Devil’s Punchbowl Golden Light Field Trip – July 18, 2020

All club members are invited to sign up below for field trip to the Devil's Punchbowl on Saturday July 18th at 6:00 PM- The Devil's Punchbowl is Located near the town of Pearblossom. The trip to the Devil's Punchbowl takes about 43 minutes from Lancaster.

Steve will be leading the Field Trip at the Devil's Punchbowl. We will all meet at the Ranger Station Located right next to the parking lot for a group photo and then explore. It will be warm at the start of the trip but will be cooling off as we go since it is located next to the Mountains. The elevation at the Devil's Punchbowl is 4,750 feet elevation. Please bring Hat and Sunscreen and water. We will be going on a short self-guided walking trail located behind the Ranger Station.

After this short hike we will be moving down towards the lower trail that goes all the way to the tilted sandstone Punchbowl Rocks and if we have time might go a little way down the trail that leads towards the bottom of the Punchbowl.  The lower trail to the rocks is more strenuous but is not too hard if you take your time back up.  Look forward to seeing you at this Field Trip.

The best time to get the Golden light is about 30 to 45 minutes before the sun goes down. We are hoping for a great sunset as well, so we can get some great colors too!

All social distancing on this field trip will be followed as mandated by the state. Bring hand sanitizer.

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Abstract Competition - July 21, 2020

Welcome to our first competition of the 2020-2021 year! We are having an Abstract Competition on July 21, 2020. All LPA members are eligible to participate in our 5 competitions throughout the year. You may enter 3 photographs for a $5.00 entry fee. Currently we are only accepting digital entries, because most likely the judging will be done remotely, unless the Covid situation improves.

Deadline for Entries: July 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to enter.

The definition of Abstract: Images in which the presentation of shape or form is the objective of the photograph. Abstract is often determined by not knowing what an object is, at least right away. For example, lines and shapes might be what you first saw, but then after studying the image, you notice that those lines and shapes are the outside of a building. If you saw it as a building first, without much thought, it may be better suited for the Structures Class.

Both Color and B&W images are acceptable.

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Hello to everyone! LPA’s Board of Directors has discussed our response to California’s ongoing Stay At Home orders. We have suspended all face-to-face activities, which includes our meetings twice a month. Board meetings and webinars are being held by Zoom. We will have occasional field trips as the quarantine guidelines allow. We will let you know as soon as we are ready to resume regular meetings when it is safe and the Senior Center reopens

If you have any ideas for our on-line Zoom meetings, please feel free to contact our president, Kathy Newman at We would love your ideas! We would also love ideas on how to keep our members engaged and active in photography despite the tough situation we find ourselves in. We encourage you to upload a Member Gallery to our website under Galleries->Member Galleries. We have been having occasional FB challenges in our Facebook group to encourage you to continue your photography at home. We invite you to check that out at

Thanks so much for your patience and understanding!

Kathy Newman
LPA President

Enjoy the entries from our last competition...

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