FROM THE PRESIDENT

Wow, this was a busy month! The annual Scott Kelby Photowalk took place on the 13th at the Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary, led by Diana Davidson. About25-30peopleshowedup,includingmanynon-HPSmem- bers. Theweatherwasnice,althoughthegroundwasmuddyinmanyplaces, due to the rain from the previous day, and the leaves and foliage were bright and beautiful. We all started off together, but it didn’t take long for individuals andgroupstoheadoffinseparatedirections. Afterwards,thegroupmetat Tortora’s to eat lunch and socialize. Diana created a Flickr site for us to up- load our images, so please check them out. We had a great turnout at the reception for our HPS exhibit opening at the Museum of Art on the 21st. Thanks to Bill Snoddy, Barbara Hitt, Martha Teal, John Kirwin, and Henry Smithforalltheydidinsettingupthereception. Also,thankstoRickKress for leading the effort to get the images judged and framed, along with Dave McGuiness, Bill Snoddy, and Tim Solomon who helped him frame the photos. If you didn’t make it to the reception, please go by the Museum sometime over the next 3-4 months and view the exhibit – it is truly something to see and enjoy.
Tom and Pat Cory provided our monthly program for October, and they were great, as usual. If you have never attended one of their presentations, you should definitely make the attempt to do it; they are at the Botanical Gar- den once or twice per year, and they teach a phenomenal class at the Tennes- seeAquariuminChattanooga. Theyalsoactasphototourguidestosome spectacular places around the world. Besides showing their beautiful photos, Tom gave us many tips and techniques we can use to make our photos better.
Peter Baldaia from the Huntsville Museum of Art was our October judge. Peter, has been in the museum/art world for over 30 years, with 18 of them here in Huntsville at the Museum. Peter was also the final judge of the images submitted to the HMA for our exhibitions last year and this year. Peter had his work cut out for him judging Weather. 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 Barns, and North Alabama/ Southern Tennessee has plenty of them to photograph.
IN FOCUS
Go out and take some photos!!
Eddie Sewall

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