The Western (Isle of Man) Photographic Society
2011-2012 Events and Outings
2004 - 05 Events and Outings
Reports and photographs of the current years events and outings will appear here, please see the programme for forthcoming events, and click on the link above for previous years. Most photos shown here are thumbnails, click on an image to see a larger photograph. The most recent events are at the top.
19th April 2012
Patricia Tutt (top and Ruth Nicholls
being presented with their PAGB awards by
Dr. Helmut Kessler gave us a very informative introduction into their manufacturing processes and the type of products they produce. All very high tech, and to an incredibly high standard of tolerance. The tour covered their production of the highest quality lenses etc and was an insight into another world of optics which most of us had no knowledge whatsoever.
It also showed how a world leader in their field goes almost unnoticed on our Island whilst are recognised for their expertise worldwide.
Later we retired to La Piazza, for what has now become our almost traditional “after visit” meal.
Thanks once again to Doreen for organising a very informative outing for our Members.
area and lakes
After an outing here last summer in poor weather conditions, we were rewarded with sunshine and blue sky this year. There was plenty of plants and flowers to photograph, the conditions were still tricky for those close up shots with the blustery breeze. Nevertheless we had a very enjoyable hour or two and finished off with the now customary meal, this time at the Raven.
Our display in the Homecomers Marquee at Tynwald. Thanks for the hard work by all those involved in organising the display and to the members who contributed photographs.
and Orchids at the Observatory, Foxdale
Our members enjoyed a visit to the Observatory near Foxdale, James Martin kindly invited the WPS to see the wild flowers and orchids in the meadow at the observatory. James also gave a talk and demonstrated some equipment used at the observatory including a special filter enabling the sun to be viewed through a telescope and a camera and software used to capture and produce photos of space.
The outing ended in the now customary and enjoyable manner - a meal, this time at the Hawthorn Inn. Special thanks to James Martin, and to Doreen and Dennis for organising the outing.
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