SnapShots Official Newsletter of the Capital City Camera Club October 2008
Inside this Issue Club Memberâ€™s Print Sells for $850.00 October Club Competition Results 2008 Alabama National Fair 2008 Autauga County Fair November Field Trip - Indian PowWow Field Trip Side Trips Desoto Caverns Welcomes Capital City Camera Club Images from September and October Field Trips Cover Photo by Mitford A. Fontaine
Capital City Camera Club Members
Chuck Rice – President - MAR 09 Robert Thomson – Vice President
Ron (Bart) Bartoszewicz Sherry Beazley Barbara Bennett Anna Bishop Donna Blanks - NOV Jessica Bowman Barbara Bryan LaDonna Burks Pierre Caldwell Sandra Campbell Deborah Conley Jeff Elliott Mitford Fontaine Robert Fouts Sarah Fullerton Keith George Srinivas Ginjupalli (Sri) Aleah Goode Rhonda Goode Tim Goode
Open – Secretary Don Ball – Treasurer
Club Members Kathy Groves Jim Harris Beverly Henry - NOV Jan Hoffman Jeannine Keener Ronald Klein Amanda Kuykendall Charles Kuykendall Jesse Kuykendall Nathan Kuykendall Robert Lake Bryce Lugenbeal Anita McFarland Sue Mehearg Lori Mercer Clyde Mills Curtis Miyasaka Jim Pappanastos Judi Parks DiAnna Paulk
Wayne Pratt Valencia Price Vincent Sabatine Carl (Snake) Saunders Elly Seo Diane Sims Sue Sizemore Lori Sullivan Eleanor Thomas Debbie Townes Jackie Webber Constance Westover Maddie White *MONTHS IN RED ARE THE MONTH YOU VOLUNTEERED TO BRING REFRESHMENTS.
Background photo by Connie Westover
A few words from the Club President Getting there is all there is
hotography is not all that I do. In my other life I also make an attempt to play the guitar. One of the instructors that I take lessons from has a philosophy that I recently figured out also applies to my photography. That philosophy is that, no matter how much I learn, I will never get to where I know it all. I will never reach the end of the journey. I will never get to a point where I can stop and say “There, now I know everything there is to know about playing great guitar music!” or “There, now I know everything there is to know about taking great photographs!” Accepting that reality frees me up to enjoy the journey for its own rewards, and not be so focused on the end result. If I can stop focusing on trying to take the perfect photograph every time I release the shutter, I can learn to enjoy the photographic process as much as I do the photographs themselves. If I enjoy the details along the way, the great photographs will take care of themselves. I’ll never be a great guitar player, but I can’t tell you how much I enjoy learning new songs. I’ll never be a great photographer, but if I enjoy each step of the process along the way, then I can truly enjoy learning photography. I don’t deny that being a person who is driven to perfection can lead to greatness, but I know that it rarely leads to happiness.
HUNTSVILLE PHOTO FLEA MARKET According to the October issue of Shutterbug, the camera show/flea market will be on October 26th, Von Braun Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact point is a Nancy Green, P.O. Box 11267, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33339, phone 954-564-1022, e-mail: ngcameras@ aol.com. Locally in the Huntsville area the show is usually co-sponsored by Sutherland’s Photo. Article submitted by Ron (Bart) Bartoszewicz
Capital City Camera Club Meeting Dates 2008 Club Meetings Dates November 10 December 8
2008 Business Meeting Dates October 27 November 24 December 22
Dates are subject to change. Attend meetings or visit the club website for the most up-to-date changes.
This month’s cover photo was taken by Mitford F. Fontaine
October Club Meeting Competition Night C ompetition night was fun as always. Special thanks to Robert Fouts who stepped in to judge when the scheduled judge cancelled at the last minute. A special welcome to our guests Linda Starnes, Charlotte Moseley and a new member, Maddie White. Tim Goode won the September on-line competition. He has also arranged a safari for the club to Desoto Caverns on October 25th. Information regarding this trip can be found throughout the newsletter. The November club competition will be black and white for both categories. Donâ€™t forget the trip to Niceville, Florida for the PowWow is quickly approaching. Members need to coordinate a time to meet if they will be driving down together. This trip occurs before our next meeting. Contact Carl Saunders for more information regarding this trip.
