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Sep
15

British Car Day - OCC Outing

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  1.   15th Sep, 2013
British Car Day is hosted annually by the Toronto Triumph Club, on the third Sunday of September.  Since its inaugural event in 1984, it has grown in leaps and bounds, and now draws over 1,000 British...

British Car Day is hosted annually by the Toronto Triumph Club, on the third Sunday of September.  Since its inaugural event in 1984, it has grown in leaps and bounds, and now draws over 1,000 British cars and 8,000 spectators. The event is the largest, one-day, all-British car event in North America, with visitors from throughout the northeast United States, the Maritime provinces, Quebec, and Manitoba. We have even had visitors from Alberta, Texas, the UK, and New Zealand.


The spectator gates open at 10:00am and Participant's Choice judging begins in earnest.  Last year, there were well over 1,000 vehicles, in 52 classes of cars, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles, running the whole range from Mini to Rolls-Royce, from Austin to Zephyr and everything in between.  Many people bring their daily drivers, or projects-in-progress, just to line up with the many concours-class cars in their class.  This is the opportunity everyone looks forward to, to chat, to scrutinize, and plan for next year.  It's a car show and it's also a big end of season social event, and a great opportunity for some classic car photography!

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Sep
15

British Auto Day Outing

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  1.   15th Sep, 2013
ATTENTION OCC MEMEBERS: Please find enclosed the flyer for the British Auto Day Outing planned for Sunday, September 15 Car day details: Event Cost $16.00 per car (no limit how many per car)   Reg...

ATTENTION OCC MEMEBERS:

Please find enclosed the flyer for the British Auto Day Outing planned for Sunday, September 15

Car day details: Event Cost $16.00 per car (no limit how many per car)

 

Registration: Tour information and questions can be directed to Bernie Cook

 

outings@oakvillecameraclub.com - RSVP to Bernie Cook - "Please put 'British Car Day' in the subject line of your email"

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Sep
28

OCC Fall Colours Outing to Mono Cliffs with Bill Smith

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  1.   28th Sep, 2013
Outing: Mono Cliffs contains a significant section of the Niagara Escarpment, including crevice caves, an upland limestone plain, and talus slopes. The park features two prominent masses of roc...


Outing:


Mono Cliffs contains a significant section of the Niagara Escarpment, including crevice caves, an upland limestone plain, and talus slopes. The park features two prominent masses of rock, separated by erosion from the main rock body.  When this occurs, the resultant feature is called an outlier. Here you will encounter two large 'outliers' separated from the main escarpment edge.


Botanists have also noted that the local vegetation includes a particularly rich diversity of ferns. Many of the natural features in the park are fragile.


This park is part of the Niagara Escarpment Parks System, and the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. The park offers excellent trail system for hiking.


The park has a number of cliff faces along the Niagara Escarpment itself.  Along the Cliff Top Trail is a sturdy set of stairs which descend about 30m down the rock face to a wooden path that runs between the cliff face and a small outlier, providing excellent views of the rock, ferns, and cedars.  Also along the Cliff Top Trail is a viewing platform that extends out over the cliff edge, with a great view to the north east across the park to the farms and valleys beyond.  In the north west corner of the park you can find McCarston's Lake. 

 

What to Wear:


With fall weather upon us, we suggest a layered approach to your clothing, as it may be cooler in the morning, and warming up as the day goes on.  Wear comfortable and supportive footwear, i.e. hiking shoes/boots are highly recommended as we plan to venture onto the many trails of Mono Cliffs. 

 

What to Bring:


Water, snacks/lunch, camera, lenses (wide angle and telephoto/zoom lenses), memory cards, lens filters (recommend a polarizer, neutral density, gradual neutral density, etc. for shooting landscapes), and a monopod or tripod is recommended.  Sturdy camera bag / backpack for carrying your gear.


Bear in mind this is a hike, covering three-(3) or more kilometers, so it pays to plan your gear choices accordingly.

 

What to Expect:


Since this Outing is geared more to a casual walk in the woods, it is not considered difficult.


The trails in Mono Cliffs are well maintained, and they are not difficult, however, various stretches of the Bruce Trail cover undulating terrain.  While not considered steep, some elevation gains should be expected.  The trails in general offers some good vantage points, both escarpment and lakeside vista being available for photographing landscapes.


 

How to Get There (from Oakville / Toronto area): 


Location: Fourteen-(14) km northeast of Orangeville, four-(4) km east of Mono Centre. 

 

Take QEW to 403/410, merge onto 410 North until it becomes Highway 10.  Continue North on Highway 10 and continue North of Orangeville.

Turn right on Mono Centre Road (Dufferin County Rd.#8) and follow it east for eight-(8) kilometers until you get to Mono Centre.  Continue North on 2 Line East until the road ends.  Park on the side of the road outside the park entrance.

Plan for a total travel time from Oakville of just over one hour.

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Oct
20

Albions Falls - Oct 20th 2013 (NOTE NEW TIME!) 8.45 at QE Park meetup, 9.30 at the Falls.

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  1.   20th Oct, 2013
To reach Albion Falls by car, exit on Dartnell Road from the Lincoln Alexander Parkway. Go south on Dartnell, then go left onto Stonechurch Road East. Turn left onto Pritchard Road, then left again on...

To reach Albion Falls by car, exit on Dartnell Road from the Lincoln Alexander Parkway. Go south on Dartnell, then go left onto Stonechurch Road East. Turn left onto Pritchard Road, then left again onto Mud Street. You will find two parking lots available on either side of Mud Street where it connects with Mountain Brow Boulevard.

 

We will met at the QP Car Park for 8:45am and then move on to the Falls as a group / car pooling. Or you can meet us there for 9.30am.      GPS Locator:

750-764 Mountain Brow Blvd Hamilton, ON
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Dec
14

Capture The Lakeside Festival of Lights - Burlington

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  2.   Public
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  1.   14th Dec, 2013
One last outing for the year as a group? Meet at the Nelson Ave parking lot on Lakeshore Rd. by Discovery Landing. Dress warmly, bring a tripod and your best night and street photography gear and tech...

One last outing for the year as a group? Meet at the Nelson Ave parking lot on Lakeshore Rd. by Discovery Landing. Dress warmly, bring a tripod and your best night and street photography gear and technique.

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Jan
12

Outing: Frozen Waterfalls

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  1.   12th Jan, 2014
Tiffany Falls Location: Hamilton (43.2413N 79.954W) just off of Wilson St. E from Main St. W Sherman Falls Location: Hamilton (43.239N 79.974W) just off of Old Dundas Road, a few minutes from Tiff...

Tiffany Falls Location: Hamilton (43.2413N 79.954W) just off of Wilson St. E from Main St. W

Sherman Falls Location: Hamilton (43.239N 79.974W) just off of Old Dundas Road, a few minutes from Tiffany Falls.

 

Meet at the QEP Parking lot at 9.30am Sunday 12th January for car pooling.

Suggested ghear: Tripod, wide angle lens, good winter boots.

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Feb
23

Hamilton Warplane Heritage Museum Outing - February 23

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  1.   23rd Feb, 2014
Celebrate the 105th Anniversary of the first flight in Canada by the Silver Dart with 50% off admission at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. We weren't the first country to take to the skies, but...

Celebrate the 105th Anniversary of the first flight in Canada by the Silver Dart with 50% off admission at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. We weren't the first country to take to the skies, but our contribution to aviation has been significant. On February 23rd, Canadians honour the pioneers who opened the skies as a way to connect people and move goods safely and quickly within our large nation and around the world

Carpool from QEP parking lot  - leaving at 9.30am.

Entrance fee (paid at the venue individually) is $6.00 CAD because of the 105th anniversary mentioned above!

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Mar
23

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory - March 23rd 8am - 10am

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  1.   23rd Mar, 2014
Entrance fee (paid at the venue) is $13.00 CAD. From 9am to 10am we will have full opportunity to photograph at the venue with tripods and flash. After 10am, you can stay but no tripods allowed. ...

Entrance fee (paid at the venue) is $13.00 CAD.

From 9am to 10am we will have full opportunity to photograph at the venue with tripods and flash. After 10am, you can stay but no tripods allowed.

If you would like to have more exclusive use of the venue, we can book an additional hour from 8am - 9am, but we need at least 10 people and the cost would be an extra $5.00 a person ($18.00 total for those attending from 8am). You will have an opportunity to commit to the 8am time by signing up AND PAYING for it at the February 24th Regular meeting of the OCC.

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Apr
12

Mountsberg Raptor Centre - Saturday April 12th

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  1.   12th Apr, 2014
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May
24

Rondeau Provincial Park - Saturday May 24th 2014 8:00AM

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  1.   24th May, 2014
No description for this group yet.
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Jun
21

Wandering around Harbourfront in Toronto

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  1.   21st Jun, 2014
No description for this group yet.
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Jul
12

Orangeville RAM Rodeo

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  2.   Public
  1.   12th Jul, 2014
No description for this group yet.
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Sep
21

The 31st Annual British Car Day Outing

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  2.   Public
  1.   21st Sep, 2014
The venue for British Car Day© is Bronte Creek Provincial Park, conveniently located at the Burloak Drive exit off the Queen Elizabeth Way. The south entrance is for non-British cars & spectators, whi...

The venue for British Car Day© is Bronte Creek Provincial Park, conveniently located at the Burloak Drive exit off the Queen Elizabeth Way. The south entrance is for non-British cars & spectators, while the north entrance is reserved for British car exhibitors and vendors.

Show cars gain access to the park via the north maintenance/service entrance, at the bend where Burloak Drive becomes Upper Middle Road, from 8:00am onwards. The spectator gates open at 9:00am and Participant's Choice judging begins in earnest. The judging wraps up at 1:00pm and the awards ceremony begins around 2:00pm.

Entry fee to the park for spectators is $16 per car (or use your Parks Ontario season pass). There is no limit on the number of people in the car. Please pay using cash if possible. Car pool to split costs.

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Oct
05

Fall Colours - 2014 -Sunday October 5th @ 2PM - Terra Cotta Conservation Area

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  1.   5th Oct, 2014
This year, the OCC Fall Colours outing will be on Sunday October 5th 2014 at the Terra Cotta Conservation Area. Entry fee is $5.00 (pay at the entrance booth). This ticket will also get you into B...

This year, the OCC Fall Colours outing will be on Sunday October 5th 2014 at the Terra Cotta Conservation Area.

Entry fee is $5.00 (pay at the entrance booth). This ticket will also get you into Belfountain Conservation Area only 10 minutes away if you would like to venture to that location also. The trip is approximately 45 minutes heading north-east on Winston Churchill.

There is fine landscape photography on offer with bodies of water to enhance the view. There should be some good opportunity for macro photography along the trails also.

Pack you landscape (wide angle, grad filters etc.) and macro gear. Don't forget a tripod.

The Terra Cotta Lane trail is roughly 4km and ranked as beginner - well groomed trail with almost no elevation changes.

Dress for what seems to be a cool Fall season and where comfortable shoes. Hiking boots are  not necessary.

Car-pooling can be arranged via communication through this forum or email - let me know if you are interested and it will be arranged. The usual starting point will be the QEP Parking lot.

Regards,

William Barrow

 

 

 

 

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Jan
11

The Devil's Punch Bowl - Sunday January 11th 2015

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  2.   Public
  1.   11th Jan, 2015
Devil's Punchbowl is a ribbon waterfall 37 metres (121 feet) in height and a crest width of 3 metres (10 feet). Located at the Devil's Punchbowl Conservation Area in Stoney Creek, the area actually c...

Devil's Punchbowl is a ribbon waterfall 37 metres (121 feet) in height and a crest width of 3 metres (10 feet). Located at the Devil's Punchbowl Conservation Area in Stoney Creek, the area actually contains two separate falls: the Upper Falls is the classical shape, while the Lower is the ribbon type. Known at one time as Horseshoe Falls, it is the third highest waterfall in Hamilton.

The Devil's Punchbowl does dry up often and has water flowing after rainfalls and during the winter snow melt. Often when water is flowing, it is a trickle- however, this is still an impressive sight, as this thin ribbon waterfall falls 37 metres before making contact with anything.

Above from : http://cityofwaterfalls.ca/devil_punchbowl.html

I have visited the area on Dec 21st and it is accessible with some water flow. I will update as we get closer to the time. There are trails to the bottom which allow you to walk to the base of the falls for some dramtatic views. However, wintery conditions could make this difficult. These trails may require about 45 minutes with some elevation changes.

It is possible to also visit the historical Battlefield House in Hamilton after this venue.

 

How to get there

To reach the Devil's Punchbowl by car, exit from the QEW onto Centennial Parkway South.

Merge onto Centennial Pkwy N/RR 20 S
Continue to follow RR 20 S4.7 km
Turn left onto Ridge Rd
Destination will be on the left

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Jan
20

MID-WEEK OUTINGS - January 20 2015

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  1.   20th Jan, 2015
Why Mid-week outings? An extra opportunity to get out photographing with fellow club members Since the light and weather are variable it will challenge your creativity. It is a chance to learn. The... Why Mid-week outings?
An extra opportunity to get out photographing with fellow club members
Since the light and weather are variable it will challenge your creativity. It is a chance to learn.
The hike will contribute to your new year’s resolution of getting healthy (you remember your resolution … )
You just never know what you will see, maybe the Capture Oakville Grand Prize Winner!

