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Whether you’re an avid photography enthusiast or just enjoy taking pictures, SF Photography Lovers is the perfect way to meet great people who share a passion for photography or have always wanted to learn more! Our members love travel, adventure, culture, and of course photography! Many of our events & activities are great for taking pictures, sharing pictures, and learning! We even do some big trips around the world and locally in the San Francisco Bay Area!

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TRANCENDENCE !

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Hey members ! Check this out !
I was a VIP guest to this Dress Review last week. And it was fabulous !
Its a non profit New York Broadway production called: " Hooray For Hollywood". Music & dancing with the famous Show tunes from Hollywood classic movies. It was so energetic & entertaining . A must see be fore it ends.
**Its in the Forest of the Jack London State Historic Park. An amazing venue. Sun setting on the vineyards in front of the redwoods & Sonoma Mountain. It's a got to see experience !
GO TO; BestNightEver.org[masked]
Their following event will be from Sept 9-18 "The Gala". See Broadway , as you've always loved it !
Indie Tom

Sonoma Coast, Seals, Whales, Cliffs, slot caves, trails , rock climbing & more

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New Outing !
We meet at Starbucks in the Marin Country Mart. 1801 Larkspur landing Cir. in Larkspur.
WE will carpool from here. This area is between Jenner & Bodega Bay. Focusing on Shell beach.
Cars will be in 2 separate locations. But close. I'll also have maps for the drives.
It's been sunny & nice lately at the ocean, but always bring a hat & jacket. Maybe bring some beach sandals or water shoes/hiking sandals as an option.
***Bring a lunch & I'll have the usual buffet of personal Vino varietals, water, juice, tea, energy & protein drinks, great trail bars, gourmet fruit & nut packs, other snacks & hiking poles .
Meetup donation : $27.
***Yesterday I was in this area & I saw so many whales breaching & spouting ! Hope we can have an encore appearance ! The weather was very nice. This outing could be rated as easy & mostly flat with some cliff trails to the hidden beaches & cave areas.
NOTE: Our fun dinner option follows with new friends. And please note my events are all day affairs. So bring your energy.
**PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO SHOW ** THIS MAY GET YOU DROPPED FROM MEETUP !!!

It's Back ! Super unique "Sensory Overload " Art, Wine, Nature & Museum Tour .

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NOTE: PLEASE READ THIS : I must have your phone # Always text me @[masked]. ** Do not RSVP if not really attending. I must have a confirmed minimum attendance.

***We Meet in the parking lot at Stanly Lane Smoke House at 9;30 am. 3100 Golden Gate Dr. Napa. From hwy 29 go left on (Sonoma Hwy Rt 12) ) Turn right at the stoplight Stanly Lane. Park against the bushes. We will carpool from here.
*** Put on your best walking shoes & a jacket & plan for an unusual, fun, educational & unique day in Napa & Sonoma Valleys.
1. Our first destination is destination in Glen Ellen at the Sonoma Botanical gardens. 12841 Sonoma Hwy (12) in Glen Ellen. This was formerly named Quarry Hill Asian gardens. This is where East meets west and is a Nonprofit working to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the beauty and value of Asian & California native plants & to promote their conservation in natural habitats and gardens. NOTE: Lots of hidden walkways & trails, hidden waterfalls & lush gardens & ponds , seasonal flowers & unusual trees all arranged around a old quarry lake on over 45 acres.
**We will have our wine picnic lunch here after our garden walk tour. **Please bring a lunch . I'll have 10 varietals of personal wine choices & cheese & other snacks & drinks.
2. Now we will head back to the DiRosa Art Preserve for our self guided tour of the outside art & sculpture creations. (The Docent led tour starts at 1:00 pm.) WE will also be inside one or more of the museums . This is a cool & very funky place for unique contemporary art and unique creations. WE will also be lake side of hidden "Winery Lake'". A Tram will transport us from the entrance gallery to the main gallery & gardens. A large lake with a beautiful palm tree filed island in the middle. The outdoor nature & art gardens will give many photo opportunities. NOTE: Most people don"t even know this place exists.
3. If you still have some energy left we will go on to the "Cornerstone Art gardens in Sonoma . Outdoor contemporary & nature art & sculpture ; plus wineries, & unique shops to visit. This is also part of the Sunset Gardens aka: Sunset magazine. Much interpretive art & sculpture & Nature creations to see.
4. Our last optional location to visit will be 1-2 historic wineries & their gardens & more. Close by to stop in for a visit . ***Can you do all this in one day ?
We shall see !!! Meetup rock bottom tour donation : $62. Sorry; it should be much more. Indie Tom delivers a lot for a little. ***NOTE: WE will need a minimum of 9-10 guests. My#:[masked] Texting me is best & I always need your phone #. NOTE: If you RSVP; you are expected to attend. Thanks. You will have a thoroughly enjoyable & interesting day. Unique & out of the ho hum .

