and gardens. We aim to meet in time for a prompt start at 7PM at the Holderness Road main gates.

HEDON VIEWFINDERS July Programme:

Hedon Viewfinders is a Out & About photo club and we seek to provide opportunities for people to enjoy social photography in the company of other enthusiasts. For summer July 2018 we are organising a series of field trips (weather permitting) and invite you to join us in these photography opportunities.

TUESDAY 3 JULY we are meeting at EAST PARK which, with 130 acres of parkland, is Hull’s biggest park! It’s a Grade II listed park with up-to-date facilities, but also some historic treasures, lakes and gardens. We aim to meet in time for a prompt start at 7PM at the Holderness Road main gates.

The park is advertised as open until dusk but we’re going to give ourselves until 8:30pm. Think of it as a taster session; if you’ve not visited the park for some time – we’re sure you’ll become a regular visitor with your camera.

As always, opportunities to talk cameras, settings and all things ‘photography’ at our free, fun and friendly club outings.

Our Summer Programme for JULY (all provisional, subject to weather, and further details on each to follow):

  • Sat 7 July – Hedon Festival (the town’s busiest day of the year) – From mid-morning to midnight. #Hedfest18 includes a carnival parade and opportunities for event, street and gig photography.
  • Wed 11 July – Graffiti hunt (Urban Street Art). Bankside, Wincolmlee & Old Town Hull. 7pm start.
  • Sat 14 July – Waters’ Edge, Barton. 1:30pm.
  • Tues 17 July – Withernsea night.
  • Wed 25 July – Quiz and Social Night at the Haven Arms. There will be a cost for this for food – (£ to be confirmed).

Note all our photography opportunities are open to all (not restricted by membership) – please invite those you know would be interested.

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels regardless of ability, image making device (whether camera or phone), kit or equipment. Novices particularly encouraged.

CONTACT US for more information.

Hedon Viewfinders at PAULL on Wed 27 June 2018

HEDON Viewfinders on Wednesday 27 June 2018 (instead of our normal meeting) are now meeting at PAULL (at the Lighthouse) at 7:30pm to take photographs of the pretty village and the scenic Humber Estuary views.

HEDON Viewfinders on Wednesday 27 June 2018 (instead of our normal meeting) are now meeting at PAULL (at the Lighthouse) at 7:30pm to take photographs of the pretty village and the scenic Humber Estuary views.

We are POSTPONING our trip across the Humber Bridge to Waters’ Edge at Barton-upon-Humber until next month and will hold the trip on a weekend to enable more people to get there and enjoy the wetands and meadows

Note: All our outdoor photo trips are weather dependent. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by cancelling due to inclement weather.

Hedon Viewfinders is the town’s free, fun and friendly photography club whose events and activities are open to all (no membership required). All welcome!

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Visit to Water’s Edge, Barton POSTPONED

HEDON Viewfinders are having a trip across the Humber Bridge to Waters’ Edge at Barton-upon-Humber on Wednesday 27 June 2018 (instead of our regular meeting). We will be meeting to visit the woodland, wetlands and wild flower meadows area at 7:30pm in the free car parking area at the Visitor Centre.

HEDON Viewfinders have POSTPONED the trip across the Humber Bridge to Waters’ Edge at Barton-upon-Humber. We will re-schedule the visit and let members know.

One of our members describes a visit to Waters’ Edge:

“Several ponds, all accessible by a network of interesting footpaths, small woods, wild flowers, birds, etc. A 15min walk along the Humber Bank from Waters’ Edge will take you to Far Ings Nature Reserve, with more ponds and several bird hides. Barton Haven with a small boat yard, moored boats and an old barge. The Humber Bridge which you can walk under and looks quite spectacular from underneath. To finish there is The Sloop Inn close by for a night cap.”

Directions: From the north (and please consider car-sharing and offering lifts to those from the club without transport) – take the first exit after the Humber Bridge (A15), signposted Barton upon Humber. Brown signs will direct you through the town to Waters’ Edge. The country park is at the very end of Maltkiln Road and there is a large free car park immediately to the left as you enter the park. If you are using a satnav, enter the postcode DN18 5JR into your device to navigate your way to Waters’ Edge.

See: Visiting Waters’ Edge on the North Lincolnshire Council website.

Note: All our outdoor photo trips are weather dependent. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by cancelling due to inclement weather.

Hedon Viewfinders is the town’s free, fun and friendly photography club whose events and activities are open to all (no membership required). All welcome!

Macro Photography & Focus Stacking – Wed 13 June 2018

For our meeting on Wednesday 13 June we are having a Macro night and we ask you to bring in small objects that would make interesting subjects to photograph.

