Last week I saw a fellow near my entrance way, photographing from the verge of the road. I invited him into my property and he spent a hour wandering about on his own. It got me thinking I could offer an open invitation to all camera club members who would like a walk in the woods. I live 6 km beyond the village of Carp. I will re-mark some of the trails in the next day or so, but if you are uneasy about going into the woods there are open spaces to photograph. At the moment there are few biting insects, but there are tics, so dress appropriately. Phone (613 839 2747) or email (email@example.com) if you would like to come and I will send you directions. I am home.
With regards to the forest walk invitation, I do not want to dash hopes about a walk in the woods, but exploring the trails myself this afternoon, I discovered it is not a stroll or a walk, but rather a scramble. The once trail is now blocked by fallen large trees and it may be a challenge, in some areas, to locate the old trail. It would be an outing for the most venturesome or intrepid adventurer.
For the first time since opening in 1950, the famous Keukenhof flower garden, whose 7 million bulbs attract about 1.5 million visitors from all over world each year, is closed due to the Covid19 pandemic. Fortunately Albert Dros, a Dutch photographer was able to gain access to the garden and spent a day capturing these images of the beautiful flower fields, without people.
Members of the KSCCC had another successful year with the 2020 Winter Photo Challenge. This year we challenged ourselves to create a photographic project using only 4-6 photographs focused on a specific topic. A total of 17 photographers submitted approximately 100 photographs on topics ranging from people riding the bus, to winter wildlife, desert flowers and Ottawa’s street art. Congratulations to all photographers!
The Slideshow of the photographic projects can be viewed here.
On Monday April 6th, the City announced that facilities including the Kanata Seniors Centre would not re-open before June 30th. This means that our meetings scheduled for May and June are cancelled.
In spite of the fact that we can’t meet face to face, we can still share our creativity. Our monthly photo challenges for April and May and the corresponding submission deadlines remain in place. Like our March challenge, your results will be posted here on the corresponding meeting dates.
Your executive is busy planning our 2020/2021 season (our 12th). Stay tuned for new monthly photo challenges.
Mike Browne, whose YouTube videos have been featured often at past club meetings, has announced this:
This free twelve week programme of teaching, exercises and competitions will help you appreciate your home environment in a way you would never have believed possible, finding beauty in every angle and shadow.
No one wants Lockdown, but it’s a great opportunity to practise new ways of seeing and photo techniques, whilst keeping yourself and others safe whilst growing your skills and having the opportunity to win free access to my online courses.
I’ll post a free video tutorial every Sunday at 19.00 pm (UK Time) that also sets a challenge for you to enter an image in our weekly Photography Locked Down competition on Facebook.
Winners and runners will be announced ‘Live’ on Youtube the following Sunday by myself – and some superstar guests I promise you won’t want to miss. You’ll get the next free tutorial and photo challenge immediately afterwards.
This is an amazing opportunity to grow your skills, win free access to online training and keep your mind out of mischief – you literally give it your best shot.