We will leave QEP at 09:30 sharp
Destination Crawford Lake Conservation
Expected duration is 2-3 hours
No need to register.
If time permits, join us.


Leader : Marcel Painchaud
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Feb
08

Reptilia Zoo - February 8th 2015

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  1.   8th Feb, 2015
Reptilia is Canada’s largest fully indoor reptile zoo displaying over 250 reptiles, amphibians and even a few arachnids in spotless, naturalistic displays.
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Feb
17

Rockwood CA Mid-week Outing - FEBRUARY 17TH 2015

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  1.   17th Feb, 2015
This is a very informal group and we hope to do this regularly. The date is set for Feb. 17 except if the weather is not good in which case we will try the 18th. We will meet in QEP parking lot a... This is a very informal group and we hope to do this
regularly. The date is set for Feb. 17 except if the
weather is not good in which case we will try the 18th.

We will meet in QEP parking lot and leave QEP at
08:30 sharp

Destination Rockwood Conservation area. (About 60KM from QEP)

Cost will be $6 ($5.25 for seniors)

Expected duration is 4-5 hours including driving time

No need to register

If time permits, join us.
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Mar
29

Niagara Butterfly Conservatory

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  1.   29th Mar, 2015
This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfal... This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight! The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation that is close captioned for the hearing impaired.

The Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, 10 minutes north of the Falls. Over 2,000 butterflies, made up of 45 different species, call this beautiful space home. Explore 180 metres of pathways winding through a lush, tropical environment.
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Apr
19

Hamilton Street Photography

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  2.   Public
  1.   19th Apr, 2015
A walk about the character rich city of Hamilton with our very own Kevin Chan as the leader of this group. More details will be released and discussed at the next regular meeting. Challenge yoursel... A walk about the character rich city of Hamilton with our very own Kevin Chan as the leader of this group. More details will be released and discussed at the next regular meeting.

Challenge yourself to get outside your comfort zone. Try new things - like fixed focus for quick snaps with no auto focus getting in the way of the decisive moment. Capture some great urban images for diversity. And best of all - have fun!

Meetup at the QEP for 9:30am for car pooling or go directly to the Tim Hortons located at 35 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 4A9.

What to bring? I suggest a small and as inconspicuous a camera as possible, with a full frame equivalent lens focal length of about 35 - 50mm - fixed.

Rather than relying on autofocus and metering - try having everything fixed - focus and exposure - so your camera does not have to pause to think about the shot and possibly miss focus or exposure. Also, try to look for situations that may be developing and try to take the shot just at the right moment - the decisive moment. For urban type shots, try to capture something that is telling a story and not just a record of a place.
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May
16

Rondeau Provincial Park

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  2.   Public
  1.   16th May, 2015
We will be heading down to Rondeau again during the May 2-4 long weekend (best for the migrations!). David Barr will accompany us again as our host. Colin Bantin ( ccbantin@sympatico.ca ) will be l... We will be heading down to Rondeau again during the May 2-4 long weekend (best for the migrations!). David Barr will accompany us again as our host.

Colin Bantin ( ccbantin@sympatico.ca ) will be leading the group to Rondeau. The plan is for all attending to meet up at Rondeau Joe's - a restaurant just outside the entrance to the park. Please contact Colin for any other details and questions about the meet-up. Because this is a popular site and weekend for birders, it is not likely that there is any "room at the inn" at this point. So unless (like Colin) you can camp out in your van/vehicle at the park overnight, this is likely to be a day trip for you. The drive is approximately 2.5 hours, so you should plan to leave the Oakville area by 8am.

Though a long trip, we guarantee you a great experience, especially under the guidance of Colin and out host David Barr. Hope to see you there.

