One of the things I enjoy about photography and social media is the interaction, online as well as in real life...because let's face it - tapping away on your keyboard is interaction to a certain extent, but to have face to face conversations with other photographers is a lot more fun!
That is why I try to take part in as many photowalks as I can with the Facebook group I'm a member of, to talk to and interact with other photographers. To be perfectly honest, to take the "best ever" photos during these events is never my goal, because I think you'll have to have a bit more of a solitary time to get your best work done, to be "alone" with your camera.
This weekend I was delighted to take part in a photowalk in Lund, Sweden with some old friends (and a few new ones). I've taken photos in Lund for many years, so I didn't expect to take anything earth-shattering with my camera. This was a social event more than anything. At least to me (I can't answer for any of the others at the walk).
We took a slow stroll through the older parts of Lund and ended up in the Botanical Gardens for an hour of shooting among all the plants, trees and flowers before we reconvened at a local cafe for some well-deserved calories. I'm not much of a plants/flower photographer, but I've picked a few of the ones I came home with after a good time with friends and I'm showing them at the bottom of this post. I like them, but they were never the main purpose for me, the good time with friends was the main thing, and that's definitely what I had. I'm lucky to have found out about this group of photographers, and I hope to have lots of outings with them in the future!