Monday, 11 January 2016

All Hail to the Hardy!

Our January meeting took place under threatening skies and howling winds. Even horizontal sleet didn't deter a dedicated audience of avid photographers from attending. Everyone was anxious to see the Member's Choice images to get an idea of the style and preferences of our varied group of members. We had 30 submitters to this year's free-for-all show and the images transcended all genres and touched many geographical locations. For those who couldn't make the session, please go to our Facebook page to see these wonderful images.

Ramesh Pooran and Dave Tugwood put on another tempting display and discussion on Night Photography, essentially recapping some of the adhoc workshops held last Fall on the subject. They are waiting for the Night Skies to clear and hope to have another workshop going in the next few weeks – I'll keep you posted as soon as a date is set.

The second half commenced with a side-trip to a very photogenic location – Iceland. Janice Ruggles-Bolton stopped there for a few days this past May on her way from Scotland and captured some great images for us all to see. Our final presenter for the evening was Bert Jenkins who demonstrated his processing workflow using Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop Elements. All was going well until Billy Gates sent the infamous “Blue Screen of Death” to fry Bert's computer. I remain very thankful for Linux!

We are planning a wintry outing to the Point Traverse lighthouse this coming Saturday Jan 16th. We plan to meet there at 11AM.

Our theme challenges for the next 60 days are – January's theme is Frigid, while February's is Window Light.

Thanks to all who braved our once-fierce Canadian winter!