On Saturday, October 19th, 12 members of Philly PAC met at Wissahickon Valley Park to photograph the Fall colors.
Located in Northwest Philadelphia, the 1,800 acres of Wissahickon Valley Park are part of Philadelphia's 10,500-acre park system, one of the largest urban park systems in the world. Since we have had a relatively mild Fall season the foliage colors were less than spectacular. It seems that the entire Mid Atlantic region has had a very disappointing color display this year.
We met at one of the parking areas and then started our travel up Forbidden Drive. The drive is a wide gravel road closed to automobile traffic that parallels the Creek. It got its popular name following the banning of automobiles on the drive in the 1920s. Lacking all of the Fall colors we had hoped for, the group concentrated on photographing the walker, joggers and horseback riders who frequent Forbidden Trail as well as the many stone bridges and other structures along the creek and Trail.
It was a fantastic Fall morning to get out to shoot and socialize with each other.
Joe DiFlorio – Philly PAC Scribe
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