Please indicate your attendance to this on the Events "Attend" button.
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May
31

Grindstone Marsh Trails

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  2.   Public
  1.   31st May, 2015
The Grindstone Creek system is a long system.  The part that we will go to runs below the RBG.  The best way to get there is drive to the RBG, turn off Plains road and drive down the road past the RBG... The Grindstone Creek system is a long system.  The part that we will go to runs below the RBG.  The best way to get there is drive to the RBG, turn off Plains road and drive down the road past the RBG building.. It winds down to a dead end.  We would park our cars in the small parking area and walk across the bridge.  At the base of the hill there is a path that follows the creek.  Staying to the right you come to a large open area.  There are two large bridges there.  From where we park our car to the two bridges and beyond there are lots of photo opportunities. Best of all it is free.
We can leave the QEP at 9:00 am and offer car pooling
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Jun
21

Canadian Raptor Conservancy - Birds in Flight

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  1.   21st Jun, 2015
The Canadian Raptor Conservancy offers bird in flight photo sessions at their facility near Port Dover. Each session runs 3 hours and includes 6 birds in flight and 3 or 4 static birds, and will cost ... The Canadian Raptor Conservancy offers bird in flight photo sessions at their facility near Port Dover. Each session runs 3 hours and includes 6 birds in flight and 3 or 4 static birds, and will cost you $50.00 + HST.

This is an excellent opportunity to capture these magnificent birds as they fly between perches roughly 200m apart in an open field. High above, if you look up, you will see wild Bald Eagles flying. At this event, expect to be able to capture great images of Harris Hawk, Red Tailed Hawk, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon (very difficult!) and maybe even a Kestrel.

Also available for static, portrait shots would be the Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, Great Gray Owl or a Long-eared Owl, depending on who's at the "inn" on the given day.

You will need to bring your "A" game technique to this event; it may seem like shooting fish in a barrel - but these birds wait for no one. A good, long, fast lens is a must - preferably zoom f/4 (80-400, 100-400, 200-400) as opposed to fixed. Good panning technique with high powered glass is required. A tripod is recommended also. Timing is everything to get those lift-off and touch-down shots - the most dramatic shots you will get.

The site is open, flat field. Good running/walking shoes are all that you will need for adequate footwear. Dress for the weather - which hopefully is quite fine at this time!
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Sep
12

Toronto Street and Architecture Outing Saturday September 12

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  1.   12th Sep, 2015
Oakville Camera Club September 12 Outing: The Streets and architecture of Toronto Meet up Time: 1:45 PM Where: Union Station York St. Concourse, Toronto in the waiting area by the stairs for trac... Oakville Camera Club September 12 Outing: The Streets and architecture of Toronto

Meet up Time: 1:45 PM
Where: Union Station York St. Concourse, Toronto in the waiting area by the stairs for track 12/13.

Since members are coming from Burlington, Bronte, Oakville and Mississauga better to hop the GO train that will get you to Union Station for 1:45. GO schedules are here:
http://www.gotransit.com/timetables/en/schedules/full_schedules.aspx

Adult fares will vary depending where you board the train.

Once we meet up in downtown Toronto, we leave Union Station walking up York St. to Wellington, go east on Wellington to Bay St. and take Bay to Queen St.

From there we walk west on Queen St. walking past Nathan Philips Square and cutting through the Law Society of Upper Canada’s grounds to University, from there we go North to Dundas and then west on Dundas to McCaul, we then go north then west a bit by walking along Baldwin then north on Henry St. then across to Beverly St. (which runs into St. George) From there we turn north again to College and then east to King’s College Circle to the St. George Campus of University of Toronto and we go north, past University College and the residences. Then we go west along Harbord St. to St. George, we go north again past Robarts Library (the Bunker) and cut over to Huron St., we go North on Huron to the BP Nicholson Lane and we then go south back Huron past Coach House Press. We then go back east to St. George and walk North to Bloor St. and walk East along Bloor to Avenue Rd. We go North one block to Prince Arthur and west until we reach our destination: The Duke of York Pub.

For those who might find the walk strenuous, you have the option of hopping on the TTC we are in close proximity of the Yonge/ University Subway Line and the Spadina LRT Line. Note the closest subway station to the Duke of York is at St. George.

What do you need:

Comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking involved. Money for the subway/LRT in Toronto, cash fare is $3. Note while in early September it still feels like Summer during the day, it can cool down at night, dress accordingly.
In terms of camera gear, lean towards packing light and reasonably inconspicuous, restrict yourself to normal to wide angle lenses.

