- Appleby Horse Fair
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.
- Scarborough Mere
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......
- Northhumberland Weekend away
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
- Model shoot Scale Haw Falls and Moor Hebden
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
- Harewood Hill Climb, MSA British Championship
Venture out of North Yorkshire again and try your hand at photographing some more fast things, cars this time, Practice starts at 9.00 with races at 12pm Admission per adult £10.00, including FREE programme (whilst stocks last) FREE admission to the paddock FREE admission for Children under 14 years FREE car parking, including the Hill Top car park with a view of the track (subject to availability) Admission paid on the day, usual £3 meetup group charge applies Harewood Hillclimb is located in the Wharfe Valley between Harewood village and Collingham on the A659 Leave the A1 at J45 and take the A659 westwards towards Otley. Follow the A659 (signed for Harewood House) through Collingham (bear right at the lights). Harewood Hillclimb is on your righthand side in about 3 miles. Satnav directions use LS17 9LA
- Wolds Way Lavender
Wolds Way Lavender is a lovely spot, row up row of stunning flowers offering a variety of photographic opportunities. Distilling starts in August, there are beehives and a miniature railway that is used for harvesting the flowers. Entry is £4.95 unless 10 or more people are going, parking is free and there is a lovely tea room offering some beautiful cakes for us to try with a pot of tea when we have finished. Attached is a link to their website which itself has some interesting images on. http://woldswaylavender.co.uk/our-lavender-farm/
- Ripon Races Racing Yorkshire Festival Day
Join us for some fast paced action at the friendly Ripon Racecourse with track side paddock access for lots of chances for that amazing shot..... First race at 2pm. Paddock access is £15 (£10 concessions) and there is a relaxed dress code in the Paddock. Free entry to accompanied under 18s. Bring your own picnic! (no alcohol) Lots of food places and bars on site as well as those all important betting offices. Parking on site on grass. We can get prebooked discounts if we get more than 11 confirmed and booked.... Standard £3 meetup group charge applies on booking.
- West Indian Carnival
Details for 2019 not yet released Website says 25/26th but is traditionally August Bank Holiday monday. I will update details when I get them. Leeds West Indian Carnival is Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival parade – the first to feature all three essential elements of Caribbean Carnival, costumes, music and a masquerade procession. Started in 1967 as an antidote to the yearning for the Caribbean culture and heritage of a group of West Indian students in Leeds, 2017 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of Leeds West Indian Carnival. Half a century later and still led by pioneer founding member Arthur France, we are proud to be one of the North’s biggest and most adored annual events. Today it is the perfect blend of jaw-dropping costumes, infectious tropical rhythms, mouth watering food, Caribbean Culture and entertainment for everyone. Held annually on the last Monday in August, every year the anticipation for this stunning display of colour and sheer joy that winds its way through the streets of Leeds, builds with events that present the best of carnival culture. It looks amazing, sounds great, tastes fabulous – it is a sensory delight. It is rapture, harmony and a feast for the senses all wrapped up in what is probably Yorkshire’s brightest day. It is definitely a showcase for the best of Caribbean culture and a celebration for all. The best way to experience Leeds West Indian Carnival? Take part. A close second is to take it in. However you choose to experience it, the choice is yours – just prepare to be amazed.