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Field Trip

Field Trip to Light and Creativity 2018

Members are invited to carpool together to the 2018 Light and Creativity Workshop sponsored by the Harrisburg Camera Club. This is the 8th year for the event, which will be held on Saturday, April 7, from 8 am to 5 pm. The $80 ticket price includes lunch, and a $50 gift card to Nations Photo Lab.

We will meet at the food court end of Wegman's in Frederick at 6:30 am. We should be returning to Wegmans by 6:30 pm. RSVP to Cam Miller at cam.miller@comcast.net. Please indicate if you wish to ride with others or are willing to drive others. It will take approximately 80 minutes to get there.

Only 200 attendees will be admitted to this event, and it is already half full. Here is a link to more information, including the speakers, the vendors, the lunch menu, and more. http://www.lightandcreativity.org/

To register, you can either mail in a check, as noted on the registration page, or pay by credit card at the bottom of the registration page. Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferrable, in the event that you are not able to attend after all. Early registration is encouraged.

I hope to see some club members attend this big photography gathering!

October Field Trip

Cam Miller will be leading a fall field trip through the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary near Mt. Airy on Saturday, October 14.

We'll meet at 9:30 am in the parking lot of Linganore High School, which is much easier to find than the sanctuary itself. The address is 12013 Old Annapolis Rd, Frederick, MD. We can carpool over, or I will lead you to the sanctuary and show you where to park.

The sanctuary at this time of year offers plenty of opportunity for using a macro lens: dried milkweed pods and thistle exploding with seeds, dried goldenrod and grasses, lichen on fence posts, red berries and leaves, and perhaps webs. There is even a old, abandoned dairy as well as a pond. Cam will be giving some tips for using a macro lens or taking closeups with a point-and-shoot (often my preferred method of doing closeups).

If you prefer instead to look for wildlife (deer, rabbits, ground hogs, birds, etc.), bring a longer lens.

Bring water, a selection of lenses, your tripod or monopod (if desired), and wear long pants and comfortable footwear for walking through grass. Binoculars are always handy, too!

If you'd like to go to lunch afterwards, meet at the sanctuary parking area at 11:30, and we'll head for Milo's in New Market.

Currently there is no rain date, so please RSVP if you know you will be coming, by sending an email to Cam at cam.miller@comcast.net. If the field trip is going to be cancelled, she will email you as soon as she has made the decision, as well as post the cancellation in the club forum. But let's hope for good weather!

May Field Trip - East Broad Top Railroad

When: Saturday, May 14,

10am - ~ 1pm or so

Where: 421 Meadow Street, Rock Hill, PA (beautiful drive over!)

Cost: The total cost for this field trip is $200 for 20 people, so the cost will be dependent on the number of participants.

Please RSVP to Erin at etacheny13@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
We will arrange a carpool as we approach the date.

Field Trip Surreybrooke - April 30th

We will be having a field trip next Saturday, April 30th, to Surreybrooke in Middletown. Break out your macro lens, tripod and kneepads, let's celebrate Spring!

We will be meeting there at 9am, which is when Surreybrooke opens, to photograph for a couple of hours. This field trip is free!

They have asked that we park in the grass area to the left of the parking lot.

When you're done photographing, feel free to browse around and shop.

Please email me at etacheny13@gmail.com so I can have a general idea of how many people we are expecting. I look forward to seeing you all there.

Parking
Surreybrooke’s Entrance is located directly on US-40 (Baltimore National Pike). Absolutely NO PARKING is permitted on Hollow Road. All attendees of Special Events must park in the grass parking lot. The gravel lot is reserved for dropping off & picking up, handicap parking and garden center customers only. Thank you for your cooperation

Directions
Frederick Area: Follow US-40 W toward Gambrill State Park. We are located 5 miles west of Boscov’s Department Store on US-40. Surreybrooke is located on US-40 on the left.
(If you reach Pacific Dr. or Hawbottom Rd. you have gone about ¼ mile too far).