Category Archives: Photo Opportunity

Carnival Out YouTube Video by Ed niehenke

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

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

Doors Open Baltimore  ·  October 28—29, 2017.

Doors Open Baltimore is expanding to the full weekend! On October 28 – 29, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, in partnership with AIABaltimore, will present the fourth annual Doors Open Baltimore. Learn about Charm City’s fascinating history through its architecture and the people who design and preserve it.

Saturday, October 28th will be the open house day when over 50 buildings across Baltimore will open their doors for exploration. Most of the special events, such as walking tours, that require free registration will occur on Sunday, October 29.

Doors Open Baltimore is a self-guided event, and sites can be enjoyed by foot, bicycle, public transit, or car. Sites are organized into neighborhood clusters to minimize the amount of time you have to spend in transit. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of transit services such as the light rail, metro, Charm City Circulator, and the Baltimore Bike Share.

Source: Doors Open Baltimore  ·  October 28—29, 2017.

 Oct. 25-28: 2017PhotoPlus International Expo + Conference Trade Show

Registration is now open for PPE 2017! Free Expo Pass ends July 11.

The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by nearly 20,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators from around the world. PhotoPlus features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, special Filmmaking and Drone sessions, the Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Reviews sponsored by WordPress.com & FUJIFILM, the Lucie Technical Awards, and over 200 exhibitors and brands displaying thousands of the latest products and services for you to touch, try and compare.

Source: PhotoPlus International Expo + Conference Trade Show

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2017 Jun. 17-18: Photo Opportunity – Ocean City Air Show

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the 10th anniversary edition of the Ocean City Air Show on June 17-18, 2017! This year’s event will feature a wide variety of military demos including the F-22 Raptor, USMC MV-22 Osprey plus the return of the A-10 Warthog and civilian performers like the GEICO Skytypers.

Source: OC Air Show

2017 May 9 – June 11: Photo Opportunity – Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

This one-of-a-kind experience includes an all-new collection of larger-than-life, illuminated silk sculptures, acrobatics, dancers, authentic crafts and the return of a 200-foot-long dragon. Tickets $17. Days & Hours: Sunday – Thursday 6:00 pm -10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm -11:00 pm.

Source: Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

2017 Jun. 10: Photo Opportunity – Frederick County Barnstormers

The Barnstormers 11th Anniversary Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017. The Barns Of Linganore Valley. Nine barns in the rolling hills of Eastern Frederick County will be featured during the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation 11th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. The event will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Source: Frederick County Landmarks Foundation Website!

2017 Jun. 2-4: Photo Opportunity – Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend

Everywhere you look there is living history before your eyes. Go back in time to learn about WW II from the brave men and women who lived it. Featuring the Commemorative Air Force B-29 Superfortress, “Fifi”. WWII Air Show: All types of famous WW II aircraft on the ground and in the air! Military Vehicle Show: See Allied and Axis vehicles placed in contextual display. WW II Battle Re-Creations: Skirmishes in a re-created French Village and a large scale demonstration battle take place. War Front Tent Displays: Allied, Axis, PTO, ETO, Mediterranean and Russian. Great American Home Front Displays: A 1940’s street re-creates the Home Front including the Victory Theater. Gates open at 8:30 AM. Tickets $26.

Source: MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM’S WORLD WAR II WEEKEND

2017 Mar. 31 – Apr. 8: Photo Opportunity – Light City Baltimore 2017

Light City transforms the city with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors.
Festival Hours: 7-11PM nightly; open until midnight on Friday and Saturday

Source: Light City Baltimore 2017 | A Festival of Light and Ideas