Love is in the
air! Boy, did we get a great turnout for this assignment. I admit,
this one was harder than it looked, but the range and creativity
expressed in members' photos made me glad we did it!
It looks like
this new slide show format is a resounding success, so we'll
stick with it! Thanks to everyone for their input! Thanks also
to Dauris Granberry for her superb scribe
skills in recording the highlights of the presentations.
the links for each photographer's name to see their assignment
results. Once you've engaged the page for each photographer,
just hit "PLAY" to run the slide show. If you want
to pause at any time, simply hit "STOP" and the show
will stop on that slide. Hit "PLAY" to pick up the
show from where you stopped and it will resume. The show will
loop until you tell it to stop again, or return to this Photo
Assignments page. Enjoy!
Hoffman's Valentine photos included images of his
twin daughters many years ago and current ones of his
daughters and granddaughter.
Draper showed "love" photos of his
grandchildren and daughter and his lovely wife.
gave his wife, Phoebe, Teddy Bears, tulips and candy!!!, then
made a portrait of Phoebe with her goodies.
Switalla's image of his dog was used to illustrate some
photo enhancements using the program "Dreamy
Creations". Then, using the same program and photos of a
backyard party, he demonstrated how the mood of the pictures
could be changed using the program. Ask Bruce about this
New member Buddy
Stevens gave his wife a beautiful glass rose that he used
in several lovely still life images using different lighting.
He also used an Adobe program to change an ordinary flash
photo into an interesting artistic portrait. Welcome, Buddy!
Granberry opted for the natural approach, and brought in
beautiful photos of birds photographed on her ranch. One cannot look
at photos of this quality without getting a warm and fuzzy feeling
of love and respect for all living things. Dauris is well known in
our group for her outstanding nature photography!
Kline had us all laughing with his "Attack of the
Chocolate Hearts" image. He also illustrated the
difference between incandescent light and the on-camera flash
to give different moods to two identical images of candy
kisses. Using some Valentine frames from the Olympus
Camedia software enhanced some of his photos.
Hord and husband Jack celebrated Valentines Day with a
"hot date" in Port A and Sharron came back with
roses and some stunning photos ... notably, a red ship
emerging from fog as it entered the ship channel between
the jetties, a portrait of Jack and a resident Brown
Pelican on the jetty, love letters in the sand (bird tracks),
and a moody sundown shot of a lone gull, waves and rocks
Beasley used candles to add mood lighting to her card
photos and even "wrote" with the red light of a
laser pointer! She also captured a couple of couples enjoying
the sunshine in Port A. and a woman feeding gulls.