The Practical Group in Birmingham

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On Sunday 22nd January, 15 BPS members gathered under the auspices of The Practical Group in Birmingham city centre with the intention of photographing architectural features both old and new.  We assembled at the forecourt of Grand Central, taking advantage of the reflections afforded by the mirrored cladding.  A demand for coffee prevailed over enthusiasm for photography and we retired from the cold to restore ourselves not only with beverages but also the sins of sticky cakes.  A walk to the Great Western Arcade allowed some street photography and experiment with bracketing of exposures.  Our final location was the financial quarter with its modern buildings.

Despite the cold, members learned, shared kit, enjoyed an exchange of wit and banter and even learned a few things about each other.  What better way to spend a dreary winter Sunday?  Suggestions on a self-addressed postcard please, to arrive no later than next Thursday.”

Roger Tyler