- like to get your camera out more often?
- like to go to places you've seen in other people's photos?
- enjoy the opportunity to learn about photography from others and then use what you've learned on the spot?
- like to have some fun times with people who share your interest in photography?
- like to accumulate photos for you portfolio or competition?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then our Field Trips are just what you have been looking for! For every trip, members join together to go to interesting places to take photos, have a good time, and share knowledge. Reading a book or attending a seminar is great, but nothing replaces sharing tips and techniques while actually shooting!
To see all currently scheduled field trip and outings, click on the calendar link above or the link below to each field trip.
To join us, stop by at one of our meetings or just show up for a trip!
New members, your help is requested on the Field Trip Committee. No doubt you have many ideas for spectacular field trip locations, after all this is New Mexico. Please contact Kathy-Richter Sand or Tom Kilroy if you can help.
You can also access Field Trip information on the ELCC calendar at: http://enchantedlens.org/calendar/month.php
2012-2013 Field Trips
If you are planning on going on one of the trips, but would like to car pool, send a message to the membership using the ELCC yahoo email ( email@example.com ) saying you would like to car pool and asking for a direct response from those willing to do so.
The Mid-Week Marauders are in action so check out the planned activities on the Enchanted Lens Camera Club calendar with the link above. The Marauders go on a middle of the week, usually Wednesday, local field trip almost every week.
The Mid-Week Marauders in Galisteo on one of their frequent weekly field trips. See where we will be going on the ELCC Calendar and your club email.
2013-2014 Field Trip Schedule
February 9 - Hawks Aloft captive bird photography Leader: David Powell
Check back later in the summer as we will look at doing this in the fall
Ghost Town Field Trip
June 21-23, 2013 Ghost Town Trip Leaders: David Holmer
June 21 (Friday) Drive to Lordsburg, NM (4 hours and 18 minutes direct by this route.) http://goo.gl/maps/wLwoL Here is a link that will show you which of the chain hotels are located in Lordsburg, NM. http://goo.gl/maps/aGUcD
7:00 Organizational Dinner at Kranberries in Lordsburg, NM
June 22 (Saturday) Moonrise: 19:45 Sunset: 20:24
6:00 Depart for Steins ( http://goo.gl/maps/DxKgi )
6:30 Start shooting in Stein’s ($10 donation)
11:30 Lunch in Lordsburg at Ramona’s
1:30 Shakespeare re-enactment ($5 Re-enactment)
17:30 Dinner Lordsburg at (Cranberries or Ramona’s)
19:00 Return to Steins for a Moonrise shoot ($5 tip)
June 23 (Sunday) Sunrise: 6:06
5:30 Depart for Lake Valley, Kingston and Hillsboro (http://goo.gl/maps/2eDLm )
7:15 Arrive at Lake Valley
9:30 Depart Lake Valley for Hillsboro/Kingston area (http://goo.gl/maps/uf2WZ ) Note this will be dependent on the state of the Silver Fire. Here is a link provided by Jim Collar that has been updated regularly on the status of the fire. http://inciweb.org/incident/3414/ If we don’t go to Hillsboro/Kingston we can go to Chloride, Winston and Monticello by returning to Route 26 and going north on I-25 at Hatch. Once on I-25 exit at Route 52 north of Truth or Consequences and follow it to Chloride, Winston and Monticello. Please note that this part of the trip is optional due to the long distance and marginal photography.
8:30 Arrive Hillsboro then go to Kingston
10:00 Depart Hillsboro (http://goo.gl/maps/tXHPN )(Dirt Road) and drive to the Monticello, Chloride and Winston area. This area is optional as the photography possibilities are limited given the length of the drive to get there.
12:00 Arrive in the Monticello, Chloride and Winston area. This is an optional part of the trip as it is a very long drive from the previous stop.
Lunch from a bag or in the General Store in Winston
14:00 Leave Monticello, Winston and Chloride for Albuquerque (http://goo.gl/maps/txXGY )
17:00 Arrive Albuquerque
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THE FIELD TRIPS PLEASE ASK THE LEADER INDICATED FOR THE TRIP OR ANY MEMBER OF THE FIELD TRIP COMMITTEE. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON GOING, BUT WOULD LIKE TO CAR POOL, SEND A MESSAGE TO THE MEMBERSHIP USING THE ELCC YAHOO EMAIL (ELCC-ABQ@YAHOOGROUPS.COM) SAYING YOU WOULD LIKE TO CAR POOL AND ASKING FOR A DIRECT RESPONSE FROM THOSE WILLING TO DO SO.