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Monthly Club Field Trips

Monthly Club Field Trips

Our club offers monthly field trips to exciting photographic venues on the Florida Sun Coast. These field trips provide a great opportunity to expand your photographic skills by having members helping members increase their photographic skills. These events have produced lasting friendships between members. Field trips are for Members Only.

 

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017 – Field Trip Photo Review

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6a00e54f9e845b883401bb0954d640970dCome join us in the cool air conditioned LWR Town Hall, for our first “Field Trip Photo Review” on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am..” Larry Deitch, head of the education committee, will offer critique and feedback on your field trip photos. Please plan on putting your photos on a USB thumb drive. This will enable us to up load them on the club’s computer and display them on the screen for review. To register email Roxana and Carolyn at fieldtrips@lwrdpc.com or visit the field trip table at the monthly meetings to sign up. We will accept sign ups until Friday August 18th. This will enable us to determine how many members are attending and determine how many photos each person will be allowed to bring for review and critique. We will send out an email reminder so you will know how many photos to bring. Please RSVP to the reminder email so we know for sure who will be attending. This event is for members only. To learn how to become a member visit the Become a Member section of this website.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 – Butterfly Rainforest

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Field Trips | 0 comments

Gemini WM_MG_2126On Thursday July 6TH we will take our Monthly field trip to the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville, Florida. Come explore 60 to 80 different butterfly and moth species in this screened living ecosystem. You will also see small birds from around the world, flowers, tropical trees and a waterfall as you walk along the paths. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to take photos of these beautiful Butterflies and birds up close. The museum also has a special exhibit up called, Frogs! A Chorus Of Colors. This is a display of live frogs from around the world in glass enclosed environments. The cost for this trip is $14.00, this is payable when you sign up and is nonrefundable.  The limit for this trip is 25 members. Please meet us at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall at 7:00 am sharp. For more information about the rainforest go to floridamuseum.ulf.edu.   Field Trips are for Members Only, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to learn how to become a member of LWRDPC please visit the homepage of the club website and click on “Become A Member” under the membership tab. If you are interested in participating in a field trip and you are not a member, please realize you will need to register at least a week in advance to allow time for your registration to be processed.

As our club continues to grow, and we add more and more activities to our schedule, we are finding it necessary for our members to RSVP in advance for our scheduled monthly field trips. Several upcoming field trips in particular are limited in size. In order to make it fair to those on waiting lists and to our organizers who sometimes are making restaurant reservations or guaranteeing a specific number of attendees at a photo destination.  In the future when you receive an email reminder a few days in advance, if you do not respond then we can not guarantee that you will be able to attend the outing.

See the photographs here.

https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/exhibits/butterfly-rainforest/

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Florida Polytechnic University

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Field Trips | 0 comments

18010423_10211087235634335_4084504954387548593_nFlorida Polytechnic University was designed by DR. Santiago Calatrava , a renowned international architect. The building is a 162,00 sq. ft. domed structure. This building is a moveable and functional work of art. It has a louvered roof system that adjusts with the Sun’s angel, surrounded by a ring of curved metal pergolas that shade the outer terrace and walkways.  This design causes stunning shadows and reflections all around the inside and outside of the building.  The building is considered one of the 16 “most breathtaking” buildings in the world. If you have an interest in architectural photography or you would like to try it this will be the place to be. There are many compositional choices to choose from to create exceptional images. This will be our monthly field trip on Saturday June 24th.  We will meet at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall to sign forms and arrange car pools.  We will leave at 7:00 am sharp.  The Director of Marketing for the school has asked me to limit the field trip to 30 people.  She has also asked that photos not be used for commercial purposes (e.g. advertising, stock imagery, etc.).  We can use the photos for our competitions and for personal use. Field Trips are for Members Only, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to learn how to become a member of LWRDPC please visit the homepage of the club website and click on “Become A Member” under the membership tab. If you are interested in participating in a field trip and you are not a member, please realize you will need to register at least a week in advance to allow time for your registration to be processed.

As our club continues to grow, and we add more and more activities to our schedule, we are finding it necessary for our members to RSVP in advance for our scheduled monthly field trips. Several upcoming field trips in particular are limited in size. In order to make it fair to those on waiting lists and to our organizers who sometimes are making restaurant reservations or guaranteeing a specific number of attendees at a photo destination.  In the future when you receive an email reminder a few days in advance, if you do not respond then we cannot guarantee that you will be able to attend the outing.

If you would like to attend the Polytechnic field trip please contact Roxana and Carolyn at fieldTrips@lwrdpc.com  Field trip are for members only.

See the photographs here.

https://www.facebook.com/FLPolyU/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Polytechnic_University

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Tarpon Springs

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Field Trips | 0 comments

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On Saturday May 6th we will take our monthly field to the Sponge Dock area of historic Tarpon Springs located in Pinellas County.  Tarpon Springs had a booming tourist industry in the late 1800’s but the discovery of natural sponges in the area quickly took on an important role in the community.  Experienced Greek divers were hired to don rubberized diving suits and helmets to dive off the coast to harvest the abundance of natural sponges growing on the sea floor below.  As the industry grew so did the influx of Greek citizens and Tarpon Springs is home to one of the largest concentration of Greek ancestry in the United States.  Numerous Greek restaurants and shops line the quaint area along the marina and docks.

