Quantico National Cemetery – Photograph Wreath Laying at Wreaths Across America

Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day – December 15, 2018

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at National Cemeteries, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

Ceremony On: 12/15/18
Ceremony At: 12:00 pm
Address: Quantico National Cemeteries (VAQNCT)
18424 Joplin Rd, Triangle, VA 22172

https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/17252/Overview/

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the Quantico National Cemeteries’s Wreaths Across America Page. On Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM, Wreaths Across America will be at Quantico National Cemeteries to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud. Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red “Sponsor” button. Or, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don’t forget to click the “Invite” button to invite your friends and family to join you. Thank you so much for supporting Quantico National Cemeteries and Wreaths Across America!

Eagles Fishing at Conowingo Dam

The weather is currently predicted to be good this weekend, cold but sunny, and I know this is last minute but lets take an early morning drive to Conowingo Dam to photograph majestic bald eagles soaring over and fishing in the Susquehanna River. Eagles congregate at the Conowingo Dam looking for easy fishing opportunities, especially when the dam is up and running to generate power. Long lenses work best and I recommend at least a 400 like the Cannon 100-400 F5.6. Participants might be able to get some shots with a 300 mm because the eagles at times come quite close and can perch in tress on the shoreline to eat their catch. Tripods with Gimbal heads are recommended for longer heavier lenses such a 500 or 600 mm varieties.

See this site for details about the dam area.
http://www.harfordbirdclub.org/conowingo.html

Bald Eagle numbers can vary but during the month of November but I have often see numbers well over 50 eagles. While there are larger concentrations elsewhere, Conowingo is considered one of the best places east of the Mississippi River to view Bald Eagles because the birds are nearly always present in good numbers and viewing conditions are excellent. The sun is behind photographers all day throughout the year.

General Driving Information:
The dam is approximately 120 miles from Manassas and takes a little under 2 hours to drive depending on traffic. I have made an early morning drive to this location in an hour and 45 minutes. I usually take the Bell Air exit off 95 and follow Rt 24 to route 1 north which is called Conowingo Drive near the dam. Just before the dam you will need to take a right on Shurlesville Road and then your next left on Shures Landing Road that will take you down to the Conowingo Fisherman’s Park. Turn left and follow road down as far as possible to park. There is no charge to enter the park. It is a good idea to try arrive early because parking can be a problem due to some loss of parking spots due to lot repair near the dam and number of people and photographers there to view the eagles. You may need to park in overflow parking on Shures Road and take a free bus ride down to the dam.

We will initially meet at the concrete viewing platform closer to the dam. You have the option to then shoot here or go up along the fence line to shoot, depending on the eagle activity and light.

Macro Workshop & Abstracts – AM

• What we’ll do
A slightly different format for this workshop. It is a drop in, whole day workshop.
We have managed to get Brookside’s activity space for the whole day. The intention is to set up various macro activities, including many new ones and allow photographers to come and go all day as they please. As previously there will be at least 20 different setups but feel free to bring anything along that you have found fun to photograph and share with everyone. We will also have some abstract setups so people can get some ideas.
Please indicate if you are likely to attend the am or the pm session or both.
Additionally, we have extended the invite to the Brookside community and will have a membership table set up to show the benefits of membership of the club. Please come prepared to share your experiences with possible new members and other budding photographers.

• What to bring
Bring your enthusiasm, camera, tripod (if you have one) and anything else that you want to share with your fellow photographers that you have found useful for macro/abstract photography.

• By sending in an RSVP and joining this event hosted by the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club, I agree to abide by the rules and regulations (where applicable) of the event location and I am also agreeing to the terms of the following release and waiver of liability, which shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns. In consideration of my (and my guest’s) participation in the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club event, I do hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless the Organizer, its members, officers, directors, employees and the leader(s) of this event from any and all liability by reason of any damage, loss, expenses, or injury (including permanent disability or death) arising from my (and my guest’s) participation in this event, including that caused solely or in part by the negligence of any and all of the above-named parties to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Macro Workshop & Abstracts – PM

• What we’ll do
A slightly different format for this workshop. It is a drop in, whole day workshop.
We have managed to get Brookside’s activity space for the whole day. The intention is to set up various macro activities, including many new ones and allow photographers to come and go all day as they please. As previously there will be at least 20 different setups but feel free to bring anything along that you have found fun to photograph and share with everyone. We will also have some abstract setups so people can get some ideas.
Please indicate if you are likely to attend the am or the pm session or both.
Additionally, we have extended the invite to the Brookside community and will have a membership table set up to show the benefits of membership of the club. Please come prepared to share your experiences with possible new members and other budding photographers.

• What to bring
Bring your enthusiasm, camera, tripod (if you have one) and anything else that you want to share with your fellow photographers that you have found useful for macro/abstract photography.

• By sending in an RSVP and joining this event hosted by the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club, I agree to abide by the rules and regulations (where applicable) of the event location and I am also agreeing to the terms of the following release and waiver of liability, which shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns. In consideration of my (and my guest’s) participation in the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club event, I do hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless the Organizer, its members, officers, directors, employees and the leader(s) of this event from any and all liability by reason of any damage, loss, expenses, or injury (including permanent disability or death) arising from my (and my guest’s) participation in this event, including that caused solely or in part by the negligence of any and all of the above-named parties to the fullest extent permtted by law.