By Roger (13 September 2015)
Yes, I missed the blog, last weekend. I was out in Nebraska, on a thunder run, to drop off a vehicle. (A thunder run just means we drove the 1,300 miles, with one quick stop.) Naturally, I had a camera and spent a late afternoon walking around, taking in the scenery and snapping a photo or two.
You know you should go out with your camera more often than you do. It's good to practice, and it's always nice to spend a couple of hours with folks who also enjoy making photographs. And the weather is, finally, cooling down, here in Virginia. It must be time for some photowalking.
Here are a couple of opportunities for you.
While we were out in Las Vegas, we met with the fine people at 500PX. They have a photowalk, sponsored with Fugifilm, on the weekend of 26 September, and asked me to run one of their walks. I didn't hear anything for a couple of weeks, but they contacted me, Monday. With just a little time to prepare, I picked an easy pleaser, in Harpers Ferry, WV.
We've been to a couple walks here, and it's a great location. There is a good variety of photography subjects, with the history, landscape, old architecture, trains, and lots of people. We will meet at 9 a.m., at the Amtrak Station, on Saturday, 26 September. There are several really nice prizes, if you choose to enter their contest. The walk is free, of course, and you can sign up HERE.
This walk has some steps and a hill climb, but Thomas Jefferson said the view, alone, was worth a trans-Atlantic voyage. At least, that's what they claim on the plaque, honoring his visit. We'll stop there, too, just to see if he was right.
Your second opportunity is the Kelby Worldwide Photowalk, on 3 October. Mark and I have been WWPW leaders for five years, now. We've always got it marked on our calendars as a must-attend event. This year, we're going back to Culpeper, VA.
Our Culpeper route is very easy walk, with no steep hills and lots to see. You've got another train station (I like trains!); a farmer's market; and the old town area, filled with people and history. We were in Culpeper for the WWPW in 2006. It's always nice to visit a location you haven't seen in a while.
We'll meet at 9 a.m., on Saturday, 3 October, at the Amtrak Station. We'll end at a nice pub, The Beer Hound Brewery. You can join us by signing up HERE. This walk is also free, but you must register.
So, get up off your couch, and come join us for both walks. Bring any camera you want to carry. Learn new skills. You'll have a great time.