President’s Column – June 2019
1st June + 1st Winter = WHAM! Following a relatively mild autumn, that first southerly blast of winter came as quite a shock. Time to get out the winter woollies! Of course, now’s the time to start making plans for your winter photography. You can plan day trips to the mountains or, if wanting to go further afield, make a road trip of it to visit our magnificent lakes, mountains, rivers and streams. The South Island has plenty to offer and it’s all right here on our doorstep.
If an organised trip is more to your liking, we have a couple of very good winter field trips organised for our members. A mid June trip to Mt Somers & Ashburton Lakes is already fully booked, but the mid July trip to Cass still has vacancies. This field trip takes you to the Lake PearsonArthurs Pass areas and always produces amazing winter images for those who attend. This is also our Mid Winter Xmas Celebration with a sumptuous pot-luck dinner and fun times.
So, don’t stagnate this winter. Whether you do it on a club outing or on your own, there are plenty of opportunities out there.
In August we are running a Macro Photography Workshop. It will be conducted by NPS members for those wanting to improve their macro photography. This has come at a good time for me. Following a review of my macro images from the recent West Coast Fungi Forage, it is quite clear, I need help. My name will be one of the first on the list. Check out the details in this newsletter.
For those of you that we don’t see too often, maybe the winter months would be a good time to come along to a monthly club night. Our guest speakers are always interesting and the presentation of member’s images can produce some stunning photography. Or perhaps join in with one of our many field trip offerings. These are organised to hopefully suit the timing and needs of most people. Your committee works hard to make all club events interesting and easy for members to participate in. All you need to do, is make the effort.
See you soon.