Welcome to the Northern San Diego Photography Collective.
We are amateurs up thru professional photographers using film and digital cameras, who enjoy getting together to discuss photography, cameras, photo related topics, goings-on in the photography world & sharing our techniques and expertise, along with exploring and capturing our world with our cameras, as a group and individually.
Join us on one of our group photography events or outings to interesting locations throughout San Diego County and at our monthly meetup gatherings which are listed on the group calendar.
Learn, share your expertise and just have fun with your photography while networking with others who share the same passion.
NOTE: You do not have to reside in the San Diego area to be a member.
All are welcome, no matter your skill level or where you call home.
Ever wanted to see the Scottish Highland Games but haven't made it over to Scotland? Now you can. The 2019 Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of The Clans are in Vista again. https://sdhighlandgames.org/sdshg-home/
It runs on Saturday and Sunday June 22nd and 23rd. This event is on Saturday. I will be there at 10am until about 5pm. Feel free to leave when you want.
The events that you will see are:
Braemar Stone - Similar to the shot put from a standing position.
Open Stone - Similar to the shot put but allowed an approach. Similar to modern shot put.
Heavy Weight for Distance - Weight affixed to an 18" chain and handle, thrown. Similar to the discus throw.
Light Weight for Distance - Same as Heavy Weight but with lighter weight.
Hammer Throw - Sphere or ball affixed to a PVC shaft, thrown from a stationary position.
Weight for Height (Weight over Bar):
A weight affixed to a handle, thrown overhead using one hand, to clear a bar set at an elected height.
Resembling a bale of hay being tossed into a barn loft, the sheaf is thrown over a bar using a two or three-tine pitch-fork. The same rules used in Weight for Height apply to the Sheaf.
and of course the ever popular Caber Toss:
Easily the most recognizable highland games event, the caber is carried in a "run," balanced in two hands, with the heavier end upwards, to be tossed end over end.
There is also Bagpipe and Drum competition, Irish Dancing, and live music and more.
There is a cost for parking plus $15.00 entrance into the Highland Games. Bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen.