April Activity: Motor Transport Museum, Campo

Jim McGinn - MTM Bus Front, HDR

After last year’s weather-related “bust” for our visit to the Motor Transport Museum (MTM) in Campo, we’re giving it another try this year. Pushing our visit from March to April will hopefully please the weather gods!

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April 2019 Meeting: Richard Herrmann Photography

Filming brown sea nettles, Chrysaora fuscescens, Carmel Bay, Monterey County, California (C) Richard Herrmann Photography

You are invited to the April 2019 meeting of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Photo Section on Sunday, April 14th, 2019, at the Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library Community Room, from 2 PM to 4 PM (complete details at the bottom of this article).

Our main presentation will feature professional marine life and nature photographer Richard Herrmann, with his presentation Photographing San Diego’s Open Sea.

Please note:
due to a scheduling conflict at our location
this meeting is on Sunday!

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March 2019 Activity: Los Penasquitos Canyon Hike

Sycamore bending over a single track hiking trail, Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego, California, July 2018.

Join us for our March 2019 photographic activity – we’re going for a hike in the riparian woodlands of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve with Photo Section vice-president Alexander S. Kunz. Trails at the preserve wind through a beautiful canopy of oaks and sycamores, and along the creek that forms quiet pools and ponds here and there.

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Photo Quest March 2019: Freshwater

The Waterfall at Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego, California. July 2012.

After the wonderful winter rains we had, San Diego County’s rivers and creeks are running, the waterfalls are flowing, and vernal pools & reservoirs alike are filled with fresh water.

For our March 2019 Photo Quest, we want to see…

Your photos of natural bodies of fresh water.
No salt water! Everything except the ocean!

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Gallery: Shrublands (Photo Quest 2/2019)

Erica Miller - Blue Ceanothus

The theme for our February 2019 Photo Quest was “Shrublands” and here’s the gallery with member submissions. We know that this theme required “getting into” the subject in more than one way – we truly appreciate everyone’s submissions. Our monthly photo quest is a members-only activity. If you want to take part, please join the Sierra Club Photo Section.

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March 2019 Meeting: Moonlight Photography with Brian Wright

Canyonlands Star Trails (C) Brian Wright Photography

You are invited to the March 2019 meeting of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Photo Section, on Saturday, March 9th, 2019, at the Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library Community Room, from 2 PM to 4 PM (complete details at the bottom of this article).

Our main presentation will feature accomplished nighttime photographer and long-time photo section member Brian Wright, with his presentation Moonlight Photography.

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Photo Quest February: Shrublands

Coastal Chaparral and morning fog, Torrey Pines.

Did you know that you live in a biodiversity hot spot? In fact, all of California is, but San Diego County has more biodiversity than any other county in North America (source: SDSU). Wow! The most dominant vegetation form are shrublands, known as chaparral and sagebrush, stretching all the way from the coast to the Laguna crest, and into the semi-arid high desert.

With the arrival of winter rains, the shrublands at lower elevations are already putting on an impressive show of spring festivities, in the form of fresh green sprouting, wildflowers popping up at the side of trails, and regrowth on bushes and shrubs (that appeared dead and desiccated just a few months ago).

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Gallery: Rainy Days (Photo Quest January 2019 Results)

Mark Ochenduszko - Palm Tree Raindrops

Our first photo quest of 2019 was themed “Rainy Days” and here’s the gallery with submissions from our members. We think 14 submissions is a new record – thanks to everyone who took part. We hope y’all had fun chasing rain(drops)!

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February Activity: Salvation Mountain & More

Salvation Mountain by Jim McGinn

For our February photography activity, join Jim McGinn for a day trip to the artistic and surreal world east of the Salton Sea: Salvation Mountain, East Jesus and Bombay Beach.

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February 2019 Meeting: Lee Sie

Chromatic Symphony Golden Gate (C) Lee Sie Photography

You are invited to the February 2019 meeting of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Photo Section, on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, at the Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library Community Room, from 2 PM to 4 PM (complete details at the bottom of this article).

Our main presentation will feature local fine art photographer, artist and photo tour guide Lee Sie, with his presentation “How to Create Iconic Travel Images.”

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