May Photography Group Meeting

The Group met at 10:15 a.m. on 14th May with the theme ‘Technology’.

5 people attended as John Clark had not completed his paper round! Most were back to rude health.

Overall best picture was Pam Liberson’s ‘Mobile Home Dashboard’ which featured a Satnav and rear camera (amongst other automobile technology.

The June theme is ‘Landscapes’. John Hawke encouraged members to discuss options for the theme. Members confirmed the broadness of the theme By including city landscapes. Most of the discussion centred on composition tips and tricks including ‘Rule of Thirds’, adding depth of field to a two-dimensional image, and using available light to enhance features such as clouds and shadows.


In response to Pam Liberson’s problems with a malfunctioning 5 years old Windows PC, John Hawke advised to do two things.

  1. Go into File Explorer and highlight the C Drive – right click to get the drop down menu – highlight ‘Properties’ to see how much space is left. If space is almost used up, he advised to download as much as possible to her external hard disk drive.  Once completed, recheck ‘Properties’!
  2. Reset Windows using the option ‘Retain files and programs’. For the necessary steps to do this he advised to Google for ‘Reset Windows’ where there will be several ‘idiot guides’ that will give a step by step guide.




WEDNESDAY 03 July 2024


A visit is planned to the Wells Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace and Gardens on Wednesday 03 July 2024.

Once we arrive at Wells Cathedral we will have a short comfort break and a one-hour general highlights guided tour will commence at 11:15. The Cathedral does have a café, the Loft Café, which offers a variety of snacks and light meals. Participants will be able to choose this or one of several nearby venues for lunch. After lunch we will gather at the adjacent Bishop’s Palace and Gardens where we will commence a guided tour of the buildings and gardens at 14:00 for one hour.

This will be a minibus trip and we should all meet at Wickes carpark by 08:45 for departure before 09:00. The drive is expected to take at least 1 ½ hours. The return trip will depart from Wells by 15:30 and we expect to return to Wickes carpark shortly after 17:00.

Should the number of members wishing to book this outing exceed the capacity of the minibus (16 passengers), we will consider accommodating some in a self-drive option (assuming there are willing derivers able to offer lifts). The cost of the outing for those traveling by car will be adjusted accordingly.

Suitable, comfortable footwear is essential for this activity. Please also bring a coat as we will be outside for parts of the tour.

The cost of the visit is £28 per person which includes transport, joint entry ticket and guided tours at both venues. It does not include lunch and other refreshments. Names will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Final details will follow nearer the date, but in the meantime all members who wish to join this visit should advise the organiser :

Cecil Rose            0794 336 3350

Payment to be made to the Treasurer at

Anton U3A (Business Account)              Sort code 40-08-28               Account 7158 7986

As a reference, please indicate what the payment is for and follow this with your membership number.

Eg         Wells 36 & 37

Your number is shown on your membership card for 2024/25 – if you do not have this, please contact the Membership Secretary or Treasurer.

Art group trip to Mottisfont Abbey

On Tuesday 09 July, the Art group plans to visit Mottisfont Abbey for a day of plein air drawing and painting.

The Mottisfont gardens are renowned for their elegance and colourful planting, especially their roses in the early summer.

This trip will provide our members with many sources of inspiration!

For more information, please contact the Art group leader, Trevor McCullough, at: