Wild Flower and Sunset shoot at Caledon State Park

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Caledon State Park

11617 Caledon Road · 22485, VA

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Go to the parking lot next to the Visitor's Center.

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This event will have to be approved by the head ranger of the Caledon State Park in September of 2019. Any date or arrangement changes will be posted at that time.

We will meet at the visitor's center at Caledon State Park in King George County. Caledon is about a 30-minute drive from Fredericksburg. I've made arrangements with the head ranger to provide a shuttle ride from the visitor's center to the Jones' Pond area on the Potomac River. They will also pick us up at 7:45 PM to return to the visitor's center. The park has a large trailer with benches which they pull behind a pickup truck for the shuttle. There should be wild flowers in the large field and marsh near the Jones' Pond area, so there should be an opportunity for some close-up photography. The sun sets at 7:19 PM, so we will shoot until about 20 minutes after sunset.

There’s a gazebo with picnic tables and a Porta-John at the pond. There is a $4 charge to get into the park and a $3 per person charge for the shuttle to and from the shooting location. It would be good if you could bring some small change for the entrance and shuttle fee.

It's always a good idea to bring insect repellent and comfortable shoes. It would be a good idea to bring a tripod, a zoom lens or macro lens and a wide angle lens for the sunset. The sun will be setting over the Potomac River.

There should be wildflowers, insects and landscape photography opportunities. If we're lucky, maybe we will have a decent sunset on the Potomac River to photograph.

It should be a fun trip, so let's hope for good weather!

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