Shooting opportunities will be street scenes, the marina area with fishing boats, the drying fresh sponges, the sunset, blue hour and night photography.  Estimates of sunset at this time are approximately at 8 PM.  Tripod use is recommended for sunset and night photography.

If you would like to attend this field trip you may sign up at the March or April General Meetings or email Roxana and Carolyn at fieldtrips@lwrdpc.com.  

Gathering time at Town Hall in Lakewood Ranch is 4:00pm to sign the liability forms, get directions and break into carpools.  We will not be gathering as a group for dinner but will pass out a list of restaurants in the area.  Departure will be at 4:12 PM SHARP.  We will not wait for latecomers.

Field Trips are for Members Only, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to learn how to become a member of LWRDPC please visit the homepage of the club website and click on “Become A Member” under the membership tab. If you are interested in participating in a field trip and you are not a member, please realize you will need to register at least a week in advance to allow time for your registration to be processed.

As our club continues to grow, and we add more and more activities to our schedule, we are finding it necessary for our members to RSVP in advance for our scheduled monthly field trips. Several upcoming field trips in particular are limited in size. In order to make it fair to those on waiting lists and to our organizers who sometimes are making restaurant reservations or guaranteeing a specific number of attendees at a photo destination.  In the future when you receive an email reminder a few days in advance, if you do not respond then we can not guarantee that you will be able to attend the outing.

To learn more about Tarpon Springs Culture and History go to www.spongedocks.net

See the photographs here.

April 12, 2017 – Big Cat Habitat

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We’re sorry but this field trip is FULL. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact fieldrips@lwrdpc.com

The Big Cat Habitat in Sarasota is a sanctuary for big cats, exotic animals and birds. Owned by Kay Rosaire and family they are a nonprofit organization. They offer placement for these animals that are in need of a home. The Rosaire family mission is to teach the public about care and conservation of these magnificent animals.  We have set up a special field trip On April 12th.   We will have VIP seating for the bird show at 1:00pm and the Ligers (tiger & lion mix} show at 2:00pm.  After the shows you can wonder around and take photos of the other animals. At 4:00pm when everyone leaves the grounds we will go to a bigger enclosure where the trainer will take each of the three cats out separately so we can photograph them.  This is a chance to see these beautiful cats up close.  This will be a long day.  We will meet outside the Big Cat Habitat at 12:30pm and we should finish up around 5:30 pm. The Sanctuary is located at 7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota.  We will still need to sign our club forms before we enter the sanctuary. We will also have to sign release forms for the Big Cat Habitat which I will have available at the monthly meetings. This trip is limited to the first 25 club members and the cost of the trip is  $45.00.  You will need to pay when you sign up for the trip. Because this is a limited trip I want to make sure to fill all the spots and have definite commitments so no spots go unfilled.  You will only be able to sign up for this field trip at the monthly meetings in February and March.  Field trips are for club members only.  http://bigcathabitat.org 

Photo taken by our member Tom Lovell at the Big Cat Habitat. This is the same place we will be photographing from.

Field Trips are for Members Only, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to learn how to become a member of LWRDPC please visit the homepage of the club website and click on “Become A Member” under the membership tab. If you are interested in participating in a field trip and you are not a member, please realize you will need to register at least a week in advance to allow time for your registration to be processed.

As our club continues to grow, and we add more and more activities to our schedule, we are finding it necessary for our members to RSVP in advance for our scheduled monthly field trips. Several upcoming field trips in particular are limited in size. In order to make it fair to those on waiting lists and to our organizers who sometimes are making restaurant reservations or guaranteeing a specific number of attendees at a photo destination.  In the future when you receive an email reminder a few days in advance, if you do not respond then we can not guarantee that you will be able to attend the outing.

See the photographs here.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Circle B Bar Reserve

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Field Trips | 0 comments

framed gator headWM_MG_3437 (1)On March 2nd we will be taking a field trip to the Circle B Bar Reserve. This is a 1,267 acres preserve of wetlands and hiking trails. One of the trails is called Alligator Alley. It is a 2.5 mile hike round trip. We hope to see birds, gators and other wildlife. We will meet at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall at 6:30am to sign releases and set up carpools. On the way home we will stop at a local restaurant to have a bite to eat. Please email Carolyn and Roxana at fieldtrips@lwrdpc.com if you would like to attend, or stop by the Field Trip table at the monthly meeting.

 

If you would like more information about the Circle B Bar Reserve go to;

https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/circlebbarreserve.html
https://youtu.be/FWS5xfIaoeA

Field Trips are for Members Only, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to learn how to become a member of LWRDPC please visit the homepage of the club website and click on “Become A Member” under the membership tab.

As our club continues to grow, and we add more and more activities to our schedule, we are finding it necessary for our members to RSVP in advance for our scheduled monthly field trips. Several upcoming field trips in particular are limited in size. In order to make it fair to those on waiting lists and to our organizers who sometimes are making restaurant reservations or guaranteeing a specific number of attendees at a photo destination.  In the future when you receive an email reminder a few days in advance, if you do not respond then we can not guarantee that you will be able to attend the outing.

See the photographs here