Bob has replied about lunch for the fieldtrip on May 31st. Below are his ideas we can discuss.
Just wanted to clarify for the London Competition...I miscounted...we have 100 photos submitted! Outstanding!
Below is the information from Bob Panick about our May field trip to the Matthei Botanical Gardens. It is May 31st with a alternate rain date of June 1. I will ask Bob if he has scoped out a place for us to have lunch and we will discuss all of it at our first meeting in May.
The date/time info is:
• Meet up – Sears parking lot in Lincoln Park
• Time – 7:00 AM. Yes this is early, but this will put us at ...
the gardens about 8:00 before the distractions and the wind pick up.
• Date – May 31th
• Alternate Date – June 1st.
• We will use the alternate date if weather is bad. Notifications
will be through Facebook.
Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
They have started a parking fee with kiosks at $1.40/hour, with a maximum of $5.
If you haven’t been here before the main attractions are a beautiful outdoor garden, walking trails through several kinds of wooded areas, and a greenhouse (Conservatory). The two main areas of interest to us are going to likely be macro and landscape.
The gardens are open sunrise until sunset. Tripods are allowed, but like anywhere else be considerate of blocking walking areas.
The conservatory is open 8:30 – 4:30, they used to ask for a $5 donation, but that may have been removed with the new parking fee. Tripods aren’t allowed in the conservatory during peak hours on Saturday or Sunday.
See MoreMatthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum at the University of Michiganlsa.umich.edu
Just a reminder that this months competition assignment was revamped a few months ago when we discussed all of the assignments. There were a lot of questions on several assignments so we took the time to discuss this and clarify. This month for May the assignment is "CORPORATE LOGOS AND SIGNS" . We took off the Roadside Wonders and Landmarks part as members stated that it included almost everything and wasn't really an assignment at all. So make sure your submissions are ONLY CORPORATE LOGOS AND SIGNS!!!
I just wanted to let everyone know that we had a good turnout for the London Competition submissions. I received 94 photos from various members of our club. We have a lot of excellent photographers and it is going to be tough choosing only 30 to send to the London club. The committee will be meeting soon to view and make our decisions. Good luck to everyone! You have outdone yourselves! Great job!
This is the last reminder for photo submissions for the London Competition as they are due tomorrow. Either email me your pics or put them on a cd or dvd and bring them to the meeting tomorrow night. Thanks everyone! I hope we get enough pics /
London Competition deadline is April 15 to get me your photos. If anyone is having trouble emailing me their photos, please put them on a cd or dvd and bring to the next meeting which is April 15. That will be the last chance to enter your pictures before the committee meets.
At the meeting we discussed the judging committee. Several members have approached me and emailed me with concerns and suggestions about the committee. I brought this up at the meeting and relayed the comments, which I agree with, asking the group for their thoughts. Everyone was in agreement that the judges should be members with judging or commentary experience. Therefore, I am listing the committee below:
Claudia Riser, Dave Kaz, Darlene McCaffery, Mike Sporka, Mike Coleman, MaryAnn Anderson
PJust a reminder that Andreas Brown will be visiting our club and will be speaking on "Lighting" and any other subject that our members are interested in. This is a special meeting. We are very lucky that he has agreed to come speak to our club. Everyone come out and welcome Andreas. You won't be sorry. He is incredible. Claudia
P.S. Please look at the next two posts below that I just posted today.
For those of you that were not at the meeting, Pat Colaluca expressed to our group that she would like to give up the position of webmaster and competition organizer due to family responsibilities and a hectic life. Pat has been doing this job for several years and we thank her for all her work and diligence. She will be phasing out of this position over the summer months . Luckily, we have a volunteer in our club, a newer member, who will be taking over and working with Pat to fill her shoes--Jim Crapko. Thanks Jim for taking on this task! Claudia
Ray Anspach volunteered to look into the availability of rooms at hotels around Hocking Hills. He reported to me that he called all the hotels in the area and there is not much availability. There was a room here, and two rooms there - nothing available where we could all stay in one place. I really would like us to be together as a group and not just meet up there and hope we run into each other. So what Ray has suggested is we wait til fall and choose a hotel and book it for next spring. This really was a very last minute plan and it seems to be falling apart. I agree with Ray that we need more time to plan and book our lodging. If you have any comments about this please post. I would like your input. Thanks! Claudia