October 5, 2013 · 3:15 PM
Saturday Oct 5th Photography at Bannerman Castle $250.00
Participants will visit a private island to photograph the ruins of Bannerman Castle. Price includes the boat ride to and from the island and donation to the Bannerman Association. Island historian Thom Johnson will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the history of the site. Thom is also a member of the Bannerman Island Trust. You may bring food if you like.
Saturday Oct 5th from 4pm-8pm. This workshop has a minimum of 12 participants (maximum of 16). For those that need help setting up their cameras for HDR we will be there at the dock at 2:30pm to assist you. We will work on composition and check exposures on the island.
2:30 optional, assistance in setting up your camera for HDR, please let us know if you will be meeting us there, what camera you are using (bring your camera manual).
3:15 meet at the dock, please be on time!
3:30 Boat leaves for the island
4-7:45pm photograph the Castle Ruins and the Residence (7:45 boat back to Newburgh)
*Boat departure will be from Torches dock in Newburgh NY, please be there at the dock at 3:15pm sharp for a prompt 3:30pm boat launch. ** A pdf will be sent that will contain directions.
About the castle. After the Spanish-American War, arms merchant Francis Bannerman bought 90 percent of the U.S. Army's decommissioned weapons. Bannerman then constructed an arsenal on an island in the Hudson River. Built in the style of a Scottish castle, the arsenal featured a gateway once outfitted with a drawbridge. Long neglected and devastated by fire in 1969, the castle is now the focus of local preservation efforts.