Painting by James Alicea Photo by Mike Fernandez (Fair Use Doctrine)
Field Trip: Audubon Mural Project 10/12/18-1 PM
The Audubon Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ Gallery to create murals of climate-threatened birds throughout John James Audubon's old Harlem‐based neighborhood in New York City. The project is inspired by the legacy of the great American bird artist and pioneering ornithologist and is energized by Audubon’s groundbreaking Birds and Climate Change Report, which reveals at least half of all North American birds are threatened by a warming climate. The project commissions artists to paint murals of each of the report's 314 species and have been widely covered in the media, including The New York Times.
Join PWCC's Harriet Josephs as we photo-walk through the neighborhood and its 100+ bird murals throughout the area. We'll meet at 1PM in front of Hamilton Bakery, 3570 Broadway. Take the #1 Train to the 145th Street Staton. After the tour, we'll grab a bite to eat (optional and Dutch).
For more info, see: https://www.audubon.org/amp
There is no charge for this event! Please RSVP! See you there!
Presentation, Monday 10/8/18, 7 PM: How To Take Winning Images!
Join us at Soho Photo Gallery for PWCC President Emeritus Chuck Pine and the Club's Corresponding Secretary, Helen Pine. Between them, they have won dozens (if not hundreds) of camera club competitions and honors, both here in NY as well as Florida. Helen and Chuck will review the components of great images using examples of their photos and verbal explanations. This presentation has garnered praise from all who have seen it. Do not miss this!
There is no charge for this event. Soho Photo Gallery is at 15 White Street and Avenue of the Americas. A, C and E trains stop at Canal Street; #1 Train to Franklin Street IRT station, around the corner. Hope to see you there!
Photoville 2018 Dumbo Brooklyn NY Field Trip 9/21 - 5 PM!
PHOTOVILLE is NYC’s FREE premier photo destination. Produced by United Photo Industries, the annual festival is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers. By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience — a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community.
Photoville returns for a seventh year, in picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, from September 13-23, 2018. Once again, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza—located in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge— will be transformed into an immersive photography village populated by 65+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.
Working with more than 100 curatorial partners, Photoville 2018 will exhibit work by over 600 visual artists each year. In addition, the festival offers nighttime projection programs, hands-on workshops, an education day for New York City middle and high-school students, panel discussions and talks presented next door at the 60 Water Street Storefronts, tents with vendors, family-friendly photo activities, publishers and gear demonstrations, a community photo book store run by Red Hook Editions, tintype portraits by the Penumbra Foundation, and a beer garden with a range of food vendors by Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Brewery beers. Photoville is open to the public—all ages, dogs included—free of charge, making it unlike any other photo festival in the world.
PHOTOVILLE IS LOCATED:
F Train at York Street Station
A/C Train at High Street Station
2/3 Train at Clark Street Station
For more info and a schedule of the many free workshops, talks and many other activities, see: www.http://photoville.com/
We'll meet at the entrance. There is an optional donation, otherwise, no charge for this event. Food and beverages will be for sale; breaks on your own.
Field Trip—Coney Island Fireworks Friday, Aug 17, 7:30PM
What is summer in the Big Apple without fireworks? Dull? Boring? Well, now’s your chance to brighten things up! The 20-minute extravaganza at
the south end of Brooklyn is always a sight to see. But, that’s not all. The amusement parks are there for your shooting pleasure. Or, ride the Wonder Wheel for unique views of the world below. And don’t forget the culinary experience of a Nathan’s Famous hot dog (and those fries), oh my! We’ll meet at Nathan’s Famous, on the SW corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenues at 7:30 PM. To get there, take the D, F, N, or Q train to the end of the line in Brooklyn, the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue station. Exit the platform at the front of the train and walk diagonally across the street to Nathan’s. We’ll meet on the east side of the world’s most noted hot dog establishment—in the picnic table area. The leaders for this field trip are PWCC's Chuck and Helen Pine.
There is no charge for this event! We'll grab a bite to eat before the shoot.
• What we'll do
FIELD TRIP: The 4 SEASONS OF THE HIGHLINE Thursday, July 19, 2018,
6 PM! SUMMERTIME & THE LIVING IS EASY!
Meet us at the southernmost entrance of the Highline, Washington & Gansevoort Sts (near Whitney Museum). Trip leader will again be PWCC's Larry Rubin. We'll travel the Highline beginning in the "Meat Market" area and shoot our way North. This shoot is the third of a "Four Seasons of the Highline" based theme. There are entrances & exits at 23rd, 14th and 12th Streets and you can leave anytime at these points; conversely, if you are delayed, you can meet the group at any of these points. I believe tripods are not allowed but monopods should be OK.
