Our field trips are always full of "Fun, Friendship and Learning"
Club field trips are not mandatory, we all get together when we can, wherever we can ...
Shaw's Nature Reserve (Washington Mo.) Oct. 2016
I can't say enough all year long we have been blessed with the most perfect days imaginable for our field trips, this late October day was no different an awesome day with lush foliage for this time of year. The fall colors of yellow, red and orange we not present but that didn't bother us in the least with beautiful skies above and the natural brilliance everywhere we turned nature in her finest was there for us to capture. The only complaint is we are all getting older and didn't have the strength to cover the 1600 acres...... :)
The Sappington House August 2016
Here in St Louis there are so many hidden treasures that so many would have never known about if it wasn't for our Vice President diligently finding those photo opts and the coordination our field trips to those hidden places, such as the Sappington House just one of many in the area. Rich in history and beauty there were many things to photograph and as always lunch with the group is always so fun their restaurant on the property had wonderful food. Its was a great day for this outing and as always so much fun.
Grants Farm in St Louis, Mo. June 2016
Our early morning journey to Grants Farm in June was a lot of fun and very productive in the great pictures were were able to capture. It was so en-lighting comparing photographs taken with point -n-shots verses those with interchangeable lenses all the while encouraging each other to get the best shot. There were no sure winners as far as the camera's went each one having it's strong points and weaknesses but we were the victors in having the opportunity of being together enjoying all Grants Farm as to offer like riding the train not once but twice stalking the herds in the fields for that special photo, taking in the shows, feeding the animals and just hanging out.
Audubon Center at Riverlands W. Alton Mo. May 2016
A great day we had in May in search of domestic birds and waterfowl at the Riverlands along side the Mississippi River. The day started early meeting at the Audubon Center where we enjoyed this lovely conservation center while planning our strategic tour. When all the acres had been covered and the search complete off to the town of Alton to enjoy the profound history it has to offer.
Missouri State Penitentiary 1836 to 2014 J.C.P.C visits April 2016
First and foremost I would like to thank Leah Villmer for pain sakingley putting this trip together it was quite the production she worked for months to make this a great trip for all of us. A couple of weeks preceding this trip I could hear the worry in her voice, knowing it meant so much to her that we all had a good time and then when the weather looked as if it would sink us prayers were said for fair weather, the members rallied in support of the trip, friendship and a marvelous photography opportunity spurred the members on. For those taking the train their day started early and would end late while others elected to drive braving the unpredictable forecast. My sincere thank you to those members who arrived early to catch the train offering rides for those who needed a lift. Before noon in Jefferson City the sun was shining with an encouraging breeze that we would be able to seize the day with fellow club members, friends and family that made the trip. I think it was safe to say that all in our group were entranced in the history and the ability to capture the spirit of the prison in more ways then one.