Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Goodwood-Festival-of-Speed-2014-Roof-Shots-Friday-15806Just back from a great day at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. My biggest group to date to the festival with thanks to Bryn, Nick, Nick, David, Lee, Ian, Keith and Luke. We missed you David and hope to see you next year or at the Revival. Picture was taken from the top of the Mustang stand. Good weather and the usual high standards for the event made it a great day out. Just checked a ticket update for the Revival and notice the Saturday is already sold out!. We have our tickets for the Friday allocated and places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

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Dorset Course – June 2014

A big thank you to Jill, Mary, Nikki, Jo, Clive and Jonathan for making this course good fun in the sun. The weather was good and we had a great sunset at Kimmeridge. Want to find out more about remaining dates for 2014 check out the Dorset pages on the web site:

http://www.fotocourses.co.uk/Dorset/Dorset.html

Check out Jill Munn’s shots from the course below.

Hope to see you on all on a future course.

Night scene by Jill Munn.

Night scene by Jill Munn.

Photo by Jill Munn.

Photo by Jill Munn.

Photo by Jill Munn

Photo by Jill Munn

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Route 66

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Just received this screen shot from Derek showing the route and his gps tagged photos alone the route. I have put up my first batch of pictures on flickr. Check out this reference:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28238327@N06/sets/72157643659654514/

Check out or USA dates for next year which takes in some stunning National Parks including the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Byce, Arches and Zion. Visit our web site and click on the USA link.

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Route 66 – Last days

What a finish to the trip. After travelling down to Santa Monica along the busy LA freeways we finished out trip at the Santa Monica Pier with the end of the road sign on the Pier and the official site just a short walk from the Pier. After that we had a final meal together in Santa Monica before heading back to the UK. A really big thank you to everyone on the tour which made this trip really special. After having 2 trips with most of the group it is sad to think that we won’t all be going again next year. I have enjoyed both trips and you will be a hard act to follow. Looking forward to seeing your corrected pictures over the coming weeks.

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Day 11 – Route 66

Today we headed off across the desert to Barstow. First stop after a twisty drive over the mountains to the old mining town of Oatman – a real tourist trap and the most commercial place we have come across on route 66. Then we headed out to Amboy  and the Bagdad Cafe before arriving at the Route 66 Motel. This is another classic route 66 motel with great photo opportunities. The motel is old school  but clean with great period charm. Check out the picture by John Lane below.

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Day 10 – Route 66

Today we set off from Flagstaff and travelled around 2 miles to the Galaxy Diner for  breakfast. After photos we headed west to Williams (a favourite spot from last years USA trip), Seligman and on to Hackberry – one of the best stops on route 66 for photos. We then stopped at a small Diner around 15 miles outside of Kingman to check out a stop from last year were Andrea and John had dollar bills on the ceiling. We added our names to the walls and set off for our nights stop at the El Trovatore – a themed hotel which has only been open for a couple of years. The owners can’t do enough for us and are so helpful. It seems a real find.

Pictures today by John Lane.

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Day 9 – Route 66

Pictures by Isaac of days 8 & 9.

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