For more info see: < https://www.tripsavvy.com/highlights-along-the-high-line-2286413?utm_term=high+line+map&utm_content=p1-main-1-title&utm_medium=sem&utm_source=gemini_s&utm_campaign=adid-8a974395-71ce-4c2a-9d22-b46a805ca7fc-0-ab_tse_ocode-33122&ad=semD&an=gemini_s&am=exact&q=high+line+map&o=33122&qsrc=999&l=sem&askid=8a974395-71ce-4c2a-9d22-b46a805ca7fc-0-ab_tse > and < https://www.thehighline.org/fall-2014-map-1.pdf >
We'll regroup later to grab a bite and beverage (optional and dutch).
My cell# for this event:[masked]. See you there!
• Important to know
There is no charge for this event!
FIELD TRIP: CHELSEA GALLERY HOP, SATURDAY, June 23, 2018, 1 PM!
Join NY Photo Safari and PWCC member Rita Russo who will lead us on our seasonal Chelsea photo gallery hop. We hope to visit 6-8 galleries but our purpose is not to rush through them. With a variety of subjects, some exhibits may not be your cup of tea while others will encourage you to spend more time with them. A list of galleries and their exhibits will be published Thursday and the approximate times and locations of our visit will be listed as well if you desire to regroup with the other members of this meet up.
We will meet up in front of Dallas BBQ at 1 PM. NW corner of 23rd Street & 8th Avenue. Please be punctual! Printed itineraries of galleries will be available, both online and in printed form.
At about 4 PM join Rita for an optional and dutch bite to eat and socializing at a local restaurant.
There is no charge for this event except for optional and dutch meal.
Hope you can join us on this meet up. RSVP please!
Despite great changes in NYC, Dead Horse Bay has remnants of the past that still litter the beach. First, a horse rendering plant, then a 19th-century landfill, the beach is full of glass from thousands upon thousands of broken bottles. We'll meet up with trip leader Paul Grebanier at 1 PM at Floyd Bennett Field while a separate group comes from Union Square station at 11:30AM (front of Brooklyn bound station), riding the #5 train to the last stop, Brooklyn College and then a transfer to the Q35 bus to the last stop before the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.
There is no charge for this event except train fare. If there's time, we may regroup for a optional and dutch bite to eat or beverage.
Cold Spring is a village located in the Hudson Highlands and sits at the deepest point of the Hudson River, directly across from West Point. The central area of the village is on the National Register of Historic Places due to the many well-preserved 19th century buildings, constructed to accommodate workers at the nearby West Point Foundry (also on the Registry). Meet up with trip leader Marty Smith at 10AM under the clock of the Info Booth in Grand Central Terminal and then take the 10:43 train.
There is no charge for this event except your train fare ($29/19Seniors RT).
We'll grab an optional and dutch bite to eat and drink before our return.
Grand Central Terminal Metro North Info Booth
Grand Central Terminal Great Hall · Park Avenue & E. 45th Street, Ma, NY
The Gowanus Canal is a 100-ft wide, 1.8 mi. long canal, built in the mid-1800's and used as a major transportation route. Manufactured gas plants, paper mills, tanneries and chemical plants operated along the canal and discharged wastes into it as well as overflow from domestic sewers and rainwater. As a Superfund site, we'll explore it's current condition and remedies (it's safe!) and the communities around it. Take the F or G subway to the Carol St station in Brooklyn and meet up with PWCC member and trip leader Harriet Josephs in front of the Rite-Aid store at President and Smith Streets at 10:30AM.
For more info, see: < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gowanus_Canal >
There is no charge for this event. At the trip's end, we'll regroup for a bite to eat or a beverage. Hope you can join us.
• What we'll do
The ever changing Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre park & overlooks the East River and is a revitalized 1.3-mile post-industrial waterfront. The site includes Brooklyn Piers 1–6, the historic Fulton Ferry Landing and Empire–Fulton Ferry and Main Street Parks. Two Civil War-era structures Empire Stores and the Tobacco Warehouse are also part of the park. Great views of lower Manhattan and NY Bay. Walk north to Jane's Carousel and iconic views of the Manhattan Bridge from Washington Street. To get there, take the A or C subway to High Street station; the F subway to York station or the #2 or #3 subway to the Clark Street station in Brooklyn. You can then walk or take the B25 bus to the foot of the pier. Check the weekend trains schedules due to track work.
• What to bring
Camera with a zoom lens, tripod.
• Important to know
The leader is Meetup & PWCC member Rita Russo. At 3 PM we'll regroup for an optional and dutch bite to eat at a local eatery.
There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP!