With our late summer comes the most amazing sunrises and sunsets and the opportunity to capture the golden hour at its most spectacular. The golden hour is roughly the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset. During these times the sun is low in the sky, producing a soft diffused light, with hues of gold and reds and pink.

Professional photographers swear by this time of day when the light from the sun shines on the earth from the side.

To enhance your chances of getting that perfect shot, be sure to setup early and take a sturdy tripod and take as many images as you can. This beautiful light can be applied to any type of outdoor photography, also portraits can become that dramatic image you have always searched for. So get out there: Humboldt County provides the opportunity from ocean to redwoods to obtain the magic you have been looking for in your images.

If you would like a group of enthusiastic photographers to accompany you, come on a field trip with the Fortuna Camera Club. We go on local shoots the second Saturday of the month and love to have visitors, we are also a family club with our membership ranging from seven years old to 90 years young. We also meet the last Friday of the month at the United Methodist Church at 10th and N streets in Fortuna at 7:30 p.m. and all are welcome.

For information on the club please call Kathy Blanchard at 442-6282.

Here are the results of our September club competition.


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Judges: Kathy King, Tom Blanchard, Donna Queen

”A” Print Division

1st: “Tuscany Neighborhood Watch,” Ron Irvin

2nd: “Bull by the Picnic Table,” Alayne Hunt

3rd: “Busy As a ... ,” Debbie Tull

“B” Print Division

1st: “Gotta Dance,” Debbie Tull

2nd: “Warming Up,” Debbie Tull

3rd: “In the Wild,” Ron Irvin

HM: “Test Drive,” Alayne Hunt

Electronic Image Division

”A” Division

1st: “Fall Walk by the Stream,” Ron Irvin

2nd: “Peach Begonia,” Alayne Hunt

3rd: “Old Barn,” Debbie Tull

”B” Division

1st: “Sister Brother Dopeo,” T.L Blanchard

2nd: “Betty Jane,” Kathy King

3rd: “I Don't Know, What do you Think?” T.L Blanchard

HM: “Vatican Museum,” Ron Irvin

Pictured:

1. “Fall Walk by the Stream,” Ron Irvin.

2. “Sister Brother Dopeo,” T.L Blanchard.