An awful lot of photographs were taken last weekend here in Kirkcudbright. I was running one of my Photography Weekends based at the Selkirk Arms Hotel – and mighty glad we were of the hotel’s comfort and good food – the weather was not kind to us. Cold, windy and pretty wet most of the time. Despite all this I think most people had a great time on the photography course and learned a lot. Sadly we had two last minute cancellations due to illness so the group was down to six photographers.
For the first time we were able to use Broughton House, a fantastic National Trust For Scotland property in the town thanks to Sally Eastgate the manager – this was a real blessing as we were able to get indoors out os the rain. Mind you, we did manage to spend some time taking pictures along the harbourside in a glimmer of sun before the rain settled in.
I got some lovely emails from members of the group this week. Here are just three of them:
From Jo Guy
“Thought I would drop you a quick e mail to thank you and Noreen for a great weekend – I learnt lots, ate lots and above all laughed lots!
“The weekend could not have been better and I have already recommended you to two people. It was a shame to leave and I would have liked to have stayed for longer. I would certainly be intrested in any other weekends you are thinking of doing.”
From Linda Fozzard
“Thank you both so much for a wonderful weekend. I can’t believe how much I learned and as a result of that, discovering some more of the ins and outs of my camera. Lots more to find out I know, but much further along the road now after the weekend.”
From Peter Faircloth
“Just a quick note to say thank you for the weekend. I enjoyed it immensely, as ever, and got a lot out of it. What was missing in the weather was more than compensated for by the conviviality of our group. I see your weekends as wonderful opportunities to take it easy and switch off, as well as to improve my photography. It was great.”
NOTE TO THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: As promised, I have put a photo album of a selection of pictures on the Photobox website. Just click the link below and you should be able to see them. If you want to order a print, you can do it directly from Photobox.