Established 1963

Affiliated to the North Wales Photographic Association

The Photographer’s Diary

Have you got a favourite location for a great photo? What is the best time of year and time of day for that perfect shot? Share your secrets with other members of Mold Camera Club.  Details to webmaster@delfryndesign.co.uk please.

January


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April

Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed, a gorge on the Conwy River. It's off the A470, near the intersection with the A5. There is a car park (£1) next to the Fairy Glen Hotel,  LL24 0SH. 10 minutes walk to get to Fairy Glen itself. A little clambering over rocks will get you into the best spot. Best mid April, mid morning. http://flic.kr/p/bz8bTY

May

British Superbikes. First bank holiday weekend in May, British Superbikes at Oulton Park. Saturday of the bank holiday weekend is practice day and is a great day for photography.

Low flying military aircraft. You will find maps if you search “mach loop LAF7”. Best place for a start is cad West.  Head for cross foxes hotel  LL40 2SG turn right first lay by is cad West. It's a hard walk following the path the jets come from Bala  It’s Monday to Friday from about 8.00am . Nothing is guaranteed, you will sometimes get a  blank day or just one aircraft.  You will see timetables, they are rubbish and do not work, but look at the websites. Cad West is best place for starters, but is now bad under foot and not for the faint Hearted. You will  need a 300 mm lens as minimum some use more SLR is best with a view finder . Hope that helps Chris Whitehead.

Vintage  Motorsport Festival, Oulton Park, Sarurday 19 MAY in 2018 check future years’ dates before going.

Bodnant Garden. Around the last week of May for the Laburnum Arch & spectacular rhododendrons. Wednesdays open till 8pm for great evening light.  

June

RAF Cosford Air Show.  This annual show was on Sunday, 9th June in 2013. Check for future dates.

Blitz Hill Ironbridge - An Evening on the Home Front 1940s event at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday (21st June 2014 - check future years’ dates)

July


August


September

Malpas Show. Second weekend after the August Bank holiday. Vintage tractors, steam engines, traction engines, military vehicles, fun fair. Location: Hampton 14 miles south of Chester, post code SY14 8JN.


Annual Charity River Festival. This annual show was on Sunday 23rd September 2012 at Connah's Quay Dock, 10:00 - 18:00. Free Entry to all - we have lots going on including Fancy Dress Competitions, Bouncy Castles, Boat Trips & Races, Military Displays, It's a Knockout and Tug-o-War competitions. All money raised goes towards Cancer Research UK and Quay Watermens Association. Check for future dates.


October

Erddig Apple Festival. First weekend in October, (6-7th Oct.2012, but check in future years).  Apples, Cider, Cookery Demonstrations, Food & Drink Stalls, Live Music, Fairground Rides.

 

Rosewood Crafts Artisan Craft Fair. Saturday Oct.13th 2012 (Check for future dates) at the Daniel Owen Centre in Mold, Flintshire 9.30-4. Free entry and in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice. All locally handmade gifts by local artisans. Shop local and support local economy and the very worthy Claire house childrens hospice.

For Details - 01352 780040. rosie@brynteg.org


Vintage cars in action. If you like to see and photograph vintage cars in action, head for the Vintage Sports Car Club’s Welsh Trial held mid October in central Wales. There are hill climbs and timed road runs. Visit VSCC for further information.   


Snowdonia Marathon The 2013 Marathon Eryri takes place on October 26th starting at 10:30 am.

November

Vintage Sports Car Club Lakeland Trials. Second weekend in November, but check the VSCC web site. This is also a fantastic time for autumn colour in the Lake district, so why not book a long weekend!

Bodnant Gardens. Mid to late November is a great time to catch wonderful autumn colours at Bodnant Gardens.

December