The Cambridgeshire IVC Blog

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August Photo Assignment - The results

August's topic of "A song book of film title" must have either confused people or we suffered badly from the "August" effect - with far fewer entries than previous months. But that didn't stop people having a fun evening critiquing the entries with did have under Tony's stewardship.

It was another month where two rounds of voting were required to find a clear winner and that went to "Castle in the air" - a massively, and obviously photoshopped image.

Second place went to "The Railway Children" - a shot taken at an IVC event!

No third place was awarded as there were too many entries tying after these two.

and did I say??? Both entries were mine:)

Since you should have learnt something by now and next month brings us to the end of 1 year I'm letting you pick any topic(s) from the year and produce new images to those topics - but they must be shot in Sep-2017.

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A late summer evening's walk

A small group of us set off on a short walk in the countryside from Coton.

As we were passing the church (pictured) on our left hand side we were hailed by the church warden waving the church key. As everyone seemed to be keen, we took the opportunity to have a quick look inside this historic - and charming - building dating back to the 12th century. With a thank you and a hearty wave, we headed up through the village taking a small path leading up towards Madingley. Our circular walk took us down by the side of the American Cemetery, and out onto the fields beyond. We listened for the bird's evening chorus in the ancient woodland, and enjoyed the cool gentle breeze on what was probably our last summer's evening walk of the year.

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We "Got on our bikes"

Weather proved to be quite pleasant for our bike ride from Histon to Swavesey. So after kitting Stewart up with a bike, four of us (Nick, Pete, Val and Stewart) met up on Histon Green and set off through the village to join the Guided busway and it's fabulously smooth traffic free cycle track. A gentle ride out to Swavesey followed before looping back through the village and some nice quiet country lanes to Longstanton where we took the old airfield perimeter road to Oakington and a well earned stop for tea and cake at the garden centre. From there it was only a few kms back to the busway and down to Histon station where we split up to return home.

All told a very pleasant afternoon, no-one fell off and no-one got left behind. Also nice and healthy (well - apart from the cake!). A total of 26.8 kms - about 16.5 miles in old money.

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