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September LAPC group shoot this Sun 9/20 at dawn

September 20, 2015 @ 6:45 am - 8:30 am

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What:  Sunrise in the Apple Orchard

Where:  Allen’s Apple Orchard

When:  Sunday Sept 20  (yes, this Sunday morning) 0645am to 0830am (Sunrise 06:51)

Address:  5801 10th St, Marion, IA,


Close your eyes and imagine an apple orchard at sunrise with dew on the apples, the trees, the grass.   The light is perfect this early in the morning, and with apple tress as far as you can see, you quietly pull out your camera and…



What all are we allowed to shoot?  The apples, the orchard, the farm cats, the interior and exterior of the barn (including the apple washer in the barn) and the country store.  The orchard won’t open to the public until 10am, so we’ll have it to ourselves.  She is not charging us any kind of tour fee.  So as with most of our club shoots, this shoot is free to attend for all current LAPC members. The owner will have the country store open for us to shoot in the store and/or to make any purchases on the way out (besides the apples, they have amazing apple baked goods and the cheapest free range eggs I’ve found!) .  Please be respectful and also avoid shooting price tags in the store.


Caution:  There is a farmhouse on property with a family inside.  We are asked to be considerate when we are around the house and try not to talk and wake people who may still be sleeping.  The windows will most likely be open and they will have family sleeping both upstairs and downstairs at the orchard house.


Caution:  When walking in the orchard, please watch where you step.  The apples that fall from the trees, they do collect for sale as drops.  So please don’t step on any apples.


I will need an RSVP on this shoot.  RSVP to Amy at [email protected]


Parking:  “People may park in front of the shop (3 spots) or down in the parking lot off the gravel drive way.”


Please consider donating 2 or 3 images back to Allen’s Apple Orchard as a thank you for letting our group be on their property for our photography.  They’d like to add few new images to their website.    Remember to include an ‘Image Rights release’ note in your email for your photo donation.  Please forward images or links to images in dropbox/similar to [email protected].  If posting to facebook, they asked us to tag the orchard if you post them.


If you have questions on the shoot, please email me or call my cell (721-5063).

Please do not contact the orchard directly.


For more information on Allen’s Apple Orchard:  http://www.allensorchard.net/


My apologies for the late notice on this group shoot. I’d been working on it for several weeks and it just came together this afternoon.  (RSVP reminder)


Amy Mueggenberg

LAPC Activities Officer


September 20, 2015
6:45 am - 8:30 am


Amy Mueggenberg