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Longwood Gardens Festival of Fountains & Fireworks - Beauty, Shock and Awe
• What we'll do Summer means breathtaking scenery and gorgeous blooms throughout Longwood's grounds and Conservatory. Discover their Waterlily Display which showcases aquatic plants from all over the world. Get lost in their Meadow Garden which has three miles of walking trails through the rolling Brandywine Valley landscape. Be inspired in their Idea Garden where annuals, perennials, vegetables, and some of the newest varieties of plants are on display. The revitalized Main Fountain Garden awakens for its second spectacular season. Watch in awe when the fountains dance to stirring music and water jets shoot up to 175 feet high. You don't want to miss Longwood's Illuminated Fountain Performances where you'll see an infinite mix of color, sound, music … and magic. We'll arrive at Longwood at 3:00 p.m. and stay until 10:00 p.m. Planned activities: -Mid day will be spent photographing the incredibly beautiful flora and fauna in warm afternoon light. - Late afternoon will be spent photographing in Longwood's Conservatory where we can control the light - Late afternoon and early evening will be spent photographing Longwood's floral beauty in beautiful end of day light. - Early evening until 10:00 PM, we'll photograph Longwood's Festival of Fountains and Fireworks for our reserved seat located in an elevated area which will provide us with an excellent vantage point for viewing and photographing. For lunch and dinner, Longwood has several restaurants on the grounds (cafeteria and fine dining). We can also "brown bag it" and bring food with us and picnic. Prior to the event, we'll suggest what to bring to keep you comfortable for the whole day. Prior to the event, we'll provide instruction on how to best shoot the display of fountains and fireworks. Since Longwood Gardens is best reached by car, we'll arrange car pools where possible. This extremely popular event sells out each year which is why we'll be buying group tickets well in advance of August 11th. DON'T MISS THIS SPECTACULAR DISPLAY IN ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST MAGNIFICENT GARDENS.

Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road · Kennet Square, PA

Respond by: 8/5/2018

What we're about

The Adventures In Photography Meetup Group would like to share its passion for photography with other like-minded photo enthusiasts. Our Meetup Group will be hosting photography related events such as field trips, workshop programs, speaker events, and other activities intended to help photographers of all levels come together and enjoy the many rewards that photography has to offer. Photographers of all skill levels who are looking to improve their skills, find new creative outlets for shooting, or just to connect with a friendly group of people to socialize and talk shop are all welcome to join.

Our intention is to concentrate on three areas of photographic interest. These areas are:

1. Field Trips: While we do intend to offer field trips to the usual destinations that offer a rich variety of photo ops, we have no intention of stopping there. We will seek out unusual and extraordinary destinations that will offer a wide variety of photographic adventures. We intend to offer same day field trips, weekend field trips and somewhat longer photo adventures designed to accommodate wide and varied interests.

2. Workshops: We intend to periodically offer a variety of presentations by an assorted cast of experts, in the field of photography, who have something unique and unusual to share with us. Generally, these presentations will be scheduled on a weekday night and will run for about two hours.

3. Extended Workshops: We also intend to periodically offer half day and/or full day workshops presented by an assorted cast of experts, in the field of photography, who have something unique and unusual to share with us. In general, these workshops will present subject matter that cannot be presented easily in an abbreviated two hour session. In many instances these workshop will utilize well known speakers sponsored by well known companies in the photographic community.

We are limited only by our imagination and your willingness to support our efforts.

Everything connected with this Meetup Group will be conceived, planned and managed by photographers for photographers.

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