Water Falls Field Trip


Where:         Napanee area waterfalls

When:          May 9, 2018

Time:           10 a.m.

Meet at:       exit #556 on Hwy. 401 (Shannonville exit). Go approx. 1/2 km. North on Shannonville Road to carpool area on right hand side

Itinerary:      We will go to:

                    Lonsdale (for those of you who may be late – via Shannonville Rd. N. to Melrose Rd.

                    Buttermilk Falls near Forest Mills

                    Napanee for lunch at about 12:30 pm to 1 pm. @ The Waterfront River Pub & Terrance,

                    22 Water Street.  (NO reservations will be made)

                   After lunch, Napanee Waterpark (downtown Napanee)

                   Return home via Hwy. #2 & Salmon River near Shannonville

**Please make your own arrangements for car pooling!

***Questions and intent to participate to Lewis Parker at janicelewis32@xplornet.ca ***

PS. The picture is NOT of Buttermilk Falls.

May 2018 Meeting

Our May meeting will include the member’s equipment sale, which will be on going from start to finish. Bring your unused stuff: you know, the things you absolutely needed to have and haven’t used since you opened the box. You can sell it, barter for it, or swap for other neat stuff.

The program will consist of a number of member presentations:

Bill Murtha                 Barns

David Lawler             Compact Cameras

Ron Viscockis             I Love Paris

Mike Jones                 Water Lilies

Lewis Parker              Wild Flowers

After the coffee break and announcements we will:

Present the members slide show

Do a print appraisal of this month’s theme “From a Different View”

Doug Banks Equipment Cleaning. Doug Banks will be present to clean your camera ($20.00 or lenses for $10.00) If you haven’t already done so, email Marie Mitchell at mitchellmm5@hotmail.com

Guidelines for members slide show: Maximum of 5 images in jpeg format sized to 500-600 kb. Send to rvtrains@gmail.com


April Wrap – Up

April 3, 2018 Meeting

We had 38 members (including two new members) and 12 guests present at today’s meeting. Bill Murtha went straight into the introduction of our guest speaker, Don Martel. Don is a professional photographer who has travelled extensively, cycled across the country, published a book of his travels, and has treated photography as a “life experience.”

The basic premise of his talk was that what you see with your eye is not what you get with your camera. While your eyes and brain perform as nature intended, interpreting the panoramas and colours of the natural world, the camera sees only what the engineers have built into their algorithms.

Following an initial explanation of the different metering systems in modern cameras as well as how the camera renders everything in neutral grey, he went on to explain how to compensate…. or not!!! Using many of his photographs, he showed how leaving the camera to meter would give those different results (like grey snow or a grey black cat). However, by letting the camera interpret the scene, he demonstrated that your results could be quite artistic. Thanks Don for a very informative session!! We have several members who are just starting out on their photographic discovery, and when they say that they learned a lot in this session, you know you’ve hit the bull’s eye…. Or spot meter!!!

Because this was a full session presentation, there was no theme critique or member slide show. The theme for our next meeting in May is “from a different viewpoint” Our 50/50 winner was Susan Guy who hopefully took Clint to lunch with her $29.00 winnings.

April 2018 Meeting

Perceiving your Camera Vision

Our guest presenter for April 3 will be Don Martel, wold traveller, master photographer, and writer. His presentation theme will be “Perceiving your Camera Vision.”
This presentation will take the entire session, so there will be no member slide show or theme submissions.
To view Don’s work, and what we will be in store for, go to his website  donmartel.com
Members of other clubs are welcome to attend. The guest fee is $10.00 and coffee/cookies is $1.00. Please lug your own mug.
Location is The Community Centre nest to the King Edward Arena, 75 Elizabet Street, Brighton
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:45 AM