Just because our next meeting isn’t until October shouldn’t mean we put our creativity aside for the summer. By all means, shoot documentary photos of family outings, vacations, pets, kids, etc etc. BUT also shoot creatively for entry into our first annual summer PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT. The hunt starts now and will close for submissions on September 30th. This means we are looking for pictures taken during this time frame. The intent is NOT to mine your archives for submissions. The rules are quite simple:

The contest is open only to paid up BPG members exclusive of the judges.

Submit one photo of each of the subjects listed below (10 in all)

You may submit your photos at any time until the contest closes, but you don’t have to submit them all at once. Remember, your poor scribe has to compile them into albums for judging!!!!

Send your photos jpeg format; 500-600 kb to:

Judging will take place during the month of September and the winner will be announced at our October meeting (and be awarded a prize – NO it’s not a Timmie’s Card!!!!)

Points will be awarded for capturing the subject as well as adherence to those factors that make a great photograph…. you know, center of interest, lighting, composition, etc etc

The top three entries will be shown at the November meeting


Have fun and happy shooting.


Subjects:  Spokes on a bike;   Sprinkler;   Rain;  Stairs;  A Warm Breeze;  Umbrellas;  At the Beach;  Headphones;  Enjoying Ice Cream; Yourself (but not an arm’s length selfie)



BPG Haute Goat & Primitive Designs Field Trip

Where:      Port Hope

When:       June 20

Time:        9:30   -meet at the car park #30 and 401 at Brighton


  1. We will go to Haute Goat—-1166 5th. Line Newtonville–discover the magic of Nigerian Dwarf goats, alpacas, chickens and horses on a 200-acre farm;
  2. Lunch at Swiss Chalet-  #28 & 401–after lunch
  3. Primitive Designs –exotic and unusual antiques and crafts from around the world–#28-2 min. N of 401 

How to Get There: 401 to Port Hope–take Exit 456 for Wesleyville Rd.–keep right at the fork-merge onto Morrish Church Rd.–Turn left onto county Rd. #2–Turn right onto county Rd 65–Turn left onto 5th Line–Haute Goat will be on the right. There will be Haute goat signs.

Attending? Questions and intent to participate to Marie at


Water Falls Field Trip


Where:         Napanee area waterfalls

When:          May 9, 2018

Time:           10 a.m.

Meet at:       exit #556 on Hwy. 401 (Shannonville exit). Go approx. 1/2 km. North on Shannonville Road to carpool area on right hand side

Itinerary:      We will go to:

                    Lonsdale (for those of you who may be late – via Shannonville Rd. N. to Melrose Rd.

                    Buttermilk Falls near Forest Mills

                    Napanee for lunch at about 12:30 pm to 1 pm. @ The Waterfront River Pub & Terrance,

                    22 Water Street.  (NO reservations will be made)

                   After lunch, Napanee Waterpark (downtown Napanee)

                   Return home via Hwy. #2 & Salmon River near Shannonville

**Please make your own arrangements for car pooling!

***Questions and intent to participate to Lewis Parker at ***

PS. The picture is NOT of Buttermilk Falls.

Loch-Sloy Field Trip

March Brighton Photo Group Field Trip

Where: Loch-Sloy Holdings, Picton. (The old World War 2 Air Base)

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 (Rain Date if needed Sunday, March 25th)

Time: 10 AM to noon (or longer)

Cost: $10.00 on arrival.

Waiver of Liability: To be signed on arrival.

Dress: Outside. Dress for the weather.

This was one of the Commonwealth Air Training bases during the war. Many of the old buildings remain intact and have been repurposed. We don’t have access to the buildings, but the buildings and grounds offer a glimpse into the past as well as superb photo opportunities, especially for B&W fans.

How to get there: Go to Picton round-a bout, (at the Waring House) Follow Sandy Hook Road  (the Waring House entrance will be on your right). Proceed to the Stop sign at County Road 10. Turn right. In about ½ kilometre, you’ll come to County Road 22. Turn left and proceed to airfield on your right.

Lunch: Possible location is Bailey’s Casual Dining. It’s back at the junction of Sandy Hook Road and County Road 10. There are plenty of other photo ops in the area such as McCauley Mountain, Bird House Village, Lake on the Mountain, Picton Harbour…..

Make your own arrangements for car-pooling please.

Questions and intent to attend to Lewis Parker at

Presquile Field Trip

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018
What: Presquile walking, driving,  birding tour
Time : 1:30 PM
Meet: Presquile Park entrance – car pool from there
 If you have one, bring your park pass and wild bird seed (for the Chickadees… or if you get hungry)
Democratic group vote to see if you want to capture the sunset over the ice/lake)
Warm up at Tim’s afterwards
Questions and confirmation on going to Marie Mitchell.      Email
or phone 613-392-0913

Belleville Santa Claus Parade

Heres an early notice to put on your calendars. After all, who doesn’t like a parade at Christmas time….
Where:  Belleville  Santa Claus Parade
When:   Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Time:    starts at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm approx. and takes about 1 hour & 15 min. to pass any point
Details:  Parade starts at Quinte Exhibition Grounds (corner of Sidney & Bridge).  Proceeds east along Bridge Street to Front Street, turns north on Front Street, crosses the river and continues north on North Front Street to finish at King George Square.
For those of you who wish to carpool, Marie Mitchell will be at the Trenton Walmart car park (northeast corner) at 3:30 pm. Please contact her if you need a
A good vantage point is were the parade crosses the river from Front Street to North Front Street.
As this parade is at about every ones supper/dinner time, some of you may wish to have that meal out.  Suggested place is a restaurant called Bourbon Street on Market Street (which is one way east to west). 
Other photo opportunities for night photography are City Hall and the Bridge Street bridge before you head home.

Photograph Dinosaurs and Whales in Trenton

As part of Trenton’s ‘Open Door’ arrangement, Research Casting International
will show visitors the actual whale skeleton the company is preparing for the
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
RCI came to our attention in a recent TV documentary, describing the firm’s work
in creating dinosaur replications for museums around the world.
Trenton ‘Open Door’ takes place on Saturday, September 16th, from 10-4; you get
to RCI going south on Dufferin – at the old roundhouse keep going straight south
(don’t turn right towards Carrying Place) turn left onto a small street
/lane-way until you arrive on the “Jurassic Parking-lot”. Picture taking is

BPG Outing-Tyendinaga Pow Wow

When-Sat. Aug.12
Cost-adults $10,  Seniors 65 + free

Enjoy a variety of traditional songs and dance and even participate. Observe
the Grande Entry at 12 noon and try traditional foods. There will be food
vendors or you may wish to pack a lunch.

Bring a lawn chair. There is very limited parking so car pool if possible.

Please RSVP to Marie ( ) if you plan to join us or if
you need a ride. Meet at the south east corner of Walmart parking lot for 10
a.m. (Wooler Rd. ramps are closed)

Directions if driving: 275 Bayshore Rd.–# 49 south at Marysville to Bayshore
Rd. -turn left onto Bayshore.

Glanmore National Historic Site


Glanmore House [Belleville museum] outing will be held in Feb.-date to be determined.

Where—Glanmore National Historic Site is a museum-house in an 1883 mansion noted for its Second Empire architecture and grand period interiors.

257 Bridge St. E, Belleville

When--Wed. Jan.25, 2017

Time—1 p.m.

Cost-  $5.00

This is a good photographic opportunity and still stay warm!

We may also have time to visit the waterfront. (warm clothes)