It's the holiday season once
again, and time once again for our traditional holiday photography
assignment. This one's easy, folks. Just take holiday-related shots.
There's tons of room for creativity in one of the most creative times of
the year, so be sure to keep your camera with you at all times and snap
those precious moments that will be lost forever unless you capture
photographers showed up for the January 17, 2006 meeting of our
DIGICAM SIG, two attending for the first time. The January
assignment was to be our Christmas photographs.
First, we had the results of our
presentation contest. Honors this year go to Ben Luna
for his Black and White picture of a sailboat marina. Boats were
beautifully reflected in the harbor waters. Most Interesting photo
honors went to Patty Beasley for her ICE assignment, showing crushed
ice in Petri dish - really neat colors.
Now, on to the assignment!
Click here to see Part One.
showed two video slide shows from Christmas photos of Colonial
Williamsburg, He showed traditional 18th century decorations from
old town Williamsburg, then photos of decorated houses and yards.
Several residents covered their entire yard with Christmas
here to see Part Two; excerpts from Ken Parsons' DVD.
Ken presented a video show of his December tour of Germany, with
many pictures of cathedrals and churches with their Christmas
decorations. Photographs included towns of Nurnburg, Mainz, Koblen,
Rothenburg, and Koln. Very nice to get a continental view of
Patty Beasley's Christmas pictures included a life-size nativity
scene. She had all the people in the laboratory turn out for group
pictures - of course everyone had a Santa hat. If one did not have a
hat, Patty gave you a digital one.
Bruce showed many pictures taken at the Bank of America Atrium
Christmas music performance of tuba instruments. Very colorful and
nice group photos. As photos were shown, Bruce pointed out many of
the composition techniques one considers when taking pictures. Bruce
will illustrate more photo- taking techniques at our next meeting.
Toni Peters showed the group pictures of outcroppings with Indian
artifacts, crude drawings and marks, undoubtedly from a remote age.
The outcroppings are on private property on the Poncho River in
Texas. The owners will not permit anyone to get to within 300 feet
of the Indian painting because of vandals' graffiti over a hundred
years or more. The paintings can only be seen distinctly at this
time of the year. The Indian stories illustrated require expert
interpretation and appear to go back in history some 1000 years.
Tony worked in ten degree weather, not the greatest time to take
outdoors photos. Very interesting.
Bill Draper provided his usual Padre Island home scenes, a decorated
boat participating in the La Posada Boat Parade, and a porthole
(accessory to a fish tank,) from which Santa hung his white-trimmed
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