Our next meeting will be at the Pin & Cue Bowling Alley in Whitefish, MT. at 6:30PM Thursday, May 14th.
Minutes from April by Adele Scholl
Not having the chance to come to camera club for a few months, Jeff and I were excited to see the friendly faces from the club, and see the amazing and unique images they all produce.|
We just returned from 23 days on the Colorado River, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. This year I did not have the fears that I experienced last year. I think going a little later in the season had a lot to do with it. I knew it would be spring time in the desert. It was incredible, blooming catcus, grasses, the desert was full of life. We had butterflies escort us through their home. Waking up to sound of canyon wren's singing above us, as we watched the sun light dance on the upper canyon walls. Wow the canyon is a truely special place, in the deepest section of the canyon the river is one mile down in elevation from the rim. Jeff and I will bring some of our shots from this year's trip to this months show.
| This month started out with some of Betty Jo Malone's first pictures ever. The whole time I was asking myself are these really her first pictures, they are really nice. She sure has learned a lot traveling around with Jesse. Together they showed the club some very nice pictures. Betty Jo started out close to home, photographing flowers and her yard. She also went out to Lake McDonald. My favorite shot of Betty Jo's was one of the collection of ice on Lake McDonald. Keep the pics coming, Betty Jo.|
| Bob Howard followed Betty Jo with some pics from ice fishing. He took his dad, who is in his 90s, out to the ice and had some nice pics of their day. He also showed the club a shot of Faith and a blooming huckleberry bush, which I had never seen up close. Thanks Bob for bringing in your shots. |
| Jesse showed the club some outstanding ice photographs as well. He had a nice shot of the todum pole that stands outside of Lake McDonald Lodge, which I have never seen before. He also had some great reflection shots from Lake McDonald. The club asked Jesse and Betty Jo how they time it right when heading into the park. The lake looked like glass, with a beautiful reflection of the peaks in the water. Nice job you guys. |
|Lyle brought some of his photographs from India to show the club. This time he showed images from Delhi and Hardwar. Again he captures the soul of the people he photographs. You can almost hear the sounds and smells of the streets that surround through his photographs. He started out his show with my favorite image, an infared black and white image of people bathing in the Ganges River. Truely amazing. He also showed images of the activites that occur in the streets. Lyle's photographs definately make me want to travel to India.|
|Jeff & I finished up the show with images from Guadalope Islands, Dubai, Grand Cayman Island. Jeff was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a friend, who also flies RC HeliCams. They traveled down to Mexico with a crew from National Geographic Channel, to try to film great whites. He said that they did see the sharks but they are very challenging to photograph. They had shots from the Guadalope Islands, where the sharks stop on their migration. Although they did not have shots, or video of the great whites, they did have shots of the islands and elephant seals. Jeff also worked with Tabb in Dubai, they were filming an air show. People came from all over the world to participate. Looked like a fun place to be. We finished off the pics with a few of the carribean blue beaches of Grand Cayman.|
|The club finished up with a friend of Jane's, Lynn Simpson. She brought her pictures from Yellowstone and Teton already in a slideshow format with music and transitions. She had some outstanding shots. Thank you for bringing them to share with the club. I had problems getting her slideshow to play, and I was glad I figured it out. Her pics were very nice. I could not post one to the news letter because they are in a movie format.|
Our Photographers are the best
Tips for Photographers
Recently a number of memory cards were discovered in the Park's Lost & Found. Being a photographer I was horrified at the thought of losing something so precious, so I designed something for myself to keep this from happening to me. I am passing it on so any other digital photographer can do it as well. To protect those precious cards, make yourself a name, address and phone number card and photograph it before shooting anything else. That way if they are lost, all anyone has to do is open the disc and they will know who to contact to get it back where it belongs. It is easy to do - I used a 5" X 7" card and printed my full name, address, cell phone number and e-mail address on it, using the Tools in my Word program for a custom "envelope".
Patrick Thomas (Pat) - ASLA
Landscape Architect-Glacier National Park
P.O. Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
Everybody likes free stuff and John wants everybody to be happy. 16 boxes of Gepe slide trays with two trays in a box, to give away, check with John Martineau.
June Pat Thomas will do a program showing his recent visit to China. Do not miss this.