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This is a group of folks of all levels who enjoy getting out, exploring, and photographing the great nature around us by visiting local parks in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland around the I495 Beltway. We are planning to provide ways to get together to learn digital photography techniques and do some portrait and street photography.

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Photograph Burke Lake

Burke Lake Marina

Please wear a Face Covering for your safety and the safety of others. Virginia Phase Three Guidelines to Slowly Ease Public Health Restrictions All Virginians must continue to comply with the statewide face-covering requirement in indoor public spaces, and Virginians are strongly encouraged to: wash hands regularly; maintain six feet of physical distance when outside of the home; and get tested immediately if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Also, feel free to go at other less crowded times like during the week and still upload your photos to the photo album of your best photos. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd Fairfax Station, VA 22039 Search for[masked], [masked] on GPS I will be in a red smart car in the parking lot towards the right from the booth near the marina. Let's go out and capture some images... We can also rent a boat for $45 for the day that fits 3 people, so it is $15 per person. Great local 888 acre park that is less than 10 miles from the beltway. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/burkelakepark/ There is no charge for Fairfax County residents. Charge for non-county residents on weekends and holidays only (no charge on weekdays), April through late October: Vehicle Type Fee Car $10.00 Motorcycle $5.00 *** If you do not live in Fairfax Co., folks could corridinate with Kacy to meet at the mall near George Mason Universary. Might be able to get in for no charge if you get into the park before 7:00 AM as there will be no one at the gate.. Burke Lake is 888 Acres: A 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental, camping, a miniature train, a carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, open fields, an 18-hole par 3 golf course, clubhouse with snack bar and driving range, disk golf, horse shoe pits, an ice cream parlor, picnic areas with grills, 3 playgrounds, trails, amphitheater, and miniature golf course. Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited. Bring: Tripod Comfortable shoes Water Fully charged batteries Empty memory cards Share only your very best, most interesting shots after the field trip and keep it to between 5 and 10 photos. By sending in an RSVP and joining this meetup event hosted by the Virginia Beltway Photography Meetup, I agree to abide by the rules and regulations (where applicable) of the event location and I am also agreeing to the terms of the following release and waiver of liability, which shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns. In consideration of my (and my child’s) participation in the Virginia Beltway Photography Meetup, I do hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless the Organizer, its members, officers, directors, employees and the leader(s) of this event from any and all liability by reason of any damage, loss, expenses, or injury arising from my (and my child’s) participation in this event, including that caused solely or in part by the fault of any and all of the above-named parties.

Online - Open Photography Discussion

Online event

An open discussion to see how folks are dealing with the lockdown or any other photography questions/discussions. No Political or Religion topics are allowed. The meeting is not recorded and limited to 100 folks. I am using Zoom and no password is needed. The link is on the right side of the Meetup page. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86274803021?pwd=QlNHendZa3hyV0ExVTBBOTJON0F0QT09

Photograph Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Meadowlark Gardens

Please wear a Face Covering for your safety and the safety of others. Virginia Phase Three Guidelines to Slowly Ease Public Health Restrictions All Virginians must continue to comply with the statewide face-covering requirement in indoor public spaces, and Virginians are strongly encouraged to: wash hands regularly; maintain six feet of physical distance when outside of the home; and get tested immediately if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Also, feel free to go at other less crowded times like during the week and still upload your photos to the photo album of your best up to five photos. We will meet at the visitor center. The Park is open at 6:30 AM and we will get a group rate (18-54 yrs is $4.00/person and 55+ is $1.50/person.) Bring Water, Tripod, comfortable shoes, fully charged batteries, and empty cards There is no specific route in this park. Folks are free to wander around the trails in the park at their own pace. NOTE" New Restaurant! - For breakfast, after the shoot at 8:30 AM, we will head to The Virginian Restaurant, 169 Glyndon St SE, Vienna, VA 22180 - NOTE" New Restaurant! Share only your very best, most interesting shots after the field trip and keep it down to between 5 and 10 photos. Beauty, conservation, education, and discovery flourish throughout the year at this 95 acre complex of large ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections. Walking trails, lakes, more than twenty varieties of cherry trees, irises, peonies, an extensive shade garden, native wildflowers, gazebos, birds, butterflies, seasonal blooms and foliage create a sanctuary of beauty and nature. https://www.nvrpa.org/park/meadowlark_botanical_gardens/ By sending in an RSVP and joining this meetup event hosted by the Virginia Beltway Photography Meetup, I am also agreeing to the terms of the following release and waiver of liability, which shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns. In consideration of my (and my child’s) participation in the Virginia Beltway Photography Meetup, I do hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless the Organizer, its members, officers, directors, employees and the leader(s) of this event from any and all liability by reason of any damage, loss, expenses, or injury arising from my (and my child’s) participation in this event, including that caused solely or in part by the fault of any and all of the above-named parties.

Online - Open Photography Discussion with Special Guest

Online event

An open discussion to see how folks are dealing with the lockdown or any other photography questions/discussions. Special Guest is Mike Moats talking about Macro Gear. No Political or Religion topics are allowed. The meeting is not recorded and limited to 100 folks. I am using Zoom and no password is needed. The link is on the right side of the Meetup page. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81813349770?pwd=Z2h2Kzg5WU5jbnZJSkplWXl0OG5Odz09

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