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20-04-2012, 10:26pm
Sorry I know there is not much notice for this but if anybody is interested in a meet next Saturday up at Mt. Wilson (2 hours from Sydney), please post here with a definite yes or no by midnight on Thursday, 26th April.
Photo opportuntities include landscape and macro shots and if any young model wants to come along we could do some portraiture work using natural light.
Besides the beautiful autumn colour, there are a number of gardens to see:

1) Yengo Sculpture Garden
2) Turkish Bath Museum in the Wynstay Estate - apparently it has beautiful handpainted glass windows.
3)Nooroo Garden
4)Bebeah Gardens
5)Windyridge gardens

There are also other points of interest:
1)Wynnes Rocks Lookout
2)DuFaurs Rocks
3)Sloan Reserve with Valder Bridge
4)St Georges Church with old graveyard.

We would meet up there at 11am and you will need to bring a packed lunch as there are no cafes. BTW - it's APPLE TIME at Bilpin now so you can pick up some apples straight off the tree.

21-04-2012, 12:00am
Most likely definitely maybe and a bit more :lol:

22-04-2012, 8:57am
Anyone else interested?

22-04-2012, 9:44am
Sounds like it would be awesome but unfortunately I can't make it as I am booked in for a weekend of scrapbooking that weekend!! Have to say I'm looking forward to scrapping as I havent done any for about 18 months!!:D
Have fun at Mt Wilson everyone!:)

22-04-2012, 7:41pm
That's a shame Karen - we'll see you at Vivid. Enjoy the scrapping - not my thing but I can see how people enjoy it.

Lance B
22-04-2012, 7:52pm
I must say that I am very tempted to come along, Narelle. I am just hopng that it would be the best weekend for autumn colours as the autumn leaves may have already done their dash by then. I wonder if there are any people up there that could advise when they are at their best?

Last year, when we met up at Mt Tomah, the autumn leaves were just about perfect and that would be great if it could be repeated.

23-04-2012, 12:08am
Lance I read on one of the garden websites that the colours are the best in the 10 day period after ANZAC Day - It's hard to tell this year how it's going with the weather being all over the place. :confused013

23-04-2012, 12:22pm
There haven't been any really cold days so it is quite probable that it should be OK.

24-04-2012, 7:59am
Only a couple more days left to let us know if you are coming .

24-04-2012, 7:54pm
Well it looks like Mary and I will be coming on this trip.
I have been to 'Windyridge gardens" before and it had heaps of colorful plants when we were there. You have to pay a small fee to get in but I think it was well worth it.
Last time I was there they were selling tea and scones in a little store on site.
Anyway, Mary and I will be at Mt Wilson at 11:00am, where are we meeting ?

24-04-2012, 9:20pm
Hi guys. Would have loved to come on this one but will be out with my camera club so can't make it. Have fun.

24-04-2012, 10:15pm
Let's meet near the St Georges church - good to see someone else is coming. I was almost thinking that it wasn't going to be worth the two hour drive for just a couple of us. The weather is supposed to be a lovely 23 degrees on Sat.
Our Liquid Amber tree is just starting to turn so I think there should be some nice colour around higher up in the mountains.

25-04-2012, 4:14pm
I'd love to come on Saturday. I'll be at Georges Church at 11am. I've got a new D7000 to learn how to use - yippee

25-04-2012, 4:48pm
Well Anne there will be a couple of D7000 users there on Saturday so between us we may be able to help you.
With a little luck the colours of Autumn will be great and the weather will be kind to us.

25-04-2012, 8:28pm
I'm looking forward to meeting up again. Mt wilson in autumn is beautiful.
see you at 11am.

25-04-2012, 10:21pm
It will be good to see you again Anne, glad you have fixed your posting issues.



26-04-2012, 8:02pm
Count me in. Where is St Georges church though?

26-04-2012, 9:02pm
The Church is located on "The Avenue" and if I remember it is on the left as you drive into the town - its across the road from Bebeah Gardens. Glad you can come!

27-04-2012, 12:26pm
See everyone there at 11am :)

Hah, living out in Penrith, it's only 1 hour for me :D Sleep in!

27-04-2012, 1:56pm
not 100% sure but i will try and make it. never been to a meet before

27-04-2012, 7:53pm
We always welcome anyone to our meets and we always have fun Harper.

I have done the research and compiled a map of the gardens and points of interest listed above, as well as where the toilets are. :eek:

The church is actually in Church Lane (go figure) which is at the end of The Avenue. The weather is looking very favourable, so much so that my hubby has decided to come and keep Mary company. :D

So....don't forget to bring:
Your camera
Your tripod
Your Macro and Landscape lenses
Your remote controller
Your flash if you so desire
Your Lunch and chairs (there are picnic tables in a couple of the reserves)
Your good humour :D

See you all tomorrow.

27-04-2012, 7:59pm
Definites are:
Narelle and Jerry, Greg and Mary, Peter, Anne, Alan, Phil and fjoe45.

Maybe's are :
Lance and harper.

Anyone else that wants to join us, you know when and where we are meeting.

27-04-2012, 8:50pm
Mary can't make it now so you will have to put up with just me. :)

27-04-2012, 9:00pm
Thank you Nellie. Thought its about time I met some people from here and im realy looking forward to it.

28-04-2012, 10:13pm
Thanks for the great day guys. Enjoyed meeting you Matt and Joe - I hope you can join us again some time.

I have posted my pics of the Bath House here:

Lance B
28-04-2012, 11:27pm
Damn, it completely slipped my mind. :o

I hope you all had a great day and sorry I missed it.

29-04-2012, 8:25am
No worries Lance - the colour in the streets wasn't all that great but there was some colour in the garden we visited, mainly from the japanese maples.

Did anyone manage to get any shots of the awesome sunset that came over the mountains after we left? I could see it in the passenger side mirror all the way home. :eek:

29-04-2012, 11:59am
I was driving down Blacktown Road when the sky turned great. I should have taken Greg's advice and hung around for a sunset shot. Would have been a beauty.

29-04-2012, 5:28pm
Oh, and here's the all important group shot task I was assigned with :p

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/8274/dsc4756z.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/dsc4756z.jpg/)

29-04-2012, 7:27pm
That's a great shot Alan - thanks for posting it.

30-04-2012, 8:24pm
Thanks for a great day and it was fantastic meeting every one. I will be going to more meets Nellie, no worries about that. Again, Thank you to all for a great day. PS my photos arnt that good so I wont post any.

01-05-2012, 9:37pm
Nice to meet you as well Joe. Best way to learn is to post up your pics for critiquing no matter how bad you think they may be. :)