Monday, 6 November 2017

November 2017 Meeting Now in the Books!

We had an excellent turnout at our November 5th meeting along with continued great participation from our membership which saw 31 individuals contributing to the meeting’s success.

First up on the agenda was Mike Montgomery whose quick topic for the night entitled Solarisation resurrected memories of days long ago in the darkroom when you accidentally flipped the wrong switch!  Mike put a modern day twist on the technique – another creative tool for a photographer’s kit bag.

The first of many slideshows for the evening was from our recent Fall Tour of the Rideau Lakes area.  At most times of the year, this area has great scenery, but it is really in its glory in Fall with all the vivid colours.

In deference to my frugal ways, I presented an agenda item called Cheap Thrills – identifying a lot of useful gadgets and photo-related artifact that can be had “for a song” – if you know where to look! 

The final piece in our first half was an enticing slideshow from Daphne Creasy from her recent trip to Iceland.  It depicted a country with some very modern ideals while steeped with a rigid natural beauty.

After introductions of five new members, the second half commenced with the Daphne’s next port-o-call from her recent trip – a guided photo excursion to the small northern Faroe Islands.  This is an area few of us even knew existed. The haunting music and stark images gave us a good appreciation for the area’s beauty and serenity.

Next up on the agenda was the What, Why, How segment where creative images from John Dufour, Joe Leduc and Derek Figueira were displayed and discussed.

Our theme challenge slideshow Urban Life featured submissions from 24 of our members.  It’s really surprising how many globetrotters we have in the club, with images from many cities the world over!  These images have been uploaded to our public Facebook page for your viewing pleasure (along with the Rideau Lakes Tour slideshow images).
The theme challenges were handed down for the next 60 days - November’s theme is Fall Fiesta while December’s theme is entitled Anything Goes.  

The club outing this month will occur this coming Saturday, Nov 11th in Picton starting with the Remberance Day service at the Cenotaph, followed by a walking tour of historic Picton. 

Our next meeting will be our December 3rd Awards Gala & Gourmet Pot Luck to be held in a more spacious location – the parish hall at St Mary Magdelene Church in Picton.