Tuesday, 13 September 2016

September Meeting

We had our largest gathering yet on Sunday with over 40 people in attendance. While I’d like to think it was the wonderful presentations that attracted such a large gathering, in reality it was the chance to get our many dirty sensors cleaned at a very special rate by Douglas Banks. We thank him very much for coming out to our meeting to perform this essential service.

The meeting started with our Quick Topic for the night, namely Sharp Shooting. In putting the material together, it was surprising how many things really contribute towards getting that tack sharp image that we all yearn.

The first slideshow of the evening was a compilation of three recent club outings. It commenced with our Milky Way shoot at Ameliasburgh, followed by the annual Pow Wow on the Tyendinaga reserve and culminating in the nighttime stroll along the Moira River in Belleville.

We were then introduced to a rather different area of our craft, namely Infrared Photography. The primer explained what it was all about, why you might want to try it and some of the intracacies of the medium. The images for this presentation were taken by Lew Mitz and Judith Bain, both of whom ably demonstrated this creative way of portraying nature’s beauty.

The second half of the meeting started with a breathtaking view of Kayaking in Glacier Bay National Park. Marilyn Sprissler’s slideshow depicted a far away area of the continent that few of us have ever seen. It depicted a serene landscape filled with wildlife encounters.

Next up was a discussion of Digital Editors & Essential Editing Tools that I tandemed with Doug Smith. Doug provided the wonderful images (& colour commentary) from his many trips to all corners of the globe in order to depict the impact of selected editing effects. All three presentations from the September meeting will be posted shortly to our club’s Youtube channel – go to Youtube and search “countyfotoclub”.


The final slideshow of the evening was our August theme challenge – Abandoned. We had 150 submissions from 24 members – demonstrating how easy it is to find abandoned items in and around the County. We were even treated to some unique creativity from the estranged mind of Robert Logan. All of the slideshows from our September meeting have been posted to our public Facebook page for your viewing pleasure.

The themes for the next 60 days were handed down – Horse Power for September and Transitions for October. We also discussed club outings for September which will start with the Tall Ship festival in Brockville.

Thanks to all who came out and especially to the 35 members who participated during the month in our various club activities.

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