Field Trip to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock State Park on Tuesday, May 17, 2016  Rained Out!

Rescheduled Thursday May 26, 2016 !!

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Field Trip to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock State Park on Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Plan a day trip to shoot reflections, spring flowers, close-ups, river rapids, old buildings, people and mountain vistas. Weather looks like a fair sunrise at 6 am.


Meet at 8:00 am at Ingles on Route 64 and Howard Gap Road. Park near the gas pumps and organize into carpools of 3 to 4 people. Please donate $2.00 to the driver to cover the cost of gas. Drive east to Lake Lure Marina, 2975 Memorial Hwy.  Arrive about 8:30 and park between the marina and Morse Park for free parking. 


We can shoot early morning fog off the lake and we should have lots of spring foliage.  Potential subjects are the boats tied to the docks with colorful tops and covers, a horizontal pier near the beach and shops across the street.  On the west end of the parking area is the Flowering Bridge.  Several local garden clubs make a great presentation of different garden themes. This is a good place to do close-up photography and landscapes. This should tie in nicely with the June theme with the camera club.


Around 10:30 am drive west to the town of Chimney Rock. 431 Main St.  The gift shops and buildings in the small town are great for street photography. There are lots of rapids scenes along the river that runs behind the shops on the South side of Route 74.


Meet for lunch at the Rock Café right next to the river.


After lunch enter the Chimney Rock State Park for an afternoon of continuous shooting. The entrance fee is $15.00, $2.00 off for 65 and younger at heart.  Sorry, no group discounts.  Hiking boots and walking sticks are advised. Stay in the park as long as you want or until your ride leaves.


Please RSVP to Mike Merrill at [email protected] or (828) 684-9436 so we will have a headcount of who to expect.