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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:47 PM

PNWUPS February Newsletter & Meeting Agenda
Sunday, February 14, 2010: 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Sean O'Donnell's

This note will let you know what is on tap for the February meeting, provide additional information about up-coming trips, and provide info about some up-coming photo contests. Also, if you have a chance stop by Sisters in Everett and check out the photos that Mary Bess, Tim, and Dan have on display.

Several people have asked about posting pictures on the PNWUPS web site. If this is of interest to you, please drop me an e-mail to see if there is sufficient interest to scope out setting up photo pages for members.

If you are planning or thinking about on heading to Monterey, please see the note below about being invited to an Eric Cheng talk on Friday, April 9.

February Meeting
Drew Collins recently returned from some murky/surgy wreck diving in San Diego, along with a visit to Coronado Island. He will be sharing photos from the Coronado portion of the trip, and will hopefully go into more details about being swept over wrecks!

Pat and crew will be showing how post processing can make the images really "pop."

Dives & Travel
There are three dive/trip opportunities currently being planned:

March 6,7: Mike's Dive Resort on Hood Canal.
April 5-11: Monterey Bay Kelp Forest Critter Shoot
June 5-12: Bahamas Dolphin/Shark Photos Shoot

Mike's has rooms available from $70-$130 per night. We would plan on diving Saturday and Sunday, with a photo critique and dinner Saturday evening. If you are interested, please respond ASAP, as they will hold rooms until February 15.

The Monterey dive trip is coming together. We plan on meeting in Monterey late Sunday afternoon, April 4, and shore dive throughout the week. See last month's bulleting for more details. As an added bonus, we have been invited to the Northern California Underwater Photographic Society meeting on Friday, April 9 in Millbrae (near San Francisco International Airport. Renowned underwater photographer Eric Cheng (Wetpixel) will be speaking.

The last outing is a dolphin/reef shark photo shoot out of Freeport in the Bahamas. This is where Stephen Frink has taken some absolutely stunning dolphin shots.

If any of these trips are of interest, please give Dan a call at 425.418.8755.

Photo Contests
There are several photo contests coming up. Below are contests and deadlines. Click on the link for rules and entry information.

Dive Photo Guide: February Subject Sharks, March Animal Portraits
Ocean Views: March 1 Deadline
Northwest Travel Expo: May 1 Deadline

Meeting Logistics
Topics for the next few months are as follows:

February 7: Drew Collins: San Diego Wreck Diving (Due to scheduling conflict, meeting will be in outer ground floor room).
March 14: Jacob Perkins: Solavia owner on web for photographers
April 11: Photo Finishing for PNW Dive Expo

PNWUPS meetings are held 2:00 PM, the second Sunday of each month, in the meeting room at Sean O’Donnell’s Restaurant, 122 128th St SE, Everett 98208, 425.338.5700. The location is half a block east of I-5 on the 128th Exit. Click the Directions Link for a map. If you have any questions, feel free to call 425.418.8755.

Membership
If you would like to join PNWUPS, membership is free. Please follow the join PNWUPS link. The join/subscribe field is in the lower right.
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