Show & Tell from 2019

November 11, 2019

Stunning images from our own Steve Bush of our Milky Way. Steve brought in some equipment to share a better idea of what’s involved…. starting with a clear view of the sky! Thanks Steve for participating in Show & Tell. Click on any photo (courtesy of Tim Rex) below to enlarge:

October 14, 2019

We were happy to have Tony Papa from ProMedia Gear visit us with his camera equipment and even some free samples. Some photos below:

September 9, 2019

Due to  a schedule change, there was no formal Show & Tell this month. Instead, a video slide show from recent outings was displayed on the monitor.  Special thanks to Mary for producing the DVD!

August 12, 2019

Our very own member Davis Schooley displayed images related to his program that followed Show & Tell. Thanks, David, for rounding out the evening. Your subsequent program was terrific (see PROGRAMS tab – August 2019). Show & Tell and main program… double duty! Thanks again! Click on slides below to enlarge.

July 8, 2019

Bill Skinner of ProCam presented, displayed and discussed the merits of the latest offerings of mirrorless cameras. As expected, there was much interest by the membership as shown in the photos below. Thanks Bill for bringing all of that equipment! Please click on image to enlarge:

June 10, 2019

The following is from Ken Thompson, our S&T presenter.

In the late 1890s, a collection of butterflies was put together by the Denton brothers in Massachusetts. The collection has been dispersed, and the Arboretum has over 400 specimens, each individually mounted and in good condition. A one-day workshop last year allowed photography of parts of this amazing collection. This year, August 10, we repeated the workshop with different specimens. Show and Tell exhibited a few of the workshop’s images, as examples of what you could do at the workshop in August. You can sign up for this workshop on the Arb’s website presently. Thanks Ken! Click to enlarge:

May 13, 2019

Show & Tell: Andy Dichter will be presenting a looping slide show of 114 images taken at our Annual Exhibit in April. Because of the quantity of images, we refer you to go to our Exhibits tab on this website. Photos will be posted after the May 13th meeting. Thanks to Bob Duke for setting up in the Arbor Room!

Additionally, Our Program Speaker Will Clay will be discussing and selling his book My 40 Year Passion For The Dancing Light  in the lobby area. Photos below of both events:

April 8, 2019

We hope you didn’t miss April’s Show & Tell, when Bill Dixon presented his “Abstracts in Nature“.  In creating abstract images, Bill breaks away from a traditional view of a physical object and explores the relationships of form and color.  This helps to introduce the viewer to the essence of a subject through details found within and evokes an intimate attraction.  From a grand landscape to the tiniest veins in a leaf and everything in between, Bill found something of beauty worth capturing! Beautiful images. Thanks Bill for participating! Please click on photo below to expand.

March 11, 2019

Do you have vacation pictures hidden in folders on your computer, waiting to be shared with friends and family, but you don’t know how to get started?  Come to our March Show & Tell and browse through beautiful vacation books created by Maribeth and Bill Schauert!  Their books are sure to inspire and motivate you to start creating your own book of vacation memories.

Along with the vacation books were beautiful images on the easels. Thanks much to Maribeth & Bill for their excellent participation in this month’s Show & Tell! Click on photos below to enlarge:

February 11, 2019

Our February Show & Tell featured Will Clay’s latest book, “My 40 Year Passion For The Dancing Light”, a retrospective book of Will’s photographic journey.  Will exhibited several prints from his book, answered questions and shared stories about his images.  Books were available for purchase, and of course, Will will sign your copy! Unfortunately, bad weather kept the less intrepid members away and turnout was disappointingly low. Nevertheless, here are some photos from the event. Bottom left – Tim Rex returning images from our Sterling Library exhibit… thanks Tim! Click on to expand:

January 14, 2019

This month’s Show & Tell featured our very own member Harry Hitzeman who displayed his eclectic combination of photos along with a slide show on the monitor. Here is a description of his program called YOU ARE THERE in his own words:

“Cross a nature-loving Boy Scout with a Structural Engineer, a Photographer, a Software Engineer, and a large dollop of Intuition, what do you get?  Me and My Art.

I start with the Tools of Digital Photography, striving to get to the right place at the right time, capturing bits of raw material for my art.  I then mold this raw material in the digital darkroom – invoking the Wizard’s Software – to shape my personal visual slice of the beauty of nature and man-made structures.  

I want you to feel you are there with me, and that beauty is even bigger and better than you remember. My art showcases 

  • Bright Colors and Visual Effects that are not always realistic (but may be real anyway!), such as Color Exaggeration/Distortion or Selective Blurring / Streaking.
  • Landscape Foreground Detail, to create the feeling of “You Are There” 
  • Unique Lighting and Perspective that draws out pleasing and normally hidden details.
  • Contrast between Forms in Nature (mountains vs. stones)
  • Contrast between Durability in Time (a sagebrush vs. a mountain)

… and always a Reverent Gratitude for the beautiful gift of this garden called  Life.

There were many attendees including family & friends to help celebrate Harry’s 70th birthday! Beautiful presentation – thanks Harry! Click on any image below to expand: