05/24/2018 Field Trip to Urban Ore

Lets do some junkyard photography! That’s what this field trip is all about. We have three acres to wander through photographing all sorts of building materials and household goods to electronic equipment and musical instruments. The list goes on and on. Half of this recycling center is indoors while the rest lies in stacks or piles outside. Lets meet at the church parking lot between 8:45 and 9:00am to arrange carpooling to Urban Ore. We will want to arrive at Urban Ore around 9:30am. This will give us plenty of time to photograph cool stuff.

Flashes and tripods are alright although I recommend a monopod due to tight spaces at times.


Directions: Urban Ore Eco Park is located at 900 Murray Street in Berkeley, 94710.

Take I-80 East over the Bay Bridge, towards Berkeley.

Exit right after Emeryville at exit 10 to merge onto CA 13 S/Ashby Avenue.

Turn right on 7th Street at the first signal.

Immediately turn left onto Murry Street.

Urban Ore is on your right. There ‘s a big sign on the building.


Sometime between 11:00 and 11:30 lets go to the Berkeley Bowl Café at 920 Heinz Avenue, just a few blocks away for coffee and/or other goodies. There is a parking lot on the left side of Heinz Street for Berkeley Bowl customers. If its decided to go somewhere else, we will let everyone know before hand.