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A little bit of a trip outside Yorkshire but by all accounts a super day out to photograph something very different. Appleby fair is an annual gathering of gypsies and travellers to trade horses and it provides a fabulous spectacle of horses folk and gypsy caravans. Watch them splash through the river and congregate throughout town. It attracts horse travellers from all over Europe so there are many slow moving vehicles on the roads, and there can be over 50000 visitors so we might be better to share cars or travel to Appelby via the Settle Carlisle railway line which gives great photo opportuties in itself.
Many thanks to Iain for suggesting this meetup and helping to run it - he's happy to offer wildlife and photography tips to those in need and has kindly offered to post some of his photo from there to show you what it's like.... He says: "I think there will be signets out by the 2nd, they have a 6 week incubation period and I think that some of the swans have been sitting on eggs for a couple of weeks now, always difficult to tell. There's plenty of goslings at the moment and I'd imagine there will be more to come over the next few weeks, no ducklings yet. At Scarborough Mere there's a cafe that opens at 10 and it has a covered bit if its raining. The mere is surrounded by trees so there's cover there as well if it's bad weather. There's plenty of water birds and lots of other bird life in the trees, occasionally there's something a bit unusual if you're lucky. It's a good place to practice wildlife photography as most of the wildlife is semi acclimatised to humans. There's a couple of resident kingfishers but you don't see them very often" We will meet at 9 although Iain and I may well be there earlier. You could always take a picnic and make a day of it......
A trip with Billy Sheils of six hours spending 2 hours on staple island and then spending 2 hours on Inner Farne island before sailing back to Seahouses. The cost of the trip is £40.00 per person there is an extra cost for landing passes which are available from the National Trust at the dock side unfortunately these have gone up for last year and now cost £34.80 for both island`s per person but its free for National Trust members. We need to be dock side by 9.00am at the latest on Saturday
A 10 min walk across some farmland and moorland (some uneven terrain) takes you to a secluded waterfall and we can shoot here and around the area with our model, Faith. You will be able to shoot natural light and I'll bring outdoor flash although I can't guarantee every type of camera will trigger them (nikon and canon seem ok) Bring tripods and filters for slow motion shots of the waterfall.... https://yorkshirewaterfalls.blogspot.com/2015/08/scale-haw-aka-scala-falls.html We will meet at the road junction in Hebden at 10am Model and meet up fee £10