NOTE: this Meetup has been rescheduled from 9/15/18 to 10/6/18. The farm had to delay planting the crop due to the excessive rain and, as of this update, the peak bloom is now predicted to be the 1st or 2nd week in October. (Thank you to Joe for alerting me to this change in the farm schedule!)
A fun Meetup in past years. I will check with the farmer to be sure the flowers will be at or near peak bloom (the meetup date may be adjusted to match peak).
We will take a drive to the Sunflower Farm in Maryland to capture the sunflower field. This will be a chance for macro, wide angle or even some portrait shots if you have someone willing to model for you. A step ladder is a good item to take along so you can get an elevated view of the fields. This sunflower field is a cash crop and we need to respect the farmer by being careful not to cause any damage. Here is the website for the farm: http://www.clearmeadowfarm.com/ourproducts.html#sunflowers
We will meet at the Bass Pro Shops (Harrisburg) parking lot - the far end of the lot, which would be nearest to the Sheetz. Look for me - 6ft 4in with a goatee. Our departure time to travel to Maryland is 7:30, so please arrive by 7:15am. Google maps indicates a drive time of 1 hour to the The sunflower fields located near the intersection of Jarrettsville pike and Hess Road in Maryland. In past years we were able to park along the road.
I plan to stay for about two hours of photography and depart for Harrisburg around 10:30 - which should put us back at Bass Pro around 11:30am. If you share a ride please be considerate and offer the driver some gas money.
As I normally do, I will email all who are attending an "Update Email" a day or two prior to the Meetup, with some more information and details.