Assignment for November 2004:
Have we lost our
minds? Only in trying to decide just which luscious veggies to put
in front of our lenses! Okay, so when you quit laughing, just
consider ... we're now in fall season, and there are all kinds of
neat fall season-only veggies now available in our grocery and local
restaurants. Putting that wonderful creativity to work that I know
we all have in abundance, our members not only went out and found some of these natural
works of art, they made works of art out of the ordinary, resulting
in a highly entertaining slide show! Check it out by clicking on the
Veggies! - November 2004 assignment
The CAUG DigiCam
SIG meeting was held on November 15 at the Parkdale library with 13
enthusiastic photographers in attendance.
The meeting started out with
RECOGNITION of Patty Beasley (see above photo). Patty takes all our
picture assignment entries, loads them into her lap top computer and
with her projector puts on our monthly program. She does this
faithfully every month - we could not function without her dedicated
participation. Then Patty puts the pictures here on her website.
Check it out. THANKS PATTY - enjoy the roses, as you are one.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: I am so touched by everyone's thoughtfulness! What a
shock! The roses are just gorgeous! Even more appreciated are every
single one of our members, past and present, who have made this
group one of the highlights of every month for me, led by a
fantastic SIG leader! Thanks so much, John!)
Some carry over pictures of
BIRDS were initially shown - Pam Bomar's pictures from the
Corpus Christi Aquarium birds and Ken Parson's bird pictures from
showing was the RED MOON pictures taken on October 27, 2004. A
special opportunity and very nice pictures submitted by Chumbe
Salinas, Patty Beasley, John Hoffmann, and Gary Spenser. Thanks,
was made by Bruce Switalla and Patty Beasley - sunset pictures of a
very strong cold front entering Corpus Christi in October. Really
Finally to the assignment which was VEGETABLES. What a hoot.
Bill Draper showed a bowl of
colorful vegetables and vegetables being washed in the kitchen sink
- neat water effect.
John Hoffmann showed pumpkins, gourds on their vines, and gourd
showed big, big gourds, irregular shaped gourds, and very nice
close-ups of Indian corn with all those colors. Also some very big
gourds and pumpkins from Port Aransas' Moby Dick restaurant.
Chuck Guion had pictures of
Ohio's pumpkin festival- including an 11 row high pyramid of
pumpkins. Chuck had pictures by an Alaskan photographer with very
large vegetables (76# cabbage, 35# broccoli, 31# cauliflower, 20#
carrot, 45# red cabbage, and a 59# zucchini squash).
Bruce Switalla showed a nice
veggie salad with PhotoShop altered tomatoes. He also had some
beautiful shining green and red peppers.
Brian and Drew Jacob's show of
decked out/dressed up/painted up vegetables was super great. WOW! I
did not know that Mr. Broccoli can surf the Gulf waves.
Ken Parson showed us his veggie
pictures taken at the Black Sea, Ukraine, Yalta, and Turkey. Glad
you are back, Ken. Pictures included numerous market sales of many
many different vegetables. Ken's pictures were shown as a DVD video
clip slide show. Very nice, Ken.
Finally, Chuck Guion showed us a
1999 video clip of A Steam Boat Festival on the Ohio River - lots of
"Delta Queens" style boats.
All had a fun time (lots of
giggles and comments) viewing all the pictures, which ranged from
the great shots to the creative to the bizarre.
The November meeting ends our
DigiCam's year 2004. We do not have a December meeting. A quick tote
of the years activities is as follows:
Year 2004 1068 pictures shown
by 21 different people plus another 100 or so pictures shown via the
auto slide shows.
2003 716 pictures shown by 19 different people.
We seem to be growing. I would
say we are also having more fun.
Another 2004 highlight was Ben
Luna's instruction for making automated slide shows with music.
Thanks Ben. A lot of people (including me) are doing it.
We will not have a December
meeting but we do have a December assignment. The assignment
pictures will be shown at our January 17, 2005 meeting.
The dual assignment is:
1) your 2004 Xmas pictures - whatever, your choice.
2) show 5 to 10 of your all time ever photos taken during your
"photograph career". Should be a very interesting presentation.
Some other agenda items in the planning for year 2005 include
1) A ShootAbout where we all gather to take the same pictures (for
instance at the Bay Front or Botanical Gardens).
2) Computer altering of photos. All start with the same "poor" photo
and do their adjustments and then discuss what and how they did the
changes. A friendly Competition with lots of learning going on.
SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!
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