Where: Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Mono Mills When: 08:30 Wednesday October 7th What: Fall colours! As of this weekend we are not at full colours yet, but Wednesday is forecast to be warm and sunny. Directions: Drive north on Highway 10 to Camilla ( 10 km north of the intersection with Highway 9 at Orangeville). Turn right (east) on Dufferin Road 8 (Mono Center Road). The road jogs north, then east. After 8kms, turn left onto 3rd Line (north) and go one km north to the parking lot. There is a pleasant walking trail and then a steep staircase up to the top of the cliffs. Wonderful viewing platform. Hope to see you on Wednesday!
The time for this event has been changed to 11:15 AM, tomorrow Wednesday September 25th. Meet at the parking lot on the east side of the Humber, just east of the Old Mill Road bridge.
For those coming to the Butterfly Conservatory on Sunday September 29th Take Highway 401 west to Cambridge. Exit at Hespeler Road North (Exit 282, Old Highway 24) Go north hald a kilometer to the roundabout. Take the third exit which is Beaverdale Road North. Go north 6 km on Beaverdale Road to the stoplight with Kossuth Road. Turn left (west). Go west 2 km on Kossuth Road and the Conservatory is on your left. Our session begins at 8 AM. Tripods and other equipment may be used until 10AM when the building opens to the public. Caution: The Conservatory is kept at a high humidity. To avoid fogging your lens on arrival, you should keep your cameras in a warm bag or closed container on the drive to the venue. Transfer your camera directly from your warm car to the building – otherwise you may encounter condensation when you arrive!
Sunday September 29 is our monthly Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market. Meet at the corner of Spadina and Baldwin at 1:00 PM. As usual, we will have a “challenge” format. We will meet for coffee afterwards to collect everyone’s shots and collate into a slideshow. The afternoon timing gives plenty of time for anyone visiting the Butterfly Conservatory in the morning to come back to the city – so you will be able to attend both events.
We have three outings planned within the next two weeks. Number One – What: Halton County Radial Railway (Streetcar Museum) Where: Rockwood, ON Directions: Take Highway 401 west to Campbellville. Take Guelph Line north from Highway 401, go north 14 kms, the museum is on your right. When: SATURDAY September 21st. Meet in the Museum parking lot at 10:15 Museum opens at 10 AM, first streetcar ride runs at 11:00. Come early. Lots of opportunity for “rusty nail shots” – detail and scenic shots of old streetcars and machinery, railway buildings, and people, in a park setting. Admission – Adults $15.50, Seniors $13.50 It may be possible to visit the auto scrap yard just down the road in the afternoon. Details will be provided at the streetcar museum. A signed release will be required. Number Two – What: Wednesday Walk – Fall Salmon Spawn Where: Etienne Brule Park, near the Old Mill. Meet in the parking lot off Catherine Street (Old Mill Road if you are coming from the west) at the corner of Old Mill Drive. It’s on the east bank of the river. When – WEDNESDAY September 25th, 10 AM Continuing the ad-hoc Wednesday Morning walks that we held over the summer. In addition to spending some time along the trail, it may be possible to photograph salmon leaping the waterfalls in the Humber River. Number Three – What: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory When: SUNDAY September 29th 8AM-10AM Where: 2500 Kossuth Road, Cambridge. Directions: Take Highway 401 west to Highway 24 (Hespeller Road) North. At the Roundabout, take the 3rd Exit – Beaverdale Road North. Go north 5.8 kms to Kossuth Road, turn left (west). Travel distance is 85 kms from Humber Valley United Church – about an hour at that hour on a Sunday. What: Nature and macro photography. We have booked exclusive use of the facility from 8AM to 10AM, which means we can use tripods and other equipment during that period. And we can stay after 10AM when the facility opens if we wish. Admission: $25 We must have a minimum of 8 participants for this booking. Please RSVP to Paul Cordingley firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the ECC meeting on September 23rd, so we know how many are coming. Future Outings Please put the following dates in your calendar for outings later in the fall – watch for announcements: WEDNESDAY October 9th – Mono Cliffs – Nature, Landscape, and Fall Colours SUNDAY October 20th – CNE Grounds – Evening shoot – Architecture SUNDAY November 10th – Downtown Walk – Architecture and Street Photography SATURDAY November 30th – Nathan Phillips Square – Cavalcade of Lights