Coffee and all things photography

Join us for a casual conversation with your fellow CNPA members. Please bring any work you have that you would like to share, or any ideas you have for future outings. If you just want to show up and listen, or ask questions that works too! I hope to see you there. 704 479 8888

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Hart Square Village

Explore and photograph the village of Hart Square. Go to wwwhartsquare.com for details

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Hart Square Village Vale NC

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Asheville Monthly Meeting November 2021

Join us for our bi-annual member’s portfolio presentations at the Reuters Center on the UNCA Campus. The meeting will showcase three or four member portfolio collections along with discussion from the presenters on their work. All CDC guidelines must be followed.

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Mini Waterfall Tour

We will be photographing several small waterfalls in the Upstate of SC. More details will be coming soon.

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Grand Tour of Mountains of SC

1st Stop is at Ball Rock Heritage Preserve (6845 Geer Hwy, Cleveland, SC). We will park in the pull out area and walk across the bridge onto the big rock. We
will be photographing the sun hitting the backside of Table Rock Mountain and hopefully some fog in the valley below.

If you want to get there early to see the sunrise (to your left), you will need to be there well before the sun comes up. Sunrise is scheduled for 7:04 on the 13th.

2nd Stop We will spend about an hour at Ball Rock, and then head north towards Caesar’s Head State Park on US 276. This park does not open until 9:00 am. Once you
drive into the park, go to the very end (or as close as you can), park and follow the path to the Overlook. There is a great photo opportunity before you get to the overlook that you should consider.

There is a short nature trail that is less than ¼ mile from the parking area to the Overlook. Good photo opportunity on shooting the stair case coming up from the trail at the Overlook area. We will spend around an hour here.

3rd Stop will be Saluda Hill Baptist Church (646 Ridge Springs Road Cleveland, SC). Good photo opportunity around the church on shooting the backside of Table Rock Mt. It will be a different perspective than what we shot at Ball Rock and at Caesar’s Head. If the church is open, we will get to shoot the mountain from inside the church’s all glass sanctuary. There are two graveyards with the one on top of a hill (100 yards from the church) with confederate soldier’s graves (with the markers). We will stay there about 1 hour.

4th Stop will be a field to photograph the front side of Table Rock Mountain. The field is located on Back Park Road, just off SC Hwy 11 (heading south). Best to follow the leader, we will park on the side of the road and walk out in the grassy field to photograph the mountain. Note: we will need to walk out about 100 yards to avoid photographing the mountain with power lines in the photo. We will spend about ½ hour here.

5th Stop will be Table Rock Visitor’s Center (a few miles up Hwy 11 on your left. Well marked from the road. We will drive in and park and walk down to the lake and photograph that area and then walk up to the Visitor’s Center and photograph around it. This is our last stop, so you can leave when done.

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Waterfalls and Fall Colors in Brevard

We will meet at the Hampton Inn of Brevard on Monday, October 25th to discuss the itinerary, and head out early Tuesday morning to photograph. I will make reservations for dinner Monday, and Tuesday nights. I will post more information as the date gets closer.
Although the outing will be Oct 25 to the 27th, Layton, the general manager of the Hampton Inn, has reserved ten rooms for our group at special rates for October 24th -28th. Please make your reservation as soon as possible. 828-883-4800

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Triangle to Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Visit the world’s largest waterfowl park, featuring over 2,500 birds from around the world in large walk-through aviaries. Meet endangered waterfowl, flamingos, parrots, cranes, toucans, and more. Get an up-close experience with parakeets in the interactive Landing Zone aviary. The 18-acre facility features spacious, walk- through aviaries displaying birds from South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

What’s new: On October 9th, Sylvan Heights officially will open their largest new aviary featuring flocks of colorful birds from tropical regions of southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.

Getting There:

PLEASE NOTE: Many GPS systems DO NOT provide accurate directions to Sylvan Heights Bird Park. Please use the directions provided by Google Maps.
Driving from the Raleigh area: approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes
Admission:

Adults ages 13 to 61 years
$12.84 each
Seniors 62+
$11.77 each
North Carolina Zoo Society members
Free

Lunch
Conveniently located inside Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Duck Landing Cafe is now serving up a variety of sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream & fun foods.
Hours 10:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. There are several other restaurants on Main St. Scotland Neck or bring a picnic lunch.

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Vivid Metal Print Tour

Vivid Metal Prints, formerly Image Wizards, is the inventor of dye sublimated prints on aluminum. They produce work for many high end photographers and artists who require their work to be “fine art prints”. Their entire operation is housed in their Lexington facility, and they have invited us to tour the facility, see examples of their product and learn about the process. In demonstrating their process, they have invited us to submit images that they will print (proof sized) while we are there that we can take home.

TOUR DATE: October 9, 2021 9:00am-approximately 1:00pm
MAX ATTENDEES: 20 (we will have a waiting list, and schedule a later tour if we need to.)
(336) 283-8679 · www.VividMetalPrints.com.

Contact Marcy Murphy at marcymurphy007@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

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Photographing Pearson Falls in Saluda NC

Pearson Falls is a gorgeous 90-ft waterfall that cascades down a 30 – 40 wide staircase of rock.
As you walk to the falls (1/4 mile easy walk), you can photograph the creek (Colt Creek) along the ways. When you get to an area called Mini-Falls, (also known as Lightener’s edge) you can photo it with Pearson Falls in the background.
The path will provide many opportunities to photograph rare wildflowers to mosses, ferns, lichens, shrubs and trees, However, most of the wild flowers start to bloom in mid-March to early May.

Please call or email Bob if you plan to attend. Phone is 864-430-0119 or email at bob@bobspalding.net

For more information see: http://www.bobspalding.net/Photography/PhotoAreas/PearsonFalls.htm

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