It's that time
of year again when we take our cameras out to the holiday
celebrations and show what the holidays mean to each of us - what we
did, where we were and how we share it all.
To view the
assignment results, just click the button below!
SIG Meeting, January 16, 2007 - meeting notes for December 2006
The SIG met on January 16 at the Central Library on Comanche Street,
our first meeting at the new location. Several visitors from
Rockport joined us.
Meeting time has been changed to 6:30 - 8:30 PM. The Library's
Retama Room provides excellent accommodations, plenty of room,
comfortable seating, a projection screen, and even good acoustics.
Meetings will continue on the third Tuesday of the month.
Our group is deeply indebted to the staff at Parkdale Library for
the use of space and support for our meetings over the past four
The assignment for December was Christmas/Holidays.
Patty Beasley - Collages of friends and relatives, inside and
out-of-doors. Magnificently decorated grounds on Carmel Parkway
home. The USS Lexington in beautiful blue with towering tree on the
flight deck. Santa's Ranch, brilliantly lighted, "One million lights
celebrating Holiday creativity." Victorian home simply decorated in
long-ago motif. The Reason for the Season featuring three homes
celebrating the Greatest Gift.
Bill Draper - Featuring the Padre Island scenes, a spectacularly
decorated Island home, a porthole with Santa hat hung on the "dog ."
John Hoffmann - Photos of Christmas at Old Town Houston,
turn-of-the-century structures with decorations of Christmas Past.
Photos of Padre Island homes lavishly decorated.
Eve Kerr - Colorful photos of Cowboys football team, Jerry Jones,
and gorgeous Cowboys cheerleaders. Close-ups of team members.
Beautiful Christmas tree framed between pillars set off by tall
D. B. Kline - Photo of stature of pelican, body and wings brushed
Ray Owens - Photos of family and friends, Washington, D. C.
political events, one including President Bush. The Japanese cherry
trees in full blossom..
Ken Parsons - Christmas in South America, the cathedrals, scenes and
events. "Nativity sans Jesus" sans because Baby Jesus is not
included until Christmas Day. Colors, shading and arrangement stand
out, reflective of the culture.
Bruce Switalla - Preponderance of low-light photos, high ISO, in
religious setting, beautifully and professionally done. Faces close
up have a radiant quality. Colors of costumes and background are
muted by low light, but with a slight iridescence and sheen.
The program for the evening was a continuation of our Digital
Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera review.
Judy Henderson demonstrated her Canon EOS 5D camera, 12.8 Megapixels.
Technical details were discussed, but more important, we were
allowed hands-on to feel the camera and its weight.
Assignment for February: Circles
Next meeting: February 20 at 6:30 PM, at Central Library's
Retama Room, 805 Comanche.
In addition to viewing assignment photos, we will start a learning
experience about light. Join us.
For the scribe: Bill Draper