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Colours of Autumn at Virginia Water

 

The woodlands surrounding the lake have been continuously planted since the middle of the 18th Century. The Frost Farm Plantation (at the south-western end of the lake) is also a designated SSI (Site of Special Interest), thanks to its maturity and biodiversity.

There are reminders of the past wherever you look. The lake was once a place of pageantry and spectacle and home to a Chinese junk and fishing temples built on the shore.

Take a trip to the south bank and discover an ornamental cascade from the 18th Century, and the Leptis Magna Ruins, a 'Roman temple' built from columns and lintels brought from the ancient city of Leptis Magna in the early 19th Century.

One of the area's more recent additions is a towering 100-foot high Totem Pole, a gift to HM The Queen from the government of British Columbia.

Parking cost £5 for 4 hours plus £1 Meetup fee.  If you wish to car share please organise with other members who may live near to you.

http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/media/22622/Royal%20Landscape%20Map.pdf

Challenge 1

We will be walking around part of the lake and there will be plenty of opportunities to capture the autumn colours whilst incorporating the reflections in the lake.

Challenge 2

20 minutes into the walk we will stumble across the Leptis Magna “Roman Ruins” which was built in the 19th century.  Let’s go for the most unusual shot for this one.



 

 

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  • Annie

    A good day out. Thanks for making me feel welcome. Apologies for marching on and leaving the group but I realised I had an afternoon commitment. I didn't like my photos but it's a great opportunity to learn and I made a start on Saturday. See you soon.

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another lovely day out at somewhere I've never been before! Thanks for organising Mandy, have a great trip and bring us back a panther photo!

    November 3, 2013

  • Steve

    A good day for pictures, shame I managed to lose you all. I know I'm a slow photographer :-)

    November 2, 2013

  • Keith B.

    A good walk with great photo opportunities. The weather held out for us too. Thanks Mandy for organising.

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a great day! Good to meet you all, sorry we didn't really spend much time together. Hoping to see you all again soon.

    November 2, 2013

  • Peter

    A really good day out - thankyou Mandy for organising and giving me a lift. Weather was great and just started to rain as we got back to the car park - so thanks for timing it just right!!!

    November 2, 2013

  • Mandy

    Apologies for not being able to keep you all together but very difficult in such a vast area. Good to meet more new people and thanks to everyone for joining us.

    November 2, 2013

  • Steve

    Has everyone left? Got separated

    November 2, 2013

    • Peter

      Sorry Steve - I think a few got separated - I caught up with people after the waterfall by continuing clockwise round the lake - hope you got some good pics anyway and hope to see you soon.

      November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Although not marked as "Attended" had a fun time...

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely place for photography Thanks Mandy and Peter. Looking forward to seeing everyone's pics

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shame the sun didn't shine more!

    November 2, 2013

  • Mandy

    Thanks Cindy - I think we will have plenty of other things to photograph and we canc ome up with another challenge when we get there.

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mandy, just spotted this notice about the ruins

    http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/visitor-information/visitor-updates/

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For Challenge 2, do we need Togas?

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm sorry I've had to cancel, not well :-/
    I hope you have a good day. It's such a lovely place,
    Sue.

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mandy my shoulder is not yet fixed so sorry can't join you this time hope to be out and about soon

    October 24, 2013

  • Mandy

    Sadly I work full time so our events are organised for weekends. We do occasionally put weekday evening events on during the summer months.

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely idea, but is it possible to make it on any Monday?

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i would love to attend this meetup. I live in lymington and I'm wondering if any body attending is coming from area who I could car share with or meet on train.

    September 30, 2013

  • Peter

    Great place to get a long exposure waterfall picture at the Cascade. If you want to try bring tripod and a ND filter if possible.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34458921@N03/8715054072/

    August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not sure where this is, but i''m not working

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good

    July 31, 2013

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