Members have an opportunity to display their work at Alabama State University from November 6th to November 25th. A reception will be held on November 10th at 5:00 p.m. Chuck and Jackie Webber will be following up with more information regarding this event and certain procedures for displaying your work. The annual club Christmas party will be held at the Marengo Plantation in Lowndesboro. The date is December 13th (Saturday) from noon until 3:00 p.m. This will be a potluck dinner. Please see the website to sign up for a dish to bring. Make sure you bring your camera. THANK YOU TO SUE SIZEMORE for arranging this event! We will also have a regular December club meeting for the print of the year competition. Make sure you get your prints ready.
Desoto Caverns Safari October 25th Meet in the parking lot of the Wetumpka Wal-Mart at 8:00 a.m. Itâ€™s about a 2 hour drive, the caverns open at 9:00, and admission is around $14.00.
BRING YOUR TRIPOD!
August Online Competition Tied first place winners are Jackie Webber for “R U My Mother?” and Charles Kuykendall for “Preparing for My Beauty Sleep!”
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“Preparing For My Beauty Sleep!” by Charles Kuykendall
September Online Competition Congratulations to Tim Goode for winning the September On-Line competition. Love his waterfall shot? Get your chance to shoot one like it on the Desoto Caverns Safari October 25th. See more information regarding this field trip in the newsletter!
UPCOMING ON-LINE “Waterfall in Desoto Caverns” by Tim Goode
October - Autumn November - Family
Anna Bishop recently participated in the Annual Blue Jean Ball and donated her 16”x 20” print of “Nova” to be auctioned off in the fundraiser used to raise money for scholarships to nursing students who attend Auburn and AUM. She had the print autographed by Coach Tommy Tuberville and former Coach Pat Dye. After a lot of bids, it sold for an outstanding Thanks to her participation, Anna has helped lessen the financial load for a deserving student!
Annual Blue Jean Ball hosted in ‘Blue Hawaii’ COLUMN BY DEBORAH HAYES MOORE SPECIAL TO THE ADVERTISER • SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
the pe rimeter of tents constructed on the premises, which were illuminated Elvis made an appearance in “Blue Hawaii” last Friday, but not only in a with chandeliers, and draped with long white billowing fabrics. screening of the 1961 movie that was one of the legend ary entertainer’s most The Auburn University Steel Drum Band provided wonderful sounds as successful films. Dressed in a replica of Pres ley’s familiar sparkling white per they played to accent the seaside ambiance. Trained han dlers walked through formance ensemble, Bill J. “Elvis” Brooks arrived at a recent area fundraiser to the area to provide close up views of the beau tiful birds of prey from the Colserenade guests at the 8th annual “Blue Jean Ball in Blue Hawaii.” lege of Veterinary Medicine’s South eastern Raptor Center. His appearance was planned to pump up the excitement during the benefit Shrimp, oysters, scallops and fish were among the fresh wild seafood from for the Auburn Univer sity and Auburn University Mont gomery Schools of the Gulf that was pre pared for the evening by represen tatives of the OrgaNursing. Though the movie was among the many activities of the denim and nized Seafood Association country-western outdoor affair, the live of Alabama. Side dish es performance of Elvis songs made the and desserts were provided night unforgetta ble. Proceeds from previous Blue Jean Balls have enabled by Ursula’s Catering, as Brooks, who has been perform ing the “exotic sides and ‘Ono in the role since the year after Presley the Schools of Nursing to respond to the financial needs sweets” of the night. died, travels nationwide to entertain of more than 200 students with scholarship awards. “Aubie,” the Auburn guests. To the delight of more than 800 Tigers’ mascot, posed for celebrants, he came from Tupelo, Miss., Thirty students were re cipients for the 2008-2009 photographs and mingled to support the evening at Auburn Oaks, school year, and funds raised during this year’s event with guests, while many the home of former Auburn Coach Pat reviewed the displays that Dye. will support addition al scholarships, and scholarship in cluded more than 90 endowments for both campuses, as well as begin to silent auction items that Hawaiian Resort support the school’s faculty and programs. included trips, an tiques, jewelry, artwork, sports Dye and Nancy McDonald graequipment and memociously opened Crooked Oaks ranch in rabilia, serv ices, home Notasulga for the first five