Mark Your Calendar for Our Next Outing – Saturday, October 16, 2021- Tampa Bay Auto Museum, Pinellas Park

Mark your calendar for our next photo outing on October 16th at 10 AM until Noonish!

THIS IS JUST IN TIME TO CREATE YOUR IMAGES FOR OUR NOVEMBER COMPETITION ASSIGNMENT! (Autos/Trucks/Motorcycles – see assignment list for details) we will be shooting at the Tampa Bay Auto Museum in Pinellas Park, FL.

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Museum Information from Wikipedia

The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, displays historic automobiles from the 20th century. All of the vehicles displayed are from the collection of Alain Cerf, a French entrepreneur.

The collection is focused on cars which demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. This includes rare early front-wheel drive cars, Tatra rear engine cars, rear-engine Mercedes-Benz, Citroën cars, the only surviving car by French engineer Émile Claveau, and a unique working full-scale replica of the first self-propelled mechanical vehicle, the fardier of Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot.

OUTING DETAILS

Tampa Bay Auto Museum -3301 Gateway Centre Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL 33782

We will meet in the parking lot of the museum, Saturday, October 16th, prior to 9:45 AM. I need to collect the admission fee from each attendee in order to pay for everyone before entering. If we have 12 or more attendees, the admission is $8 each. If less than 12 attendees, then admission is $12 each or $10 for seniors(62+). Please bring correct change.

IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER WE HAVE ALREADY GONE INSIDE AS A GROUP at 10 AM, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE FULL APPROPRIATE ADMISSION FEE.

The museum requires that you wear a mask for the full time you are inside so be sure to bring a mask! And please, maintain social distancing.

The facility is fairly large so there is plenty of room and many autos to photograph. Be sure to bring your tripod as it is a bit dark inside so you will need slower shutter speeds in some instances.

You should bring a wide-angle lens and a close-up/macro lens, at the very least. Besides the cars themselves, there are a lot of interesting and photogenic details to shoot.

This museum is friendly to photographers so please be very careful around these valuable autos. You can carefully move the metal signs in front of many of the autos, if necessary, but be sure to return them carefully to the same spot. We do not want to be the group that causes them to no longer allow photography!

I hope to see you October 16th, as this will be our last planned in-person outing until our Annual Holiday Party and Awards celebration on Dec 12th (more details later this year).

Any questions, please let me know via email: mytbcc@gmail.com.

Lynn Wiezycki, TBCC, Acting President

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