As you noticed, we did move the macro field trip from the usual September date to October – the reason is simple, Maria and I were away from home most of September. So, this year’s Macro Photography Field Trip is at 3:00 pm on Saturday, 20th October. Location: the gardens around our home in the Fall River area.
Please send me an e-mail if you are planning to come. I will send my home address and directions to you upon receiving your e-mail. This field trip will be limited to our PGNS membership only.
The weather forecast shows 19 degrees with partially cloudy sky. Light overcast is perfect for macro shooting, so the weather looks promising.
It’ll be an exciting afternoon, with some introduction to macro shooting, the tools, and techniques. Then we will have an acre of gardens to practice on. This includes the following different gardening styles: front yard flower garden, moss garden, rock gardens, woodland. Although the peak of the garden over, you will have a plethora of subjects for your enjoyment. We have dozens of species of plants flowering and in total you have over 450 species of plants to choose from, not to mention all those ants, bees, grasshoppers, spiders and other insects…
If you have not been at our place here are a few pictures. These images were taken just a few days ago: Image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7
You can see more images from our garden using these links to the albums:
Macro images 2018, Our Garden 2018, Our Garden 2017, Our Garden 2016
If you prefer viewing them in a slideshow, follow the links, then click on the full screen icon in the right bottom corner.
Here is an image of the backyard, I captured it a couple of days ago. This is only part of the gardens – there are lots of plants to shoot in the front yard, in the moss garden, in the west side garden and in the woodland area as well.
Please bring your camera, macro lens, extension tubes, flash, reflector and tripod.
Although the start time is set to 3:00 pm, if you want to, you can come as early as 1:00 pm to become familiar with the plants. The introduction and a ProShow show will be at 3:00 pm, then we will keep shooting until your time, or the darkness will chase you away.
I would suggest to posting some of the images to our PGNS Flickr group (Flickr account is free). Darryl will need one or two of your images for our website gallery.
Hope to see you here!