We wrapped up the season with 36 members, as well as one new member (Andy Penrose), and three guests present. Before our feature presentation, Marie gave a small token of our appreciation to Marylyn Pickell for setting up refreshments at all of our meetings. Tim spoke briefly about Brighton Council’s decision to replace the projector system in the meeting room. This will result in a much more true to life rendition of presentations and member submissions. Marie also spoke about the June field trip, which can be found elsewhere on this site.
Our feature presenter was Ian Dickenson who spoke about the impact bird photography made on his life. After a full career in the work world, he invested in a camera and took his first shot. He showed us a rather mediocre shot of some ducks playing in the water. When he studied the image more closely, he realized that these ducks were all different. This led him into the world of birding and photography, or as he calls it, photobirding. Key points in Ian’s presentation, besides great images, were to look at the world around you. In photographing birds, or for that matter, any type of wildlife, understand the subject’s food sources through the season, as well as migratory paths (and rest stops). This will lead you to the venue and your patience will be rewarded not only with great photos but also with what he calls “in the zone.” (aka away from the rat race!!)
After the break, we viewed 54 slides in the popular segment of member’s submissions. No critiques during this segment… just an enjoyment of the imagery of our talented members.
Next Mike Gaudaur conducted his popular teaching critique member’s theme submissions (Tiny). We had seven theme submissions and five member’s choice. In this segment, John Zerafa deserves special mention for his incredible hummingbird in flight taken at 1/8000th of a second. Well done to all members who submitted.
New for the summer, the club will conduct a photo scavenger hunt. Details may be found elsewhere on this website.
Last but not least, Ted Porham, one of our guests, went home with $23.00 from our 50/50 draw.
Safe holidays and may the “light” be with you.