Help with a book

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:

2022 Russell Township Photography Expo

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.

To submit, visit www.russell.ca/photoexpo2022.

The Russell Township Photo Expo is a partnership between the Russell Agricultural Society and the Township of Russell.

For questions please email independent curator Darren Pottie at russellpublicart@gmail.com or the Township of Russell Communications Department at comms@russell.ca.

Bird Photography Contest

Catherine Easton, the dedicated club member who prepares all our slideshows, says:

Hi Everyone:

I am a new volunteer with the Ottawa Wild Bird Care Centre and they are holding a photo contest to select bird photographs for the 2023 CALENDAR.

Each entrant is allowed to submit 5 photographs.   I understand the judges will be Nina & Tony Beck.

I know several of the Executive and some members are fabulous bird photographers – and wondered if this would be of interest.

The DEADLINE IS Sunday August 1st 2022.

Contest details are avaiable here.

Ron in Newfoundland

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 contact@ksccc.ca

In-Camera Extreme Perspective, Worm’s Eye View Images

Look Up by Marilyn Martin

Click here to see the gallery of images that members submitted in response to our In-Camera Extreme Perspective, Worm’s Eye View challenge.

Because we’re still meeting online in June, we are sharing the slideshow of these images.

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

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

In-Camera Black and White, Exposure Creativity, Embrace the Grain Images

The Guitar by Amy Lo

Click here to see the gallery of images that members submitted in response to our In-Camera Black and White (or monotone), Exposure Creativity, Embrace the Grain challenge.

Because we’re still meeting online in June, we are sharing the slideshow of these images.

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

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

Wall Art / Building Decorations / Graffiti Images Now Online

Beautiful Carp by Catherine Easton

The gallery from our Wall Art/Building Decorations/Graffiti challenge is now online here.

Because we’re still meeting online in June, we are sharing the slideshow of images from our May Wall Art/Building Decorations/Graffiti 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.

MONTHLY CHALLENGES FOR 2022/23—A Sneak Peek

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.

Summer Challenge

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.

Monthly Challenges

  • Animals, Pets
  • Circles
  • Contrast
  • Hands
  • Out of Place, Outliers (what does not belong), Unexpected
  • Pareidolia
  • Still Life
  • Self-Portrait without Self (without your face)
  • Transportation

Ron Pierce

Lunar Eclipse

Club member Ted Timmons shot the recent “blood moon” lunar eclipse and shared his experience and images.

Eclipsed “Blood” Moon

 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.

Equipment:

  • 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
  • Cable release
  • Mosquito repellent!

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.

Composite

Taken in the area just across the street from where I live – Carp River

This image shows the phases of the moon entering eclipse:

Phases Entering Eclipse

Great images! Thanks for sharing Ted.