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Newsletter #70 16th July 2021

Editor - Derek Godridge with Guest Author Karen Burton PCC News of the Week:

  1. A big welcome to our newest member Alison Williams – great to have your support Alison !

  2. This week I stumbled across an amazing YouTube Video by conceptual fine art photographer Tim Flach which not only shows some amazing bird images but also contains some useful photographic tips. (safe link)

Meetings 1. Next Zoom Meeting – 22nd July


  1. Another great set of images from Members and congrats to all the winner – Entry number 11-Underneath by Claire, well done to all the runners up.

    1. By way of a reminder, Victor posts all these lockdown images onto our PCC “members only” Facebook page which can be found here:

  2. The following competition will be 29th July – entries by Midday 28th July - and as determined by our “wizzy-wizzy” the subject is “Fish and Seafood”.

Diary Dates PCC

  • Saturday 24th July at 3pm - Summer Cream Tea Meet-up at Princess Pavilions – 21 members will be there !

  • AGM TBC - planning complete

  • 28th August – Penryn Fair Day – PCC Exhibition in the Town Hall

  • Date TBC - Penryn Art & Craft Fair – Sell your work

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • 11th September – CPA 50th Anniversary celebration – Carnon Downs Community Hall 4pm till late

  • 17th September hand-in for 20th November 2021 CPA Nature & Wildlife Competition

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • 9th October 2021 - WCPF Zoom Annual General Meeting 2.00 pm Zoom Afternoon Lecture by Antony PenroseSubject “Lee Miller: Witnessing Women at War”

Guest Author Karen Burton – Isles of Scilly Trip Part 2

Within the Tresco Abbey Gardens there is a museum called The Valhalla Figurehead Collection.

It displays some wonderful figureheads a 3,000-year-old tradition apparently. Various bow heads including animals and kings carved to adorn the ships.

It displays some wonderful figureheads

It is certainly worth a visit, but try not to go when there is a cruise ship in. Suddenly our peace and tranquillity came to an end with hordes of people getting in my way of the perfect shot! Well, that is my excuse!

people getting in my way of the perfect shot!

We met friends there including Jane Goldsworthy (PCC ) sadly only for a day, but we shared the most wonderful culinary experiences at Juliets, a well renowned restaurant with fabulous food and stunning views over the bay of St.Marys. The crab was so fresh that we had to wait for a while for it to be delivered straight off the boat. There was a downside to this amazing dining experience. No ... not seagulls but manic sparrows! You would not believe how aggressive they were! This was not the only place we experienced this problem.

They literally would kill it seemed for a cream tea. Jam first of course! We were trying to enjoy our cream tea when all of a sudden, a gentleman turned to Eve and asked “Are you the lady that lost her hat?” We half expected him to produce Eve’s precious hat, but sadly not...

We had a fabulous holiday. A photographer’s and artist’s dream location. An idyllic place to escape from the G7! Perfect timing so we missed the chaos and photo opportunities of Boris and Biden, but we much rather have been in our own little piece of paradise that’s for sure! Highly recommended if you like walking and boat trips.

fly home on the helicopter.

We were so pleased to be able to fly home on the helicopter. We felt very posh!

Only 15 minutes flight and we were down in Penzance. It was a wonderful experience! The views were spectacular from above the Scillies, however we only managed phone photos and video. Just as well, as I have only 2000 photos to sort!

The views were spectacular from above the Scillies

All the best Derek & Karen



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