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June 2016

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Club Meeting

When: June 14, 2016 @6:30pm
Topic: Photo Journalism by Valerie Mosley (Coloradoan)
Where: Coloradoan Newspaper Offices, Community Room 1300 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins

Club Outing

Sat 6/25 Never Summer Rodeo in Walden, CO
Meet at the Harmony Xfer station at 9am to carpool to Walden (trip should take 2h 15m)
Plan to eat lunch in one of Walden's many 5 star restaurants
Rodeo starts at 1pm and runs to about 5pm
If you really have a good time, you can stay and enjoy another day of rodeo on Sunday 6/26

Coffee Meeting

Thu 6/23 @9am Dazbog at Mason & Cherry

SIG Meetings/Outings

Portrait SIG - 6/5 1pm-5pm

Landscape SIG - 6/11 - The next Landscape SIG outing will be to Horse Tooth Falls on Saturday June 11. We will meet at the SW corner of the Foot Hills Community College parking lot at 7:30. We drive to Horse tooth Mountain Open Space Trailhead and hike 1.2 miles one way to the Falls. Or you can meet us at the Trailhead at 8 AM. There is a $6 fee for parking so we should pack lots of folks in a car to go. Its important to do this in the morning since the falls face east. We should be done and home by noon. The waterfall is very photogenic. This is the promised waterfall workshop. Water flows should be near peak. I will give a short hands-on explanation of the techniques of taking waterfall images. Wide angle to short telephoto are appropriate and if you have them your neutral density filters. The key to waterfall shots is to slow down your shutter speed by using your lowest ISO, stop down to f16-22, so you can get a 1-10 sec exposure in bright sunlight. You will need a tripod. There should be ample opportunities to take macro/wildflower images also so come prepared. Let Ken Eis know if you plan on attending although there is no need for additional planning for this short closeby outing. If you have any questions drop me an email.

Wildlife SIG - 6/18 - The June Wildlife outing is to City Park, Denver on Saturday June 18. There is a small island in Ferril Lake, located in City Park, which is a rookery for; Black Crowned Night Herons, Double-crested Cormorants, Snowy Egrets and a small number of Cattle Egrets. The island is very close to the south shore of the lake - literally about 50' at one end of the island; so a really long telephoto is not necessarily needed though it would allow for significantly more photo ops. The best lighting for shots is early morning, by 9:30 or so the sun is high enough to start creating exposure problems. We should be back in FC before noon. It is about a one hour drive from FC. I would like to get there by about 7:00 so lets plan on meeting at the Harmony Rd. transportation center (NE corner) at 5:45 am. As always, please let Guy Turenne know if you plan to participate so we are not needlessly waiting at the transportation center.


Red Rocks by Bob Barley
Red Rocks by Bob Barley

Challenge topic

"Street Photography"

Photographic events

Thu 6/2 @7pm, Kizumba Salsa Band (Salsa) in Old Town Square
Fri 6/3, First Friday Gallery Walk in Old Town Fort Collins
Fri 6/3-4-5, Colorado Medieval Festival in Loveland
Sat 6/4, Poudre RiverFest at Legacy Park in Fort Collins
Tue 6/7 @11:30am, Moors & McCumber at Oak Street Plaza
Thu 6/9 @7pm, Katie Glassman & Snapshot (Western Swing) in Old Town Square
Fri 6/10 @7pm, Dale Cisek Band (R&B, Blues, Rock, Americana) in Old Town Square
Sat 6/11 @10:00am, Historic Waterworks Tours in Fort Collins
Sat 6/11-12, Wool Market in Estes Park, CO
Tue 6/14 @11:30am, Cary Morin at Oak Street Plaza
Wed 6/15 @6pm, Wendy Woo Band at CSU Lagoon
Thu 6/16 @7pm, Blues Dogs (Blues) in Old Town Square
Fri 6/17 @7pm, In the Mojo (High Energy Dance Music) in Old Town Square
Fri 6/17, Ride the Rockies Finish, Mountain Ave through town to Odell's Brewery
Fri 6/17-18-19, Denver Comic Con
Sat 6/18, Rio Grande 30th Anniversary Block Party
Tue 6/21 @11:30am, The Twirling Zucchini Trio at Oak Street Plaza
Wed 6/22 @6pm, Bonnie & the Clydes (Country) at CSU Lagoon
Thu 6/23 @7pm, Kerry Pastime & the Crime Scene (Rock) in Old Town Square
Fri 6/24 @7pm, Daddy Rab (Classic Hot Notes) in Old Town Square
Sat 6/25-26, Rocky Mountain Bird Expo in Denver
Sat 6/25-26, Never Summer Rodeo in Walden, CO
Tue 6/28 @11:30am, Liz Barnez at Oak Street Plaza
Wed 6/29 @6pm, Maxwell Mud (Rock) at CSU Lagoon
Thu 6/30 @7pm, Blue Gramma (Blue Grass) in Old Town Square