Blue Jean balls, and continued the tradition by hostdécor, certificates and gift baskets. ing the casual gathering on the Auburn Oaks property across the road last year. A guitar signed by Jimmy Buf fett was among the many items in the live Auburn Oaks became part trop ical resort last Friday night as it was transauction, as well as an auto graphed copy of “To Kill A Mock ingbird” signed formed for the “Blue Ha waii” scene of this year’s ball -- an event that started by Harper Lee during a recent visit with Coach Dye. Allan Baitcher served as well before sun down, and lasted until just before midnight. the night’s auctioneer, encouraging guests to bid on these and other specially Plants, seashells, candles, trop ical blue tablecloths, specialty cocktails, food, selected items during the night, including a trip to Hawaii, and a seafood fun and “Elvis’” performance complimented the tropical theme, along with tailgating party for 50. hula dancers and torch bearers who helped nursing students present leis to As the night progressed, hula dancers and torch bearers enter tained, Elvis guests as they arrived. was a show-stopper, and “A1A,” the original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, Though denim was still the ba sic attire of choice, guests paired their denim played beach music as guests danced on a checkerboard-style floor, while the duds with tropical shirts and blouses, and skirts and Capri pants, with most band sang selections from its recently released CD, “Beach wrecked.” leaving their boots behind for sandals.
Ranch Wranglers Taking a cue from the Auburn Oaks environment, Baptist Health Systems, the Robert and Charlotte Lowder Foundation, and Betty and Earlon McWhorter served as Trailblazer sponsors support ing the event, along with an array of Point Rider, Lead Rider and Big Circle Rider sponsors. Dye and McDonald served as honorary co-chairs of the event with Auburn president Jay Go gue and his wife, Susie; AUM Chancellor John Veres III and his wife, Beth; Fran and Tom Clement; Bena and Paul Spina Jr.; and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr.. Honorary co-chairs Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller, and the McWhorters were unable to attend. Not forgetting the ball’s roots, a team of more than 60 volun teers served as “Ranch Wran glers” on the ball’s planning com mittee. Lynn Huggins served as coordinator of the event, which in cluded lots of happenings in Blue Hawaii. As guests mingled to begin the festivities while the sun was still shining brightly, “Aloha Pork” ap petizers were served hot off the grill, compliments of Conecuh Sausage in Evergreen. The “Blue Hawaii” title was a calling card for the tropical cocktails of the same name that were served for the Blue Jean Ball at Joe Gilchrist’s Flora-Bama tent, along with the much loved “Bushwackers.”
Surf’s Up! The movie “Blue Hawaii” was shown continuously throughout the evening on a large screen tele vision. Large inflatable beach balls were scattered around
Surfside Supporters Among the special guests at the Blue Jean Ball were state Sen. Ted Little; Jennifer Brown dean of AUM’s School of Education; Leigh Anne and Guy Nevins; Teri and Mac Barnes, and their guests, Nancy and Sonny Cone; Jerome Moore Jr., Lisa Person, Cynthia Barginere; Teri and Bart Dingler; Patricia Gayle and Jimmy Seay; and Thomas Moseley. Teri Dingler was among the wranglers who made sure every one had a great time including Juli Anderson, Heather Beau champ, Amanda Busby, Linda Byrd, Warren Carter and John Damoth. Yasaman Deravi, Dorothea Dillman, Jean DuBois, Kathy Jo Ellison, Benita Froemming; developer officer Shelley Grider,cf111; Cam Hamilton, Elizabeth Hender son, Constance Hendricks, Pam Hennessey, Caralise Hunt, Mary Margaret Ivey, Jan McA lister, Jud McCartha, Libba McMillan, Laura Megginson, Brandy Melton, Jeanne Mor gan, Suzanne Morris, Francine Parker, Michele Harris Patter son, Mary Peterson , Kim Rain es; Karol Renfroe, coordinator of the AU School of Nursing’s Nurs ing Resource Center; Andrew Ridings, Lyla Ridings, Rachel Rylant, Jenny Schuessler , Mi chelle Schutt , Stacey Seawell, Caroline Stacey, Stephanie Sul livan, Payton Tatum, Lea Trimm, Barbara Wilder and Barbara Witt. Two special presentations were made during the evening to up the ante of funds raised to support the two schools of nursing. State Sen. Ted Little presented a Community Service Grant of $5,000 to Dean Barbara Witt. AUM grad Teal Cort of the class of 1961, presented $250,000 to be split between both schools and used for state-of-the-art clinical skills equip ment, and to support upgrades to AUM School of Nursing building.
