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November Photowalks

It's been a while since we've done a photowalk but we're hoping to be back on the map! Starting off with two photowalks we're planning for November:

1. 10th November 2013 Sunday - Brompton Cemetery
Nearest Tube - West Brompton Station (District & Overground)

Thanks to Nick for introducing this beautiful part of London. Lots of history! It's part of the Magnificent Seven of London. We've led several photowalks over the last few years in this area.

2. 17th November 2013 Sunday - Golders Hill Park
Nearest Tube - Golders Green Station (Northern Line)

Thank +Mathew Cooling  for showing us this very beautiful park. There's quite a lot to see here, and since it's on high ground, it starts off with a wicked view of London! It's part of the "Heath" (Hampstead Heath and all) and there's a beautiful Pergola that alone makes the visit worth it!

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Let us know if you can make it! Details will be posted as an event on Tuesday 5th November 2013.
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King of the Photowalkers!
 
Do you take photography seriously :)
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Hey guys... look... our community pages are open, just in time for 2013.... ROLL UP ROLL UP!
 
2012 has been a massive year, but when +Helena Martins left the helm of the  good ship PWL, and the end of the world was due, we decided to sit out December. Now that Christmas is all over, and done with and New Year is just around the corner, it seems a perfect time for us to announce the +Photowalks London community pages and work on making 2013 even bigger and better. 

In the first few days of 2013, we will be announcing our first new photowalk of the year, so keep it pinned here. Also, we would like you to post in your favourite photowalks shots from 2012 in the community and let everyone who might be interested know that the +Photowalks London community is open for business.

In addition, we would like you to extend our warmest welcomes to +Andrew Savage who will be joining the crew to aid and abet +Alan Gurling and +Julian Davies with organizing walks.  

We would also like to extend our thanks to Bruce Colthart (I can't plus him yet) for creating us some amazing new logo art. Doesn't it look great? 


BRING ON 2013!!!!
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Please participate with feedback about the future that you'll like for this group.
 
Regarding Photowalks London

For a while now that I’ve been delaying this decision, I’ve been talked out of it a few times, and I always come to the same thought … To leave Photowalks London ownership/leadership. So, maybe it’s time I really take the courage to leave this project, a community at heart!

There will be a few questions, there will be a few rumours and to avoid that, let me give the full reasons for my decision.

I started PL because there was need for it, because from an early age I‘m always keen on leading social projects and later on professional projects as well. 
As they say in Portugal, I grab the bull by the horns and fearless lead projects where they need to be lead to.

I once read “A project is only big as its survival without you” thus, I started to invite others onto this project named Photowalks London.
A few people were not the best chosen ones, personalities and egos started to clash. Because I’m protective towards my projects, I decided to invite those people out of the project. Especially when I was told “You should gain something from all this hard work”, meaning if I would gained from it, those on the crew would do as well. 
That was one of the reasons why I always asked crew members to not sign their names on the page posts. This was not about individuals. This was about a group, building a community before Communities come through on G+ ; this was about creating a safe space and fun environment for photogs to get along. Never to gain from it, and less alone to promote ourselves with it.

So forgive me if I was never supportive or certain projects here on UK Photography groups; apologies if I was never supportive of sub linear ways to promote one’s stream; apologies if I was direct at saying so and not a hypocrite as some would like or had have prefer. 
 
I have never set up to gain anything. However, I did gain.
Every time a participant on a Photowalk come to me and said “I lived in London for a x period of time and I didn’t know this part of London” that for me was a huge kick, a huge gain of feeling Mission Accomplish. Why?
Because preparing a Photowalk every month is indeed hard work or at least demanding.  
You need to scout the area; do a pre route; get authorisation for group shooting and or at least consider the logistics or having a group of 30 plus photographers in one place. Thus, yes, I did gain every time I was made felling that I was giving something unique. 

While giving this to others, I sacrificed personal projects due to the lack of time.  Still …  
Photowalks London helped me to keep alive.
Having lost all my hearing due to illness, there were moments in my last 2 years where depression was very acute. 
In spite of having photography on my life; in spite of all the love and support from wife; there were 2 times that I seriously consider the suicide and once I did go about it. 
It was in mid-May and I found myself dangling from a tube platform. Two things saved me in that moment: The Tube driver, who was good to observe my intentions and put the full brakes on, and my wife, who’s love shone over me on that moment.
This happen on the week before the Portbello Photowalk and after this incident, the responsibility that I had with Photowalks London, was essential to help me to just … Keep going no matter what. So, yes, again … I did gain from this project.

