Posts: Field Trips


May 19th, 2018 Field Trip to the National Arboretum

Our final field trip of the 2017-18 club calendar will be May 19 to the National Arboretum, located at 3501 New York Ave., N.E. We’ll meet at the visitor center at 8:30 — the Arboretum opens at 8:00.   While the insane […]


April 13-15, 2018 – Field trip to New York City

In April, we’ll be going back to New York City (April 13-15). Tentative plans include Times Square at night, Midtown Manhattan (Grand Central Station!), Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights (including views of the Brooklyn Bridge), as […]


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 […]