Well, Fall finally has arrived, and it’s my favorite time of year. The weather is beautiful, the temperatures are almost perfect, and the colors are starting to change. HPS has a lot going on right now. The annual Scott Kelby Photowalk is coming up on the 13th at the Goldsmith- Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary, led by Diana Davidson. Our exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art opens later this month, and we will kick it off with a reception on the 21st; stay tuned for more details. Joy Henderson has arranged for Rick Sammon, an internationally-known photographer, instructor, and author to be here on May 11th of next year. His presenta- tion will be at UA Huntsville’s Chan Auditorium from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, so plan on attending; this is a rare opportunity to have someone of this stat- ure right here in Huntsville.

Larry Perry was our September Program presenter. He discussed four photography applications that he uses and wanted us to be aware of. One of those applications was Photoshop, which Larry teaches at the University of Tennessee, and he shared some great techniques and tips. He then showed us his wildlife images, which were spectacular, and told us how he shot them.

Joe Fikes judged our Open competition this month. Joe is a local semi- professional photographer and photography instructor. The Open compe- titions always bring out a wide variety of image subjects, and this month’s competition was no exception. Joe told me after the meeting how hard it was to down-select the images to the Places and Honorable Mentions. During the presentations of the winners, he gave valuable comments that were applicable to all of us. Congratulations to all the winners – be sure and check them out in the newsletter and on our Smug Mug site.

Our competition topic for this month is Weather, somewhat of a wide open topic. I can’t wait to see what you all do with this!

Go out and take some photos!!

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