Long exposures on the Lancashire coast (fully booked)

08 October 2017

09:00 - 15:00

Lancashire coast
Blackpool Central Pier
United Kingdom

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Group Member£0.00 
RPS Member£5.00 
Non RPS Member£15.00 
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This day will be ideal for improving your long-exposure skills at various interesting locations along the Lancashire coast. 

To get the most out of the day you will need to bring:

  • tripod
  • ND graduated filters
  • 6- or 10-stop ND filter
  • wellies!  (If you only have walking boots these will be better than nothing but they may be limiting if you don't want to get your feet wet).
  • packed lunch and a flask of hot drink as nearby cafes may not be open

You are welcome to attend if you don't have any filters and you wish to take "ordinary" seascapes.

Participants travelling by car are advised to park at the Central Coach and Car Park, New Bonny St, Blackpool, FY1 5PZ.

If you wish to arrive by public transport, please contact the organiser in well in advance.  If you do not, there is no guarantee that there will be sufficient transport for you between locations.

All participants should meet at the entrance to Blackpool Central Pier at FY1 5BB.

The provisional programme for the day is as follows:

  • 0900 Park up
  • 0930 Meet at Central Pier.
  • 0930 - 1045 Shooting
  • 1100 relocate to Mary’s Shell, Cleveleys. Park in the Promenade car park, near The Venue, FY5 1LW. Mary’s shell is a large piece of stainless steel artwork, 25 yds off the beach, and this tide will partly submerge it.
  • 1130 to 1215 Shooting
  • 1215 to 1300 Lunch. Shorter lunch if shooting longer, but leave at 1300 without fail.
  • 1300 relocate to Fleetwood. Head for Jameson Road Landfill Site, Fleetwood,FY7 8TW (off B 5268). Drive past landfill site to end of Jameson Road. PLEASE watch out for speed bumps! Circular car park at end. Short walk to the wrecks.
  • 1330 to 1500 shooting Fleetwood wrecks. Old steel fishing vessels deserted on the banks of the River Wyre. High water is expected at 1325. Extreme care need if entering water, but shooting from the bank should be sufficient.


Hearing and access requirements

This trip is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Mick Rawcliffe
Email the event organiser
07711 214701

Region: North WestGroup(s): Landscape