Summers always bring thoughts of dogs chasing frisbees in parks to
my mind, for some reason. Never had a dog that would do that, nor
did we bring our various dogs to the park, but somehow, the mental
image still seems right for a summer's day! And if that wasn't
enough of a clue, let me elaborate on this month's assignment --
PETS! Any kind, all kind, exotic or domestic! Check out what our
members found lurking about in our own and other domiciles:
The CAUG Digicam
SIG met at Parkdale Library on July 19 for the program featuring
Pets. Fifteen people attended. Five days before the meeting, we lost
a dear friend and member of our group in a tragic accident. Charles
William Guion (Charlie or Chuck to us) was a bellwether in both our
CAUG Users Group and the Rockport Computer Users Group, and an
ardent participant of our CAUG Digital Camera SIG. He will be in our
hearts and will remain an influence on all of us. He inspired us to
take those extra steps to challenge ourselves. Our hearts and
prayers go to his wife and fellow CAUG member, Mira and the rest of
Two close friends, Patty Beasley and Brian Jacobs, produced a
memorial presentation in celebration of his life, shown at this
presentation can be downloaded by right-clicking
then viewing the file on your computer. The file is 23MB in size and
is in Windows Movie Format. Please download it first before viewing.
Seven members presented Pets portfolios.
Chuck Guion - Chuck had completed his assignment before his death.
These photos are witness to his reaching interests and and his
active imagination. He gave us cats, dogs, peacocks and horses in
creative poses, like yellow cat Rusty sleeping in flowers, and a
horse with Mira, back to camera, in the foreground. We ask that you
visit the website for both the memorial message and to look at the
work he did for this project.
Bill Draper - With no pets, he presented a story photo. Vet in
Baltimore sent this photo of adorable but abused small dog to
granddaughter Erin, a childhood friend. This pup per excellent photo
could not be refused, so cute little dog, renamed Charlie, became a
Chumbe Salinas - Titled Kitties from South Texas. She has them in
flower pots, colorful dog houses, and a Black and White cat sniffing
a Michelob bottle. Very nice close ups, good lighting and detail as
in cat whiskers.
Brian and Drew Jacobs - They win the Potpourri category; pairs of
cats in contorted poses, outside pets like heron and a fox. Close up
of gray cat with unusual green even for green cat eyes, this one a
lime green. Then alligators in action, shot in movie mode. All this
and good shooting.
Patty Beasley - She shows her office white cat stretched on brown
paper bag; great close up of same cat asleep with head cradled on
his "arm;" head-on shot, cat looking quizically; then resting in the
In-Basket like an office cat should. Patty has "home cats." The
calico one photographed asleep in the sink. She concludes with a
character photo of her very old yellow cat, Lucky. Class shows!
John Hoffmann - Human interest - newspaper photo of grandson, age 12
and his dog after he fell in reservoir trying to save the dog, and
his Hungarian Viszla from the 1960's. He has family dogs in dark
glasses, poodle in a Harley hat - nice close ups, and a vacation
shot of large fish in New Orleans restaurant.
Susan Fabisch - Photos of "Nasty Cat" in disgusting supine and
delighting in flicking the wind chimes. She said, "Reason for not
going to meeting - accidentally stepped on his tail and he bit me.
Put me in hospital with a bacterial infection, but he still sleeps
at the foot of my bed. Love our animals."
Ken Parsons - Undisputed in imagination. With no pets, he did nice
photography with pets of the '50s, Pet Rocks personified in playing
dead, begging, using a fire plug y'know, in bracelets, tricks with
the Hope diamond, and imbibing. His camera also caught wife Sue's 66
Beanie Bears in formation.
Our next DigiCam meeting at Parkdale is again the third Tuesday in
August. That would be August 16th and as usual at 7PM.
The assignment is PEOPLE AT WORK. That should be an easy one for
most. Maybe Ken can work into a Rock story on this one.
For the scribe . . .