Thursday, January 7, 2016

SO Cal Photo Opps - January 2016

SO CAL PHOTO OPPS - January 2016

January 2016

Through July 10th  -   Santa Anita Race Track  -Arcadia
Early mornings before the races, go to Clockers Corner where you can see all the horses going to the track for practice.  Get great close-up shots and images.  Also on weekends free tram tour, board the Seabiscuit Tram at Clockers Corner and take the tour of the stable areas, receiving barn and Paddock Gardens.  See Seabiscuit's original stall and barn and the jockeys room.  Tours depart at 8:30 and 9:45 AM every Sat and Sun during season.

Jan 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th  Hawk Watch -- Ramona
Observe Hawks with experts from the Wildlife Research Institute.  10AM  Begent Ranch at the Ramona Grasslands, 18528 Highland Valley Rd. Ramona, CA 92065

Jan  9-10 - Cable Airport Air Show - Upland
Aerobatics, parachute teams, car show, aircraft displays and food. Cable Airport is located at the North West corner of 13th and Benson in the very west end of San Bernardino County in the city of Upland, 1748 W 13th St. Gates open at 8 AM-4:30PM show starts at 10AM, Free Parking, $10.00 admission.  This is a great little air show, I have photographed it twice.

Jan 9-10  -  Gathering of the Gunfighters - Yuma
Yearly event of reeanactments of gunfights at the Yuma Territory Prison, Giss Parkway and Prison Hill Road.  9:30AM-5PM.

Jan 15-18 - Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival - Morro Bay
Photograph and learn about the area's native and transitory bird species. Experts lead more than 110 field trips during the festival including boat trips and kayak trips. (866) 464-5105

Jan 17-18  - Asian American Expo - Pomona
At the Fairplex. Lunar New Year celebration with more than 1000  exhibitors, live music, folk art and Asian food. Hours 10AM-7PM in Halls 4,5,6,7 & 8. Admission $9.00, Seniors 7.00, $1.00 off coupon on website. Mainly a food festival.

Jan 23-24  Food and Water Bowl - Cat Show  -  Del Mar
An all-breed cat show, feline agility competition, adoptions and vendors.  Presented by the San Diego Cat Fanciers.  Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Jan 29-31 - Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona
Indoor car show with more than 500 vechicles, music and famous cars from TV and films. Fairplex Pomona. $25.00 + parking.

Jan  30-31 - Yuma Quartermaster Depot Civil War Reeanactment - Yuma
There were no Civil War battles waged around Yuma – but the Quartermaster Depot was an active Union Army post during those years and a strategic point of defense because of the importance of the river crossing and trails to California. Re-enactment groups from around the West will converge for an old-school encampment and mock battles on the grassy grounds of the park. More info,, 928-373-5198. Open 9AM-5PM,
Jan  30 - Lunar Fest - Riverside
Celebrate the year of the Goat. Parade, live performances, Asian Market, kid's village and cultural displays and parade. Enjoy tea pavillons, food and sake. Downtown Riverside.

February 2016

Feb. 6th  Special EventPSA (Photographic Society of America) Round-Up Chapter Meeting
Free to all PSA Members

You are invited to a fun-filled and inspiring photography event on Saturday, February 6, 2016 (8am - 4:30pm), that is free for PSA members. The featured speaker, Jeff Sullivan, will share "Little Known California Photo Opportunities". The event will also include an opportunity to:  checkout some of the latest software and related products available for digital manipulation, receive discounts to purchase these products. If you are a PSA member you must pre-register,

If you are not a PSA Member, you can join PSA for $45.00 prior to the event and register to come.  To join PSA contact Larry Cowles,

This event will be held at Crown Plaza 3131 S. Bristol St. Costa Mesa CA  Visit for more info.
Feb 6  -  CARe Show 2015  -  San Juan Capistrano
Car show, exhibits, live music, food and vendors.  Over 400 cars on display.  7:30 AM-2PM.  At San Juan Capistrano Sport Park.