Hell’s Gate Fireworks: July 6

  • 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Hell’s Gate, Possum Kingdom Lake, Gaines Bend Development
  • Arrange carpools on your own; the location is a 1.5 hour drive from UNT Health Science Center

Photograph holiday fireworks from a clifftop overlooking Hell’s Gate, the unique rock formation on Possum Kingdom Lake. Fireworks are sponsored by Possum Kingdom Lake Chamber of Commerce.

The fireworks show begins about 9 p.m. and lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Meet hosts Peggy and Shawn Gibson at their Gaines Bend Development home. (Google Gaines Bend Development to find your preferred route.) Contact Shawn, 940-659-8011 or Peggy, 940-659-8206.

The hike to the viewing site is not long but it is over a rocky hill, so it is best to wear good walking shoes. Things you will need:

  • Camera with cable release
  • Tripod
    Flashlight, preferably with red light to avoid distracting other photographers
  • Insect repellent
  • Folding chair or stool
  • Water

Above, Hell’s Gate July 4th by Shawn Gibson

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

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.