Holiday Cheer!

'White Argentinian Giant—Spring 2020' by Burt Williams

‘White Argentinian Giant—Spring 2020’ by Burt Williams

Ann Posiviata

Here is wishing all of you and those close to you a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season! We have had a very long year and made it through together with a few adjustments, yet still fabulous photographic images! Keep moving doing the activities you love with “a twist” to them. Looking forward to seeing you soon, safe and well, next year!

Featured Image: Club member Burt Williams offers up this fragrant white flower known as the Argentine Giant. This desert flower opens at night and lasts until daybreak. Taken in the early morning hour using a Nikon D5000 set to 1/2500 sec, f/8 with ISO 200. A stacking technique to capture the depth of focus in the image was used by combining six images in editing. Excellent use of time during our “stay-at-home” directive this past spring, 2020!

Members: The safety of our club members continues to be our first priority for our 2020-21 club season! As we start differently, photographic education and celebration is our main focus. Our Dec. 3 meeting will be a webinar with Lisa Langell, in high demand, starting at 5:30 p.m. and lasting until 7:30 p.m. You will have to pre-register for the webinar. Lisa’s presentation will be on “Abstract Photography—The Technique Behind the Best Images.” The meeting will offer ample opportunity for members to interact with Lisa through this virtual meeting. There will be no charge for the webinar; however, for club members only with sign-up via a link. Please visit the website to find out more on how to become a member if interested in this insightful and interactive webinar by Lisa. Also, reach out to a member to find out more and to share the link to sign up. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our photo trip to Bosque del Apache due to concerns about COVID-19. We will reschedule for December, 2021, and will precede the trip with a program on bird photography by Cindy Marple. Look for more information and instruction in your emails and on our website when it comes available.

The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) meets the first and third Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, from October through April. During the summer, the club meets the first Thursday of each month in the Ceramics Room of the Cottonwood Country Club. For more information about the SLCC and its activities, call SLCC President Lynn Thompson at 480-734-0040, Vice President Judy Daidone at 480-216-3062, or past President Jan Ballard at 602-621-3344, and visit our website at