Macro photography – getting in close to your subject and creating larger-than-life images – is great fun and you don’t necessarily need lots of fancy equipment. The genre of close-up photography opens up a fascinating world that concentrates on the miniature and reveals details that are normally overlooked.

For our meeting on Wednesday 13 June we are having a Macro night and we ask you to bring in small objects that would make interesting subjects to photograph. You don’t have to look far for interesting objects – have a look around your kitchen or office desk for example for everyday objects that look amazing when studied up close or at higher magnification.

As well as a practical session, we’re hoping to widen our knowledge, skills and expertise about macro photography, by looking at ‘focus stacking’. With a little bit of instruction we hope you will be able to see a real improvement in your resulting macro images.

Focus stacking is a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images.

Meeting takes place at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH on Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 7pm. All welcome at our meetings (no membership required) whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned snapper!

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels regardless of ability, image making device, kit or equipment. Novices particularly encouraged.

CONTACT US for more information.

New Hedon Viewfinders Website

WELCOME to the new (simplified) Hedon Viewfinders Website. Note: The Website still in construction.

The website address http://www.viewfinders-ttl.online will bring you here (to https://hedonviewfinders.wordpress.com).

We hope to continue bringing you club news and information of interest to photographers generally. We welcome ideas about the type of information that could be displayed on this website.

You can change your mind about receiving our updates by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us directly at e-mail: viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk.

Photo Walk around ancient Hedon – Sun 27 May 2018

Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club is hosting a Photowalk around the ancient town on Sunday, May 27 2018 meeting outside the Haven Arms on Havenside at 1pm.

North Cave WetlandsPeople with an interest in photography from across Hull and Holderness are invited and the Viewfinders will show some of the best spots in the town to take photos that represent both the historical and rural aspects of the place.

Easy going stroll across both trails and pavements (but take heed of the weather and wear appropriate footwear in case trails are muddy). The circular route will finish at the Haven Arms about 3pm’ish.

Members of the club attended a photowalk around Hull City Centre arranged by the Hull Creative Photography group, and the Hedon walk is a reciprocal visit.

Hedon Viewfinders is the town’s free, fun and friendly photography club that is open to all (no membership required). All welcome!

We hope you’ll join us for refreshments and a social chat afterwards.

Please do let us know if you intend to come.

Contact us.

Photo: Hedon Photowalk last year. On that occasion hosted by Tony Porter of Hedon History Walks.

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Announcement: Some of you may have heard by now of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect May 25, 2018 – basically, in order to continue to receive updates from the Viewfinders website, subscribers have to give their permission again. In my case this coincides with me ceasing to use my current web host and using a free service instead. This means the current website at http://www.viewfinders-ttl.online will change, to be replaced by a much simpler version (this one!). With the launch of the new website, I will email out to our 100 or so subscribers and ask them to renew their interest once again. Hope to get all this in place by Fri 25th. Sorry for any inconvenience. – Ray Duffill.

Prints and Digital Images Night

Show us your work! Prints and Digital Images night.

Bring your Prints and Digital Images (flash drive/memory sticks/DVD) to show us. This is a chance to talk about your photos if you wish. Also you may ask for constructive criticism from those present about your work and receive encouraging ideas on how you might improve – again, only if you wish. Open Theme (but you might want to include some from our trips, events, and meetings this year).

If you wish to show us your work on the night it would be helpful to email us on viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk to let us know how many prints/digital you intend to show. This will also guarantee your spot on the night.

This is a chance to showcase the work of Viewfinders and we welcome members of the public to come along who have an interest in photography.

Hedon Viewfinders is the town’s free, fun and friendly photography club that is open to all (no membership required). All welcome!

WED 30 MAY, 7pm HAVEN ARMS, HAVENSIDE, HEDON HU12 8HH.

Also note:

Sun 27 May – Hedon Photo Walk (hosting a tour around the town) meet 1pm at Haven Arms and return there at 3pm’ish.

Sat 9 June – Weekend Mystery Trip (two days). Still hoping a few more will join us on our Mystery Weekend on Sat 9 June with National Holidays – “The Mystery Weekend Special. A surprising two day break with an inclusive itinerary from beautiful villages, delightful coastline to vibrant cities. Never too far, yet not too near – and all in the very best of company.”

Good fun with photography friends £59. Thinking of going? Contact us and we’ll send you the link and tour guide reference.

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels regardless of ability, image making device, kit or equipment. Novices particularly encouraged.

CONTACT US for more information.