Another month has flown by! We are still on the COVID-19 watch, so we will continue to use Zoom in order to have our monthly meetings. The Zoom link will be included with this email. I am very excited to announce that this month we will have Lewis Kemper as our guest speaker. He will be presenting: Light, Color and Composition: Tips to Improve your Photographs. This is a 90 minute presentation that will be held during the Zoom meeting. As always, we will start at 6:45 pm, after a brief announcement period, I will turn the screen over to Lewis for his presentation. Please log in in time to see the presentation. Also, please check out his website at: LewisKemper.com
If you have been doing any shooting and want to share with the other members of the club, please send me your images by Monday afternoon at 5 pm. I will include them in the meeting slides. I have some images from Bill Bohem and Dwight Blemker but could use a few more.
We have updated the rules for next month’s Digital Image Competition. The competition will be held via Zoom. We have two of the three judges already confirmed. Jeff Barlow is going to handle the images and you will send them to him one at a time. Please log onto the website and check out the rules.
We will have ribbons for Best of Show, Judges Choice and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category. If we don’t have enough entries for all the ribbons then we will award what we have.
Next weekend (Oct. 16, 2020) is a New Moon and most likely the last time to photograph the Milky Way before it dips into the Southern Hemisphere Sky, I am trying to find a way to get up to the Eastern Sierra to photograph it. I’m not sure what campgrounds are open and which ones aren’t. Might even drive as fas as Bridgeport but this is still up in the air. There is a lot going on next week and I might not be able to get away.
Another local trip would be to the Kern County Wildlife Refuge. From what I understand, several species of birds migrate there during the winter months. I’m planning on making a few day trips up there starting in November and ending in February.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday. Remember we start at 6:45 pm via Zoom.