Monday, 29 April 2013

"Shoot a Fowl Foto"

The deadline for submitting your "fowl" images has been extended to end of day Wednesday May 1st.  Please submit jpg files that have been taken in the past month or so, sized to approx 1024x768 pixels with your name clearly watermarked on the front (corner) of the image to  These will be assembled into a slideshow for our May 5th meeting and will also be posted to our facebook page  We look forward to viewing some wonderful pictures of our tiny winged comrades.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Wellington Photo Shoot - Historical Rendition

Our first club photo shoot is planned for Sunday April 21st.   We will meet at 1:00 pm in front of the Wellington Town Hall (located at 246 Main St.) and then spread out in smaller groups to capture the historical buildings and homes of Wellington.  Our goal is to demonstrate both the timelessness of many of the original structures as well as document the changes that have taken place to the Town since its indenture some 150 years ago.  If you have old photos of the town from years gone by, that would be very helpful for deciding how and where to shoot individual locations.  We hope to put together a club presentation and possibly a small booklet as a souvenir of the town's anniversary. 

Bring your cameras (maybe even tripods) and your creative eyes. If you have any old pictures of Wellington, bring them along so we can take the same picture from the same spot.

I do hope we get a good turnout.  At the present time. they are forecasting sunny weather for Sunday.  Take this opportunity to possibly "kill two birds with one stone".  I know that is a terrible analogy to use but our April monthly club challenge is to "Shoot a Fowl Foto" and many fowl await us in the Wellington harbour area!

See you Sunday at 1pm in front of the Wellington Town Hall.

Monday, 8 April 2013

April Meeting Recap

We had another very stellar turnout for our second meeting with 27 avid photographers in attendance.  The meeting had both visual and educational content.  Ramesh Pooran talked about the trends and options for cameras currently hitting the market.  Erin Johnston put on a "show and tell" on the Clic Photo Show including images from past award winners. She reminded everyone that the 2013 deadline for entries is May 10th.  I put on a short refresher session on "exposure".  The rest of the meeting was full of inspiring images including Carol Quinn's short winter wonderland slideshow with music accompanyment and the viewing of 90 images submitted by 19 of our club members on the March theme challenge - "First Signs of Spring".  The meeting ended on a high note with a breathtaking display of colours, shapes, forms and textures put on by Tina Konecny (image above is from Tina's collection).

Plans are well underway for several club outings and, of course, our next meeting in early May.  More on all that shortly.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Meeting on Sunday April 7th

Our next meeting is scheduled for this coming Sunday, April 7th starting sharp at 7pm.  The doors will be open early (by 6:30) so you are welcome to come and meet other members before the session starts.  We do have a full agenda with lots of photographic information and oodles of images.  Erin Johnston will give us a run-down on the Clic Photo Show competition that is rapidly approaching.  In addition, a number of club members will be putting on slide presentations of their work.  I will be showing the collective results of our March Challenge Theme - "First Signs of Spring".  We'll also discuss planned club events and activities that are coming up in the near future.

The meeting is scheduled to end at 9pm and the planned agenda will almost certainly use up the allotted time.  Please feel free to bring along a beverage as we are not currently serving any refreshments at these meetings.  I look forward to seeing both returning and new members to our newly established Photo club.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Falls Tour - What You Missed!

In case you were unable to get out to the Rotary Club's "Falls Tour" last weekend, Gabrielle Holowacz has kindly sent in pictures of the two waterfalls that lie well off the beaten path - on private owners' properties.  She said that compared to last year, the water flow was much greater this time around.  Gabrielle utilized her tripod to steady the shots which were taken at exposures of 1/6 to 1/8 sec - slow enough to provide a milky/lacey look to the flowing water.  She used a wide angle lens and stopped it down to F/22 for great depth of field.  The first image is of Cape Vessey Falls:

The next image shows a tightly cropped view of Jackson Falls with its broad sweep of cascading water.
Thanks Gabrielle for showing us what we missed - some of us will just have to wait until next year's tour!