Our next meeting will be at the Pin & Cue Bowling Alley in Whitefish at 6:30PM Thursday May 12 2005. There will be no program and Digital images will precede slides. We will try to have both projectors ready in order to keep change over time to a minimum.
An important message:
Bring your prints for the bank show. For help with labeling or display please consult last months newsletter. Available at www.glacierparkphotography.com.
A Huge honor for Trevon
2005 Photographer of the Year
Kalispell photographer, Trevon Baker, was voted "Photographer of the Year" by the Montana Professional Photographers Association at the recent MPPA convention held in Great Falls April 17-19. Bakers' entries in the annual print competition, held during the convention, were scored by a panel of master photographer judges and the cumulative total was highest of all photographers entering the competition. In addition to "Photographer of the Year", Baker was awarded "Best of Show", for the single highest scoring print, as well as the Fuji Masterpiece Award and 1st Place in two different categories. Baker owns and operates Trevon Baker Photography in downtown Kalispell, MT.
Minutes from last meeting
Frank Vestey brought some extra nice Blackfeet Indian Days Pictures. Franks Indian photo's are the best in the club and are lots of fun to view. He definately brings a unique perspective to the Browning cellabration. His great shots of neon are also one of a kind. Thanks for the great show Frank.
Richard Firestone also with a travel log from Alaska thrilled the club with some Super shots.
Jeff and Adele brought some excelant helicopter pictures of Glacier while Joe Shawn and Myrna did Ducks at Freezeout.
Where have I been lately.
The San Juan Islands where I spent about ten days in April. I drove to Anacortes then boarded the Ferry to San Juan Island. The weather was perfect for Photography and for sight seeing. San Juan is a mix of Tourism and some farms. Most of the coast is inacessable from shore which makes it hard to get those killer landscape shots but there are lots of green farms and hills which make great scenes. I spent almost two days at Roach Harbor just because it was so darn pleasant. I made a few decent shots of boats, flowers and the Hotel before heading to Friday Harbor for a couple more snap shots and a really good meal at the Downrigger Resaurant. The meal alone made the whole trip a roaring success.
The next Ferry stop was Orcus Island. Again great weather and some more fine food. I may start looking for supper food instead of supper photos when traveling. The highlite of my two days on Orcus was a 45 min. flight on a 1929 Travel Air open cockpit biplane. I love to fly light planes but this one was extra neat. Any 76 year old airplane that can still get me in the air is worth the wait. It was an increadable flight that also saved me a trip to Shaw Island. From the air I could see nothing on Shaw Island that I would want to see from the ground.
I took the early Ferry to Lopez Island where I drove around all day and did not find anything interesting to photograph. One very pleasant thing about the people on Lopez is that they all wave at you. It reminded me of the days I spent as a kid in Whitefish. All the kids waved at all the other kids. We would drive our cars loaded with either our friends or our special girlfriends on a route from Gordy's Drive In down a couple blocks of Central Avenue and back to Gordy's for as many times as we could before Joe Eason the Cop would try to get us to go home or to a quite spot of our own choseing. There would be a long parade of cars who's drivers would spend countless hours honking and waveing at each other. It must have been a lot of fun because we spent many hours cruising those three blocks. Those days for me were ever more enjoyable because my girlfriend at the time was without a doubt one of the two prettiest girls ever to live in Whitefish. A story for another day.
Lopez Island other than for it's nice people was a bust for photography so I caught the last Ferry to Anacortes. I spent the next day in Anacortes photographing and lusting after other peoples boats.
From Anacortes I drove the length of Whidbey Island before catching the Ferry to Port Townsen. I spent the next couple days hanging around Port Townsen, Port Angeles and Neah Bay. Neah Bay is 60 crocked miles from the nearest town and easily qualifies as remote. it is also on a dead end road.
Finnally the trip home, which was uneventful until the top of the hill between Perma and Hot Springs where I hit a deer with my Brand new shinny car.
It was not the perfect end to a perfect trip.