Category Archives: Field Trip Info

Field Trip to Whitetop Mountain and Grayson-Highlands State Park in Virginia




Photos by Ed Lane

Club Field Trip to Charleston

Here are some images that were taken of club members on the latest field trip to Charleston, SC during April 2013.

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Renaissance Festival Field Trip

  Field Trip-Renaissance
  Festival Charlotte

  Saturday, October 16, 2010
  at 7:30am

  Leave from the Arts Center
  rear parking lot

  Club Members – Come spend a day 
  wandering around the Renaissance
festival which should have many
  photographic opportunities!


Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. rain or shine.

Location: Just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85.

Parking: Free courtesy of Harris Teeter.


Advance Discount Tickets: $18 for adults, $7 for kids ages 5-12, available at Harris Teeter Stores region wide. Children under 5 are always free. Tickets purchased at the gate are $1 more. Senior discount tickets (60 and over) are $17 at the gate.

Online Tickets: You can buy & Print Your Own Tickets online

More Information: Visitors should call (704) 896-5544

or toll free (877) 896-5544 

Field Trip to Whitetop Mountain

Recently, several club members took a field trip to Whitetop Mountain.  Below are the members that made that COLD trip.  All had a wonderful time and got some great images.

If you would like to become a member of this fun group, please see the ABOUT page and come to one of our meetings.  We would love to have you and, as a member, show off your favorite images and hopefully expand your photography skills attending the instructional nights.


Front L-R: Nina Ackley, Stephen Gold, Rick Bell, Wink Gaines, Gaither Hambrick
Rear L-R: Robert Hambrick, Bob Phipps, Rose Mary Cheek, Marilyn, Carl Moser, Janice Setzler, Andrea Crouch, Terri Johnson

Club Notes 3/29/08

Club meeting – Wednesday, April 2 7:30 Prints (2) competition

· Edgerton Special Club Meeting Saturday, April 12 Noon at the Art Museum
EMAIL Dennis Hacker to reserve box lunch ($8) by April 11
(That will be final date – once lunches are ordered we will need to pay for them so plan to come)

· High Speed Kids – Saturday, April 19 1-3 PM Robert Dant and John Hildebran will represent club making high speed images to sell to families at the science museum

· High Speed Workshop – Saturday April 26 2-5 PM. Call 327-8576 to register soon. They will close registration at 15 firm. They are more than half way there.

· Camp Agape Field Trip –– April 23-25 Join us for a fun time taking images for the camp. Only cost will be gas and food. We’ll have good rooms with real beds. Do bring bedding. Do contact Dennis Hacker to sign up

· Charleston Field Trip May 2-4 Contact Robert Hambrick Those signed up need to get $15 to Robert soon.

· Website Manager is now Scott Powell Be sure to send him your print winners on digital by the Sunday following a meeting.

· Digital Printing – John Hildebran gave a super presentation for the club. Check out his handout info sheets attached..

Printing Made Easy (PDF) By John Hildebran

Zoo Trip Postponed

The trip to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia that was scheduled for Sunday, April 15, has been postponed due to a poor weather forecast. The trip has been rescheduled for the same time NEXT Sunday (April 21st). Janice Setzler will be contacting those who signed up.

Field Trip Changes

Please make a note of the date change on the Riverbanks Zoo field trip.  The date has been changed from April 7 to April 14.

The North Carolina Raptor Center field trip has been posponed indefinitely unless someone else can host it.  I have a schedule conflict on the 21st and won’t be able to attend.

John M. Setzler, Jr.

NC Transportation Museum Field Trip

Our field trip to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC, will be held THIS Saturday. The current weather forecast for Saturday is partly cloudy skies with temperatures reaching 84 degrees in the afternoon. This should make great weather for the event.

We will meet at the Arts Center North Annex (in the parking lot where we normally gather for meetings) at 8:30am on Saturday, March 24. If the group wants to stop along the way for breakfast or brunch, we will do so.

The North Carolina Transportation Museum operating hours for Saturday are 10am – 4pm. You may plan to stay as long as you like. I would suggest bringing a picnic lunch. The only food available on site is from snack machines located near the gift shop. There are a few restaurants of various sorts in Salisbury, which is just a few minutes up the road from the site.

You may also feel free to come later in the day if you like. The directions to the site are as follows from Hickory:

Take I-40 east to exit 152a to I-77 south in Statesville. Go about 2.5 miles south on I-77 and take exit 49a to Highway 70 east. You will stay on Highway 70 for approximately 26 miles. You will pass through downtown Salisbury. Just on the other side of Salisbury, you will come to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer (on the right side of the road). I will have my cell phone with me (828-234-3557) or you may call the Museum at 704-636-2889 for more information.

March 21st Meeting

OUr club meeting will be held on March 21st at 730pm at the North Annex of the Arts Center. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Planning for a community photo contest…

Digital Projection Report

Field Trip Updates

Open Print Competition (bring up to two)

Coming Up:

March 24th – NC Transportation Museum Field Trip

April 4th – Informational meeting on the digital projection process

April 14th – Riverbanks Zoo Field Trip

Snow Trip with Ed Lane

The snow field trip with Ed Lane will be leaving from the Arts Center parking lot at 9:00 am on Sunday, February 18th. Additional snow is in the mountains forecast for tomorrow, so dress appropriately!