Dec 3, 2014

Urban Photography Walk - St. Catharines

Those interested in winter Urban photo opportunities are invited to attend a Photo Walk in downtown St. Catharines on Saturday Dec. 20, 2014. We will meet in the Downtown Market Parking lot located at 50 Church St.for 9:30 am and will shoot until at least 11:30 am.

All parking in downtown St. Catharines is metered so you will need change or credit card to obtain your parking voucher. Plan on paying for at least 2 hours. There are plenty of interesting locations for lunch if you are so inclined after the shoot.

Please send me a courtesy email indicating if you plan to attend.

Dave Lindey

For the Birds Outing

Those interested in shooting wintering water fowl are welcomed to join us Saturday Dec. 13, 2014, at Lasalle Marina in Burlington weather permitting. We will plan to get started in the early afternoon (2:30 pm) when the light is best for habitat and flight opportunities. If interested in car pooling or travelling in a convoy we will depart from the Vineland Car Pool Parking lot along the south side of the QEW at 1:30 pm.

Please send me an email if you are planning on attending as a courtesy to determine whether there is enough interest. If there isn't enough interest I will postpone the event for another time.

Dave Lindey

Oct 23, 2014

Impromptu Outing - Pt Dalhousie Lighthouse

This is an impromptu outing.

I am planning to do some long exposure night photography of the Pt. Dalhousie Lighthouse, weather permitting, on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. If you are interesting in joining me, we will meet in the parking lot at the end of the North Pier for 6:15 pm and walk out as the sun sets. Dress warm as it can get quite chilly at the end of the pier. You may also want to consider picking up pocket warmers to keep the dew from forming on your lens and to keep your gear warm.

Again this is weather permitting. Keep an eye on this blog as I will broadcast a cancellation notice if the weather doesn't cooperate.

Dave Lindey

Shorthills Hike Schedule Change for Saturday October 25th

Shorthills Hike Schedule Change for Saturday October 25th
"Fall colours in the ravine valleys of the Shorthills Provincial Park have become so vibrant this past week with the recent leaf fall that a change in schedule appears warranted.  So, instead off meeting up at the Grindstone Creek Boardwalk in Hamilton we will now meet up at 9:00 a.m. at the Wiley Road entrance of the Shorthills Park for a quick tour of at least four or five nearby waterfalls  (Level of difficulty: higher moderate) 
The weather looks perfect for waterfall shooting, so hopefully we will see a nice turnout!"  

Oct 9, 2014

McLean’s Autowreckers - Fall Outing

Saturday October, 11, 2014.

We had an interesting shoot at McLean’s in the spring of this year and wanted to offer the opportunity to take advantage of the fall colour in this magnificent setting. There is always something new to shoot, or something that has changed from the last time you were there. Incidentally, this location is equally productive for the Infrared shooter!

McLean's is an active auto wreckers with a few twists. The collection of VERY old cars in the lot is unparalleled anywhere and the setting of the cars, truck and buses in the trees and lanes makes for some great shots. You can pretty much find any kind of vehicle here, from cars, School buses, service vehicles, bicycles and old delivery trucks.

The owner, John McLean, doesn’t expect anything however we like to collect $5 from each participant to pass along to John for allowing us the privilege of shooting on his 50+ acres of treasures and if you have any shots to share we will pass them along to him.

12584 Fourth Line Nassagaweya, Rockwood  - John's # 519-856-9598
Directions: From Hwy 25 ( just south of Acton) take 25 side road west, take 4th Line Nassagaweya south, the yard is just on the west side. 

We will meet at the Car Pool Lot on the QEW at Victoria Ave in Vineland at 7:00 am Saturday Oct. 11 or you can choose to meet us at McLeans at 8:15 am latest.

Please send me an email if you are planning on attending.

We hope you can join us.

