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Field Trips -- Spring Field Trip to Richmond, VA

Led by Marilyn and Joe Owen




Place:  Richmond, VA

Date: April 24-27

Hotel:  Hampton Inn, Chester, VA

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Save the dates April 24-27, Wednesday-Saturday, for our spring field trip to Richmond, VA. We will be staying at the Hampton Inn in Chester, VA for $109 per night (comes to $123 with taxes). Call the hotel at 804-768-8888 to make reservations. This is the middle of Virginia Garden Week, with special events happening on various days at different places.

Richmond has a variety of photo opportunities, from botanical gardens to current street photography downtown to historic street photography in Williamsburg to architecture to skylines to mansions to cemeteries to canal boat tours to…

The highlight of this trip for 12 photographers will be a 2-hour boat trip on the James River through an area populated by bald eagles all year long, plus the ospreys should be back by then as well. The cost of the trip will be $50, and people will make their own reservations (details later). The 7 AM tours on Thursday and Friday have been reserved for us. If you think you might be interested, check out For details Click Here.


It is about a 20-minute drive from the hotel to the launch site (providing you don’t get lost). For the best shots, Brian Osborne’s advice is to practice panning with your camera and a not-too-heavy lens before taking this trip.

Hoping for a great response!

To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at (804) 768-8888 and mention Sandhills Photo Club for the rate. Then, please email Marilyn at to let her know you have a reservation.


Marilyn & Joe


Twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, SPC members arrange field trips to locations within easy reach of the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. Information about these trips will be in the monthly newsletter and posted on this site.
See most recent Newsletter for current details. Click on the buttons above for past Field Trip slideshows.
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