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All-Inclusive Kenya Migration Safari

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August 27th - September 5th 2022

Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us to a once in a lifetime experience on a Kenya safari during the Great Migration!

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

The Ultimate Photography Safari!

Sign up at: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/all-inclusive-kenya-safari-group-tours/

August is during the height of the GREAT MIGRATION into the Masai Mara! Over 1.5 million wildebeests & 300,000 zebra & antelope travel with their young from Tanzania to Kenya. In August the plains will be FILLED TO THE BRIM with these animals and their iconic predators (lions, leopards, crocodiles, & more)!

  • 9 nights/10 days
  • All-inclusive meals
  • Unique, immersive, game lodges & luxury tented camps throughout
  • Privately guided small group

Aberdares National Park

Aberdares National Park was dubbed ‘Scotland with Lions’ by the early colonialists.

  • The Ark Lodge
  • The Watering Hole: right in front of the lodge is an active watering hole viewable from an underground bunker
  • Observe and photograph elephants, buffalos, leopards, rhinos, hyenas, and more right from the comfort of The Arks viewing decks.

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The Rugged Three: Samburu, Shaba, & Buffalo Springs National Reserves

Truly off the path because it’s virtually cut off to all but those with access to a 4 wheel drive vehicle or an aircraft, it’s wonderfully free from the crowded traffic of the Masai Mara.

  • Sarova Shaba Game Lodge: Regions # 1 game lodge

  • Shaba National Reserve: Home to Kenya’s ‘northern five’; oryx, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, and lesser kudu

  • Samburu National Reserve: With the Uaso Nyiro River running through the reserve, a large number of game animals flock to the banks, home to a massive population of Nile crocodile. The reserve is renowned for its rare species unique to the park, most notably the long necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, & Beisa onyx.

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Lake Nakuru National Park

Small in size but high in wildlife, Nakuru is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes, and the ideal stopover en-route to the Masai’s great migration. Perhaps most famous as the home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos, it’s also Kenya’s first and largest rhino sanctuary; sightings of both black and white rhino almost guaranteed!

  • Sarova Lion Hill Lodge: Region's #1 rated game lodge
  • Wildlife: rhinos, best chance to spot elusive leopards, lions (often in the trees!), hippos, Rothschild’s giraffe, Colobus monkey, 450 species of birds

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Masai Mara & the Great Migration:

World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area.

  • Fig Tree Camp: Our luxury tented camp is located on the banks of the Talek River in the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp is situated right in the center of their migration path!

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives

  • Tipilikwani Mara Camp: Luxury tented camp on the banks of the Talek River overlooking the mottled plains of the Maasai Mara.

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives

  • Optional Masai Village Visit: Encounter the iconic & colorful culture of these fascinating people.
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  • Photographer available to offer help if interested

  • All Taxes, Transfers, & Fees included

  • International airfare not included, happy to help you find the best flights, flying into & out of Nairobi (NBO)

  • Roommate Pairing to save money as always!

Price: $3,995.00

Single Supplement: $1,775.00

Deposit: $600.00

Go here to sign up: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/all-inclusive-kenya-safari-group-tours/

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