Photo assignment:

50. Holidays! - 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. 

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Digital Camera SIG Meeting, January 16, 2007 - meeting notes for December 2006 HOLIDAYS assignment:

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 years.

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 golden cones.

D. B. Kline - Photo of stature of pelican, body and wings brushed light gold.

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


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