Posts: Field Trips


August 16, 2018 – Field-Trip: Longwood Gardens with Stan Bysshe

A favorite summer attraction at Longwood Gardens has recently been restored and brought to nighttime brilliance — the illuminated fountain presentations. We’ll be traveling there for a Thursday field trip on August 16. (The trip […]


July 28th, 2018 – Field Trip: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

The “official” NVPS trip to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens will be July 28, the weekend following the park’s Lotus and Water Lily festival. The festival is much later in July than prior years, and many […]


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 […]