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March 2017

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Club Meeting

When: March 14, 2017 @6:30pm
Topic: Ancient skies through ancient eyes
Meeting Notes
Where: Coloradoan Newspaper Offices, Community Room 1300 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins

Club Outing

Sat 3/18 - 7pm Light painting at Benson Sculpture Garden - I'm telling everyone at the meeting Tuesday to meet at 7:00 p.m. If it isn't quite dark yet...good to get bearings. If dark, then good also for light painting. I've got a map to show Tuesday to indicate to meet at the parking area on Aspen Dr on the west side of the gardens. Lots of good sculptures and the building. Other good subjects at SE corner of gardens. Was there the other night checking it out and got decent results even though I've never done it and was only there about 15 minutes. The gardens are open till 10 p.m and there are no internal lights, so flashlights for painting and marking where one walks area definite necessity. - Bob

Coffee Meeting

Thu 3/23 @9am - Fort Collins Coffee House

SIG Meetings/Outings

Experimental SIG Meeting - 3/27 @9am and 4/1 @1pm - Dancing Paint

Landscape SIG Outing - not scheduled for March

Photography 101 SIG Meeting - 3/18 @9am to 11am, Mount Dunraven conference room at the Loveland Public Library, 300 Adams Ave. in Loveland

Photoshop SIG Meeting - Tue 3/21 @6:30pm at Ken's House

Portrait SIG Meeting - 3/5 @1pm-5pm - Knights of Tempest

Wildlife SIG Outing - 3/18 @5:55am - Rocky Mountain Arsenal - Bison, Deer, Raptors
Time seems to have a habit of going by way too fast. Just realized earlier today that the first FCDCC Wildlife SIG Outing is this coming Saturday, March 18. The outing will be down to the Rocky Mtn. Arsenal NWR outside of Denver. The primary target of photographers at RMANWR are the Bison, however there are also Mule and Whitetail Deer, Eagles, Hawks, various waterfowl and if one is very lucky you might see a Black-tailed Ferret. RMA is one of the Ferret reintroduction locations. They were released along the newer 8 mile wildlife drive. There is a large Prairie Dog colony about midway around the new loop on the right side of the road. Since the Prairie Dog is the Ferret's primary diet, that would be a good place to look. For car pooling down to the arsenal, let's meet at the NE corner of the Harmony Rd. Transportation Center at 5:55 am so we can leave at 6:00. Sunrise on Saturday is listed as 7:06 am. The drive there takes a bit less than an hour. As always, so we do not leave anyone behind, let me know if you will be participating. Guy


Fall Colors by Ken Reek
Fall Colors by Ken Reek

Fix this picture and email it to Walt Lyons who will include it in the March meeting slideshow.

Challenge Topic

Snow, Ice and Cold

Photographic events

First Friday Gallery Walk in Old Town Fort Collins
Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Ridgeview Classical School Father/Daughter dance