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BBC4 Photography Season (starting 6th March)

Discussion in 'Forthcoming Events' started by AlanW, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Watched the first episode this morning and was very disappointed. Perhaps the later ones will be more informative and less "pretty".
  2. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I get the feeling a certain amount of point-missing may be going on.

    The programme wasn't meant for a bunch of enthusiasts who spend an appreciable percentage of their disposable income on photo gear/books/etc; it was meant for a general audience of viewers who aren't experts on the subject but might find it interesting.
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  3. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Exactly, it's aimed at the viewer with a limited or no specialised knowledge of the subject. I'm hoping the next two programmes will move away from explaining the technology and focus more on the photographers and what motivated them.
  4. Louise

    Louise Well-Known Member

    I'd also like to go here, I don't drive and I know it's in Freshwater. Can you get a bus to Dimbola Lodge? Also did any one watch http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08h99sb the man who shot Tutankhamun? Really enjoyed the programmes on BBC4 :)
  5. chris000

    chris000 Well-Known Member


    Route 12 calls at Freshwater Bay and stops close to Dimbola see http://www.islandbuses.info/servicelisting.shtml for details.

    I'm a regular visitor to and a 'friend' of the Dimbola museum & galleries as I live only a couple of miles away - the J M cameron exhibition is permanent but there are always other shorter term exhibitions running as well see http://www.dimbola.co.uk
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  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    If so perhaps that might have been mentioned in the timetable material.
  7. Louise

    Louise Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chris I really appreciate that. I am coming from Salisbury and I understand the museum is in Freshwater bay, where would I need to come from? I don't drive so would I need to come from Lymington or Southampton?
  8. chris000

    chris000 Well-Known Member

    Louise - if you can get to Lymington then that gets you to Yarmouth on the Island which is nearer than coming via Southampton.

    Check out the 'Needles Breezer' which does a circular route from Yarmouth > Freshwater Bay > Alum Bay > Totland > Yarmouth.

    Yarmouth Bus Station is about 200 yards from the Ferry Terminal and the stop near Dimbola is about the same distance down the road towards Freshwater Bay
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  9. Louise

    Louise Well-Known Member

    Whats the best ferry to get from Lymington to Yarmouth. Not sure Red Funnle or Weightlink? Sorry to ask so many questions :)
  10. chris000

    chris000 Well-Known Member


    Wightlink from Lymington.

    Red Funnel run the Southampton to Cowes route
  11. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    I quite liked what I saw in terms of it being informative to the masses rather than directed at me personally, with a degree of photographic knowledge. As a past amateur astronomer I never saw much point in Brian Cox, but I appreciate the good presenting to the masses and spreading the interest.
  12. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    ... and early this morning I very much enjoyed the last one of the 3.
    I've been aware of Martin Parr and his work for some time, and it was good to hear him talking about his work, and somewhere I have several of Fay Godwin's books. Jane Bown's cameras and technique were interesting.
    The other people featured were new to me, but well worth getting to know. A good series, but why did my limited social life have me watching them in the early hours of the morning?
  13. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    This might be of interest - the exhibition based on the series!

    Cheers, Jeff

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