2007 December Holiday photos assignment
assignment, we're returning to our traditional holiday theme. Throughout
the month, photojournal your favorite holiday ideas, topics,
celebrations, events and bring your photos to the January meeting.
If you're feeling especially creative, try taking a different
perspective. During November's meeting, we showed a collection of photos
by Jan Von Holleben showcasing an imaginative way to portray the idea of
flying. Visit the site below for a refresher and see what you can come
up with! Bring your creations to the January meeting.
Bring your ten best images to the meeting, and let us know what you did
to get those shots by including EXIF information with each photo.
To view the
assignment results, just click the button below!
To view some
more photos, click the next button below!
DB Kline put
his holiday photos into a Windows Movie File format. Come along
to Branson, Missouri with the Klines by
clicking here (right click the link to view/download the 2MB
for December 2007 Holiday assignment:
The group met at the Central
Library on January 15 with ten members present. The first part
of the meeting was dedicated to the memory of our recently
deceased president, John Hoffmann.
John was our inspiring guide from the beginning of the SIG up to
days before his death on December 6. His widow, Jan, attended
At the request of his
family, Judy Henderson, Bruce Switalla, Patty Beasley and Jack
Hord had modified a photo of John at the helm of his boat in
open water. Patty Beasley assembled photos of these
presentations previously shown at the reception following the
December 22 memorial service and showed them at this meeting
(view photos HERE).
Patty had also screened
John's photo presentations over the years and put them on DVD,
shown at the memorial service and again at this meeting (view
that show HERE).
Patty arranged the
presentations online, a beautifully done work of love much
appreciated by John's family and our members.
Bruce Switalla searched his
files and presented several candid photos of John taken over the
years (see those photos
Bruce, for the rich memories.
The assignment for this
month was presentation of our December Holiday photos.
*Bill Draper - Bill
was able to capture the decorated and lighted boats in the Padre
Isles LaPosada boat parade in spite of the darkness and the fast
*Patty Waits Beasley
- King Ranch photos - photo of back of cowboy's foot, well-worn
boots and spurs; cowboy on bucking bronco; cowboy with branding
iron; portrait of craggy-faced singing cowboy, white hat, blue
shirt and red bandana - Rockport Christmas Festival Lighted Boat
Parade - Colorful lighted boats, colors reflecting in the water;
Fireworks, well-defined, multi-colored. Padre Isles lighted
boats; sand castles - Unusually sharp photo of the moon, showing
features. The finale: Sunset with pelican on a piling, ducks in
*Ken Parsons - Ken
and spouse took a Christmas layover in Las Vegas, but were
appalled at the lack of decorations. He did a good job on the
few opportunities, a gingerbread house, poinsettias in the lobby
of the MGM Grand, and several Christmas trees of gold-colored
balls. His finale: Photo of himself with captioned expletive at
the lack of Christmas, the Nevada desert hills in the
*Eve Kerr - Eve's
Padre Isles holiday work included a lighted boat of the LaPosada
boat parade; great photo of Island houses at night, deep blue
sky and water, reddish lights reflecting in the water; child in
wet suit enjoying (?) our December surf; and beach scenes of
*Bruce Switalla -
Bruce was the official photographer at the Boar's Head and Yule
Log Festival at First Christian Church. These photos have the
pro look, mixed natural light and flash giving the photos
contrasting and reflective tones. Faces of people in colorful
costumes are soft and clear. Photo of a girl on colored cell
phone, bounced flash softly illuminating her face with the rest
of the scene in natural light; a boy with face shadowed, light
from side and rear; mother and daughter in identical patterned
costumes and headdress; a posted group in renaissance garb,
Next meeting: Tuesday,
February 19, 6:30pm at Central Library on Comanche Street.
Assignment: Valentine's and Leap Year Season and your best
For the scribe: Bill Draper