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November meeting minutes and our next meeting 12.8.2022

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Next meeting is 12.8.2022 at Whitefish Library at 6 PM in the Northwest room.   We had a nice meeting, Dwayne showed us his prints of "Harold", the large elk that has been poached from the Bison Range.  He had been photographing the bull for years and had a special connection to him.  Click HERE> to see the article about it in the Daily Interlake. I showed a few fall aerial shots, one of Hungry Horse Reservoir and Stanton Glacier. Dee showed some images of winter that came on top of the larch needles.  She also showed images from a smokey skies and goats on the ridge. Myrna showed some images of her new product cube, which allows you take pics of products without shadows.  She also showed a few fall shots. Leann showed some pics from the park.  A few night time shots, bears, humming birds and more.

10.13.2022 Meeting Minutes and next meeting 11.10.2022

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October has brought amazing weather, but not the best fall colors this year.  I'll take the extended summer.   10.13.2022 Meeting minutes and 11.10.2022 November meeting will be at the Whitefish Library 6 PM in the Northwest door.   Many of us have noticed that fall colors are muted this year because it has been so dry, so this month, wildlife was a recurring theme. Myrna caught some great sandhill crane action, a turkey with wings spread, pronghorn, and wild-looking mushrooms. Dee showed some very small wildlife and a favorite way to enjoy Glacier Park. Sidney also captured elegant sandhill crane interactions, and dappled lighting in gardens in Paris. Duane impressed us by bringing big vibrant frame-filling prints of bears, moose, and an elk with freshly-shed velvet on his first time at camera club.

September Meeting Minutes & 10.13.2022 Meeting at Whitefish Library 6 PM

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  Our next meeting will be at Whitefish Library 10.13.2022 6 PM enter into the door on the North West side.   Dee showed images from her trek up to Sperry Chalet and Sperry Glacier Dennis showed his images of a Great Grey Owl on Khurns Road. I showed some images from my travels to Italy

August meeting minutes and next meeting 9.8.2022

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Below are the meeting minutes from last club meeting.  We will meet again in September in the Whitefish Library 9.8.2022 6 PM Myrna (All photos were taken with Google Pixel 6 cell phone.)  Trillium on Sunday Falls Trail & Cat Madelynne showed her white lady slippers and private fireworks Leanne volunteers in Glacier Park.  She showed Glacier Mountains and clouds and Rocky Mountain Goat sleeping in a snow field in Glacier Dennis showed Dall sheep ram in Denali Park, Alaska and a Ptarmigan in a tree with a snowshoe hare leg in the treetop Dee showed images from her hike to Dawson Pitamaken.  She went with Dave who is pictured at the beginning of the hike and they ran into some Bighorn sheep on their travels. Gary brought a print from House of Fire Anasazi ruins in Southern Utah, printed on metallic paper.  

July Meeting Minutes and next meeting 8.11.2022

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July's monthly meeting was at the Whitefish Library at 6 PM.  We will meet again next month August 11th, 2022 at 6 PM at the Whitefish Library.   We are looking for someone to run the projector, as I will not be able to attend the meeting.  The camera club projector is currently at my office on Highway 40. Frank Vestey started the show off with a nice mix of wildlife, graffiti art and dramatic landscapes. I showed images from my B25 trip around the valley, where I was able to sit in the nose gunner seat! Leanne showed her shots from Glacier Park.   Myrna closed off the show with some wild flower shots and the kits out at North Valley Hospital.

June Meeting Minutes and July 14th meeting at Whitefish Library 6:00 PM

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Our next meeting will be at the Whitefish Library July 14th 6:00 PM.  Below are the meeting minutes from last month.   Madelynne and Melissa went up to Polebridge and the Bison range, where she found this bear and Bison. I had been planning to ski into Kintla Lake via computer for a long time.  The drone helped scout our route once we were up at Wurtz Cabin.  Over the river and through the woods.  It was 10 years ago that we had done the same ski, last time however we were wondering in a thick baby tree forest for some time looking for the Glacier road.  This time Jeff led us right to the Kintla road.  Six hours of skiing we made it back with just enough daylight to catch and incredible North Fork Sunset. Leanne brought a nice variety of subjects to club.  From our back yard, Glacier Park, to the baby fox kits near North Valley.  She told us the story of wanting to see wolves in wild for some time.  She was on the interior North Fork Road, where she came around the corner and found the

May Meeting Minutes and June 9th Meeting at the library...

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We are in luck!  We were able to book the library meeting room again for our June 9th meeting. Please allow each member to comment on their own photos first....each photo has a story to tell.     Our May meeting was full of discoveries.   Gary found a fox den with four adorable kits playing while their parents were out, and showed photos of pronghorn wrestling, and bighorn sheep together with wild horses! Dee found objects shaped like letters of the alphabet - which I recommend as a visual exercise - much harder and much more fun than expected.   Madelynne found a new waterfall - West Fork Falls on the Kootenai Forest, and was able to capture this spring's aurora in spite of a stiff wind.  My favorites were her atmospheric frost images. The Lens of Ed Gilliland show at the Northwest Montana History Museum was fun and impressive with lots of character, kind of like Ed himself.  It was a heartwarming gathering of friends of Ed as well as a remarkable display of his technical expertis