. Our agenda is typically the following: Gather at 6 - bring your brown bag dinner or a snack & socialize; 6:30-7:00
greetings, introductions, business, outings reports and planning; 7- 8 speaker;
8 - 8:15 adjournment and cleanup. Please check our calendar for
Our speakers for April are John and Carol Acurso who specialize in nature photography.
John has been a photographer for over 30 years. For his first 12 years, he shot only b/w film, large format and had the opportunity to study with Ansel Adams on several occasions and was to assist him the year he died. In 1990, John hung up the corporate suit and began shooting full time.
He also taught photography at the school in the early 90's.
Carol's photographic obsession is with the more “intimate” landscape. Abstract designs in nature, the intricacies of life in miniature, the interaction of a particular lens with the elements of an image – this is how she sees and what she shoots. Her desire thru her work is to inspire others to slow down, look more closely and mindfully – to “see” in a different way that will increase a sense of gratitude and joy in their everyday lives.
Carol exhibited her series "Pop Rocks" from the Bastrop wildfires at EAST in 2012.
Join us and bring a friend!
Our March speaker was Jane Tillman from the Travis Audubon Society (TAS). Jane introduced the group to birds found in Central Texas and shared interesting facts about them. From Painted Bunting to Scissor-tailed Flycatcher,
Central Texas is filled with fascinating birds. She described special places to go in the Austin area to find common birds, migrating birds and rare birds.
Our speaker for February was Cindy Sperry who spoke about Our Native Texan, the Golden-cheeked Warbler. She gave a introduction to the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP) and then focused on what biologists have learned about the behavior and life history of this endangered species. Cindy shared preliminary insights gleaned from the first three years of an intensive study involving the color-banding of Golden-cheeks on the BCP. The meeting was well attended and folks definitely enjoyed Cindy's presentation.