Conowingo Dam – Bald Eagles

The Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam are world famous. When the days get cooler and shorter, the population begins to rapidly grow and one can frequently see up to 100 eagles in a day.

WHEN – November 15th I will be there from 8:30

CONTACT – Jerry Fuqua

HOW TO GET THERE
Address is: 2569 Shures Landing Road, Darlington, Maryland 21034
From I-95 South, Take Exit #93 for MD-222 toward Port Deposit/Perryville. Turn right onto MD-222 N. Take the 1st left to say on MD-222 N. Turn left onto US 1 S. Turn left on Shuresville Road (1st left after crossing the dam). After a mile, turn right onto Shuresville Landing Road. Road will lead you into the parking area along the dam.

PREPARE
It will be cold! Dress warmly in layers to add/remove as needed. Wear winter boots if you have them. There will be a lot of standing/sitting involved.
Bring lunch and something warm to drink.
Make sure you have plenty of memory cards and charged batteries.
TIP: Bring a small chair to sit while waiting for the action to happen.

There are port-a-potties

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Get the longest zoom lens you can get your hands on. Anything 400mm and longer will help you reach the bird. However, offten the eagles will perch in the trees by the shooting location
If you have access to two camera bodies, bring them along. One with the mega zoom, the other with a smaller zoom to capture the eagles in the trees.
Tripod.

The Lazy Man settings:
Aperture Priority
Auto ISO
Auto White Balance
AI Servo focus mode
Continual shoot mode
Shutter Speed 1/1000 or higher for birds in flight

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania & Strasburg Railroad Train Ride

Fall colors and steam engines … that sounds like a photographers dream!  Tom Snyder is leading our group on a photo shoot at the Railroad museum which is currently running it’s steam train every few hours on the weekends.  Here’s a chance to photograph vintage equipment, shoot the steam engine and even take a ride on one of the old trains.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Located on PA Route 741, Strasburg,
ten miles east of historic downtown Lancaster
in the heart of the beautiful, Pennsylvania Dutch Country
of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Contact: Tom Snyder
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.

GPS Coordinates:
39.982329, -76.161112

300 Gap Road (delivery address only)
PA Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
717/687-8628
http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/visitors/eventsleaflet.pdf
http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/
Museum Prices:
Adult (ages 12 – 64) $10
Senior Citizen (65+) $ 9
Youth (3 – 11) $ 8
Age 2 and under FREE

We will be meeting at the Railroad Museum Entrance at 10:00 a.m.

Trains & Troops is the Museum’s annual tribute to the U. S. Armed Forces, American railroads and all those who served, and are serving, overseas and on the home front in defense of our nation.
Salute our veterans and active duty service personnel, along with the Lancaster Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard @ 11:00 a.m.

If you are interested in seeing the museum, and then joining Tom and me for a train ride there is a discount on the museum tickets. You must buy your pick up your tickets at the Train Station before going to the museum.
Order your ticket online for 4:00 p.m. First-Class Parlor Car Adult/Museum Pkg: $27.00
Surround yourself in Victorian splendor and air-conditioned comfort. Indulge yourself with our unique selection of confections and beverages available for purchase.
http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/
http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/train-schedule/operating-schedule/daily/?date=10-25-2014&cal=10-2014