Earlier this month, the Stony Brook Camera Club assembled its membership, past and present, on the grounds of the sanctuary to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Founded in 1969, the SBCC seeks to promote enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, mutual exchange of knowledge and experience, and a broad appreciation of the natural environment. While the club has grown enormously over the last decade and no longer meets at Stony Brook, it still considers the sanctuary to be its home.
Two of the club’s founders, John Fuller and Roy Marshall, attended the celebration and exchanged stories and photos with more than 100 current SBCC members. The event featured lunch out on the grounds behind the Nature Center, a photo exchange in the Program Room, a talk on Mindful Photography, and an antique car display for photo backdrops.
The anniversary party was full of energy and excitement. And it just so happened to fall on one of those quintessential autumn days in New England, when the sun and the air and the foliage all combine to make us glad that we have places like Stony Brook for inspiration and retreat.
If you’re interested in joining the Stony Brook Camera Club, or would like more information, please visit the SBCC website.