At the Seniors Centre open house held on September 7, Marianne Wilkinson approached the club for help:
I’m in the process of completing a book about Kanata. Its title is “The Kanata Concept” and the subheading is “how the community created an award-winning city”. I’m presently looking for photos or maps that will illustrate parts of the book, particularly ones showing the community in its early years, historic sites/buildings that still exist, and some of the terrain.
If any member of the camera club has photos that would be suitable I’d like to see them and if they are used give credit to the photographer. If others are willing to take some now of sites that I’d provide I’d do the same, giving credit in the book.
If you want to help out, you can reach Marianne at:
Open Call for Photographers: 2022 Russell Township Photography Expo! Submission Deadline: Monday August 22, 2022 at 11:59 PM Exhibition: Friday September 10, 2022.
We invite hobby, amateur, and professional photographers to submit their images for the Township of Russell Photography Expo!
This year’s theme is “Hometown Future.” Consider where you might imagine our hometown is headed. What has changed, what is changing, and what will forever stay the same? Who is going to be a part of the future of our hometown? How does one visually represent both nostalgia and imagination? Where does history meet progress in theTownship of Russell?
Submissions and participation for this event are free. 5 images for consideration to an independent jury featuring critical curators, professionals in the field, and local arts leaders. One winner from each of the following categories will have their image printed and displayed as outdoor public art in the Township!
The categories include: Best Youth (ages 18 under) Best Portrait Best Landscape Best Experimental
The Expo of submissions will take place during the Russell Art At Night soirée on September 10, 2022
Anyone from Canada can enter this competition, however all images must have been taken within the Township of Russell boundaries. A map of the Township boundaries can be found at www.russell.ca/maps.
Ron Pierce has been wandering around northern Newfoundland and sent us this report:
Here are a few photos of northern Newfoundland. All photos (except the iceberg) were taken with my cell phone. No post-processing except for resizing for email.
The coastal scenery of northern Newfoundland is spectacular. We have visited some of the scenes in these photos several times during our many times in Newfoundland. They still take our breath away.
We have had incredible weather during the past two weeks. It has been unseasonably warm and sunny, with a high fire risk. Today is the first of probably several rainy days, so maybe a chance to get some photos of “rain, drizzle and fog”.
If you’d like to share a few of your summer images, please send them along with a note on what you’ve been up to, to firstname.lastname@example.org
With our current season winding down, we are busy planning for our new 2022/23 season. Thank you to all our club members who identified interesting and ambitious topics for our monthly challenges.
Results from our 2022 Members’ Survey indicate that you would like to extend the time for taking photographs to 12 months. Of course, if you are unable to take photographs in this time, please use photographs from your archive that relate to the monthly challenge.
We are hoping to reconvene in-person monthly meetings at the Kanata Seniors Centre starting in September 2022.
We thought that members would like to get a “sneak peek” at the topics for our monthly challenges for the new season.
So, for those photographers who like to get a jump start on their photography, here is the list of topics. Keep an eye on our website for a full listing of topic descriptions and due dates that will be posted shortly after our June meeting.
It’s summer: get outside!!(Around Ottawa/Gatineau and the Ottawa Valley)
Summer has finally arrived! It is time to get outside! There are so many things to see and do in and around Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. Grab your camera and take some photographs of your favourite location, subject or activity. Perhaps you want to get creative and take a photograph that has a unique perspective or is somewhat ambiguous. Try to stump our club members by having them guess what the photograph actually is about.
Out of Place, Outliers (what does not belong), Unexpected
Club member Ted Timmons shot the recent “blood moon” lunar eclipse and shared his experience and images.
It was a bit of an adventure to sort out how to go about getting the shots. The weather cooperated enough to let me make a few images of the moon. The image of just the moon is straight out of the camera with minimal post-processing.
For the moon: Sigma 50-500 with a 1.4 teleconverter
For the foreground in the composite images: Sigma 50-500
Tripod with a gimbal head
This one is a composite image. Not possible with the location, my gear, and especially my skill level to get the epic image of a very large moon with the background. Had to mask, copy, resize the moon to composite in the other image.
Taken in the area just across the street from where I live – Carp River
This image shows the phases of the moon entering eclipse: