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Odyssey of Light – Ken Sklute / Essdras Suarez

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Carnival Out YouTube Video by Ed niehenke

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McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area Sunflower Fields

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife and Heritage Service plants sunflowers each spring on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The primary purpose for planting sunflowers on wildlife management areas is to provide a food source for wildlife.

These fields are located on River Road, east of Hunting Quarter Road, and on the corner of River Road and Sycamore Landing Road.

In addition to mourning doves, sunflowers and sunflower seeds are a favorite food source for a host of other songbirds, mammals and pollinators. Sunflowers require pollination by insects, usually bees, to produce a seed crop. In turn, honey bees and many species of native bees, benefit from the abundant nectar and pollen that sunflowers produce.

The many benefits of sunflowers are lost when they are cut or trampled by people. These sunflowers are planted for the benefit of wildlife and regulations prohibit the cutting, destruction or removal of any plants from these areas. The public is welcome to visit, admire and photograph the sunflowers in bloom. However, visitors must be responsible and ensure that their actions don’t have negative consequences.

Source: McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area Sunflower Fields

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Hi-Key / Low-Key March 2019 Contest Theme

My Page

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Flowers October 2018 Contest Theme

Adobe Spark Page

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Published 2018 June “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2018 Jun. 29 – Jul. 1: Field Trip – 155th Gettysburg – A Living History Event

155th Gettysburg

Join us at the 155th Gettysburg, “A Living History” event at the historic David Stewart Farm. This event is reenactor coordinated with all new historical presentations.

During this three-day event you can:

  • Meet the generals from both armies.
  • Visit the living history camps.
  • Hear civilians tell of their experiences – watch out for soldiers searching for food!
  • See the artillery, infantry and cavalry.
  • Check out the large tent of activities for kids of ALL ages.
  • Watch medical demonstrations.
  • Join us for a Saturday evening camp dance.
  • Attend education and preservation programs in the speakers tent.
  • Visit our Sutlers, food vendors and have your tintype photo taken by the one and only John Milliker!

Spectator admission fee is just $20 per carload and payable at the entrance.

ALL proceeds from this event will be donated to battlefield preservation. Backpacks and coolers are prohibited. All persons entering the event are subject to search for the safety of us all. For further Information: www.cwhi.org.

Michelle Barkdoll will be there all 3 days – if club members get in contact with her prior to coming – she will be able to get them to different photo advantages during the day along with the battle. Email Michelle at fieldtrips@arundelcameraclub.org.

 

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2018 Jul. 11: Photo Opportunity – Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Ritchie Highway & Magothy Bridge Road
Featureing Over 40 Attractions
Rides – Games – Foods
Midway Admission is Free
Every Night
is a “Wristband Night”
Ride all you want from 6 PM to Closing
For only $27.00 Per Person
Hours: 6 PM to 11 PM
Compliments of the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company

Summer is just around the corner so it’s time to have some fun. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Meeting at the Earleigh Heights Carnival for some Light Painting. Bring your camera and tripods! We will meet at 6pm when the carnival opens, plenty of food, games and rides to part take in before it starts to get dark. If you are a beginner and/or have never done light painting before, our own club member, John Milleker Jr, will be on hand to help and to answer any questions. I’ve only done this a couple times and know it’s fun and a way to practice a different technique that I don’t do too often. Hope to see a few of you there!

Happy Summer and Happy Shooting!

– Michelle

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Cityscape Photo – Expert Photo Instruction

Expert Photo Instruction

Our own Steve Rosenbach is offering one-on-one and small group lessons for Lightroom and Photoshop. His Lightroom Quick-Start lesson will take you from zero to being a competent Lightroom user in about two hours…guranteed!.

More advanced and customized sessions are also available for both Lightroom and Photoshop. Steve also offers free after-training phone/email/text support for anyone who takes any of his lessons.

Steve offers one-on-one and small group lessons for all skill levels and most aspects of photography, including editing in Lightroom and Photoshop. His Lightroom Quick-Start lesson will take you from zero to being a competent Lightroom user in about two hours…guaranteed! More advanced and customized sessions are also available for both Lightroom and Photoshop, and like his workshops, I offer free after-training email/phone/text support for anyone who takes a lesson from me. He is happy to come up with a plan tailored to your current skill level and where you want to go with your photography.

Source: Cityscape Photo

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2018 June 16-18: Field Trip – Ocean City Maryland Air Show

ACC Members –

The first summer club field trip is just around the corner.   June 16-17, 2018 – Ocean City Maryland Air Show – You can purchase tickets to be at show center or shoot from the boardwalk or outside roped off area for free. Show center is 16th Street. There are shuttles that run from West OC park and ride straight to 16th St. http://ocairshow.com/  This year the Thunderbirds are the main headline.  A show you won’t want to miss.

-Michelle

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