This years Safari started off back in our traditional starting point, behind the Hornchurch Library. Although we were not particularly welcomed back as there were bollards placed at strategic places to stop us parking.

There was the usual last minute of sorting out who was going with whom. Once the teams were sorted off we set to our first location. South Weald Park. Were we where set with the task of photographing Flora or Fauna and a landscape.

Next stop was Great Dunmow. For architecture and a village scene. On arrival we decided that as the architecture had been there for at least a couple of hundred years, it was going to be there for a few more hours. So we headed down to the pond to photograph a village scene, only to be disappointed to find that Witch trials and Dunking was held on the first sunday of every month.

Lunch was the next stop, at Finchingfield. Four images here, a village scene, (although I’m not sure a convention of hairy arsed bikers constitutes a tranquil village scene). A monochrome of your choice, a macro/close up of your choice and an internal shot.

After lunch it was Paper Mill Lock for images of an unknown (stranger) person/person of interest and an image including water (not a glass of water) as if? We have been there a few times over the years, and there is always something interesting to photograph. Especially images containing water. The other image was not so easy, there were plenty of strange people about, though most were members of Upminster Camera Club, so weren’t strangers.

Then it was time to go home and sort out the wheat from the chaff.