For our first in-person activity of the year, we are going to photograph the Milky Way above the Laguna Meadows. This activity is ideal for both our members who do not go to Bodie State Park at night with our vice-chair Mark, as well as those who do go and wish to practice immediately before heading up there.
The galleries with winners and honorable mentions from our 2020 SCPS Photo Contest are available now. Our sincere thanks to the judges Sandy Zelasko, Stephen Bay, Lee Sie and Alexander S. Kunz – and to all of our members who participated!
Join our president Alexander S. Kunz for an exploration of the (slot) canyons in the Palm Wash area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park, near the old Calcite Mine. This is a full-day activity (if you want) – depending on our timing we can head from the Palm Wash area to Fonts Point or Clark Dry Lake for sunset, and then have dinner in the town of Borrego Springs together. Continue reading if you’re interested!
Join us for our January 2019 activity with board member and outgoing president Steve Cirone, photographing the birds of La Jolla – primarily the cormorants and pelicans.
Join us on Saturday, December 14th, for our monthly photo activity: Birds of Santee Lakes with our president and acclaimed bird photographer Steven Cirone. Our activities are not limited to club members, they’re free and open to anyone who wants to join us. If you’re interested to meet a friendly flock of bird-flavored photography geeks, come out and play with us! 🙂
Please join our vice chair Alexander S. Kunz for a fall-color hike on Palomar Mountain’s Observatory Trail. The hike is about 4 miles (out and back) with an estimated 650 feet of elevation change. We start at the Observatory Campground day-use parking area and hike to where the trail meets Canfield Road, near the entrance to the Observatory. We hike back the way we came.
Join our president Steve Cirone for our September 2019 photo activity: we visit the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM) in Vista. The museum features far more than just antique gas & steam engines – the exhibits also include barns, blacksmith & wheelwright shops, metal arts facility, a model railroad, and more. You can find the full list of exhibits on their website (engines may not run at all times but most exhibits are open on Saturdays, which is the day we’ll go).