Dave Lindey

Sep 12, 2014


Shorthills and the surrounding Niagara Escarpment are beautiful to photograph this time of the year!  In response to several member requests I am going to be running a twice-weekly photo meet-up and walk in the various scenic areas around Shorthills Provincial Park and the Niagara Escarpment during the Fall 2014 photography season.  We will be offering a wide range of tours this year, from easy to challenging, tailored to the group's wide range of abilities and fitness.   We will be shooting beautiful fall landscapes, waterfalls, and wildlife and, hopefully, lots of colour.  I guarantee that you will discover many interesting spots and subjects that you would never otherwise find on your own.
Come and join in on the fun!  Tentatively, rain-or-shine hikes will be held on each Tuesday evening commencing at not later than 6:00 pm sharp (until Oct 29th) as long as the light is good and it is not pouring rain, and each Saturday morning (until Nov 29th) commencing at 9:00 am sharp as long as it is not pouring rain.  Don't let cloudy or stormy weather be a deterrent.  Those are often the best days to shoot fall colours and waterfalls.  In case of really inclement weather on Saturdays, the hikes may be postponed until the next day (ie: the Sunday) at noon. 
Here is my tentative calendar of events (be sure to check back in the Blog as dates draw near, since weather conditions and last minute changes are inevitable):
Date         Time        Activity                           Rating           Meeting Spot
Sep 16      6:00pm     First fall colours              moderate      Mewburn Road Railway Bridge, Niagara Falls                                                                                                            (dead end at Laura Secord Trailhead)
Sep 20      9:00am     Woodend ponds             moderate      Woodend Conservation Area (outer entrance)
Sep 23      6:00pm     Big Bucks                       easy              Shorthills Park, Wiley Road entrance
Sep 27      9:00am     Hamilton Waterfall tour   strenuous     Tiffany Falls Parking lot, Wilson Street E, Ancaster
Sep 30      6:00pm     Big Bucks II                    easy              Shorthills Park, Wiley Road entrance
Oct 04       9:00am     Waterfalls/fall colours     strenuous      Shorthills Park, Eller Road entrance/
Oct 07       5:45pm     Raceway Falls                moderate      Shorthills Park, Wiley Road entrance
Oct 11       9:00am     More Secret waterfalls   strenuous      St. John's Outdoor Centre,  Holland Road
Oct 14       5:45pm     Secret stream                 moderate      Daboll farm, 1991 Hansler Street, Pelham 
Oct 18       9:00am     Canal colours                 moderate      Welland Canal access road and Holland Road,
                                                                                               north of Allanburg bridge 
Oct 21       5:30pm     Big Bucks III                   easy              Shorthills Park, Wiley Road entrance
Oct 25       9:00am     Grindstone Boardwalk    easy              Spring Gardens Road parking lot, Hamilton
Oct 28       5:30pm     Peninsula Lakes sunset easy              Peninsula Lakes Golf Course, Church Street access
Nov 01      9:00am     Final Fall Colours           strenuous      St. John's Outdoor Centre, Holland Road  
Nov 08      9:00am     Mount Nemo Backside   moderate      Bruce trail entrance,
                                                                                               Walkers Line and Side Road 2, Burlington 
Nov 15      9:00am     Decew Falls challenge   strenuous     Decew Road, Morningstar Mill parking lot 
Nov 22      9:00am     Old locks & reservoir      moderate      Old Lakeview Cemetery, Townline Road,
                                                                                               Thorold (west of the Walker Bros yard)    
Nov 29      9:00am     Niagara Glen trails         strenuous      Niagara Glen trails parking lot,
                                                                                              (Niagara Parkway lot by spiral staircase)  
As always (especially for the moderate and strenuous hikes) good water-resistant hiking boots are a must.  It is always advisable to carry a small backpack with a drink, a snack, spare socks/gloves, and a few first aid items. 
Feel free to email me anytime at to receive any updated information and intel.   
I hope to see everyone out to at least a  few sessions!  


Apr 28, 2014

Outing - McLeans Autowreckers

Interested in old, rusty cars? You'll love our visit to McLeans Auto-wreckers located at 12584 Fourth Line Nassagaweya, Rockwood, ON, on Saturday May 3, 2014. For those interested in carpooling or travelling as a group we will depart the Carpool Lot at the QEW in Vineland at 7:30 am. Those who intend to drive direct we will meet at McLeans at 8:30am. I will be collecting a nominal $5 per photographer to present as a donation.

Please send me an email at to let me know your intention to attend.

Directions: QEW to Guelph Line in Burlington. North on Guelf Line over the 401 to #20 Sideroad. Right on #20 Sideroad to Foruth Line Nassagaweya. Left on Fourth Line. McLens is located on the left side about 1.5 km on Fourth Line.,-80.0572069,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x882b765760cecfc7:0x27363ae4984a501a?hl=en

NOTE: You will need rubber boots as the site is muddy.

Dave Lindey
Outings Director

Feb 3, 2014

Photo Event - Niagara Butterfly Conservatory

The club has has organized an exclusive photo booking to visit the Niagara Parks Commission's Butterfly Conservatory for Sat. Feb. 22, 2014. We will have exclusive access to the facility from 8:00 to 10:00 am. We are allowed to us our tripods until the facility opens to the general public at 10:00 am. A minimum of 20 photographers is required and the cost is $15.00 which must be paid in advance before the date of the outing. Contact Dave Lindey to signup for this amazing photo opportunity.