Catherine Easton is a STAR!

Cathine Easton, who puts together our slideshows every month, is a STAR!

She recently emailed me to say:

I sent my Cardinal photo to CBC TV weather guy Ian Black because he has a “fun weather photo” file where he shows a couple of seasonal photos sent to him by viewers each night on his CBC TV Weather segment each night at 6pm & 10 pm.

RIVALS by Catherine Easton

Well, I got an email from Ian Black today & he said he was showing the photo this evening.  It was on the 6pm news & will be shown again on the 10 pm-11 pm TV News. 

I think I’m allowed to grin. 

Way to go Catherine!

Photography Books Now Available at Second Editions

Photography books from the library of John Taylor, Ottawa historian, and photographer will be featured from Wednesday, April 6 to  Saturday, April 16th.
After that additional photography books will be added to the display from Second Edition’s reserved storage of books.

JOHN H. TAYLOR
1939 – 2020
Professor Emeritus Carleton University 

The photography books displayed for sale were donated in memory of John Taylor. John was a skilled photographer, and he treasured the many photography books that were part of his extensive Library.

His book Ottawa: An Illustrated History was named the best local and regional history for 1988 by the Ontario Historical Society.

The book is available to borrow from the Ottawa Public Library.

The Second Editions Bookshop, operated by The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association, is located beside the library at 101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean ON K2G 0B5. It is open:

Wednesday: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Volunteer Photographers

Manordale Woodvale Community Association (MWCA)  is planning a 60th Anniversary Celebration and is looking for volunteers.

On Saturday, May 28th, they will be holding a family event at Manordale Park (68 Knoxdale Road), from 2-11 pm, starting with a Shriner’s parade through the community followed by a family BBQ, with games and activities for kids, accompanied by live entertainment and a licensed bar.  

They are looking for volunteer photographers to capture the event. 

If you’re interested in helping out, please contact:

Charlene Hickman
613.297.7284
cshosein@hotmail.com

Symmetry/Balanced/Unbalanced Slideshow Now Online

Because we’re still meeting online in April, we are sharing the slideshow of images from our March Symmetry/Balanced/Unbalanced challenge online.

In order to view the slideshow full screen, please click on the Play icon (above) then on the word YouTube or click on this link.

Thanks to all members for sharing their images and to Catherine Easton for creating this slideshow.

Silence Slideshow Now Online

Because we’re still meeting online in March, we are sharing the slideshow of images from our February Silence challenge online.

In order to view the slideshow full screen, please click on the Play icon (above) then on the word YouTube or click on this link.

Thanks to all members for sharing their images and to Catherine Easton for creating this slideshow.

Morocco: a Land of Contrasts

The photos in my slideshow are from a photography trip I took with my daughter to Morocco in May 2012.  The focus was mostly on street photography.  It was definitely a memorable experience, and looking at the pictures brings me right back to the places we visited.

It was through Strabo Tours, and the professional photographer was JJ Weiss (who has since passed on).  His biography:

I had the greatest good fortune to begin photography as an apprentice to the legendary Minor White at M.I.T.  That blessing was even more enhanced when I got my M.F.A., studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind,  both master photographers, at the Rhode Island School of Design. Just six years after printing my first photo, I  was appointed to a professorship in art at the University of Delaware, where I led the photo program for 30  years. Our graduate studies program was praised by The Photo Review for its “outstanding contribution to photography,” and I was also cited for an Excellence in Teaching award. In 2006, I received national recognition as Teacher of the Year by the Santa Fe Center for Photography. I’ve led 30 photo safaris and tours for Strabo.

The description of the tour

Morocco is a beautiful country filled with friendly people and irresistible allure. Most excitingly, photographs seem to beckon around every corner.  There is so much to see. Marrakech is home to the famous outdoor market, Djemaa el Fna, perhaps the greatest open-air spectacle in the world. Among many delights, you will see snake charmers, dance troupes, and storytellers regaling fascinated listeners with tall tales. In Fes, the center of culture and religious learning, we will photograph in its ancient Medina. Kiosks abound all over, vendors selling their goods much as they did thousands of years ago. This year, we’ve added a new destination in the north, Chefchaouen.  Pronounced, shef-shau-en, the town was founded in 1492 by Moorish exiles from Spain. Our accommodations are set in the hillside, just above the town, away from the hustle and bustle of the medina, yet within walking distance to the areas where we’ll be photographing.  In the medina, the outdoor market vendors sell all sorts of vegetables and fruits amid the narrow cobbled alleyways of whitewashed walls and blue doors. It’s a photographer’s delight.  And, of course, our visit to the Sahara is a particularly unique adventure. We arrive in mid-afternoon, photographing the dunes, the camels, and the herders. Then we are witnesses to one of the most amazing sunsets you will ever see. Following an al fresco dinner, and entertained by tribal musicians, we sleep, then rise before dawn, where Tuareg tribesmen help us to mount our camels, and ride up the dunes to photograph the magnificent Saharan sunrise.

Debbie Pinard