Larkspur Ferry and San Francisco Field Trip

March 17, 2022 @ 8:57 pm – March 20, 2022 @ 9:57 pm

Where             Larkspur Ferry and San Francisco

Dates               Visit:                March 17 ( 17-20)

Upload:            March 23

Zoom:              March 25 at 5 pm


Introduction   We are still emerging from Covid and have our own individual sense of risk assessment. The flexibility built into this trip is to tailor it to your needs. The write-up below is oriented the people who feel they are less at risk: ride the ferry and get there for early light. On the other hand, if it is more convenient to drive, don’t take the ferry. If people want to go on another day, they can.

Description     The main event is scheduled for March 17. The Larkspur ferry will allow participants to leave as early as 6:35 and arrive at the Ferry Building by about 7:10. For those who are challenged by seasickness and decide to drive, there are many parking garages nearby to the Ferry Building. For people who feel that early hours are for the birds, please arrive later. Call around and form your own posse.

Upon early arrival, it is suggested that everyone meet in front of the main Golden Gate Transit Building in the rear of the ferry building. From there, we can break into small groups and go off to explore the area. Later arrivals can check in with Tony (847-778-6989) to find out where the early birds have migrated to.

                        It is truly a target rich environment:

–         meander the ferry building shooting the wares

–         sit across the street from the building and         capture some of the local  fauna moving by

–        walk the street and absorb the architecture

–      try shooting shadows or movement

–     or, when you are aboard, step to the ferry rail, and shoot the prisons, the bridges, boat traffic and the city city from the water                       

                        Around 11:30, we will all meet for lunch at Gott’s at the Ferry Building. We can eat outdoors there. After lunch, people can continue shooting or grab a ferry back home. There are 2 return ferries in the afternoon.

Travel light; bring as little as possible so you last longer and are not a target for the occasional bad guy.

And please remember, if the fog is heavy, you are a winner. EVERYTHING is different and more dramatic. Just wear an extra layer of clothes.

Please let me know if you plan to attend.

After the outing, please sort through your images that you will post for the Zoom meeting on the 25th; please have them uploaded by the 23rd.


  1. Pick out a max of 5 processed images and upload them to the club’s competition site.
  2. Prepare these images to the specs that you use to upload images for competition; see detailed instructions below.
  3. All images must be uploaded by midnight March 23rd.
  4. The host (Tony) will arrange them in Lightroom to prepare them for a Zoom meeting at the address shown on the Zoom Meeting tab in the SRPS web site.
  5. Bill Stacy will set up the Zoom meeting and act as co-host. The meeting will start sharp at 5 pm on March  25. There will be 15 minutes of social time.
  6. The host/Tony will show all the images of one person at a time, and they will narrate them. After that, there will be time for comments. Provisionally, each presenter gets a max of 10 minutes for presenting and getting comments.


Uploading            Just like competition, go to the Visual Pursuits site, log in and go to the My Account tab and then to My Galleries

There you will scroll down to Field Trips Discussions; on the right, click on Edit and Upload images……. just like competition.

They then can either be pulled from your Library if you uploaded them there, or directly uploaded by drag and drop. The max is 5 images uploaded.

  1. NOT LIKE COMPETITION, title each of your images as: your last name and the number 1 through 5.


You are now done