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    18     Chuck Pine

      Tentative Calendar                                  


SEPTEMBER 4 Welcome Back

11 TBA ??

18 TBA ??

25 Competition

October 2 Business Meeting

9 Yom Kippur - No Meeting

16 TBA

23 Competition

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

18 Competition

25 No Meeting - Holidays

January 1 No Meeting - New Years Day


15 Competition

22 TBA

29 Business Meeting

February 5 TBA

12 TBA

19 Competition

26 Business meeting

March 4 TBA

11 TBA

18 Competition

25 Business Meeting

April 1 TBA

8 No Meeting - Passover/Easter

15 No Meeting - Passover

22 Competition

29 Business Meeting

May 6 TBA

13 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 
                                                     Upcoming Trips

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.


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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