Friday, October 22, 2010

Photography get-together at Terhune Orchards!

So one of my kind of embarrassing secrets is that I spend a ton of time on an online photography forum... It's a wonderfully vibrant community of women interested in photography, with a huge range of skill levels (from total newbies to pros), and it's the single biggest reason for any growth in my photography skills over the last year.  Plus, I've made a ton of wonderful friends through it!

As it turns out, there are a number of members who live in the NJ/NY/PA area.  So we decided to meet up for lunch and an afternoon of fall photography fun down at Terhune Orchards -- located a very convenient 15 minutes away from me.  :)  Which also helped ease David's mind -- just in case one of these women turned out to actually be a creepy 50-year-old man, David was close enough to be able to come rescue me.  ;)

It was SO fun meeting up with these women, and spending a few hours leisurely photographing things to our hearts' content.  Don't get me wrong -- I love photographing my family and PEF events, and everyone is very patient and understanding of my desire to get the shot.  But there's something different about being able to go on a photography walk and not feel bad about holding up your group, or sprawling like a fool on the ground, or really taking the time to experiment with different settings.  Plus, the four girls I met up with were super fun to just hang out with!

Amanda, Chris and Audrey chimping

My first attempt at using the 85mm as a faux macro

Candy apples!  And panning!

Barbara and Audry

Chris and Amanda

Amanda got the cutest shot of this little guy

Such beautiful autumnal colors!

Crazy chicken scrabbling wildly about amongst the flowers

And one more pretty flower shot

Amanda, Audry Barbara, and Chris, thank you so much for coming all the way out to central Jersey for a get-together!  Hope we can do it again sometime soon!


Chris said...

Thanks for organizing our get together, I had such a great time! We'll definitely have to do it again.

Amanda said...

Thanks for planning it! I had a good time and enjoyed hanging out with everyone. :)

Mariel Torres said...

this sounds like fun!

Amy F.W. said...

I am still so jealous! But happy that you guys had a fun get together and thanks so much for sharing photos! I know I've said this, but that one of Amanda is stunning, both the image AND Amanda. =D