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!

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

2021 Spring Photo Challenge Reminder

Happy Rock by Ron Pierce

The Spring Photo Challenge this year is Spring: a Time of New Beginnings. To participate in this challenge you need to take 4-6 photos plus a title slide, or select photos from your photo collections, on a specific theme related to the topic that interests you or perhaps challenges your photographic skills.

The deadline for this challenge is noon, Friday, April 23rd, 2021. Update: Deadline extended to noon, Friday, May 14, 2021.

For more details on this challenge and how to submit photographs refer to this post.

2021 Spring Photo Challenge

It’s time to get ready for the KSCCC 2021 Spring Photo Challenge !!

Happy Rock by Ron Pierce

The Spring Photo Challenge has been extended. Changes are in bold below.

This has been a challenging year for us all. It’s time to shake off those winter blues and get ready to welcome Spring, a time of renewal, rebirth and new beginnings.

Last year’s winter challenge, “Creating a Photographic Project”, was very successful.  Let’s see if we can make this year’s challenge even better!

This year’s challenge will be Spring: A Time of New Beginnings”.

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While Walking Though Beaverbrook

On our daily walks in our  neighbourhood , we find stones some residents painted and distributed along paths…

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… to thank health care workers …

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… to cheer you up …

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… to make sure you do not feel alone …

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… to make you feel strong …

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 … to make you happy.  

Peter von Moos

Enjoy a Socially Distant Forest Walk

Tree Fern by Ann Williams

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 (careysj@hotmail.com) if you would like to come and I will send you directions. I am home.

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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.

Sue Carey

Free Photo Course From Mike Browne

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.

Thanks to Phil Tughan for sharing this tip.