Architecture - September 2004 assignment
This assignment takes into account nearly every aspect of what
we've learned the past two years. Lines, Composition, Rule of
Thirds, Perspective - you name it, it all comes together when man
constructs. Members submitted photos of architecture from all over
the world as examples.
Lines - additional photos for
Architecture - group
Architecture - John Hoffmann
lesson on lighting
CAUG Digicam SIG
September 21, 2004 meeting
The CAUG DigiCam SIG met September 21st to share their ARCHITECTURE
photos. Sixteen people attended although two absentees submitted
pictures (atta boy/gal-the way to go). SUPER entertaining evening.
First, there was a carry over showing from last month's LINES
pictures. Joan Stephens showed a variety of pictures including
Venetian blinds, iron
fencing, mailboxes, and docks - all with lots and lots of lines.
ARCHITECTURE - quite an assignment which has numerous possibilities.
Far too many photos shown to list or discuss so comments are mainly
highlights. There was a distinct foreign flavor to many of the
photos which have come via the Star Ship DIGICAM. Four DVD slide
show Videos where presented. Our group is certainly getting
sophisticated in their amateur photo accomplishments.
Bill Draper showed back lighted arches at his home - very beautiful.
He also had photos of several high rise building in downtown Corpus.
Joan Stephens started the international architecture trip as we
"beamed up" to India. The Taj Mahal. Buddha. Burma Temples. A Red
fort building from Lumpur. All breathtaking photos.
Patty Beasley showed architecture pictures taken in Bay City, Texas
and Estes Park, Colorado and also an old storehouse in Pecos, TX.
She did the honors by showing a picture of the Alamo. Thanks Patty.
Finally, she took us on a site tour of Port Aransas showing pictures
of commercial buildings with whimsical motif advertising statues and
constructs outside. From Van Horn, TX, Patty showed us architecture
sculptors of a fire ant and a scorpion. WOW!
Linda Totl show us a stone hut from the 1900s-now that nature's
architecture. She also had many local architectural shots like Cole
Caldwell Pier, and the Harte library.
Ken Power's must still be on the ship shooting pictures as he was
the meeting. No problem as he beamed us some absolutely beautiful
pictures of the Tintern Abby-Wales. What wonderful pictures from a
monastery founded in 1131.
Susan Fabisch is somewhere but she beamed over her pictures of Costa
Rica and Monterrey Mexico. All these pictures were extremely nice
interesting. Oh, for traveling with one's camera.
Chuck Guion shows numerous photos via a DVD slide show. Pictures
were of Key Allegro , a boat party and Rockport in general. Quit a
tour of the area.
Sharron Hord showed us a beautiful dessert plate pictures - very
interesting. She had some wonderful shots of downtown Corpus
skyscrapers and the Episcopal Church.
Brian and Drew had us touring close to home (no beaming required)
architecture from Corpus, Victoria, and Refugio. Very beautiful
Mansion in Victoria.
John Hoffmann showed pictures of old and new buildings. County court
house with its numerous windows was nice. Oakville Jail (1887) has
not changed much and shows some interesting architecture of the
demonstrated what 10 minutes of sun time could do for building
Finally, Ben Luna show one of his really really good slide shows
that showed us GHOST TOWN in CA. Numerous buildings all abandon and
well weathered. Very nice and very unique. (not shown in slide show;
As a bonus, the folks got to seen Hurricane Frances pictures - not
exactly architecture but lots of damage and destruction.
The evening finished up with Patty talking about our next assignment
which is BIRDS.
For the scribe
Assignment for October 2004:
imagination on this one. Patty talked more about where to go (Bay
Front, Beaches, Co Park ) rather then the how to shoot bird photos.
Hummingbird and hawk migrations are now in full progress. Therefore,
everything should be going to the birds for the next month.