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FCDCC Outings

January 20-23, 2012
topic: Bosque del Apache NWR, Socorro, NM & other destinations
meeting time & location: TBD
focus: cranes, snow geese, landscapes, New Mexico...
Ghost Ranch
Official Bosque website
Another gov't site
Non-profit and great pics
Bosque on flickr
Ghost Ranch in winter on flickr
National Radio Astronomy Observatory on flickr
Socorro official website
Salinas Pueblo National Monument official site
Socorro photos on flickr
Salina Pueblo National Monument on flickr
Official Radio Astronomy Observatory website
February 18, 2012
topic: table top macro photography
meeting time & location: CSU NR 316 not 320 @10:00AM
notes: bring small objects and macro equipment
March 24, 2012
topic: Loveland Feed and Grain (103 W. 3rd St. Loveland, CO)
meeting time & location: 8:15am at Harmony Library (Shields & Harmony) or 9:00am at Loveland Feed and Grain
focus: architecture
notes: Cost $10 per person
March 31 - April 1
Wray Prairie Chicken Tour
April 21, 2012
topic: Horsetooth Falls & Soderburgh Natural Area
meeting time & location: Harmony Library @7:30am or Horsetooth Mountain Parking Lot @8am
focus: mountain landscapes
notes: 2.3miles round trip to Horsetooth Falls, parking is $6/car, prepare for a sunny day
May 12, 2012
topic: model portrait shoot
meeting time & location: Saturday May 12 from 8/9am-4pm
location: "Old Goodwill Building" 320 Walnut St. in Old Town Fort Collins
focus: portraits
notes: bring models, cameras, flash, props
more details: TBD
May 17, 2012
May Coffee Outing
May 17 @9am
Full Throttle Coffee House (it has a new name now...)

June 1, 2012
June Evening Outing
time: Friday June 1 at 6pm
location: Old Town Square at the fountain

June 23, 2012
topic: Poudre River rafting
meeting time & location: King Soopers on North College at 8am
focus: sports & action
notes: TBD
more details: TBD
July 12, 2012
July Evening Outing
time: Thursday July 12 at 7pm
location: meet at the stage in Old Town Square
details: Our evening monthly outing will be Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. to photograph the jazz bands playing in Old Town Square. Meet at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Square stage. The concert goes until 10 p.m. and there will be plenty of other activities to photograph. I heard rumors of beer too!

July 21, 2012
topic: macro photography (flowers)
meeting time & location: Front Range College, SW corner of parking lot at 8am
alternate time & location: contact Andrew Stiff for sunrise in RMNP
focus: macro photographs of flowers
notes: We will head up to RMNP to drive up Fall River Road. Along this road we will look for wildflowers and other subjects (waterfalls and wildlife seen as well). The road exits at the Alpine Visitor Center on Trail Ridge Road where we can stop for a hike if the alpine trail is open, use the visitor center, etc. From there we will travel down to the Rock Cut for more photo opps, maybe another short hike into the alpine tundra and then back down towards Estes Park. If you are interested in sunrise that morning, please contact Andrew Stiff ( He may head up early then we will meet at the beginning of Fall River Road near Horseshoe Park at 9 a.m. Bring snacks and lunch with you unless you plan to grad something at the visitor center on Trail Ridge.

July 12-15, 2012
LPS Annual Crested Butte Wildflower Weekend (FCDCC is invited)
August 3-7, 2012
topic: Larimer County Fair
meeting time & location: meet at the Ranch in Loveland August 3-8 from 8am-10pm
focus: music & bands
notes: If you were unable to attend our July membership meeting, you missed an opportunity to sign-up for our August Club Outing. Our Outing to capture images of the Larimer County Fair will be held August 3 through 8 before our August membership meeting. See a daily schedule and other detailed info at: We still have a few openings to take pictures of the carnival, exhibition booths, concerts and fireworks on opening night, Friday, August 3 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, if you are interested, send me a return email to:
August 23, 2012
August Coffee Outing
Meet at 9am at the Fort Collins Coffee House on Mason St.
September 21-24, 2012
topic: Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks
meeting time & location: TBD
focus: fall colors & landscapes
notes: TBD
more details: TBD
October 12-14, 2012
topic: Rocky Mountain National Park camping trip
meeting time & location: TBD
focus: elk rut
notes: TBD
more details: TBD
November 17, 2012
topic: Fort Collins Brewery
meeting time & location: 10am at Fort Collins Brewery 1020 East Lincoln Ave.
focus: architecture
notes: We will have a tour and then stop for lunch in their restaurant. We will be permitted to photograph the exterior and interior. We will have a special tour before regular hours so there won't be other people in the area. Tripods will be allowed. We must agree to no commercial use of the images, of course, and we will need to provide copies of our best images to the Brewery. The Brewery is seeking images of the building and their operations that could be used to decorate their interior spaces. They may provide suggestions or requests when we arrive. So it is possible that they will use some of the club members' photographs, although there is no guarantee of that.
December 1, 2012
topic: Homeless Prevention Initiative (HPI) portrait shoot
meeting time & location: Plymouth Congregational Church
focus: family portraits
notes: TBD
more details: TBD