Twice I thought about clearing the air around Photowalks London, even if I was threaten about going public with anything damaging for one photog in question. I didn't do it because I was afraid, I simply didn’t do it because I’m not about washing dirty clothes in public. And ultimately, because what does a person deserves? A person that didn't know any photographers in London and then goes about creating his own group? For me …  from me, nothing really.

The point is, I find myself with choices to be made on my life. Being responsible for Photowalks London and other communities, while trying to deliver a good service to those involved in these groups, currently and in the near future it’s just not possible.

I'm eager to get back into my photography, my own projects, thinking first about me and not others. 

Photowalks London is here. Beyond me hopefully.
I am forever grateful to +Julian Davies  simply the most selfless person that I ever meet. He jumped on this Photowalks London wagon to help me out and what a precious help is has been, going beyond the line of just helping and creating the Monopoly Photowalks which were a huge success and that took loads of organisational skills and his personal time.

I'm grateful to +Alan Gurling  as well, our very own almighty photog, always ready to rise to the occasion with a smile. He lead many Photowalks alongside me and Julian, and I feel much fortunate to have him as a friend.

Currently there is a little bit uncertainty around the future of Photowalks London itself.
Julian and Alan will need to ponder on what to do, if following with this group or not. Therefore, if you have been on our Photowalks, once or twice, all of them or just a few, your feedback on the future of this group is very much appreciated. We do things for you, with you. I’m out of the picture, but Photowalks London is your decision.

Please have your say!

Thank you to all members of Photowalks London fro respecting my decision, sure thing we'll see each other around! 
Thanks for all your kindness and love that you've showed me.

Warmly
Helena 
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Thanks for setting up this community! 
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That's a very good thought +Aaron Yeoman =)))) 
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This weekend Photo Opportunity

Besides the already heads up given to the Santa Run, here's one more!
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We hope you can take a look through the photos from saturdays #photowalkslondon  and tell us what you think of these shots. 
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Yes, we finally pulled together our second photowalk of the year! This one is going to be around London's world famous west end. We will visit Covent Garden, Soho Square, Carnaby street , and stop for refreshments before heading back down to Picadilly and Leicester Square after sunset. We hope you can all come! It will be a 'bring your tripod event'.
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I'm looking forward to the next Photowalk :)
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And boom... we now have 63 members in the community. If you have 10 minutes before you head out to celebrate NYE tonight, please feel free to post your favourite shot from +Photowalks London 2012 walks... 

Good luck in 2013 to you all!
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2012 has been a massive year, but when +Helena Martins left the helm of the  good ship PWL, and the end of the world was due, we decided to sit out December. Now that Christmas is all over, and done with and New Year is just around the corner, it seems a perfect time for us to announce the +Photowalks London community pages and work on making 2013 even bigger and better. 

In the first few days of 2013, we will be announcing our first new photowalk of the year, so keep it pinned here. Also, we would like you to post in your favourite photowalks shots from 2012 in the community and let everyone who might be interested know that the +Photowalks London community is open for business.

In addition, we would like you to extend our warmest welcomes to +Andrew Savage who will be joining the crew to aid and abet +Alan Gurling and +Julian Davies with organizing walks.  

We would also like to extend our thanks to Bruce Colthart (I can't plus him yet) for creating us some amazing new logo art. Doesn't it look great? 


BRING ON 2013!!!!
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Great job with the logo, +Bruce Colthart . Cheers!
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All events have been deleted! We're just working on backstage, please stay tune for further information. 

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Photo opportunity, this weekend in London
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Just saw them now +Marek Mularczyk and what a great set! I wanted to go, but I had a vet appointment with my dog. You captured very well the moment!  
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The original and official Google+ Photowalks in London
Introduction
We are a group of Londoners photographers organising Photowalks in London. 
Our photowalks are always in different parts of London and we do organise other photowalks with themes in mind. 

The main event is a leisurely Photowalk in an area of London and it happens every month.
We meet at a designated place and time, take photos for about 2 to 3 hours and end up in a pub talking about photography.

We will set up the route (different one every month) and where needed seek photo authorisation. So you have all the fun with no hassle! 

Please use the tag #PhotowalksLondon

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