NOTE: This month the field trip is on a Saturday and is the third week of February instead of the second
This field trip will have several opportunities for some great photography with many areas open to the public and with so many areas none of them are crowded which makes it nice for us.
Our event will be going from 10:30 – noon but for your information I have listed the days complete agenda below
Heritage Faire will be running from 10 am to 4 pm at the Cumberland Recreation Centre.
Cumberland’s Heritage Faire was originally launched by a group of community volunteers in 2003 and was modeled on the folk festival that ran from 1949 to 1958 celebrating the diverse heritage of Cumberlanders. Each year over 50 families, clubs and other organizations set up displays of antique tools, unique collections, photos and demonstrations of crafts and folklore from the early days of Cumberland and the Comox Valley.
Heritage Day at the Museum is open by donation if you would like to go in and take photos there
Lantern Festival and Parade
Indoor Labyrinth at the Cultural Centre from 10 am to 4 pm.
At 6pm join the Lantern Parade from Village Square at Third Street to Village Park
Entertainment and sky lanterns at Village Park after the parade, weather permitting.
2744 Dunsmuir Ave Cumberland
It is located on the main street. (across from the Cumberland Bakery)
This month we will be meeting on Sunday
Buckerfields is not just a feed store. It has so many items for your home and garden, your pets and yes even the farm.
Come and join with to explore this local store and see how many unique and different photos you can find.
Lunch will be at the British Bobby Restaurant at noon
1209 East Island Highway, Parksville BC
(it is approximately 7 minutes from Buckerfields)
NOTE: This month the field trip is on a Sunday
Spring at Tiger Lily Farm is such an exciting time with the birth of lambs, calves, pigs, and sheep providing us with fantastic photo opportunities.
Not into the animals?? There are many other things for you to see and photograph from inside the store, the old and new farm machinery and tools plus so much more
This is a field trip that will have something for everyone.
As a special for the photo society they are not going to charge us but ask if there are any photos you that you really like the way they turn out if you could share them with them for their website and Facebook page. They will give you full credit for your work. You can make a donation if you would like but it is not compulsory.
Lunch will be at Trees
1385 Alberni Hwy, Parksville BC V9P 2B8
(across the street from the Coop service station on the highway)
We have been couped up with all the rain and now it is time to get some outdoor time. Spider lake is a beautiful lake with a sandy beach and will be perfect for some great opportunities for landscape shots.
Directions from Horne Lake road on the upper highway then head northeast on Horne Lake Rd toward Thorpe Rd S go 650 m
Turn right onto Spider Lake Rd go 3.1 km; Turn right in 600 m; Continue onto Lakeview Rd for700 m; turn right -Destination will be on the left
Lunch will be at the Sandbar Café at noon and is located on the old island highway in Qualicum Bay
At the lights for the upper highway continue going straight to the old island highway, turn left and the destination is on the right
There is so much more to Mount Washington that just winter sports. Come and join with us as we explore the beauty of the mountain in springti
You will be able to walk on trails if you like or stay close to the Alpine Centre and you will be sure to find many things to trigger that camera shutter finger
Hope to see you all there
We will be having lunch in one of the two restaurants at Mount Washington and will be confirmed closer to the day
AUGUST FIELD TRIP LOCATION CHANGE!!!
We have had to change our location due to a rock concert at McLean Mill this weekend, Sorry for the short notice but this should be fun
New location is: Little River Nature park – Comox
1300 Wilkinson Road near the Little River ferry terminal
(detailed directions in a comment below)
At this time of year the water has lots of lily pads in it and draws, frogs, dragon flies, lots of plants and flowers and even some possible wildlife. I am sure you will find lots to photograph.
The parking lot is right beside the water and trail, You can walk around the pond or stay on one side for great photo ops
Lunch is at the Royston Pub
4000 Island Highway Royston BC. (on the old highway going back towards Parksville/Qualicum,
Come and join with us as we find photographic treasures at Demxx on the Alberni Highway.
This month we are going to add to our usual photographic event by inviting you to take part in our scavenger hunt.
Each person will be given a list of items or item styles that they can go and look for on site and then take a photo of it as creative as you would like
You don’t have to take part in the scavenger hunt but I think it will add an extra fun twist to our day
Lunch will be at Trees Restaurant on the Alberni Highway (across from the Coop gas station) at noon
Demxx has asked that we don’t have an excessive amount of cars to leave room for customers as well as us. If you could car pool that would be great
Hope to see you all there
Fall has come to the Stamp River Falls. Come and join with us as we watch the power of falls and maybe fish climbing up to spawn. Wonderful colors that will be in the area and just so much more to see and photograph. If we are real lucky we may even get to see a black bear fishing
Lunch will be at the Clam Bucket – 4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, at noon
I know many of you have been waiting for this event so bring an friend and I hope to see many of you there
Many of you have been asking to go to Art Knapp in Courtenay for several months now and this is your chance
With the unpredictable weather of December we will be going inside but will have lots of styles to photograph. There are Christmas items for those who like Christmas, flowers for the nature and macro photographers, home décor for the still life lovers, and people for those who like to take action or portraits plus so much more.
Lunch will be at the White Spot 2299 Cliff Ave Courtenay at noon
To add an extra twist for our outing we will be doing some night photography in Parkville to take Christmas lights at 6pm,
It will start on Morrison street Parksville More directions to follow by Dec 4th. Hope to see you there
With the rain still falling we will be doing an inside event for January. We will be going to the Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre which is sure to be a fun time. There is so much to see here from fossils to history of the Comox Valley and the island. There are two floors for you to explore and photograph. I did see several areas where you can also find the collections assignment opportunities. If you are familiar with Courtenay this is in the old Post Office.
If you would like to car pool please let me know and we can try and help you out.
Lunch will be at the Union Street Grill at noon
477- 5 st Courtenay (only a few blocks from the museum)