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Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: China Town and Old Town:  This is always an interesting place to photograph people, interesting shops and some of the older buildings comprising the older part of the city.  The area will be alive with tourists and unique looking characters.   Fan Tan Alley, Dragon Alley and other nooks and crannies create interesting subjects.  Meet by the China Town gate at Government and Fisgard Streets at 10:00 a.m.  Lunch at Swan's Pub.  Please register.
Star Gaze at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse (8:00 PM PDT)
Star Gaze is a public event that will take place on the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site during the Perseid Meteor Shower.  This is one of the few opportunities each year that we will have to access the grounds during sunset, blue hour and full darkness.  The grounds will be partially lit for exploring, but do bring your flashlight or headlamp to help you get around. Some members decided to do some light painting around the lighthouse last year, so that is something else to consider as an option. The event will run for 4 hours, so there should be ample opportunity to get a range of different shots during all the stages of twilight.  There will be other activities offered on the grounds for the evening, which will include presentations, tours, opportunity to look through telescopes with the Royal Astronomical Society etc... See the following link or Fort Rodd’s Facebook event page for more event information:  Your Group Leaders will be Dan and Gail Takahashi Call for Volunteers: Last year we had a select group of VCC photographers assisting the public by providing some basic night photography instruction and answering questions.  We have been asked to do the same again this year.  If you are interested in helping out at the event for an hour or so, please get in touch via email! We will add you to our volunteer roster for this event. If you are planning to attend just for the field trip, please register so we know how many people are coming.  Details: Park in the main parking area and we will meet on the grounds at 8pm.  Dan and Gail will be set up in the grassy area near the lower battery, there will be picnic tables and a tent set up (and possibly a VCC club banner) so that will be our muster point where people can hang out, socialize and take breaks.  Be sure to bring warm layers in case it gets cold and enough food, snacks and water to su
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Summer Draw Topic (10:30 AM PDT)
Theme:  Summer Draw Topic - Topic is drawn from the Friendly Shoot Out hat Lunch at noon at Dylan's Sports Bar - 531 Yates St, Victoria, BC Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: Selkirk Trestle Bridge and Upper Harbour:  Great opportunity for Black and White photographs as well as for landscapes and people.   At this time of year, the area is busy with kayakers, harbour ferries and other craft.  Seasonal shore birds can also sometimes be seen. Meet behind the pub in the area overlooking the harbour at 10:00 a.m.  Lunch  at Glo Pub, 1940 Jutland (right on the water).  If you are going to dine after this shoot, please register.
Whale Watching (1:30 PM PDT)
Take a six-hour trip in a 30-foot boat operated by  Sidney Whale Watching . Race Rocks is the target but the route which will be taken will depend upon the sea conditions and where the wildlife is to be found that day. The trip has been timed to take advantage of the late afternoon and early evening light.  Using current intelligence gathered and shared by the whale watching companies, we will search for Orcas, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales, Porpoises, and Sea Lions. At this time of year, seabirds are also plentiful on the water. On the return journey, we may stop at Mandarte Island where a seabird rookery is located. We may also possibly find some Sea Otters. Flotation suits will be provided. THINGS TO BRING: Cameras and Lens Waterproof covering for your camera (plastic bags will suffice in keeping equipment dry when driving at speed) Lunch and snacks Bottles of water Hat, gloves, a small towel Extra sweater in case you feel cold Kleenex PRICE:  $140.00 per person (again this year). Payment should be made to Sidney Whale Watching at least one week in advance via Visa, MasterCard or Cash. Please see their website ( for contact details.  ONLY PAY FOR THIS TRIP IF YOU ARE CONFIRMED AS A REGISTRANT BY AN EMAIL FROM VCC.  IF YOU ARE WAITLISTED, DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOU ARE CONFIRMED ON THE TRIP. This trip is limited to 8 passengers to give everyone ample viewing opportunities. The trip will be postponed or canceled if the weather is not good for photography. Suzanne Huot will lead this field trip.
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Summer Draw Topic (10:30 AM PDT)
Theme: Summer Draw Topic - Topic is drawn from the Friendly Shoot Out hat Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.

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