C C C C advanced apital
“Turquoise Angel” 1st Place Jewelry by Chuck Rice
“Navaho Collection by Effie C.” 2nd Place - Jewelry by Carl Saunders
O P C advanced ctober
“Pepper Chow” - 1st Place - Open by Connie Westover
“Monarch’s Pleasure” HM - Open by Judi Parks
“Dream Catcher” HM - Open by Connie Westover
“Golden Eye” - 2nd Place - Open by Tim Goode
“Dreaming of Yesterday - 3rd Place - Open by Chuck Rice
Capital City Camera Club
“SEC Championship” 1st Place - Jewelry by Beverly Henry
October Print Competition
“Beauty at the Silver Pond” 2nd Place - Open by Charles Kuykendall “Proud Papa” - 1st Place - Open by Aleah Goode
3rd Place Open - by
“Foggy Reflection” - HM - Open by Beverly Henry
“Bold and Beautiful” - HM - Open by Charles Kuykendall
“Serenity” 3rd Place - Open by Anna Bishop
Annual Capital City Camera Club Christmas Party Marengo Plantation in Lowndesboro County December 13th (Noon to 3:00 p.m.) Potluck Dinner (sign up online)
Photo by Curtis Miyasaka Rocky Mountain School of Photography is excited to return to Birmingham! Get the latest photography instruction at an RMSP Weekend that’s appropriate for both the digital and film photographer. Plan to spend two days learning in a relaxed, information-filled environment with three of our best instructors. The event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Birmingham. Choose the Level that Fits RMSP’s Weekends allow you to customize your own curriculum. Weekends are carefully crafted to fit several audiences. During each session, you have a choice of three classes so that you can attend the ones that are most interesting and relevant to YOU. There is no need to choose your classes ahead of time - you can decide as you go. See our ‘Courses’ page for detailed descriptions.
Doubletree Hotel Birmingham 808 South 20th Street • Birmingham, AL 35205 (205) 933-9000 or (800) 222-TREE http://www.doubletree.com The Doubletree Hotel Birmingham is located in the Southside district adjacent to the University of Alabama campus. We have received a reduced parking rate of $5 per day for our Weekend attendees. Please let the parking attendant know that you are there to attend the RMSP Weekend event at the hotel. Directions to Hotel
Critique Session The Sunday afternoon critique session is open to everyone interested in a unique and informative experience. Our goal is to provide you with a learning experience through honest and supportive feedback. All critiques are presented anonymously, so don’t worry about being put on the spot. See our ‘Courses’ page for information on preparing your images for the critique.
Traveling North on I-65: Follow I-65 North to Univ. Blvd. Exit onto Univ. Blvd. and follow to 20th St. South. Turn right onto 20th St. South. The Doubletree Hotel Birmingham is located on the corner of Univ. Blvd. and 20th St. South. Traveling South on I-65: Follow I-65 South to 4th Ave. South. 4th Avenue South is a one-way street. Follow 4th Avenue South to 20th
Exciting Door Prizes We are giving away some exciting door prizes including $100, $250 and $500 gift certificates toward any RMSP Workshop or Career Training course.
St. South and turn right onto 20th St. South. Follow 4 blks. to Univ. Blvd. The Doubletree Hotel Birmingham is located on the corner of Univ. Blvd. and 20th St. South.
Register Early! In 2008 most of the RMSP Weekend events sold out. We suggest you register early.
Traveling West on I-20/50 or from the Birmingham Intl. Airport: Follow Airport Blvd. to I-20/50 West. Take I-20/59 West to the 126-A exit. Exit to the right onto Highway 31 South, which is the Red Mountain Expressway. Follow Highway 31 to the 8th Avenue South Exit. Turn right at the bottom of the exit onto Univ. Blvd. Follow one mile to 20th Street South. Turn left onto 20th St. South. The Doubletree Hotel Birmingham is located on the corner of Univ. Blvd. and 20th St. South.
Tuition Two days $179 One day $129 Group Pricing: $159 per person for both days, $119 for one day. Online and early registration savings have been included in your group pricing (a savings of $20 for two days and $10 for one day). Your group code is: GC18 Submit this code when registering to receive the special group price mentioned above.
Traveling East on I-20/59: Take I-20/59 East to I-65 South: Follow I-65 South to 4th Ave. South. 4th Ave. South is a one-way street. Follow 4th Ave. South to 20th St. South and turn right onto 20th St. South. Follow 4 blks. to Univ. Blvd. The Doubletree Hotel Birmingham is located on the corner of Univ. Blvd. and 20th St. South.
www.rmsp.com for more course information for this event.
ALABAMA NATIONAL FAIR
BEST of SHOW AND HIGH POINT WINNER “Gilded Morning” won 1st Place in Pictorial - Amateur Division. It also won Best of Show in the Amateur Division.
“Our Town” won Honorable Mention in Pictorial - Amateur Division
“The Sentry” won Honorable Mention in Animals – Amateur Division
ALABAMA NATIONAL FAIR
“Heavenly Messengers” won Honorable Mention in the Animal - Amateur Division
“Angel Soft” won Honorable Mention in Children Amateur Division
DID YOU KNOW?
Connie won “Best of Show” in 2006?
“Cherished” won 2nd Place in the Black/White People - Amateur Division
“Irresistible” won 2nd Place in the Children - Amateur Division
ALABAMA NATIONAL FAIR Sue Mehearg “Little Princess” won 3rd Place in ur Division te a m A n e r d il h C
Mitford Fontaine “Alamucha Creek Covered Bridge” won 1st Place in the Amateur Unclassified Division
“Kowaliga Bridge Sunset” won 2nd Place in the Amateur Unclassified Division
ALABAMA NATIONAL FAIR
DID YOU KNOW?
“Nova” won 1st Place in Animals - Amateur Division.
“Sweet Secrets” won 1st Place in the Children - Amateur Division
Anna w on “Best of Show” in 2007 ?
“Serenity” won 3rd Place in the Black/White Pictorial - Amateur Division
ALABAMA NATIONAL FAIR
“Morning Prayers” won 1st Place in People - Amateur Division.
“Snow Rose” won 3rd Place in Flowers – Amateur Division
“Coming Home” won 3rd Place in Pictorial - Amateur Division
ALABAMA NATIONAL FAIR “Soon to be Spring” won 3rd Place in Animals Amateur Division.
“Long Road Home” won HM in the Pictorial Amateur Division.
Judi Parks “Summer Comes Softly” won HM in the Flower Amateur Division
“Thank You For the Rain”
“Long Road Home” won HM in the ??? - Amateur Division
DID YOU KNOW?
Judi wo “Best of n Show in 2004 ” ?
ALABAMA NATIONAL FAIR Great Job Nathan!!!!
Welcome to the Capital City Camera Club Barbara!
“Oil and Water Do Mix” won 3rd Place in Abstract - Student Division
“Safari Hunter” won 1st Place in Adults/Color Amateur Division
“Purple Passion” won 1st Place in Flowers Student Division
AUTAUGA COUNTY FAIR
Carl Saunders Adults: Color - 1st
Adults - Color - 1st Place
Animals - Color - 1st Place
Children - B/W - 1st Place
Adults - B/W - 1st Place
B&W: - 1st
Children: Color - 1st B&W: - 1st Places: Color - 3rd
B&W: - 1st
Flowers: Color - 1st B&W: - 1st Animals: Color - 1st B&W: - 2nd Other: Color - 3rd
B&W: 1st & Best of Show
Flowers - B/W - 1st Place
Other - B/W - 1st Place & Best of Show
Located at the Niceville Mullet Festival Grounds, Grounds Corner of FL Highway 85N & College Boulevard, Boulevard Niceville Florida. Florida
Schedule of Events Friday Children’s Day: 9am – 2pm; 2pm Powwow: 7pm Grand Entry; Entry; Intertribal Dancing into the night Saturday Craft Competition: 10am – 11am; 11am Speciall Performances: 11am - 1pm Grand Entry & Opening Ceremonies: 1 pm, pm followed by Intertribal, Intertribal Exhibition,, Competition Dancing until 5 pm Night Grand Entry: 7pm followed by Intertribal Dancing, Dance Exhibitions & Competitions into the night Sunday Church Service: 10am-11am: 10am m: at the Arena Intertribal Dancing, Dance Exhibitions, Competitions Winners: Noon to 4pm ADMISSION: $2
Host Northern Drum
Host Southern Drum
Fort Oakland O kland Ramblers
Leland Thompson – LaBlanc, LaBlanc LA
Michel Reed - Fort Walton Beach, FL Michelle
Master of Ceremonies
Chefe Roy - Oklahoma
Thunderbird Honor Guard
Contest Dancing (Prize Money over $3500, see web site for rules and information) - Intertribal Dancing –– – Storytelling – Traditional Drums and Singers – Handcrafted, Authentic Native Crafters from all over the United States – Exhibits xhibits – Demonstrators – Something for everyone
Everyone Welcomed NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL ALLOWED Sponsored by The Thunderbird Intertribal Council, Inc A 501 c 3 Tax Charitable Organization www.thunderbirdpowwow.org
For more information, call Kirby Locklear 850-863850 -5311 5311 or Glenn Farmer 850-678-7714 850 7714
November Field Trip - Niceville, FL
Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow Pictures from 2006
by Connie Westover
roup G p i r T d l e i F 6 200
by Carl Saunders
by Judi Parks
by Carl Saunder s
If you are going on the November field trip, consider these “side trips”. Club members Judi Parks and Connie Westover become kangaroos after taking a side trip to The Zoo in 2006.
THE ZOO Northwest Florida
5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 Phone: 850.932.2229 www.thezoonorthwestflorida.org Get up close and personal with more than 1,300 animals at The ZOO - Northwest Florida. Hand-feed the giraffes, pay a visit to the goats, cows, and sheep at the petting zoo or take a ride on the Safari Line Limited Train, which winds through more than 30 acres of free-roaming wildlife.
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park
Located on the north shore of Choctawhatchee Bay and bordered by the Rocky Bayou Aquatic Preserve, park visitors can enjoy canoeing and kayaking, viewing aquatic wildflowers, spotting osprey nests or observing wildlife in its natural environment. To maximize visitor appreciation of this idyllic setting, canoes and kayaks can be rented for 2 hours, half day, or all day. Welcome to Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park U.S. Air Force Colonel Fred Gannon was instrumental in transforming this site from a bombing practice range during World War II to a picturesque state park. The property now preserves beautiful oldgrowth long leaf pine trees, several over 300 years old, that once dominated this area of Florida. Rocky Bayou, the main feature of the park, is the trailing arm of Choctawhatchee Bay and is popular for boating and fishing. A doublelane boat ramp makes this one of the best boat launching locations on the bay, where both freshwater and saltwater fish are found. Other opportunities for fun include hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Puddin Head Lake, at the center of the park, is a great spot for freshwater fishing and canoeing. A well shaded campground is available for full facility camping. Located on State Road 20, five miles east of Highway 85.
Come welcome The ZOO’s cutest new residents - an 18-foot tall giraffe named Colby, three-inch tall twin baby golden-headed lion tamarins and a baby siamang.
Hours of Operation 8:00 AM to sunset Driving Directions From the west: Take Interstate 10 east to highway 85 south until you reach highway 20. Go east on highway 20. Park will be approximately 5 miles on the left. From the east: Take Interstate 10 west to highway 331 south until you reach highway 20. Go west on highway 20 approximately 25 miles until you see signs for park on right.
Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily Zoo Admission $8.25 Children (3-11) $11.50 Adults (12-61) $10.50 Seniors (62-up) (Children 2 and under are FREE!)
Park Fees Admission Fees $4.00 per vehicle (2-8 People) and $3.00 Per vehicle (single Occupant). Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park 4281 Hwy 20 Niceville, Florida 32578 Phone: 850-833-9144
Henderson Beach State Park Summer is coming to an end. The beach days have never been better. So bring your umbrellas and sunscreen and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. The cooler days of fall are just around the corner. Now is the best time to enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of the emerald coast. Take a peaceful walk on our sugar white sand or just relax on the beach with your favorite book. Pristine white sugar sand beaches and more than 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline border the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural features of the park include sand pines, scrub oaks, and dune rosemary. The nature trail provides visitors a rare glimpse of the coastal dune ecosystem and abundant wildlife and is pet friendly. Henderson Beach is A.D.A accessible and includes beach wheel chair availability. Visitors can enjoy truly breathtaking sunsets while relaxing by the warm crystal clear water of the Gulf of Mexico. The park is located just east of Destin on U.S. 98. Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to sunset Driving Directions: Henderson Beach State Park is located just east of the city of Destin on U.S.98. Park Fees: Admission Fee $3.00 for vehicle with single occupant and $4.00 per vehicle with up to 8 people Henderson Beach State Park 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, Florida 32541 Phone: (850) 837-7550
Grayton Beach State Park Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, and surf fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A boat ramp provides access to the lake’s brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias, bent and twisted by salt winds, have an eerie “Middle Earth” look. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy over four miles of trails through pine flatwoods; the trail begins across from the park entrance on Highway 30-A. Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to sunset Driving Directions: Grayton Beach State Park is located South of U.S. 98 appoximately halfway between Panama City Beach and Destin. Take county road 283 south of U.S. 98, turn left at the stop sign on 30A (approximately 1/2 mile east of the intersection of C.R. 30A and C.R. 283 our entrance will be found on the right). Park Fees: Admission Fee $4.00 per vehicle Pedestrians, Bicyclists, extra Passengers, Passengers in vehicles with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Permit - Admission Fee $1.00 Grayton Beach 357 Main Park Road Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 Phone: 850-231-4210
Shooting at DeSoto Caverns by Tim Goode
Tim Lacy, President of DeSoto Caverns, has welcomed the opportunity to have the Club plan a field trip to experience cave photography. The cost of admission is $13.99, which includes a guided tour to explain the features and history of the cave. Members of the group will be able to utilize the guide for the tour and take pictures afterward, or you may opt out of the tour and shoot independently to maximize your time. We opted to forego the tour in favor of shooting. They maintain a schedule for their tours, so there will be tours ongoing while we are onsite. We must be sensitive to the responsibilities of the guides in providing access and safety for their customers during the tours. There is also a period they call “Total Darkness”, during which you will experience the total absence of light. This presentation also includes a reading of the Genesis account of Creation ac-
cented by lighting effects. Getting some good interesting shots during the light display can be a fun challenge. You will need a tripod, of course, to get the 10-30 second exposures necessary to shoot at low ISO levels, in order to minimize noise. I recommend carrying a small flashlight. The dim light can make changing camera settings, cards, batteries, or accessories difficult to see. If you wish to do some light painting, be sure the batteries are fresh; and the bulb is bright. The temperature is supposed to be around 58 degrees, but the humidity is high enough that you probably won’t need a sweater or jacket. If you are particularly coldnatured, put one in the vehicle and retrieve it if necessary. Their web address is desotocavernspark.com. Check it out. Photos by Tim Goode.
Desoto Caverns Safari
October 25th Meet in the parking lot of the Wetumpka Wal-Mart at 8:00 a.m. It’s about a 2 hour drive, the caverns open at 9:00, and admission is around $14.00.
BRING YOUR TRIPOD!
2008 Field Trips
September Field Trip
February 16, 2008 Montgomery Zoo Montgomery, Alabama
Several members participated in the September field trip which was at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery.
March 15, 2008 Lowndesboro Spring Fling Lowndesboro, