BUFFALO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

City Lights At Night

City Lights At Night

Saturday 15 June
Upper Main St. - 9pm - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
Street photography isn't just a day time venture! Join us for a deep dive into city scapes using long exposure, and other photographic techniques while we explore architecture and the city's night life!
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$43      
Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Saturday 29 June
Depew - 1pm - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
Explore the beauty of nature and the wildlife of one of Buffalo's most popular nature preserves! Wildlife photography takes quick responses and a lot of patience, but will get you closer to nature!
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$43      
Bokeh for Beginners

Bokeh for Beginners

Sunday 07 July
Main Street - 12pm - 2 Hours
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
Elevate your photography skills to new heights with an engaging session focused on mastering the art of the Bokeh effect. Delve into the nuanced techniques of capturing enchanting images, as we guide you through the intricacies of low-light photography. Whether using natural ambiance or enhancing your subject with a camera flash, you'll learn how to create stunning visuals with depth and allure. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Bokeh, and unlock the potential to transform your photos into captivating works of art. Join us for a hands-on experience that will expand your creative repertoire and refine your photographic prowess.
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$47      

Industrial Landscape Photography

Industrial Landscape Photography

Sunday 14 July
Fuhrmann Boulevard - 10am - 2 Hours
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
We will be starting with an overview of landscape photography technique, how to decide what to take a picture of and how to compose shots, we will then move into settings and more technical challenges to get an idea of when the camera behaves best for landscapes.

You can use buildings and other man-made structures compositionally in the same way other landscape photographers use trees and rolling hills. Wind farms, harbours, cement works, power stations, quarries, pylons and building sites are just a few of the industrial landscapes you can photograph. The Liverpool docks are the perfect setting for this kind of photography meetup.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 21 July
Hwy 5 - 12pm - 2 Hours
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
Explore the technical fundamentals of digital photography (also knows as, "Let's get you out of AUTO and into MANUAL MODE!") We'll focus on the features of your camera, and how to adjust your settings, as well as changing perspectives, and composition techniques.
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$47      
Intro to Astro Photography

Intro to Astro Photography

Saturday 03 August
Outer Harbor - Fuhrmann Blvd - 9pm - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
Do you gaze up at the night sky with wonder? What about looking up at the stars and thinking, how old that light you are seeing is? Maybe you watch as day and night morph into one, and the stars come out to play.

This meetup is going to cover off everything you need to know to start capturing amazing single shot astrophotography and a few extra bits of helpful advice. The learnt basics of capturing a single frame will form the building blocks of your astrophotography journey. Think of this meetup as your first step on that journey or for those who have already started, maybe a road sign.

Astrophotography looks amazing and packs a real punch, however, you do not need to spend a fortune to partake. Does gear make a difference, the simple answer is yes, but it is not the deciding factor when it comes to astrophotography. This meetup will look at planning your session, camera settings, required equipment. I want this meetup to help you maximise your current gear as your start capturing milky way shots.
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$47      

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Saturday 17 August
Williamsville, NY 14221 - 12pm - 2 Hours
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
We will be using various techniques to maximise the behaviour of the light. Backlighting is one of my favourites and can be used for portraiture or nature. Bokeh is Japanese for blur but is a term used for soft out of focus balls of light which can look very pleasing. Burst in this case is star burst which can be achieved when you have strong areas of light and a correct choice of aperture. Use all three to create some amazing compositions.
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$47      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 31 August
Williamsville, NY 14221 - 12pm - 2 Hours
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$47      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 14 September
Main Street - 12pm - 2 Hours
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
Elevate your portrait photography skills and embark on a journey towards crafting a stunning portfolio with our hands-on workshop. Delve into the fundamentals of portrait photography, enhance your creative vision, and deepen your technical knowledge. Discover how to expertly choose the right settings, scout for exceptional locations, and utilize lighting and poses to accentuate the unique features of your subject. Further, we'll guide you through the art of building a connection with models to capture authentic emotions and reactions that bring a photograph to life. Join us for an enriching experience that will transform your approach to capturing the human essence through a lens.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 15 June
Jackson Square - 10am - 2 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 15 June
Tonawanda - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the lush and colorful world of "Floral Flourish" art class! Prepare to dive deep into the mesmerizing art of drawing plants and flowers in this immersive workshop.

Led by our seasoned instructors, you'll embark on a creative journey where every stroke of the pencil brings botanical wonders to life. From mastering the art of simplifying shapes to adding intricate textures and vibrant colors, we'll cover it all!

With hands-on guidance and encouragement, you'll unleash your inner artist and craft your own stunning plant and flower compositions. Our instructors will be there every step of the way, offering personalized feedback to help you hone your skills and cultivate your unique artistic style.

Remember to bring along your trusty art supplies, and leave the rest to us! Full event details will be revealed upon confirmation of booking, ensuring you're fully prepared for a day filled with creativity and inspiration.

And to add a dash of seasonal delight, indulge in a complimentary drink on us! Let's sip, sketch, and celebrate the beauty of nature together in "Floral Flourish"!
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$43      
Texture Acrylic Painting with Palette Knife

Texture Acrylic Painting with Palette Knife

Saturday 29 June
Marvin Gardens - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of painting with texture.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of painting various landscapes, bodies, or objects with texture, adding medium and using palette knives.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful painting. Our instructors will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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$43      
Art Journaling for Self Expression

Art Journaling for Self Expression

Saturday 13 July
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of using art journaling for self-expression. This is more than just a journal or sketch book. We will be using a variety of techniques and learning how to use them to form connections with our creativity and mind/body.

We will cover topics such as painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, brush techniques, and composition, and intuitive creative processes while providing you with step-by-step instructions to build your own journal. You will have the opportunity to work on your own project, with guidance and feedback from our instructors.
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$47      

Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art

Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art

Saturday 27 July
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Discover the magic of Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art!
Join us for a transformative journey where creativity flourishes and self-expression knows no limits. Through guided prompts and group discussions, explore your emotions, build resilience, and find new coping strategies. No art experience required - just bring your basic materials and an open heart!
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$47      
Plants in Watercolor

Plants in Watercolor

Saturday 10 August
Tonawanda - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Welcome to "Watercolor Wonderland: Painting Plants & Petals"! Dive into the vibrant world of botanical art with us. Our expert instructors will guide you through color mixing, brush techniques, and composition, empowering you to create stunning plant and flower masterpieces. Bring your own basic art materials, and get ready for a day of creativity and inspiration. Full event details provided upon booking confirmation. Plus, enjoy a complimentary drink on us!
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$47      
Birds with Watercolor

Birds with Watercolor

Saturday 24 August
Marvin Gardens - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Dive into the vibrant world of avian artistry with our 'Birds with Watercolor' class! Unleash your creativity as you learn to capture the grace and beauty of birds using the captivating medium of watercolor. From majestic eagles to delicate hummingbirds, our expert instructors will guide you through every stroke, helping you bring these feathered wonders to life on canvas. Join us for an enchanting journey into the colorful realm of bird-inspired art.
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$47      

Fall Palette: A Visual Journey Through Autumn's Colors

Fall Palette: A Visual Journey Through Autumn's Colors

Saturday 07 September
Tonawanda - 11am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the mesmerizing world of "Fall Palette: A Visual Journey Through Autumn's Colors," where we dive deep into the captivating hues and textures that paint our surroundings during the enchanting season of fall.

Don't let this chance slip away to join a vibrant community celebration of autumn's vibrant colors. Immerse yourself in an event that promises to ignite your creativity, refresh your spirit, and deepen your connection to the ever-changing beauty of the seasons.

For this extraordinary experience, simply bring along your basic art materials and get ready to unleash your imagination. We'll take care of the rest, providing you with all the exciting details you need to embark on this artistic adventure.

And as a special treat, enjoy a complimentary pumpkin spice drink on us! It's time to indulge in the splendor of fall and create unforgettable memories together.
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$47      
Autumn Hearts

Autumn Hearts

Saturday 21 September
Tonawanda - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the enchanting world of "Autumn Hearts" art class where emotions run deep and creativity knows no bounds! Delve into the profound connections that tie us together through the beauty of love and human experiences. Our skilled instructors will guide you through the strokes and techniques to bring your heart's emotions to life on canvas.

Join us for a heartwarming session where every brushstroke tells a story and every color evokes a feeling. Immerse yourself in the warmth of creativity and discover the enduring power of art to touch hearts and souls.

And to add a touch of seasonal delight, enjoy a complimentary pumpkin spice drink as you unleash your inner artist! Don't miss out on this unique experience where art meets emotions in the most delightful way.

Remember to bring your own basic art materials, and we'll take care of the rest. Full event details will be provided upon registration. Let's paint the town with "Autumn Hearts"!
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$47      
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 05 October
Tonawanda - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the lush and colorful world of "Floral Flourish" art class! Prepare to dive deep into the mesmerizing art of drawing plants and flowers in this immersive workshop.

Led by our seasoned instructors, you'll embark on a creative journey where every stroke of the pencil brings botanical wonders to life. From mastering the art of simplifying shapes to adding intricate textures and vibrant colors, we'll cover it all!

With hands-on guidance and encouragement, you'll unleash your inner artist and craft your own stunning plant and flower compositions. Our instructors will be there every step of the way, offering personalized feedback to help you hone your skills and cultivate your unique artistic style.

Remember to bring along your trusty art supplies, and leave the rest to us! Full event details will be revealed upon confirmation of booking, ensuring you're fully prepared for a day filled with creativity and inspiration.

And to add a dash of seasonal delight, indulge in a complimentary drink on us! Let's sip, sketch, and celebrate the beauty of nature together in "Floral Flourish"!
book now
$47      

Plants in Watercolor

Plants in Watercolor

Saturday 19 October
Tonawanda - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Welcome to "Watercolor Wonderland: Painting Plants & Petals"! Dive into the vibrant world of botanical art with us. Our expert instructors will guide you through color mixing, brush techniques, and composition, empowering you to create stunning plant and flower masterpieces. Bring your own basic art materials, and get ready for a day of creativity and inspiration. Full event details provided upon booking confirmation. Plus, enjoy a complimentary drink on us!
book now
$47      
Neurographics: Fearless Artistry

Neurographics: Fearless Artistry

Saturday 02 November
Marvin Gardens - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Unlock your inner creativity and transform your fears into vibrant works of art with our unique Neurographics class. This innovative art therapy course combines neuroscience and graphic design to help you visualize and process your anxieties through expressive drawing techniques. You'll learn to translate your subconscious fears into abstract patterns and colorful compositions, turning negative emotions into powerful, positive energy. No prior art experience is required - just an open mind and a willingness to explore. Join us to discover how the creative process can lead to personal growth and emotional healing.
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$47      
Birds with Watercolor

Birds with Watercolor

Saturday 02 November
Marvin Gardens - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Dive into the vibrant world of avian artistry with our 'Birds with Watercolor' class! Unleash your creativity as you learn to capture the grace and beauty of birds using the captivating medium of watercolor. From majestic eagles to delicate hummingbirds, our expert instructors will guide you through every stroke, helping you bring these feathered wonders to life on canvas. Join us for an enchanting journey into the colorful realm of bird-inspired art.
book now
$47      

ABOUT BUFFALO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Buffalo .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Buffalo Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Konstantinos Frizz was really great guy that explained the basics of photogrpahy in an easy and understandable way. I took an online class years ago with a different photography group and it didn't make sense. Konstantino drew pictures to explain things and it helped. I would like to take other photography classes now with him and Buffalo Photography Group. Thank you
    5/5
    NICK
    2024-04-21
    Very good, I learned a lot of things about composition and manual mode
    5/5
    Gabriel
    2024-03-25
    It was awesome. Would love to do it again. So much to see and take in. The group was fun and Paul was great! He is very knowledgeable of photography and Bflo history! Very interesting! Thanks!
    5/5
    Maria
    2024-03-10

    Thought is was great. Teacher seems to know their stuff.
    5/5
    Roderick
    2024-02-04
    It was awesome! Enjoyed every minute of it, the weather was great, Paul gave us some great photography tips and showed us some great parts of Bflo. I would do it again!
    5/5
    Maria
    2023-12-10
    It was awesome! Enjoyed every minute of it, the weather was great, Paul gave us some great photography tips and showed us some great parts of Bflo. I would do it again!
    5/5
    Maria
    2023-12-10

    It was very nice, good balance between teaching us some tips and at the same time letting us be ourselves. The guide was always attentive for any need or questions. Everybody very nice.
    5/5
    Lorena
    2023-11-02
    Thanks for all the great tips on metering. I enjoyed seeing your examples and hearing your explanations for using additional lighting outdoors. I also enjoyed the hands on work we did . Thank you again for a terrific class.
    5/5
    Diane
    2023-09-10
    It was very helpful in learning about my camera, which was possible because of the small group size. It would have been good to have more "hands on" in taking pictures as part of the lesson, to reinforce what was learned. After the lesson Constantinos took us to take pictures of the creek, but it wasn't incorporated into the actual lesson itself and the environment was too noisy/busy. Since this was more of a didactic experience, I would suggest holding it indoors. I really liked Constantinos as a teacher and will take some more lessons with him.
    5/5
    Bonnie
    2023-07-25

    Thank you for the tips to improve my composition. I appreciated the attention and feedback you gave me. You provide a welcoming attitude that allows people to ask questions . You have a talent for teaching. Thanks for sharing your expertise.
    5/5
    Diane
    2023-07-16
    Instructor is very knowledgeable and helped me figure out a lens I have been frustrated with. Thank you!
    5/5
    Kristin
    2023-06-11
    I learned so much from this class! Thank you Konstantinos for your organization and explanation of skills. I enjoyed the hands on element in the lesson, it really gave me a chance to try the skills taught. I would definitely attend another class.
    5/5
    Diane
    2023-06-05

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Paul Fanara
    Based in Buffalo, NY, Paul Fanara is a professional photographer and filmmaker experienced with multiple photography disciplines including nature, animals, landscapes, still life, urban/architecture, marketing, events, portraits, fashion & modeling, performing arts, and more. He has been published in multiple national magazines. You can find Paul in social media by his handle @livinginthebuff
    Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
    I was born and raised in beautiful Thessaloniki Greece in 1973, a city in Northern Greece right in the heart of the ancient land of Macedonia. My hometown is a hub for arts and honestly, a perfect place for a young photographer.
    Photography was never a hobby for me. It was always a passion, my career and my work.

    Konstantinos Tsigkrelis is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays morning. For any other day pr time we can talk about my availability and maybe something can be arranged.
    I can do private tutoring about any subject around photography or even video production, and photography editing of any kind.
    Other sessions that I do is portraits of any kind, from the simplest professional headshot and beyond. The sky is the limit.

    PHOTOS
    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-05-12
    Title or Location: It was taken at the grand island bridge.
    On this particular day it was a very cloudy / rainy day. I brought my camera with me to the grand island bridge and I set up directly centered in between the bridge to get a good leading line. Setting my camera to a two second timer I took the photo and created a moody / dark tone to match the weather forecast.
    Credit: Todd kedron
    Instagram: Todds_photo_graph

    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-05-12
    Title or Location: Medina, New york
    When I first heard about the possibility of the northern lights being seen in our area, I was not overly excited, and just planned to go to bed. I was glad I did not after seeing the first wave of lights. I kept thinking to myself, this is really happening. I exposed several times for 30 seconds just randomly hoping for some decent compositions. Noting that some of the images were too bright, I put a variable ten stop ND filter on my lens and set the camera for a two second delay. After the ex
    Credit: Michael Sargent
    Facebook: @michaelsargentvisuals
    Instagram: @michaelsargentvisuals
    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-05-12
    Title or Location: Beaver Island State Park
    I went to capture the Northern Lights at Fort Niagara that night. With my birding lens in the car, I took the opportunity to snap some shots of the Toronto skyline while waiting. I used a 600mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter.
    Credit: Douglas DiRamio
    Facebook: DougDiRamioPhotos
    Instagram: @Doug DiRamio Photography

    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-05-03
    Title or Location: Grand Island Bridge Lookout
    I've been wanting to shoot an image of the Grand Island Bridges for a while. When I noticed the heavy morning fog, I figured it would make an interesting image to have the bridges vanish as they moved closer to the horizon. I captured this image with a Nikon D750 at f/8 with a 4 second exposure and ISO 100. I also used a 10 stop neutral density filter to smooth out the surface of the water.
    Credit: Ben Farone
    Instagram: @benfaronephoto

    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-05-02
    Title or Location: Niagara Falls, USA
    I was excited to go to Niagara Falls to shoot some long exposure images even though it was a super cold, windy night. I hadn't been there in a long time, nor had I photographed scenery in a long time. It was time to brush up on those skill, so I attended a class with Buffalo Photography Group. It was great meeting new fellow photographer and to have a photo coach there for any questions. I feel the best shots I got were later in the evening, close to 9pm, when the lights were turned on to illumi
    Credit: Susan Meier
    Facebook: Photography by Susan Meier
    Instagram: photographybysuemeier
    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-04-24
    Title or Location: Niagara Falls NY
    The photo was taken on the US side of Niagara Falls midway through sunset. It features the Niagara River just before it drops over the falls with the Canadian skyline behind it. I tried to find a less traditional or touristy perspective of the falls. I used my Canon D5 with a 24 ? 70 zoom - 1.5 Seconds at f22- 100 ISO
    Credit: Ralph Lauricella

    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography

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