Category Archives: Just for fun

Salon Meetings Resume (and more)!

I am told that God and Satan decided to sponsor a photo contest. God was sure he would win because he had all the artists. But Satan got the trophy, because he had all the judges.

On Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 pm, we will resume our salons via WebEx.  The images intended for April will be judged.  Invitations to the meeting will be sent to all members on Wednesday morning.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, don’t worry!  A recording of the meeting will be posted by Friday.  Thanks to Steve Cole for his work as salon coordinator, but he has handed off the job to Jill Krentz.  The August salon will be held on August 5th.  The assignment is “Sun Flares or Starbursts” and the entry deadline is July 15, and here is some inspiration. 

Tritych Photography

A triptych is three associated photographs intended to be seen together.   Here is one of my son with his youngest son at the park.   And here is some inspiration.  

When I made a call for Close to Home photos, I got some great responses.  I am challenging our members to come up with a triptych or two for a new gallery.  Send your photos to photowalk@wiphotoclub.com

Other News

  • On Monday, June 8 at 6:30 pm, we will have virtual meeting with Lisa Langell on “Patterns in Nature + Fibonacci Sequence” more information here.
  • Here is the video recording of the meeting on May 20 of “A Street Photography Reflection with Walter Horishnyk and Richard Ott.  These guys showed us a view of Manhattan and their interaction added to all the wonderful images that they shared.

 

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Hudson’s Hot Air Affair is This Weekend

There will be a ton of photo opportunities this weekend in Hudson!

Photo by H Steve Cole

The schedule includes:

  • Friday, Feb 7th there will be a parade at 7:00 pm followed by fireworks
  • Saturday, Feb. 8th Morning Launch is scheduled for 7:35 a.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 8th Afternoon Launch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 8th Hot Air Balloon Moon Glow or Field of Fire is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 9th Morning Launch is scheduled for 7:35 a.m.
  • Here is a link to the complete schedule.  http://hudsonhotairaffair.com/schedule/

Wind exceeding 8 mph or no wind at all means the balloons won’t fly.

Swans

“Swan Stretch” by Larry Weinman

While you’re in town for the balloon festivities it would be a good time to photograph the swans.  One of best bird photographers in our club recommends arriving by 10 am.  From the Phipps follow 1st street going north and when you get to St. Croix Street turn left to the river.  There are dozens of swans and a variety of ducks swimming in open water.  I plan on being there Saturday morning and I hope to see you.

Please send your photos to photowalk@wiphotoclub.com and I’ll put up a gallery! (960 pixels on the long side is perfect.)

 

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October 16 Meeting Information

Dorothea Lange, “Migrant Mother” – Library of Congress

Wendy Maybury – Famous Women Photographers

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 pm, photographer Wendy Maybury will return to the WWPC to present the work of several noted women, including Dorothea Lange, Sally Mann, Margaret Bourke-White, Imogen Cunningham, and Joyce Tenneson, sharing the lessons every photographer can learn – inspirationally and technically – from these famous artists.  The world of photography would simply not be the way we know it is today without the work of many incredible female photographers. They helped shape the artistic value of photography, whether it be by working on behalf of the government, collaborating on social projects, or shedding light on important global issues.

Maybury graduated from James Madison University and the Hallmark Institute of Photography. She worked with photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Ross Whitaker and Jerry Avenaim. She has photographed album covers, authors, explorers, musicians, comedians and a ton of families, weddings and babies. She is also noted for her sparkling stand-up comedy in clubs from Minneapolis to Houston.

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Fireworks!

Booster Days – by Troy Schmidt

Did you get out to shoot fireworks this year?  Whether you made pictures at the Hudson Booster Days on Friday night or anywhere else, let’s create a gallery!  Even images taken in your own yard of sparklers or family celebrations will qualify.  Please send your favorites to photowalk@wiphotoclub.com.  Give each image a meaningful title and include your name.

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