Pt 2 - everyone photographs an apple - with free rein to the
imagination, and boy, did we use imagination! This shoot
turned out even better than we could have anticipated!
CAUG Digicam SIG
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Program notes by Dauris Granberry
Apples were the stars of the evening. Twenty
participants gathered to share their "homework"
(five or more images of an apple). The common apple
stimulated the creativity of the group and a riotous show
evolved. Bill Draper's Apple Satellite, Partial Eclipse,
Apple at sunset, Apple comet and Weird apple hovered and
floated in the skies over Padre Island.
Bruce Switalla's various views of red apples on a swanky
yellow car were climaxed by an image of a thin apple
core casting a long afternoon shadow across the hot yellow
metal. A feast for the eyes.
JT Barnett demonstrated the effects of the white balance
function on his digital camera with ann an apple portrait,
taking readings from red, blue, yellow, etc to set the white
balance. Interesting results. The concept of white
balance became clearer to the viewers.
D.B. Kline featured apples in several beautiful still life
arrangements. He then climaxed his presentation with an
"Unidentified Flying Apple" orbiting over the Corpus
Vacationing John Hoffman sent his apples to Patty for the
meeting. John's apples were photographed in various
lights and featured a Big Apple, an Apple Pie, and lastly a
beautiful child with an apple on her head WITH AN ARROW
THROUGH THE APPLE! John?
Norm Gigstead's apples brought down the house. Norm used
hanging apples and mirrors and screens for unique views.
One favorite was an apple sitting in Norm's easy chair saying
"Where's the remote?" Another apple, nestled
in green grass, queried "You're gonna what?".
A third apple in the grass was about to be driven into orbit
by a fast swinging golf club. Norm's apples earned a
warm round of applause.
Pam Bomar's apples were presented through various facets of
Paint Shop Pro. We enjoyed watching the transformations
of the apple into a paint brush effect, a meltdown, and other
Paint Shop effects while still retaining its identity as an
apple. Good ideas to try.
Patty Beasley delighted us with the Apple from the Garden of
Eden, and Apple dancing, Lone Wolf at a powwow with an apple
on his head, Apple Aid and an "apple sauced"
Dauris Granberry's dog Zeke finally ate her apple, bringing
the show to a close.