What's On 2016 Archive
Where possible share cars, cycle or take the train.
Myanmar has some wondrous sights: a thousand temples scattered across the countryside in Bagan; the leg-rowers and floating gardens of Inle Lake, and majestic rivers - the Ayeyarwady and the Chindwin - navigable into the furthest reaches of the country. But the big draw is the chance to see a country where the 21st-century world has barely intruded. This is changing but there is still a strong sense of the old Orient there and it's a place where Buddhism is still very much a way of life.
Part One takes us back to the early days of motoring which leads us into the darker days of war. This is followed by a look at heroes, a couple of stories about bread, one or two churches and finishes with a number of fascinating buildings concluding with a real grudge match involving the local vicar’s cat!
Part Two starts with a horror story and moves swiftly on to a study of some amazing epitaphs, real and fictional. Public sundials are next on the menu followed by a quest for the source of the River Thames and we end with a pot pourri of odd and curious items all waiting to tell their story.
Recently the club purchased a TriggerSmart sensor and camera control unit. During the evening this was demonstrated by capturing some high-speed photos of milk being poured into a glass. The TriggerSMart unit is available for members to hire at a reasonable cost.
The second part will be a practical demonstration with live tethered shooting producing stunning portraits with two, maybe three speedlights. The images will be viewed on screen for analysis and members will have the opportunity to shoot the lighting sets. Shooting will be with a camera (and radio triggers) provided by Terry, so there will be no need to bring your own camera unless you want to capture the set-up.