Outing Map is right here: http://www.plotaroute.com/route/103975

View route map for September OCC Street Photography Route on plotaroute.com
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Sep
20

British Car Day

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   20th Sep, 2015
About British Car Day: British Car Day 2015 is an annual event hosted by the Toronto Triumph Club, on the third Sunday of September. Since its inaugural event in 1984, it has grown in leaps and b... About British Car Day:
British Car Day 2015 is an annual event hosted by the Toronto Triumph Club,
on the third Sunday of September. Since its inaugural event in 1984, it has
grown in leaps and bounds, & now draws over 1,000 British cars and 8,000
spectators. The event is the largest, one-day, all-British car event in North
America, with visitors from throughout the northeast United States, the
Maritime provinces, Quebec, and Manitoba. We have even had visitors from
Alberta, Texas, the UK, and New Zealand.

read more in the attached PDF pamphlet.
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Oct
17

Fall Colours Hike at Sherman Falls and Dundas Valley Conservation Area

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  2.   Public
  1.   17th Oct, 2015
No description for this group yet.
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May
28

Maclean's Auto Wreckers

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  2.   Public
  1.   28th May, 2016
We’re off to somewhere different for the next outing, we’re teaming up with the Milton Camera Club and going to Maclean’s Auto Wreckers near Rockwood on Saturday May 28. 12584 Fourth Line Nassagaw... We’re off to somewhere different for the next outing, we’re teaming up with the Milton Camera Club and going to Maclean’s Auto Wreckers near Rockwood on Saturday May 28.

12584 Fourth Line Nassagaweya, Rockwood 
Directions: From Hwy 25 ( just south of Acton) take 25 side road west, take 4th Line Nassagaweya south, the yard is just on your right (west side). Meet up time is 9:30 am at Maclean’s. For those looking to carpool the meet up time at QEPCCC is 8:30 am.

What to bring with you:

Bring macro and normal focal length lenses, a tripod and bug repellant, Maclean’s will be swampy in parts at the end of May and the mosquitos will be out.

Wear hiking boots or safety footwear if you own some and wear long pants.

All participants are to sign a waiver form as per Maclean’s request, this will be made available at the May 16th along with sign up and the day of outing.

This is a functioning auto wrecking yard, the safety rules are pretty simple don’t stand on or sit in the vehicles.


Bill Smith, Oakville Camera Club President
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Jun
26

Birds of Prey at Mountsberg Conservation Area

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  1.   26th Jun, 2016
Let's go shoot some birds of prey with cameras. Where: Mountsberg Conservation Area west of Campbellville Ontario When: Meet up at Mountsberg Conservation Area Sunday June 26 at 9 am. How much: ... Let's go shoot some birds of prey with cameras.
Where: Mountsberg Conservation Area west of Campbellville Ontario
When: Meet up at Mountsberg Conservation Area Sunday June 26 at 9 am.
How much: $20 paid in advance at the June 20th meeting.

Note: The maximum size of the group is 15 people, if there is demand we will book for a second group of 15.
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Jul
16

Toronto West of York St. Saturday July 16

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   16th Jul, 2016
Where can you get to see a train museum, waterfront and architecture spanning different decades in one outing? On the Saturday July 16 outing led by Bill Smith. Meet up Location: In the York St. C... Where can you get to see a train museum, waterfront and architecture spanning different decades in one outing? On the Saturday July 16 outing led by Bill Smith.

Meet up Location: In the York St. Concourse by the future Uncle Testsu Cheese Cake location in Toronto Union Station, 10:45 am. From there we move west along Bremner Boulevard to the Toronto Train Museum, from there we double back to York St. and go south to Queen’s Quay and make are way west towards Bathurst. We will break for lunch at the Amsterdam Ale House if seating is available failing that we’ll find another establishment.

After lunch we continue west to Bathurst head north to Bremner/Fort York Boulevard and head east to Dan Leckie Way, then we head north to the pedestrian bridge crossing the train tracks to Front St. From there we head east to draper St. and then head north to Wellington on this hidden gem. We head west to and then north on Portland to King St. We have plenty of establishments to stop at for an early dinner depending on our progress. Afterwards we can continue shooting if we want or head back to Union Station.

What do you need?

A decent pair of comfortable shoes, there will be a lot of walking involved and we could easily cover 8+km over the course of the day.

Sunscreen, if it’s sunny this is a wise thing to bring with you.

Bring your camera with normal to wide lenses. leave the 200mm telephotos behind. This is a “travel light” outing.

A Presto card or $3.25 cash fare for the TTC if you need to bail due to other commitments over the course of the walk. Streetcars are equipped with Presto Card readers (tap once), the Spadina Street car loops to Union Station and the 504 and 514 King street cars will take you downtown.

The Map: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/238312
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Oct
15

Fall Colours at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

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  2.   Public
  1.   15th Oct, 2016
The seasons have changed and this year's Fall colours outing we're headed back to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park northeast of Orangeville along the Bruce Trail. We have a bit of everything for those ... The seasons have changed and this year's Fall colours outing we're headed back to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park northeast of Orangeville along the Bruce Trail.

