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We are a group of photography enthusiasts who like to make images at night or in low light. We exist to help you get out and create photographs. Vincent Van Gogh said " I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." We think he was right! If you are looking for a new photographic challenge this is a great Meetup for you. Whether you are a beginner or have been making images for years you will find Night and Low Light Photography a great way to learn and/or practice a wide variety of photographic skills.

We hope to see you at a Meetup soon!

Our Rules:

Rule #1: Have fun.

Rule #2: Share the photographic knowledge you have with those around you.

Rule #3: Keep Shooting and Share your efforts with the group

Upcoming events (1)

24th Annual Luminaria at Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Fredericksburg National Cemetery

24th Annual Luminaria at Fredericksburg National Cemetery On Saturday, May 25, the National Park Service will host the 24th annual luminaria at Fredericksburg National Cemetery. The program runs from 8 p.m.to 11 p.m., and is free to the public. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to Sunday, May 26th. Fredericksburg National Cemetery is located at the intersection of Sunken Road and Lafayette Boulevard; however, those wishing to attend the luminaria may park at the University of Mary Washington lot at the corner of William Street and Sunken Road. The Fredericksburg Trolley will provide shuttle service between the parking area and the national cemetery (from 7:30 pm till 11:00 pm). The luminaria honors soldiers who have died in the service of this country. Local scouts will light 15,300 candles in the cemetery – one for each soldier buried there. In addition, a bugler will play “Taps” every 30 minutes during the evening and park staff posted throughout the cemetery will tell stories about some of the soldiers. This year there will be an emphasis on recent efforts to identify some of the unknown soldiers interred within the cemetery. Park staff will tell stories of these formerly unidentified soldiers for the first time. Please note that pets are not permitted in the cemetery. For additional information, call the National Park Service at (540)[masked], or check https://www.nps.gov/frsp/planyourvisit/luminaria.htm Volunteer to light luminaries… https://scoutingevent.com/082-26680 Cemetery Location: 1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 72401 Entrance Location: Because the main entrance and parking off Lafayette will limited to handicapped parking and shuttle access, I suggested that you park at the lot on the corner of Williams and Sunken Rd. You can either take the shuttle from that lot or walk a few blocks down Sunken road to the park’s Hanover/Sunken Rd foot path entrance. To me walking down the sunken road is the coolest entrance to see the luminaries. Plus this is the area that will get dark before the sunset, so you’ll want to see it first. Schedule/Emphemeris: 7:00 pm - Luminaria lighting begins (bring a lighter and help if you like) 8:00 pm - Luminaria event begins with bugler playing taps 8:22 pm - Sunset (sun blocked by hill about 30 minutes earlier though) 8:52 pm - Blue Hour (civil twilight) ends 1:57 am - Moon rise (54% full) Light: It will be dark this year as the moon doesn’t rise until 2am. The sun officially sets at 8:22 pm, but plan for the area to get darker sooner. Especially the sunken well road area which gets dark about 30 minute earlier as the hill blocks the setting sun. Civil twilight (blue hour) will end around 8:52 pm. The event ends at 11pm, but you can stay until the luminaries burn out. Gear: Bring a fast wide angle lens, tripod, and remote trigger. Flash is not recommended, but you can light paint later in the evening when the crowds have died down. Please be respectful of the event and other visitors. This is a memorial event to commemorate the 15,300 civil war soldiers buried here. Weather: They’ve listed a rain date this year, but given last year’s miraculous recovery from a serious downpour (I still can’t believe they kept lighting luminaries in the rain)… I don’t think they’ll cancel for rain unless there is lightening. Meeting point: This is a no-host meet up. Please feel free to say Hi to other photographers you meet. Most likely there are with or know of this group. Photo examples: Here is my photo album from last year to get an idea of what you expect.. https://www.facebook.com/pg/RaymieChapmanPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1670340836368594 I hope all have a great night and please feel free to share your favorite photos from the night! Raymie :)

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NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center

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