February Field Trips

Guided Tour of the Ansel Adams

John Mariana will be giving a tour of the Ansel Adams exhibit at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA. He will provide critiques/background of many of the Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston prints in the exhibit and several of the contemporary photographer’s prints.

Meet John at the main desk in the lobby at 3:00, Sunday, February 28. This will be at least a one hour tour and may easily be longer.

We will plan to meet at the Lowes near Epps Crossing at 10:00am, and get lunch en route to arrive at the museum near the 1:00pm opening time. There’s a lot to see besides the Ansel Adams exhibit.

Frost Flower Photo Walk, Feb. 10 at 7:45am

Frost flowers form when the sap inside certain plants push through and freeze which forms beautiful ribbon of ice. These ribbons of ice a lot of times form what appears to be flowers, hence the name frost flower. The vegetation we will photograph is the white crownbeard. It is found in several places at the Garden. Judy knows where the vegetation is.

The temperature needs to be in the mid to lower twenties, so it will be super cold. Wear long johns, hat, gloves etc.

Judy has never photographed frost flowers in February….but hopefully they can still be found. We can always photograph nice macro shots of frost and ice on vegetation too.

Meet: Meet at the power line gravel parking lot at the Garden. Take a first right once in the Garden. When the road forks, take the right fork. The parking lot is down this road. You can view the Garden’s map on their website if you are unfamiliar with where this is.

What to bring:
-camera equipment
-a macro lens if you have one
-cell phone to take a couple of Instagram photos
-several extra camera batteries if you have them. If you shoot with live view, the batteries drain quickly.
-a bean bag to stabilize you camera on the ground for low shots
-Judy brings a gardening kneeling pad to keep cold and wet off her clothes
-money in case you want to get a hot beverage at Donderos’ Café afterwards

You can stay as long as you want. It will take around an hour for me to show you where all they are. Our only enemy is the sun and the ice melting. I have photographed them for several hours before.