Wednesday, 7 May 2014

May Meeting In Review

Our May meeting featured the arrival of Spring with our Spring Fling theme. As well a workshop on How to Improve Our Flower Photography brought many colourful images and ideas for the group to consider as we move into the warmer months ahead. We had a “May the Forth ...” start to our Aviation Museum outing slideshow and that “olde man river” ran and sang through our Falls Tour outing slideshow – all in good fun. Images from these three slideshows have been uploaded to our facebook site for your viewing pleasure  ( 

Caspar and Inge treated us to an upbeat and colourful journey through the beautiful and historic city of Lisbon. As well, we had some useful camera techniques for both beginners (using the exposure compensation +/- button) and advanced users (back button auto focusing). For those that want to see that back button Youtube video again – the url link is as follows:
Canon users who want to try back button focusing may want to see the following link to help navigate through Canon's menu structure:

We issued the May theme challenge which is “Dominant Colour”. We look forward to your creative and artistic interpretations of this theme.

There will be two outings in May with slideshows resulting therefrom. The first one is the Birding Festival which is on from May 10th to May19th. The actual outing will be a guided walk at 10:00am on Sunday May 11th meeting at the PEPtBO Bird Observatory.  For those of you who cannot make that time, please go at another date and send in your images for the slideshow. One caution that I do have is that the ticks are very bad this year, especially at the birding site so I recommend that you wear long clothing – maybe even tucked into your socks. I was down there yesterday and I woke up to find a tick had engorged himself into my leg.

The second outing will be the Canoe/Kayak run of the Black River on Monday May 19th starting near Milford and ending up just passed the Cheese Factory at Black River. This event starts at 10:30 am and takes about 1 hour to reach the destination. You are welcome to bring your canoes or take pictures from the shore/bridge of the participants and other activities of that day. A map is also attached of the route with start and end points. Shuttle transport is available to get back to your vehicles should you decide to participate.

As usual, we expect all those who participate in the outings to send along their best shots of the events for the member slideshows. 

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