Independence Day 2004 - July 4th
Patriotism is never out of style. This one is pretty
self-explanatory. Photographically demonstrate what July 4th and/or
Independence Day means to you. One entry unfortunately could not be
showcased in our usual follow-up web slide shows. Ben Luna put
together a marvelous SVCD for Independence Day
about the Pledge of Allegiance. If I can figure out how to
stream it, I will try to post it some time in the (hopefully
Independence Day - July 4th- July 2004 Assignment
CAUG Digicam SIG
Notes by the Scribe
July 20, 2004 meeting
The Digicam SIG met at 7:00 PM, July 20, 2004, at Parkdale Library
for a delightful review of 4th of July tributes and celebrations by
our digital photographers. In light of the excellent lesson on
making a DVD show previously presented by Ben Luna, John Hoffman and
Bill Draper got together to try it. After 10 to 12 hours of studying
and practicing, they came up with a very good presentation of Port A
Fireworks (dedicated to Ben Luna). They also discussed the software
they used, Proshow Gold and V2 of Nero.
Moving back to
the mainland, Chuck Guion presented an old fashioned Rockport 4th of
July! Then, Patty Beasley moved us back to Padre Island National
Seashore where she had digitally documented the dawn release of
newly hatched Kemps Ridley Turtles. Amazing that these tiny turtles,
hatched in an incubator, knew exactly what to do when released on
the beach. Freedom!
brought us corn from South Dakota with images of intricate mosaics
made of Indian corn decorating a building. He showed us the Mitchell
Corn Palace of basketball fame, took us to the famous home of Wall
Drug and gave us views of the famous Badlands.
Bill Draper was
downtown on the 4th and captured people in their 4th finery, the
Honor Guard, a citizen flaunting a pair of Flag shoes and a small
girl in red white and blue from head to toe.
Hoffman's shots were a high flag on I-37, a hydraulic crane flying
Old Glory and the July 4th parade in Mathis as well as the local
celebration of fireworks. John said he got his best fireworks shots
by leaving the aperture open 2-3 seconds.
Drew and Brian
Jacobs captured local citizens celebrating on the beach and playing
in the sand and the water and downtown. Judy Henderson took us to a
4th of July party at Aloe Tile showing some interesting fireworks in
the kilns followed by the bayfront fireworks. Chuck Guion showed the
Stone House in Cincinnati built in 1803 and took us through the
Summer Fair juried art show there.
Ben Luna, with
the aid of his grandson , presented a beautiful, moving Tribute to
America...a reading of our Pledge of Allegiance illustrated by views
of our flag, famous paintings from American history, interpretations
of the text, and accompanied by the 1812 Overture. Thanks Ben, for a
meaningful 9 minutes. Those minutes will stay with each of us for a
long, long time!
thanks to Patty Beasley for creating and maintaining this site as
well as the projection of our digital photos in meetings.
(Ed. Note: And
thanks to our inimitable Scribe as well, for bringing our photos to
life all over again through her wonderful prose!)
Assignment for August 2004:
Using photographic composition techniques, bring in photos using
lines to show movement, emotion, or draw your viewer's attention to
a specific area or object. As always, above all, have fun! Here are
some tips to get you started: