10h30 Reception - coffee
11h00 Introduction; Plan for the day. Note on the Distinctions Advisory Day 18th October; Presentation from "International Garden Photographer of the Year"; Short presentation on macro-photography.
13h30 Photography in the garden
16h00 Tea, etc and maybe tart.
(there will be a small fee of 15 CHF to cover all drinks and food).
The day is not only to explore photography (landscape, close-up, macro) in the garden created by Marcel Meyer over the last thirty years, but also to meet new members and renew acquaintances, but also to meet new members and renew acquaintances.
The garden contains a wood functioning as a shitaki mushroom farm. Vegetable patches. A large greenhouse with a trout stream running through it. A lake full of carp. Three smaller lakes. A maze. Pumpkin patches. Flower beds.
And of course lots of insects, frogs, fish etc. The aim will be to take photographs outside our normal comfort zone, to try new things - and maybe produce award winning images.
How to get there.
By train. Take a train to Biel/Bienne to arrive around 10h00. Let me know by email so that we can arrange a pick-up. (If you are particularly adventurous change for La Neuveville. There is a connecting bus opposite the station which goes to Diesse, via Preles and Lamboing).
Via Biel/Bienne. Take the lake-side road towards Neuchatel. Pay attention to the speed limits, there are cameras. At Twann, leave the main road, sign posted to Lamboing and Diesse. Follow the gorge road to a T junction facing a saw-mill. Turn right to Lamboing. At the T junction in front of the school turn left for Diesse. In Diesse, take the second left in the direction of Prêles. Just beyond the church you will find a car park on the left.
Via Neuchatel. Take the motorway in the direction of Bienne. After the petrol refinery on your right take the exit to Le Landeron. On the outskirts of Le Landeron go left on the roundabout, direction Ligniere. Stay on the main road, passing through Nods until you reach Diesse. In the centre of the village turn right in the direction of Preles and park in the carpark beyond the church.