"Fortunately, art is a
community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized
world, endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh."
- Allen Ginsberg
Friends of The Nocturnes,
We would like to
remind you of a couple of events, occurring this spring 'round Nocturnes Corners.
Our first San Francisco workshop of the year happens May 8-10, and is one
of our favorites. Led by Tim Baskerville, and held at some of the most scenic
spots within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) - details at
http://www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/sf1.html - if you've ever thought about
taking one of our courses - this is one of the best! Deadline to register
is April 18th.
And, on May 7th we return to Rush Ranch in Solano County for a special "one-nighter"
- a benefit workshop (our fifth trek out there) for the Rush Ranch Educational
Council. We believe this is a perfect workshop for beginners, to "get their
feet wet" (tho' not in Suisun Marsh!) and would work well for seasoned Alumni,
as well - affording them an environment, not usually accessible after sunset,
and lots of opportunity for "light-painting" techniques under a Full Moon.
All the details are at http://www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/rushranch.html
- with a registration form to use at http://www.thenocturnes.com/forms/reg_rush.html
Have you seen our latest online exhibit of Night Photography, "Blue Nocturne?"
For this show, juried by Stu Jenks (www.stujenks.com), we had twenty-nine
devoted Nocturnists delve deep into the ‘blue’ of the night, producing what
we think is our best show yet! See all the work / meet the award-winners at
Finally, view the pre-announcement (more details TBA) for our next online
show, "The Panocturnists" at www.thepanocturnists.com – and think about participating
– it should be another good one!
We hope you find the time to participate in one or more of these upcoming
events, but mostly we hope you have more time for Night Photography in these
warmer months of spring!
"So, you really should VISIT more often . . ."
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