March 23rd, 2004: The March meeting of Parkland
Photography Club was, as usual, a busy one. Sixteen members participated.
There were twelve entries in the Theme Shoot. Theme was “A
Canadian Native” (a person, animal or
plant) and Anne McIntosh took first with her photo of a yellow lady slipper.
Runners-up were Doreen Crawford’s photo of a head of three prairie lilies,
Alan Caithcart’s close-up of a pine grosbeak, Jerry Crawford’s photo
of a man in trapper’s garb by an old cabin, and Darlene McCullough’s of some
Indian dance regalia hung in a tree. There was some discussion about what constitutes
a “native”, the consensus
being that if it is born in Canada, it is a Canadian Native.
Our Club’s entries into the Transparency Battle
were projected and judged by the same process as used for our theme photos. Each
Club can enter up to eight slides, with no more than two from any one member. There
were fifteen entered, so seven had to be weeded out. The Transparency Battle
takes place on April 25th, at Rosetown. If anyone would like to attend, or
wants more information, contact Darlene.
Alie Neish reported that she and Glen had shown the club slide show
at Churchview Lodge in Naicam, with very good response.
Wes Swan is working on a club website; eventually
there will be a link to a page for each member who wants one, and that member’s photos
can be uploaded. There will be links to other camera clubs, as well as a history
of our Club. Theme Shoot winners will be featured, and those on high-speed Internet
can download a slide show of past years’ winners. The site is presently under construction;
progress can be viewed at www.parklandphotographyclub.com.
Wes would like feedback from viewers.
Wes also advised us of a seminar being put on by the Nipawin Camera Club
on digital photography. It takes place Saturday, March 27th. Contact Wes for details.
There were twenty-eight of our slides from previous Transparence Battles and
PRPA slide competitions returned, with marks. The judges had not included
any remarks so Stan Hingston of Rosetown added his. We projected these
and commented on them, but did not judge them.
There were seven entries into our Club’s Portrait Competition, and Jerry
Crawford was asked to comment on each and select three winners. Jenny Fritshaw’s
beautiful window-light portrait of a young girl won first; runners-up were Darlene
McCullough’s group of two adults and two children, Mary Wright’s close
up portrait of her mother, and Harry Bourne’s portrait of a man in a straw
hat, with a grass stalk in his mouth. Members of PRPA can enter their portraits
in PRPA’s portrait competition.
At our April meeting, we will have all entries to the PRPA Portrait Competition
to judge, including our own. There could be anywhere from fifteen to forty entries,
so we are not programming any extra activities for that meeting. Portraits are harder
to judge as they cannot be projected.
Four members had brought four Christmas photos each, and these were projected and
Thanks to Jenny for a great lunch!
Remember: The April meeting will be held on the 20th
instead of the 27th, due to a previous booking of the ------------------------------------------------------Darlene McCullough
hall. Theme will be A Freak of Nature.