Category Archives: Field Trips

Field Trip 4, Saturday, November 2, 2019


Field Trip #4 – Eugene Mio will lead PGNS Members on a ‘Photo Adventure’ at Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park.

Weather: Sunny / partially cloudy .
Temperature: 11 degrees. Dress accordingly… in layers. Do bring Windbreakers, hats and gloves. Rubber boots are always useful.
Tide: High tide on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. with low tide at 7:30 p.m.

Best time to photograph is on the out-going tide.

Place to Meet For those who do not know how to get to Clam Harbour Beach:
We shall meet at 1:00p.m. at Tim Horton’s Parking lot on 84 Main St. in Dartmouth
(up the hill after taking the exit to Main St.)
Arrival at Clam Harbour Beach entry. Approx. 2:00 p.m.

For those familiar with Clam Harbour Provincial Park and Beach:
Please proceed there on your own to the Parks’ Parking Lot.
Bring water and whatever food/ munchies you require.

I will have release forms, which must be signed and handed over to me prior to field trip.
(The waiver is on the home page of the Photo Guild Website, and you can download it here)

Hope to see you.
Eugene Mio
Cell phone # 902 488-3241

Field Trip 3: Photograph the Blueberry Fields of Parrsboro (Saturday, October 19, 08:00 – 16:00)

Photograph the Blueberry Fields of Parrsboro

Meet Clarence Nowlan and members of the Focus Camera Club at the Tim Hortons’s across from the Glooscap Monument (near Parrsboro Bandstand) in Parrsboro  at 8:00 AM.

From there we will explore the blueberry fields in Parrsboro, Yorke Settlement, New Canaan, and Glasgow Mountain. We will break for lunch at the Glooscap restaurant before exploring more fields after lunch.

Remember to bring $10 to cover cost of field trip leader pre-scouting the area.
Rain date: Sunday, October 20.

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Leader: Clarence Nowlan

Field Trip 2: Macro Photography, Saturday, October 12, 2019


This year’s Macro Photography Field Trip is at 3:00 pm on Saturday, 12th 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 14 degrees and overcast with some chances of rain. 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…

The image above is 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!

Laszlo