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SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA

Capture the Wonders of Nature: Waterfall Photography in the Pocono Mountains

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Program #21216RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Digital single lens reflex camera, Lens from wide angle to telephoto (zoom lenses will work), a tripod, ideally one that goes low to the ground for close-ups, filter(s) such as a polarizer, camera batteries,extension tubes for close-ups (optional), cleaning aid for lenses and camera, extra flash cards for camera (cf or sd cards), electronic shutter release cord (optional), laptop computer with imaging software such as Adobe Elements, Lightroom or Photoshop is very desirable and external hard drives for backup of photos taken.

Itinerary for Oct 19 — Oct 24, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Phone, TV, free wireless Internet, air conditioning, iron, and blow dryer.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, laundry service, lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service spa. Free Internet access in the business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms have a step up from the bedroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Room rate is $195 total.
Call hotel for reservations: 1-800-742-9633. Mention that you are with Road Scholar to get the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 19 -
Afternoon: Road Scholar orientation and introductions followed by a tour of the Inn

Dinner: Buffet Dinner

Evening: The evening lecture will be an instructional lecture in exposure for the outdoors and photo filters and design. This lecture will be given by world class photographer and photography professor Len Rue.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Phone, TV, free wireless Internet, air conditioning, iron, and blow dryer.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, laundry service, lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service spa. Free Internet access in the business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms have a step up from the bedroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Room rate is $195 total.
Call hotel for reservations: 1-800-742-9633. Mention that you are with Road Scholar to get the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 20 - The first photo field trip will be to the Poconal...
The first photo field trip will be to the Poconal Environmental Education Center to photograph beautiful scenes in nature and ideally Tumbling Waters waterfall. Len Rue will instruct filters and lighting and help you to hone your craft.

Note: A two mile walk while photographing and learning about filters and idealistic lighting and how to achieve it.

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast

Morning: Tumbling Waters at Pocono Environmental Education Center for a photo tour of the fauna and flora, beautiful waterfalls and other natural subjects. This is a hands-on photography workshop that will include shooting in the field and learning about the lenses and other equipment usage to enhance your photography skills.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch will be on-site in a beautiful waterfall destination.

Afternoon: Photography Workshop at Shawnee Inn will be a critique discussion on earlier work. Len Rue will also discuss close-up photography of nature and particularly waterfalls. Also, a yoga class will be offered to strech tired muscles and learn a relaxing breathing technique. This class will be instructed by Leslie Underhill.

Dinner: Buffet Dinner

Evening: Cultural History Talk--NPS is a popular lecture and describes the cultural history in the area and interesting facts.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Phone, TV, free wireless Internet, air conditioning, iron, and blow dryer.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, laundry service, lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service spa. Free Internet access in the business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms have a step up from the bedroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Room rate is $195 total.
Call hotel for reservations: 1-800-742-9633. Mention that you are with Road Scholar to get the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 21 - Photo field trip to Raymondskill Falls will be a ...
Photo field trip to Raymondskill Falls will be a scenic hunt for your close-ups with nature. Len Rue will lead this instructional field trip and teach Bird and animal photography which will include angles and lighting in this lesson.

Note: Using tripods and electronic shutters.

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast

Morning: Raymondskill Falls

Lunch: Picnic Lunch in a rustic woodland area.

Afternoon: Photography Workshop today will focus on a critique session with our expert; Len Rue. Len will also discuss imaging software and help you to enhance your work.

Dinner: Buffet Dinner

Evening: An evening concert on the grand lawn of the Shawnee Inn. Listen to the fantastic musicians while glancing out at the serene waters of the Delaware River.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Phone, TV, free wireless Internet, air conditioning, iron, and blow dryer.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, laundry service, lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service spa. Free Internet access in the business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms have a step up from the bedroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Room rate is $195 total.
Call hotel for reservations: 1-800-742-9633. Mention that you are with Road Scholar to get the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 22 - This field trip will lead you to The Delaware Wat...
This field trip will lead you to The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area along the scenic Delaware River. You will learn about environmental literacy in photos, panoramas and perspective control in photographing the breathtaking Buttermilk Falls.

Note: A two mile walk through a pristine woodland forest to view and photograph nature and waterfalls. Another chance to photograph this evening with a nocturnal hike with Rick Koval, our naturalist.

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast

Morning: Buttermilk Falls for a hike and shooting in the field. There will be a lot to photograph today. Walk through woodland forests and arrive at Buttermilk Falls to photograph the majestic falling water,

Lunch: Buffet Lunch

Afternoon: Free Time Afternoon

Dinner: Buffet Dinner

Evening: Nocturnal Waterfall Hike will be led by our naturalist to see how the waterfalls are illuminated at night. we will visit and learn about vernal pools wearing headlamps.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Phone, TV, free wireless Internet, air conditioning, iron, and blow dryer.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, laundry service, lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service spa. Free Internet access in the business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms have a step up from the bedroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Room rate is $195 total.
Call hotel for reservations: 1-800-742-9633. Mention that you are with Road Scholar to get the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 23 - Today's field trip will lead you to an old copper...
Today's field trip will lead you to an old copper mine and a series of waterfalls, as Len Rue will instruct you on the art of landscape photography.

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast

Morning: Today you will be transported to a rustic Appalachian trailhead and experience the Copper Mine trail visiting an old copper mine and walk past a series of waterfalls photographing every step of the way. Len Rue will lead you in the instruction of landscape photography.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch

Afternoon: Photo Workshop today will cover an advanced version of equipment, technology and natural light followed by a critique session.

Dinner: Gem and Keystone

Evening: Guest Speaker Len Rue will exhibit some of his famous published photography and share his techniques on how he created and developed his talent.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 24 - This will be your final photo workshop, a chance ...
This will be your final photo workshop, a chance to ask questions and receive advice in any specific area of photography. You will have this opportunity to work with our expert Len Rue, to complete any work and take your photos to the next level.

Note: A classroom lecture and workshop at the Shawnee Inn.

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast

Morning: Wrap-up Photo Lecture led by our expert to conclude the lesson in editing and photo management.

Lunch: Check out and Depart

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Shawnee on Delaware, PA
Bushkill FallsEight magnificent waterfalls. Walking trails and steps.
For additional information, visit: www.visitbushkillfalls.com
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaFor 40 miles the Middle Delaware River passes between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. Then the river cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed"Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river will run 200 miles more to Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington, Delaware.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/dewa
Mt. Airy Poconos ResortA new casino/hotel just 1/2 hour away.
For additional information, visit: www.mountairycasino.com
Pocono Indian MuseumRoute 209, Bushkill, PA. Historical displays and information about Native Americans in the area.
For additional information, visit: www.poconoindianmuseum.com
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm19th century Pennsylvania German Farmstead
For additional information, visit: www.quietvalley.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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