Canon's "Photography in the Parks"

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Robert Coe, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Robert Coe

    Robert Coe Guest

    The other day I got an email from Canon about their "Photography in the Parks"
    program (http://usa.canon.com/parks). It's the first I've heard about it; but
    it looks as though it might be interesting, and it's free. My wife has been
    wanting to visit Acadia N.P., and the timing seems right. Have any of you ever
    participated in this program? (They say this is its sixth year.) Is it worth
    the trouble (vs just roaming around on your own)?

    They'll even let you borrow cameras, etc., which makes me think a big part of
    the idea is to get people used to Canon equipment. That's OK, we're already
    Canonians anyway.

    Also, any advice about what to see and photograph in Acadia? Martha's never
    been there, and I believe it's been more than 60 years since I have. Peter
    Newman, I know you've been there, from an old Shoot-In photo. ;^)

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jun 24, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    Here’s a partial list, from memory.
    In Acadia Park drive along the loop road. There are many places to pull
    off and take a short walk off the road. Try to get to Thunder Hole about
    1 hr before high tide. That’s when the water is most active. Carefully
    explore that area. Depending on your physical shape, there are lots of
    places where you can safely climb and some moderate trails along the
    Rockefeller carriage roads.

    I would figure on at least a day and a half in the park itself. Most of
    the puffin tours are not for me. The only ones I would consider is those
    that have landing rights, so you can get close enough to take good
    pictures.
    About sunrise drive around the Schoodic Peninsula.
    Our usual preference is to poke around and try to discover for
    ourselves. We may miss some shots, but in return have the enjoyment of
    discovery.
     
    PeterN, Jun 24, 2012
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    ray Guest

    You might try nps.gov and see what they have to offer - I've found them
    to be a good resource.
     
    ray, Jun 24, 2012
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  4. Robert Coe

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:17:49 -0400, Robert Coe wrote:
    :
    : > The other day I got an email from Canon about their "Photography in the
    : > Parks" program (http://usa.canon.com/parks). It's the first I've heard
    : > about it; but it looks as though it might be interesting, and it's free.
    : > My wife has been wanting to visit Acadia N.P., and the timing seems
    : > right. Have any of you ever participated in this program? (They say this
    : > is its sixth year.) Is it worth the trouble (vs just roaming around on
    : > your own)?
    : >
    : > They'll even let you borrow cameras, etc., which makes me think a big
    : > part of the idea is to get people used to Canon equipment. That's OK,
    : > we're already Canonians anyway.
    : >
    : > Also, any advice about what to see and photograph in Acadia? Martha's
    : > never been there, and I believe it's been more than 60 years since I
    : > have. Peter Newman, I know you've been there, from an old Shoot-In
    : > photo. ;^)
    : >
    : > Bob
    :
    : You might try nps.gov and see what they have to offer - I've found them
    : to be a good resource.

    One thing they have to offer is info about the $10 lifetime senior pass. That
    has to be one of the best deals anywhere.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jun 25, 2012
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    Max Guest

    I've used mine many times.
    Too many to list.

    Max
     
    Max, Jun 25, 2012
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    ray Guest

    My wife and I each have one. With our 'local' trips, we run a minimum of
    5-6 per year - we're close enough to make it a day trip to Craters of the
    Moon, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. BTW - the spring biking in Yellowstone
    and Grand Teton is awesome. You'll also find links to the individual park
    web sites - that is what I referred to.
     
    ray, Jun 25, 2012
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  7. Robert Coe

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:31:35 -0400, Robert Coe wrote:
    :
    : > Jun 2012 13:17:49 -0400, Robert Coe wrote: :
    : > : > The other day I got an email from Canon about their "Photography in
    : > the : > Parks" program (http://usa.canon.com/parks). It's the first I've
    : > heard : > about it; but it looks as though it might be interesting, and
    : > it's free. : > My wife has been wanting to visit Acadia N.P., and the
    : > timing seems : > right. Have any of you ever participated in this
    : > program? (They say this : > is its sixth year.) Is it worth the trouble
    : > (vs just roaming around on : > your own)?
    : > : >
    : > : > They'll even let you borrow cameras, etc., which makes me think a
    : > big : > part of the idea is to get people used to Canon equipment.
    : > That's OK, : > we're already Canonians anyway.
    : > : >
    : > : > Also, any advice about what to see and photograph in Acadia?
    : > Martha's : > never been there, and I believe it's been more than 60
    : > years since I : > have. Peter Newman, I know you've been there, from an
    : > old Shoot-In : > photo. ;^)
    : > : >
    : > : > Bob
    : > :
    : > : You might try nps.gov and see what they have to offer - I've found
    : > them : to be a good resource.
    : >
    : > One thing they have to offer is info about the $10 lifetime senior pass.
    : > That has to be one of the best deals anywhere.
    : >
    : > Bob
    :
    : My wife and I each have one. With our 'local' trips, we run a minimum of
    : 5-6 per year - we're close enough to make it a day trip to Craters of the
    : Moon, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. BTW - the spring biking in Yellowstone
    : and Grand Teton is awesome. You'll also find links to the individual park
    : web sites - that is what I referred to.

    It appears from the fine print that for this trip, we won't even need two. A
    single pass apparently covers the people in one car or the passholder and
    three adult guests. So if Martha buys a pass (which they say she can do here
    in Sudbury at a national wildlife refuge), I won't need one until the first
    time I go into a park without her along.

    Yes, the NPS site seems very complete and informative. All I've found wrong
    with it so far is that the list of places you can buy passes is peculiarly
    difficult to scroll.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jun 25, 2012
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    ray Guest

    You can get them at most national parks and monuments - we have one each
    because I do sometimes go alone and the wife was able to get one before I
    could. Still can't beat the deal :)
     
    ray, Jun 25, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    BTW: For iPhone, iPod Touch,and iPad users there is a great Free NG app
    sponsored by Canon.
    < http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/national-parks-by-national/id518426085?mt=8 >

    There is an incredible amount of information and photographs. On the
    main park pages there is a basic guide for each, with a download option
    for a full and comprehensive guide for $0.99 for each park. The map and
    photographs linked to location pins on the maps are included with the
    free version.
    The first full Guide downloaded is also free.
    The extras include photographs constantly updated (free) with link to
    photograph location.
    A section for setting up personal itineraries.
    Local information for each park. For example, i hour ago, for the Mount
    Rainier NP, they have posted that snow plowing is still in progress on
    Mowich Rd, with an estimated opening on July 6.
    Editors Picks for best hikes in various parks.

    All good stuff.
     
    Savageduck, Jun 28, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    BTW: there is also the free Guide app distributed by the National Parks
    Conservation Association. This isn't too bad, but it does require a
    cell or WiFi connection to work well.
     
    Savageduck, Jun 28, 2012
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