October 18, 2017 will be a special “field trip” session at Terry’s backyard. This page will be open for posting after the event.
Here is the itnerary:
We will convene in Terry Lende’s backyard at 1 p.m. We will have some opportunities that are close to guaranteed and others that will be available as nature determines
Terry will have filled bird feeders so nuthatch, robins and other birds will be using the fast food on offer. As well, although the leaves are off the trees fall colours will still be present. Thinking always of composition possibilities everything from macro shots to wide angle to telephoto might be visualized by all of us. We are on the Bow river so shots of the water, and objects on the water, the opposite shoreline and beyond as well as the near shoreline could be captured. Some might want to start exploring ICM ( intentional camera movement ) style photography that provides some very pleasing artistic results. ICM is one of the areas we will be covering in our next session on Oct. 24. While we are in the yard a fun game will be played called “the finds” It is intended to cause we amateurs to starting seeing like the pros do. That is, looking with intent and noticing all that is in view not just the portion our regular brain function sees as note worthy.
There will be a small number of objects that when observed will immediately be recognized as being part of the game. You’ll photograph it along with all the others (the total number will be known in advance) and then come to either Jim or Bill quickly and prove the your “find” is complete by displaying them on your LCD. The first person to do so will win a great prize generously supplied by The Camera Store and will receive it in mere minutes of being declared the winner. In the case of a simultaneous declaration by both Bill and Jim a simple number guess will be used as the tie breaker
The second part of the field trip consists of a short walking tour along the shore ( water level is usually low at this time of year) if not via Bow Crescent to Shouldice bridge across the bridge and along the pathway to a lookout that supplies great viewing of the cityscape and beyond. This walk will afford sitings for shots of urban landscape, more angles of water and natural and human established flora.
It is recommended for those who have multiple lenses as well as any filters to have them with you as a wide variety of photography will be at your discretion
Please plan your travel so that you will be present at 1:00 p.m. This will ensure all of us can have Terry’s introduction to her home turf and the details for “the find” explained thoroughly and not require any later repetition.
Please post your pictures of the event below, others would like to see the results and “compare”.