Friday, 28th February 2020 at 12 noon
Andrew Burns, the coordinator of the popular North Yorkshire Group would like to invite you to visit West Burton Village (waterfalls and chapel). Having worked as a professional photographer for almost twenty years, Andy is now semi-retired and very much looking forward to meeting other photography enthusiasts and bringing them together for joint photographic adventures.
This first photo walk of 2020 will be held in the picturesque village of West Burton which is in North Yorkshire between the towns of Hawes and Leyburn. The group will visit the small Methodist Chapel and the water falls, both of which are easily accessible and just a few minutes’ walk from the village green.
Agenda and details
The Group will meet at 12 noon on the village green where free parking is available on the roadside.
Postcode: DL8 4JX
Initially the group will go to the ‘Fox & Hounds’ public house for a briefing and lunch (if required). This will be followed by a visit to the Methodist Chapel which – although small – has a very unusual interior with a series of wooden carved semi circular seats. The symmetry of the building lends itself to architectural photography.
Afterwards the group will visit the waterfalls, known locally as ‘Cauldron Falls’, which are only a few minutes’ walk from the village centre. There will be an opportunity to capture images using Neutral Density filters in order to create long exposures.
Parking – free on street (please ensure no to block drives or resident access points)
No entry fees to chapel or waterfall
Any food or drinks purchased in the Fox & Hounds public house (see website: www.foxandhoundswestburton.co.uk for further information)
The footpaths around the village are mostly level but the area around the waterfalls can be wet, muddy and slippery so care is required. Walking shoes or boots are recommended together with outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather on the day.
Recommended: a DSLR or Mirrorless camera together with a wide angle lens (20mm or wider) and a mid-range lens (24 – 70mm) A tripod will be essential for the waterfall session, together with a remote release cable (if available) and Neutral Density filters (or a Lee ‘Big Stopper’).
The meeting will conclude at approximately 4.00 p.m., but members are welcome to remain on site or explore the village afterwards.
If you are a Nikon Owner subscriber you are most welcome to attend by yourself or with your partner or family, no matter where you live in the UK or beyond. There is no charge for the photo-outing except for the costs that may arise as mentioned above.
Please kindly visit the NIKON OWNER MESSAGE BOARD and leave a message to let Andrew know if you plan to come along. If you do not have access to the message board for some reason or are not a subscriber please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Burns looks forward to seeing you!
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Note: All photographs by Andrew Burns