Our next meeting will be at the Pin & Cue Bowling Alley in Whitefish, MT. at 6:30PM Thursday, January 8th. Pady Dusing will bring a program about the Easter Islands.
The big news this time is that we have started another new year. I remember new years that took a lot of money and a lot of dedication and some serious drinking to bring in. It's like a lot of things that happen in our lives, the more you do the easier they get. For instance, this year I went to bed about 10 PM and when I got up it was the first day of the New Year. No fuss no muss no drinking and it did not cost two bundles of money.
The problem with this more sedated approach to bring in the New Year is that it does not work as well either. So far the New Year isn't that much different than the old.
Minutes from December by Adele Scholl
|December was our gift exchange meeting. I am always torn on going to the December meeting, because I am not sure what to bring. I also believe Christmas has become over commericalized and has lost it's true meaning. Spending time with family and friends, and being thankful, grateful for what God has given us, is what Christmas means to me. I was glad I attended the December meeting because it was just that, spending time with good friends and enjoying everyone's company.|
|I started the show off with a few of our aerial shots. We showed some pictures from Bigfork Bay, Lake Bowman and my favorite shots were from Desert Mountain Lookout. A friend of ours wanted us to go up there to grab some aerial shots for him of the terrain. He was interested in skiing it this winter. I had never driven to the top. The view from the top is outstanding. I had butterflies in my stomach looking over the edge. I was amazed that you can drive all the way to the top and the views that you can acheive from the road. It was probably the last weekend that you could have driven a vehicle up to the lookout. I was glad I went.|
| Jesse and Betty Jo went into Glacier Park and showed some great reflection shots from Lake McDonald. The pastel colors of the image, were beautiful made me think I was in a watercolor painting. He continued the show with shots from McDonald Creek, Jackson Creek (Ed claims this creek to be his photography spot, I still have never been to this location). They finished off the show with a big bang with some shots of a sunset that had just occured. Really nice shots. I loved the sunset shots.|
| Again Lyle brought us incredible images from his journeys to India. This time he moved closer to the China border and closer to the Himilaya's. He started off with some more images from Rishikesh. Showing us the some impressive shots of the foot bridge that crosses the Ganges River. He then took us into the heart and soul of some of India's people. When I was learning to guide a raft we had a young Indian boy named Anapam, teaching us to row. He had guided on the Ganges River, and he claimed that his customer's would get upset if he did not flip the raft. Our motto here in US is "Stay in the Boat, stay in the boat, stay in the boat". Lyle had a few shots from a raft trip that he did down the Ganges, looked like clear fun white water. Then he took us further into the mountains. Traveling up to 14,000 feet. He closed the show with an image of a Dr, from his group that had altitude sickness. They had to carry him down. I could not pic just one shot so here are few that I enjoyed.|
|Steven Mitchell followed up the India show with some images from the Bison Range. He showed some nice images of deer, meadow lark, and a hawk that he did some creative Photoshoping on. He removed the cluttered backdrop to make the hawk more impressive. He then showed some images from Bigfork Bay, and Flathead Lake. Showing some fun panoramics of the islands on Flathead and Wayfayer's park. My favorite image of his collection was a black and white that he shot in the trees with a sunburst coming in.|
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