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Bath Abbey and Nordic Fir 2021

Chair chooses a walk in Bath.

NRPS members on a Light Trail to mark Christmas.
A group of NRPS members gathered on Thursday for the last meeting before the Christmas break, traditionally the Chair’s evening, at which fun and friendship features on the programme, together with a dash of photographic context thrown in to enhance the festivities. This year we gathered for a leisurely walk in Bath, following the Christmas Light Trail through the city centre.

Numbers were slightly down due to early holidays, unavoidable isolation and family circumstances, but those that met in Charlotte Street were well rewarded by the ever changing light fantastic that greeted them, as they meandered down Milsom Street, carved a path to the Carousel and ambled through the Abbey gardens.

The city was alive with people determined to enjoy their freedoms, whilst staying safe and having fun. There was plenty to photograph on the streets that glowed and sparkled, teeming with projected stars and snowflakes and cascading raindrops. Milsom Street was an absolute delight, with subtly changing rainbows from street to skylines, whilst the music and colour of the carousel contrasted joyfully with the more formally pillared Roman Baths and the serenity of Bath Abbey that provided a stunning background to the Nordic Fir, subject of many a selfie. Sadly, the ever present homeless camped in doorways, and gathered in corners. Thankfully there was no chill in the air, but times for them are getting harder, in a Pandemic-aware community that is increasingly cash and contact free.

We finished our evening with a beverage at Nandos, where we lingered in the unusually mild conditions, exchanging seasonal cards, and enjoying the friendship and camaraderie that has become such a feature of the club as the Pandemic continues.

We will now hopefully enjoy the two week Christmas break, re-convening via Zoom on January 6th, when Simon Roy will entertain us with his “Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer”, all entries for the annual Picture of the Year competition will have been submitted, and Suzanne Ladd will be putting the finishing touches to her evening due to take place on January 13th. In the meantime, if anyone is walking with camera locally over the holidays, and is in need of company, post intentions with details on the WhatsApp group "Walks R Us"- there's always someone looking!!!

Jenny Short 17.12.2021

All members need to be aware of the invitation we have had to enter the Shepton Snowdrop festival Photo Competition as follows ;

The Shepton Snowdrop Festival is inviting photographers of all ages to capture a moment that reflects the power of nature and the hope that the early reawakening of flower shoot, bud or landscape brings.
Online entries are now open & close on 29 January 2022

Full details are on our website

We are pleased to announce our judge for 2022 - Carol Sharp
Carol is an award winning photographic artist whose photography has been used on posters for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Mail postage stamps. We are thrilled that she has agreed to be our judge.
You can view her work here:

As a Shepton resident I always think this SNOWDROP FESTIVAL is a lovely event and well worth a visit when it happens - it's on the local interest page. .