Vitruvian Park Field Trip – December 2018

Holiday Lights in Addison, Texas

December 11, 2018, gave us a beautiful but wind and chilly evening to shoot the holiday lights at Vitruvian Park in Addison, Texas. Here are a few shots from TAPC photographers who braved the cold and reaped the rewards.

Be sure you join us for a field trip this coming year.

Holiday lights Vitruvian Park TX photo by Nancy Abby

Photo by Nancy Abby

Holiday lights Vitruvian Park TX photo by Lynne Rogers Harris

Photo by Lynne Rogers Harris

Holiday lights Vitruvian Park TX photo by Nancy Abby

Photo by Nancy Abby

Holiday lights Vitruvian Park TX photo by Theresa Walker

Photo by Theresa Walker

Reunion Tower Field Trip – December 2018

TAPC Reunion Tower field trip DallasDallas, Texas

As say they, “If you want to take more interesting photographs, stand in front of more interesting things.” That also works if you stand above interesting things, like Dallas.

As you can see below, TAPC members got a lot of great shots at a recent field trip atop Reunion Tower in TAPC Reunion Tower field trip Dallasdowntown Dallas, too many to show them all here. See the Trinity Arts Photo Club Facebook page for more.

Thanks, Lynne Rogers, for providing photos of all who attended.

Dallas Texas downtown photo by Teresa Hughes

Photo by Teresa Hughes

Dallas Texas downtown photo by Janet Cunningham

Photo by Janet Cunningham

Dallas Texas downtown photo by Leanna Mendoza

Photo by Leanna Mendoza

Dallas Texas downtown photo by Nancy Abby

Photo by Nancy Abby

Dallas Texas downtown photo by Bruce Hutter

Photo by Bruce Hutter

 

Friday Night Fireworks Field Trip – June 2018

Fireworks photo by Lynne Rogers Harris

Photo by Lynne Rogers Harris

Trinity Arts Photo Club (TAPC) members are attending the Friday Night Fireworks in Grapevine and getting fantastic results. This free event runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

Parking is very limited, so get there early. You’ll also need time to find your setup spot. Bring your camera, a remote shutter release, tripod, and INSECT REPELLENT.

Come join the fun!

Fireworks photo by Nancy Abby

Photo by Nancy Abby

Fireworks photo by Debby Hoover

Photo by Debby Hoover

Fossil Rim Field Trip – May 2018

Photo Club members shoot giraffe in vehicle at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas.

Photo by Debby Hoover

Giraffe at Fossil Rim WIldlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas

Photo by Lana Macko

The Trinity Arts Photo Club went a little wild this month. Several of our members visited the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas. While this area of the state is known for its fossilized dinosaur footprints, some slightly smaller animals still roam the area. Check the Meetup site for more great outings like this one.

Cheetah at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas

Photo by Lynne Rogers Harris

Addra Gazelle at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas

Photo by Bill Webb

A Hardy Group at Dallas Blooms

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The weather was gloomy on this day, and we considered cancelling.  It was chilly, with the possibility of rain.  And a week before we had experienced a hard freeze that surely would have ruined the tulips that we were going to photograph.

But a hardy group of us showed up and I think we were all glad we did.  Yes, it was grey.  And, yes, the flowers, weren’t as plentiful as previous years.  But as I think you can see by the smiles on the faces in the group photo, we were all glad to be there and enjoying each others company.  Because after all, what is better than a few hours of nothing to do but taking pictures and trying out our new toys?

And I think you can see by the photos that we were up to the challenge and came away with some pictures we can be proud of.

I hope on our next field trip that you can be there too.

Lana Macko, Field Trips Co-Chairman

 

 

Fort Worth Stock Show Outing

On Saturday, January 18, the Trinity Arts Photo Club held its first field trip of 2014 at the Fort Worth Stock Show to take in the sights and capture a few images while doing so.  If you like anything that is Western, this is the place to be in January in Fort Worth.  The weather was fabulous too.

After collecting ourselves, we started in the livestock exhibition buildings, wandering among sheep, cows, steer, horses and pigeons.   Yes, pigeons.  We had opportunities to photograph the owners grooming and cleaning their animals as well as putting some of them (generally horses) through their paces.  I never knew that the animal fashionistas used industrial sized hair dryers to groom their beasts at an event like this, but they do.  Since the livestock are in buildings, some with windows and some without, we were presented with various lighting challenges, depending on which building we were in.

After taking images from every imaginable angle of occupants in the livestock buildings, we made our way out to the Midway, where children of all ages were riding rides, playing carnival games and eating food that rots your teeth.  But no…even on such a beautiful day, the crowd on the midway was sparse, making is tougher to photograph the various rides in motion…since they were often not in motion.  But we gave it the old college try, and made the best of it under the circumstances, getting some nice images in the process as you see below.  Tripods were an absolute necessity for sharp shots, especially after the sun went down.  They also allowed for long exposure images of the spinning rides creating blurs and bringing the lights to life in the process.

Overall, it was a great first event for all that attended and we hope to see many more club members at future events.

MRL

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