Posts: Field Trips


March 24, 2018 – Field Trip to Huntley Meadows Park, Mason Neck State Park, and/or the Elizabeth Hartwell National Wildlife Refuge

The March field trip will be March 24, going to Huntley Meadows Park, Mason Neck State Park, and/or the Elizabeth Hartwell National Wildlife Refuge. You can go to one or more of the locations – […]


February 17, 2018: Field Trip – The B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD

February’s field trip will be to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD, on February 17.  The museum website gives this description of what we’ll see: Located among Baltimore City’s historic southwest neighborhoods, at the […]


January 27, 2018 – Field Trip: Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, PA

January 27, 2018, to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA We’ll try to chase away the winter blahs with a field trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, on January 27. While the Garden’s four-acre […]


December 9, 2017: Field Trip – DC’s Monuments at Night

We’re going to try our luck with the weather with a field trip to Washington, D.C., at night. Tripods and/or high-ISO shooting! Night photography in a city presents the challenges of capturing long exposures, dealing […]


October 28, 2017 – Field Trip: Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, Philadelphia

  The Simeon Foundation Automotive Museum houses between 65 and 70 vintage and recent road racing cars, including several particularly rare cars. We’ll be going to the museum on October 28, when the museum will […]


September 16 2017: Field Trip – Shenandoah National Park

While the fall leaves are fickle, the sunsets on the Blue Ridge amaze every day.  Join us Saturday, September 16th on the Skyline Drive for a two-part field trip.   We will meet at the […]


Field Trip: Flying Circus Airshow and Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival

A demonstration of the “Golden Years of Flight” between the First and Second World Wars, the Flying Circus recreates the barnstorming era. Most of the aircraft date to the 1940s. On August 19 and 20, […]


July 8 2017: Field Trip to Kenilworth Gardens

This National Park Service location is best known for its lotus and summer waterlilies, but offers a wider array of photographic opportunities. These include birds (some herons are “commonly” seen), amphibians, and bugs, including dragon […]


Field Trips for the 2017-18 NVPS Season

We’ve started gathering ideas for field trips for next year, hoping to revisit some of the tried and true locations that always deserve another visit, as well as a few new locations. However, we need […]


May 21 2017: Field Trip to Waterford Virginia

Waterford, located in northern Loudon County, is one of the most photogenic locations in our region. Founded in the early 1700s, it is today a National Historic Landmark District, with buildings dating back to the […]