Autumn photo ramble, Guildford

Autumn photo ramble, Guildford

40 photographers descended on the quiet village of Guildford in the Swan Valley for an autumnal photo ramble through its picturesque and historic surrounds.

I had organised this Autumn Photo Ramble through the Photographers in Perth Flickr group;  this photo walk was an opportunity for local photography enthusiasts to catch up with others of our ilk over a couple of pints and a leisurely photo walk through Guildford.

Drinks at the Rose and Crown

We kicked off at the Rose and Crown Hotel, sinking a pint or three while getting to know each other.

It was heartening to see so many new photographers turn up for this ramble; a few were participants in the Snapshooter photography workshops (Hi Menaka!), and a photographer I’d met at the FotoFreo 2010 workshops also attended (G’day Maurice!).

After drinks, we formed separate groups and made our merry (thanks to the pints sunk at the pub) way through Guildford. Most of us wandered towards the monolithic Guildford Grammar Cathedral on Terrace Road, almost gate-crashing a wedding shoot that was taking place.

Guildford Grammar Cathedral

Part of the ramble entailed completing a photo challenge: each photographer had to take eight photographs based on the eight themes, with a Studio Stay-and-Play session on offer as first prize, and a gift certificate from Carlisle Printing as second prize.

Maurice takes a shot!

Dave poses in front of the cathedral

If you’d like to find out about future photo walks of this nature, drop me a line to subscribe to SnapSHOT! my newsletter; or if you’re a member of Flickr, join  the Flickr Photoraphers in Perth group.

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