Fwd: SSCC Nov trip to Fire Island Lighthouse
Subject: SSCC Nov trip to Fire Island Lighthouse
Fire Island Lighthouse
Whether you love maritime museums, climbing lighthouses, nature, or the beach, there is something for you to photograph at the Fire Island Lighthouse. It is a hidden gem. Long Island boasts more than 20 lighthouses, all of different styles and sizes. At 168 feet the Fire Island Lighthouse is the tallest.
You can climb to the top (182 steps) where not only will you be rewarded with bragging rights but you can enjoy a 360 degree view from the galley platform. What a perfect perch to view an almost full moon and hopefully lovely sunset. The twisting boardwalks that surround the area are a pleasant walk and provide numerous photo ops.
We will be meeting November 10th, 3:00 p.m. at the lighthouse. It is about a 15 minute walk from the parking lot (Field 5). Sunset will be 4:27 p.m. Bring a flashlight for the walk back to Field 5.
Ellen Lee & Henry Harrow
South Shore Camera Club Trip to Brooklyn Botanic Garden
In the winter, not many photographers think to visit the Botanic Garden. What many people don’t know is that the Garden boasts a robust lineup in its greenhouses, which bursts with life even during the long cold months. In the Conservatory you can experience 5 distinct plant environments.
The Aquatic House has many rare and showy orchids in full bloom. In the Warm Temperate Pavilion, South Africa, bulbs are flowering. The Bonsai Museum, second oldest in the country, contains about 350 carefully tended trees. The Desert Museum’s dry, rocky environment is planted with cacti, succulents, desert wildflowers and features a large Mesquite tree, native to the American southwest at its center. The iconic Japanese-Hill-and Pond Garden is quite possibly the Garden’s main attraction.
The Garden is very special in the winter so we hope you can join us. We will be meeting December 8, 10:00 a.m. at the entrance from the Brooklyn Museum/Botanic Garden parking lot on Washington Ave and President Street (paid parking lot). Admission to the Garden is $8 for seniors /$15 for adults.
Ellen & Henry
South Shore Camera Club PSA Nature Interclub January 2019
SSCC placed 9th out of 40 clubs in the final standings for the year
Buff tailed Coronet 13 Patricia Walsh
Mr and Mrs Mallard 9 Brenda Weissberg
Mealtime 10 Richard Cohen
Building A Home 11 Domenick Creaco
Sunrise on the Mara 13 Patricia Walsh
Natures Balance 13 Domenick Creaco
Judges for 2019
Sept 25 - Jeff Mantell
Oct 23 Leon Hertzon
Nov 13 Andy Kurchy
Dec 19 Chuck Pine
SOUTH SHORE CAMERA CLUB TENTATIVE CALENDAR 2019-2020
SEPTEMBER 4 Welcome Back
11 TBA ??
18 TBA ??
October 2 Business Meeting
9 Yom Kippur - No Meeting
30 Business Meeting
November 6 TBA
13 TBA or Competition Theme Street photography
20 TBA 27 No Meeting - Thanksgiving
27 No meeting Thanksgiving
December 4 Business Meeting
11 Holiday Meeting
25 No Meeting - Holidays
January 1 No Meeting - New Years Day
29 Business Meeting
February 5 TBA
26 Business meeting
March 4 TBA
25 Business Meeting
April 1 TBA
8 No Meeting - Passover/Easter
15 No Meeting - Passover
29 Business Meeting
May 6 TBA
20 Competition 27 TBA
South Shore Camera Club
2019-2020 Tentative Field Trips
September - DUMBO ( via Queens Ferry)
October - Belmont Racetrackl
November - Fire Island Lighthouse
December - TBD
January - Elizabeth Morton
February - Zoo
March - Floyd Bennett Field
April - Holland Ridge Farm Tulip Festival, NJ
May - TBD
2019 - 2020 South Shore Camera Club
DUMBO (via ferry) 9/22/19 9:15 a.m.
Dumbo (down under the Manhattan bridge overpass) is one of NYC’s hippest, historic neighborhoods with unsurpassed views and the best pizza! Best of all, this trip takes you to the spots where you can take some of the best photos of NYC. Make sure your camera battery is charged and ready to go. As an added treat we will be going by ferry.
OLD RHINEBECK AERODROME - 10/20/19 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy the best air show around! Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome both entertains and educates. Shows start at 2:00 p.m. with a vintage fashion show and car parade. The flying starts at 2:30 p.m. and runs till about 4:00 p.m. The stars are the historic airplanes , including a 1909 Bleriot, the oldest regular flying plane in the Western Hemisphere; the Fokker, triplane, the most famous fighter of WW1, and a precise replica of the “Spirit of St. Louis”. In addition, to the Airshow there is a museum. There will also be pumpkin bombing, a fall festival and a WW1 spectacular with pyrotechnics. Admission is $20 for seniors.
CHINATOWN - 11/10/19 10:00 a.m.
Chinatown, NYC is the largest Chinatown in the U.S. Founded in the late 1870’s by Chinese immigrants, Chinatown offers a unique, historical and cultural experience not found anywhere else in the world. Photograph the sights, feel the pulse, challenge your senses. There is something for everyone. An endless array of restaurants, teahouses and bakeries to sample. Supermarkets, fresh produce and fish markets. So join us as we explore the neighborhood.
Hangar B is the home to Floyd Bennett Field’s historic aircraft restoration program
(H.A.R.P.). We will go inside the Hangar to photograph the dedicated volunteers working on the collection of historic aircraft. Their goal is to restore the aircraft to nearly original condition. The volunteers have even built a full scale model of Wiley Post’s Lockheed Vega “The Winnie Mae” from scratch.
HOLLAND RIDGE FARM TULIP FESTIVAL - Mid-April 2020
Visit the Tulip Festival at Holland Ridge Farm in Cream Ridge, NJ. Starting in mid-April, you can stroll the grounds, pick flowers and more.
The Tulip Festival will boast 50 acres of vibrant flowers to photograph in addition to a tulip market, plus restored barns with furry friends. Purple, pink, orange and yellow - a rainbow of blossoms will spring to life sprouting up to form a colorful quilt of flowers across the property.
UNTERMEYER PARK and GARDENS (Yonkers) - May 2020
Untermeyer Park and Gardens is the Gardens from a former grand estate in
Yonkers. Photograph the walled garden with its Greek - styled temple and amphitheater, the Temple of Love perched on a rocky outcropping and the sweeping Vista that descends to an overlook above the Hudson River and Palisades. In addition, there is the color garden and gatehouse, a river and stream garden, and a ruin and sundial garden.
Untermeyer Park is a beautiful and peaceful GEM of a park. The flowers, fountains, architectural details, and especially the view are FANTASTIC. Go and you won’t be disappointed!
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