October 16th Meeting

We will have Chuck Gallegos as a guest speaker presenting a program on infrared photography. Here is a bio about Chuck:

Chuck Gallegos has been photographing as a serious hobby since 1999. He has had photographs published in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Calendar, the Smithsonian Engagement Calendar, and the cover of Bay Weekly. He has also had photographs displayed in galleries at the VisArts Center in Rockville, the Maryland Federation of Art, the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, and the International Gallery of the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center. His former day job as an environmental scientist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center afforded ample opportunities to photograph nature in a beautifully preserved area of Maryland forests, wetlands, and shorelines, and continues to influence his approach to landscape and nature photography.

Lonaconing Mill ” GoFundMe”

Received this note from a fellow photographer on efforts to save the iconic,   unique, but rapidly deteriorating, Lonaconing Skilk Mill in Lonaconing MD.

“Hey everyone, I hope this finds you all well and that you rolled into 2017 with cameras blazing!  I just wanted to let you all know that a go fund me page has been setup to assist Herb Crawford with restoration efforts at Lonaconing. Please pass this on to others as you deem appropriate.   The link is:   https://www.gofundme.com/lonaconing/