THEMES for 2019-2020

Here are the theme subjects for our Theme Competitions for the 2019-2020 season. For those of you new to the Club – these subjects are only for our monthly theme competitions. Group, B&W and Altered Reality competitions are open to whatever subject matter you chose.


  •  September 2019: Two Colors
  •  October 2019: Dancers
  •  November 2019: Dog(s) Playing
  •  December 2019: Backlit (Not Silhouette)
  •  January 2020: Street Scenes
  •  February 2020: Bad Weather
  •  March 2020: Dusk (see explanation below)
  •  April 2020: Bridges at Night

Here is are some explanations on Dusk:

Respectively, dusk occurs when the geometric center of the Sun is 18° below the horizon in the evening. Twilight refers to the periods between the dawn and sunrise and sunset and dusk, where sunrise and sunset are defined as the exact times when the upper edge of the disc of the Sun is at the horizon. – Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Dept. of Commerce
Dusk is the period of time between sunset and nightfall. Many parents allow their children to roam freely in their neighborhood as long as they are home by dusk. For some, dusk is seen as a mysterious, almost magical time, serving as the bridge between the brightness of day and the darkness of night. –
IS DUSK THE SAME AS SUNSET?  “Sunset” is the opposite. It occurs the moment the disc of sun completely disappears below the western horizon. Technically, “dusk” is the period of twilight between complete darkness and sunrise (or sunset). In common usage, “dawn” refers to morning, while “dusk” refers only to the evening twilight. – Tom Skilling, meteorologist for WGN in Chicago

Next Meeting

3/21/20 CANCELLED due to closures because of Corona

April Meetings TBD depending on closures

2019-2020 Themes

Here are the themes for our 2019-2020 Season Theme competitions

  • September 2019: Two Colors
  •  October 2019: Dancers
  •  November 2019: Dog(s) Playing
  •  December 2018: Backlit (not Silhouette)
  •  January 2019: Street Scenes
  •  February 2019: Bad Weather
  •  March 2019: Dusk (see description)
  •  April 2019: Bridges at Night

Images of the Month April 2020