caldicot last weekend

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caldicot last weekend

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Looks like we made the right decision to cancel the event at Caldicot. I don't think anyone would want to camp in that field for some time to come.
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Oh. :shock:

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I liked one of the comments:
Is it the Everglades?
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I thought Linnet Clough was damp this weekend! at least we didnt have a flood!
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being born a stone's throw away from the castle
getting water logged there does not surprise me
the river neddern going through there does not
help. if you drive between the old severn bridge
and magor along the A48M (i think it is) there's a
point where you go over a bridge and look down at
a flood plain, caldicot castle is to the left as you
head towards magor, for about 5 to 6 mths there is
always water. during roman times ships went up
to carewent using the river neddern you can still
see the mooring hooks where they docked, so the
answer to this is if they put the neddern back to a river
the water would flow away into the river severn and we
can all play

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But several fields at Caldicot, including the one in the picture, are quite a lot higher than the surrounding landscape.

This is simply a case of too much water for the drainage capacity.

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looking at that picture the neddern is to the right,
to much water for a little stream, plus all the water
up stream, so put the neddern back to a river and
no more problems then we can all play

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Catherine of Gwent wrote:looking at that picture the neddern is to the right...
Really, I thought it was to the left/straight ahead.

Isn't that our usual camping field with the castle behind the photographer, playground to the right?
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yes, I thought the picture was of the camp site,

just where we ( Crows and PKoSD ) were camped last year!
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Hi

I noticed my photos had had a few referrals from this forum, so I thought I'd take a look. If you had plans to spend anytime in Caldicot last weekend, then you made absolutely the correct decision to cancel.
In all my 46 years, I have never seen flooding at the castle like it.
On Sunday evening I drove over to take a look (hence the photos), and there were literally scores of kids using the grounds as an impromptu swimming pool.
In addition, the football pitch to the right as you enter the car park, was completely submerged (and I mean waist high).
I'm glad you didn't waste your time
My photos honestly dont do it justice

On a separate subject, as a keen amateur photographer, I have once or twice ventured over to the Castle to check out re-enactment events, with the hope of catching some dramatic action shots, and atmospheric, in costume, portraits. However, not being the most confident of people I've always ending up giving it a miss in case I'm overly intrusive and upset or offend people, quickly resorting to my landscape comfort zone.

What do you guys think of photographers? Are you happy to to be photographed, is there any protocol that needs to b followed etc. Any advice would be much appreciated

Cheers
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terryflickr wrote: Are you happy to to be photographed, is there any protocol that needs to b followed etc. Any advice would be much appreciated

Cheers
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Not that we are at all vain, but most of us (well me certainly) are quite happy to have our photo taken.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need any more info.

BTW, can I just say I really liked your photos, particularly Wenches Ford
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you are right fox looking at the pictures the neddern is on the left,
where i used to live behind your camp site the neddern is to the right


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Kerry,

Little gloves with and L and and R embroided on the back perhaps. :lol:

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i have trouble with my boots as well


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Terryflickr, your best chance of natural looking shots without guy ropes or some such stuff in the way, is to ask the reenactors in question before you shoot, then they will often oblige and carry on with what they were doing in an appropriate place- not too far away of course. Most will prefer if you ask before taking pictures of their kids, but generally we are pretty pleased that someone appreciates the effort we have made with our kit enough to want to take pictures.We are all fairly comfortable with cameras, so don't mug too much- we don't have to be vain about what the shots will come out like, as we very rarely get to see them.
If you were to want to use them commercially, that would be different of course, and someone with more experience will advise you on that one...
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