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Have fun! Join an Outing

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Outings allow us to visit interesting and scenic places in north Texas, take photos and have fun. View the Outings schedule for information. Participants are asked to sign a PDF-Release-of-Liability.

Here are a selection of participant images from outings to historic churches, Browne Salvage Yards, Fabrication Yards, Historic Cleburne, Historic Statler Hotel, Possum Kingdom Lake, Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, Colleyville Nature Center, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and the Dallas Arboretum.

 

 

 

 

 

Smoky Mountains Outing: Find Updates

Marsha Ezell has finalized plans for this outing to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and needs to know who will be there.

Contact Marsha:

  • Text: 817-999-4502
  • Email: marshachad@yahoo.com
  • Sign PDF-Release-of-Liability form for Fort Worth Camera Club
  • Trip dates: May 20-24, 2019
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina
  • Participants are responsible for travel, park fees, lodging and food, plus all personal photo equipment and/or camping gear.

This is a loosely organized outing, says Marsha, who previously has traveled to the park and loves its photo opportunities. “The great draw of the Smokies is water. There are cascades, waterfalls and still water, everywhere.”

  • For information about the trip or hotels, contact Marsha.
  • If you are interested in RV-ing as a group, contact club member Chad Fenner.  

SmokyMtsNP-waterfall-MashaEzellThere are photogenic cabins, churches, mills and a school, crafts and artists, the Eastern Cherokee Reservation and the early morning fog that gives the park its name. The park is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 950 miles east of Fort Worth.

Learn more:

 

 

Photos, redbud in bloom courtesy of U.S. National Park Service; waterfall, Marsha Ezell.

St. Olaf’s Church Outing: April 6

  • Meet at 7 a.m., Saturday, April 6, to carpool for the 90-minute drive to St. Olaf’s Church, Cranfills Gap
  • Note: Date changed from April 20.
  • Meet in the Walmart parking lot at 8840 Hwy. 377-S (Benbrook Blvd), Benbrook, TX 76126; find a map.
  • Participants must sign a PDF-Release-of-Liability.

St. Olaf’s is a favorite stop for the camera club, and like many of our preferred locations, it often yields award winning images. This gorgeous small church is on a hill overlooking north central Texas and surrounding rolling farm land. Bring a tripod, and as with all our rural outings, wear sturdy shoes and a hat.

After a morning of making images, we’ll have lunch at Hammond’s BBQ, 1106 NE Big Bend Trail, Glen Rose. Thanks to Ken Spencer for planning this trip.

 

 

Browne’s Salvage Yard Outing: March 9

Bring your tripod and camera gear and explore the photo possibilities at Browne Auto Salvage near Denton. You’ll find a variety of images in the old vehicles, which offer eye-catching details such as logos, radios, peeling paint … lots of things to make interesting photos.

Be sure to wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring a hat for sun protection.

Questions? Contact Outings Chair Mark Rogers to sign up and learn more.

Photo, one of award-winning Master photographer Robert Chura’s images from previous visits to Browne’s.

Spring Blooms Outing: Feb. 23

Note: May be rescheduled if raining. Also, note new carpool location: Starbucks parking lot, 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd., by Frost Bank and across the street from Le Madeleine restaurant. (This will avoid Cowtown Marathon activity around UNTHSC.)

  • Meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019; Starbucks, 6115 Camp Bowie
  •  Capture spring flowers in pixels at the annual Dallas Arboretum Dallas Blooms festival.

This popular club outing offers expansive gardens, walkways, waterfalls and landscaping, most with early spring flowers such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and blub-generated plants.

The floral display is especially good for close-ups and macro-photography.

Admission is $17 per person ($14 for age 65 and older) at the gate. If enough people sign up, a discount may be available. Contact Outings chair Mark Rogers.

Be sure to wear appropriate shoes for walking, consider bringing kneepads and a cloth for up-close images.

We’ll enjoy lunch after a morning of photography.

Daffodils, above, courtesy of Arboretum media services; club members in action by Dick Dodds at the 2018 outing.