Tuesday, 12 August 2014

August Club Meeting in Review

Our August 10th photography club meeting let us re-live several recent events held in the County, including full coverage of the Wellington Bubblefest as well as the recent Lavender Festival. For those of you who missed the meeting, these slideshow videos have been uploaded to our Countyfotoclub Youtube site.

The meeting featured a Windows Movie Maker demo to show members how easy it is to make one of these slideshows with a mixture of stills, video and audio files. For those with Windows based operating computers (XP right up to ver 8.1), the following web site which has links to the installation programs for Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker 6 - movies.blainesville.com_WMM6

The second half of our meeting opened with an exceptional video of birds frolicing in the snow in Algonquin Provincial Park – an Alan Jenner video taken in March of this past year. We then were treated to a guest appearance by none other than Ansel Adams – from a 1983 BBC interview – who proceeded to set up the next presentation entitled “Art of Seeing vs Digital Interpretation” wherein we had 8 club members process images taken by others in the club. Ansel , who was originally a concert pianist, uses the musical analogy of the separation of original score (the negative) vs the actual performance (the print). We took that one step further into the digital age and had great fun and wonderment with the outcomes. We will attempt to post this on our Youtube site in the next couple of days.

The meeting ended with our theme slideshow – Surf, Sand & Shore. Many of the images are really exceptional and its encouraging to see our continuing artistic growth as photographers. These images have now been uploaded to our Countyfotoclub Facebook site for your review.

The theme challege for the month of August is “From Sunset 'til Sunrise”. These (5 to 8 images) will need be submitted by Monday Sept 1st for inclusion in our member slideshow. We also handed out the September theme challenge of “Monochrome or Polychrome, but Please no Kodachrome” which will be due sometime late September.

The Club outing for August will be the Ameliasburgh Heritage Day on Sunday August 31st. The event, complete with role playing participants, depicts the way of life in 19th century rural Ontario. It runs all day from 9:30 til 4:30.

Thanks to all those who came out to make Sunday's meeting another great success.

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