We have a bit of everything for those who have never been, cliffs, great views, lakes, and a good hike on varied terrain. Portions of the trail while not difficult, do require your attention. For those with mobility issues, this won't be your outing.

The game plan
Arrive at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park at the 2nd Line Road East Entrance at 9:30 AM, you park on the side of the road. The morning portion of the hike we will cover roughly 5.8 km and break at Mono Cliffs Inn for lunch. The afternoon portion of the hike is about 3km and we loop back to our cars.

How to get there: Highway 410 to Highway 10, go north past Orangeville to Dufferin (Mono Centre) Road #8, turn east and follow that to Mono Centre. From there take 2nd Line East north to the end and find parking on the side of the road. Travel time from Oakville by car will be just over an hour.

What to Take With You:

This is a hike, so bare minimum is running shoes however hiking boots or shoes are highly recommended. We will be covering about 8 km in total so it's wise to travel with a camera backpack if you have one or travel light with a shoulder bag. I would also bring a polarizing filter to make the colours pop.

There is a sign up sheet at the October 3rd Meeting as we need to make a reservation at Mono Cliffs Inn so we can space for us as it is one of their busy seasons.

More info on Mono Cliffs Provincial Park including map: https://www.torontohiking.com/tohi/mono-cliffs-provincial-park.html
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Jan
21

Royal Botanical Gardens Outing

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   21st Jan, 2017
Please note that we are meeting in the main parking lot at RBG at 9:45! Please join us for the first outing of 2017! We will meet at the Royal Botanical Gardens for a day full of photographing var... Please note that we are meeting in the main parking lot at RBG at 9:45!

Please join us for the first outing of 2017! We will meet at the Royal Botanical Gardens for a day full of photographing various species of flowers. In addition, weather permitting, we can venture outside to the boardwalks for some winter photography.

Sign up in person at the OCC club meetings, or email outings@captureoakville.com

Payment will be made at Royal Botanical Gardens, the cost for the day is 16.00


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Feb
12

Tews / Webster Waterfall Outing

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   12th Feb, 2017
Come join us for the second Outing of 2017 at Tews / Webster falls. Weather permitting we will be taking photos of the frozen waterfalls!
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May
08

test

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  2.   Public
  1.   8th May, 2017
stest
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May
13

Elora Outing & Culinary Walking Tour

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   13th May, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Meet in the historic limestone village of Elora, a noted tourist attraction, with a famous waterfall called the Tooth of Time, overlooked by an old mill, numerous small shops and ar... 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Meet in the historic limestone village of Elora, a noted tourist attraction, with a famous waterfall called the Tooth of Time, overlooked by an old mill, numerous small shops and art galleries. Located on the Grand River, the Elora Mill is Ontario's only remaining five-story mill and has been renovated as a prestigious inn and restaurant. Elora is also famous for its unique shops and its quaint cafes and restaurants, which lie along the river's scenic edge.
An option available to the more adventurous will be to photograph the spectacular Elora Gorge at the western edge of the village, adjacent to the Elora Gorge Conservation Area. At the eastern end of the village is the Elora Quarry Conservation Area, including a scenic former limestone quarry.

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Culinary Tour “Optional”
Previous OCC events sold out, so book early and come join us for a guided stroll through the streets of historic Elora and enjoy the culinary delights found there.  During the Culinary Tour you will sample specially created dishes at various locally owned and operated restaurants and shops while learning about the history and architecture of the area.  This organized walking tour brings together food, history and architecture in a unique and fun way.

Culinary Tour
Cost: $25.00 (including taxes)
Tour Capacity Limit: 20 people
Tour Details: http://eloraculinarywalkingtour.com/

Meet-up Time
9:00 AM at the Visitor information Centre on East Mill Street, Elora
Local free parking is available.
For those wishing to explore the gorge, entry into the Elora Gorge Conservation Area may be required, with day-use access fees of $6.50 per person being applicable.

What to Wear:
With spring weather upon us, we suggest a layered approach to your clothing, as it may be cooler in the morning, and warming up as the day goes on. Wear comfortable and supportive footwear, i.e. hiking shoes/boots are highly recommended if you plan to venture down into the Elora Gorge.

What to Bring:
Water, camera, wide angle and telephoto/zoom lenses, filters, memory cards, tripod or monopod. Bear in mind this is an urban walk so it pays to plan your gear choices accordingly.
What to Expect:
Since this Outing is geared more to an urban walk, it is not considered difficult, however, depending on your interests, and level of adventure, hiking down into the Elora Gorge will present you with more challenging terrain.

Optional - Guided CulinaryTour of Elora
Rain or shine, you will be lead through 5 samplings of; olive oils and vinegars at The Village Olive Grove, coffee and treats at Ashanti Coffee Shop, homemade delights at Lost and Found Cafe’ pastries at E&G Pastry & Fine Cakes, and excite your senses at Neob Lavender Boutique.






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  1.   5
Jun
24

Upper Beamer Falls Outing, Saturday June 24

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   24th Jun, 2017
When: Meet up at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area for 10 AM (meet up at QE Park at 9 AM for the car pool option). How to get there, take the QEW to Grimsby, get off at highway 12, go south to Ridg...

When: Meet up at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area for 10 AM (meet up at QE Park at 9 AM for the car pool option). How to get there, take the QEW to Grimsby, get off at highway 12, go south to Ridge Road west, turn right and go west to Quarry Road and follow the signs go Beamer Memorial Conservation Area and park by the tower. Upper Beamer falls is a short hike away and is a ramp waterfall. Other highlights include the potential sighting for hawks and turkey vultures, hiking along the local trails and landscape photography overlooking Grimsby and Lake Ontario. They have a couple of bird feeders setup. The tower is used daily by the Niagara Peninsula Hawk Watch organization. The link below can show you the current counts by species. Cost: Free What to take: Sturdy footwear, hiking boots or shoes. Bug spray (it’s mosquito season) Sunscreen A good tripod Wide angle or normal lens for falls and landscape Long telephoto for birds and wildlife Neutral Density filters, an ND8 or ND10 will slow the shutter speed to give you that silky water look at 200 or 100 ISO (depending on camera brand). For further information please visit: Beamer Falls Conservation Area http://www.niagaragreenbelt.com/listings/73-natural-habitats-a-features/631-upper-beamer-falls.html Niagara Peninsula Hawk Watch Bird Counts http://www.niagarapeninsulahawkwatch.org/ytd.php

  1.   3
Jul
30

Planes and Cars at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   30th Jul, 2017
Old planes and cool cars on the tarmac at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, what's not to like? Co-lead by Brian Gibson and James De Haan. The start time is 9 AM, this is one outing you wan...

Old planes and cool cars on the tarmac at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, what's not to like? Co-lead by Brian Gibson and James De Haan.

The start time is 9 AM, this is one outing you want to get here early as it will get busy as the day goes on.

What to bring with you:

Sunscreen, and lots of it, you will be out in the open.

Wide angle lenses, even 80-200 Telephoto lenses.

The cost is $13 HST included which gets you admission to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

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Aug
19

TD Songs of Summer Downtown Oakville Music & Art Festival

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   19th Aug, 2017
The Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area is holding it's inaugural year of the TD Song of Summer Music and Art boutique festival this Saturday, Aug 19th. This is a celebration of the...

The Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area is holding it's inaugural year of the TD Song of Summer Music and Art boutique festival this Saturday, Aug 19th.

This is a celebration of the community and the cultural arts that are near and dear to residents. The festival will feature multiple genres of music, delicious food and drink, visual art displays, performance art and crafts.

The festival is a free one-day event from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. The event will have six stages, with over 40 performances, plus multiple interactive art zones throughout the downtown on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

The OCC has been asked to participate in this exciting new event which will be a great opportunity to promote both our Club and our Capture Oakville event.

Our booth will be located at George St and Lakeshore Rd. and we will be there from 2:30pm to about 8:30pm.

This is a perfect opportunity to practice your Street Photography skills and we hope that everyone will stop by our booth to say hi!

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Oct
14

Christie Lake Conservation Area Fall Colours Outing

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   14th Oct, 2017
When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 Meet at Christie Lake parking lot by 9 AM or at the QE Park by 8:00 am to carpool Cost: $10 for driver and vehicle, $5 each passenger, collected a...

When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Meet at Christie Lake parking lot by 9 AM or at the QE Park by 8:00 am to carpool

Cost: $10 for driver and vehicle, $5 each passenger,

collected at front entrance gate

Directions: Take Hwy 403 west to Hwy 6 north to

Hwy 5 (Dundas) west. Address is 1000 Dundas St. W.,

Dundas, ON. About 30 minutes drive time.

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