Candlelight. That's the challenge. Shoot by candlelight. Shoot
candles in all kinds of lighting and settings. Shoot all kinds of
candle holders. Let your imagination run wild! Okay, yeah, this was
a toughie. I admit it. It sure didn't seem that tough just thinking
about it, but nearly all of us found it a challenge once we set to
doing it. The effort was well worth it, though, as you can see by
the very imaginative results!
March 16, 2004 Meeting Notes:
The Digicam Sig met at Parkdale Library with an eager group of
digital photographers. John Hoffman set the pace with a PowerPoint
show (with music) of his 14 day western trip through Colorado, the
Tetons, Salt Lake City, Arches, a Navajo Reservation, Grand Canyon,
Bryce Canon, Zion National Park and for his grand finale, the
wildlife and scenery at Las Vegas. There were numerous questions
from the audience and applause at the end. John encouraged fellow
DigiCamers to put together a similar travel show. Check with John
for more information and a possible viewing date. Pam Bomar shared a
photo of our rare hail storm in progress.
Candlelight sets its own mood and is a challenge to photographers.
This group was up for the challenge and the show began with Brian
and Drew Jacobs' imaginative "Candles & Glass" They achieved
beautiful colors and great images.. Among Judy Henderson's pictures
were Candles, Fire, & Clocks, then they were contrasted with gray
scale versions. She had dramatic views looking into a kiln and a
Patty Beasley ran tests with various exposures for candlelight, some
lovely shots of glass art and reflective glass. DB Kline shared
views of traditional candelabra . Ben Luna gave us variety with
candle closeups, a candlelit geisha with black background and a
lovely rosette candle. Bill Draper gave us angels and wine glasses
in candlelight and the patterns of a votive candle.
Joan Stephens illuminated cut glass, then brought us Honduran
mahogany holders with candles from her Peace Corp days followed by
traditional candles in beer bottles and candles with memento from
Africa, Swaziland and Vietnam. John Hoffman's images included a
jackolantern, mardigras mask, a Coleman Lantern and full moon duo.
The group met the challenge of candlelight and learned much in the
The assignment for April 20 is WILDFLOWERS! Patty gave us a quick
minishow with reminders of the many techniques and possibilities for
capturing wildflowers. Check our web site [ccbirding.com/dcsig/]
Scroll down through our site to the "wildflower how-to" page for
Patty's "Wildflower Tips & Tricks" , current wildflower sightings
and some great internet sites for wildflower digital howto and great
locations. Thanks again, Patty!
Have fun, avoid fire ants and grass burrs, and leave no trace so
others can enjoy the beauty. Email your images to Patty or bring
them on a CD to the spectacular April 20 meeting, 7pm at Parkdale
-- Dauris, Scribe
this link to see the photos for this assignment
month (March 2004) we're in the second part of our two-month April
assignment, which is to shoot those wonderful Texas (or elsewhere!)
wildflowers that pop up all over our highways, hills and homes each
spring. This year is shaping up early to be another landmark year in
terms of production, so don't wait until the last minute to shoot
this one. You'll miss too many great spots! As members bring in
locations, we'll post them on the web site for everyone to reference
(click here for the wildflower info
page!). Just email us, and we'll get the info up asap!