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May 2017

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regarding meetings, outings, and slideshows.

Club Meeting

When: May 9, 2017 @6:30pm
Topic: Photo fun compositing people by Bob Gobeille
Meeting Notes
Where: Coloradoan Newspaper Offices, Community Room 1300 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins

Club Outing

Sat 5/13 - Shooting backgrounds for composites at "Wyoming Territorial Prison" in Laramie. Meet at 8am at the NW corner of the King Soopers parking lot on North College, near the Chase Bank, we will carpool to Laramie. Address: 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070 Hours: 8am to 7pm Tickets: $5.00

Coffee Meeting

Wed 5/24 @9am - Fort Collins Coffee House

SIG Meetings/Outings

Experimental SIG Meeting - Mon 5/22 9-11am and Sat 5/27 1-3pm, High speed photography, specifically "Breaking Glass"

Landscape SIG Outing - TBD

Photography 101 SIG Meeting - 5/20 @9am to 11am, Mount Dunraven conference room at the Loveland Public Library, 300 Adams Ave. in Loveland

Photoshop SIG Meeting - TBD

Portrait SIG Meeting - Sun 6/4 @1pm-5pm Portrait SIG model shoot in Old Town Fort Collins, meet at the fountain in Old Town Square. Shoot models in front of interesting backgrounds.

Wildlife SIG Outing - 5/21 - City Park, Denver - Nesting Herons and Egrets
The subject is the rookery on the island in the small lake there. The birds nesting on the island include primarily; Double-crested Cormorants, Snowy Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons. There are occasionally also; Great Egrets and Cattle Egrets. At one point the island is only about 25 yards away from where one can take pictures so a really long lens is not needed though it would allow for some nice close up shots. This is a good opportunity to practice birds in flight shots as many will be going back and forth to the island with nest building materials. For carpooling, we will be meeting at the Harmony Transportation center at the NE corner at 6:00 a.m. There will be a quick stop at the park and ride in Loveland for possible additional people. If it is sunny, we will likely be done shooting by 9:00 / 9:15 as once the sun gets too high, the birds, especially the white Egrets get washed out. As always, please let me know if you will be participating so we don't leave anyone at the Harmony parking lot.


Cannons by Ken Reek
Cannons by Ken Reek

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

Challenge Topic


Photographic events

First Friday Gallery Walk in Old Town Fort Collins
Kites in the Park Festival
Fort Love Brewer's Jamboree
Old Town Car Show
Ridgeview Classical School Graduation rehersal
Ridgeview Classical School Graduation
Ridgeview Classical School Prom
Realities for Children Ride and Ralley
Colorado Medieval Festival
Poudre River Fest
Kessel Run
Rocky Mountain Society of Aviculture Bird Expo
Denver Comic Con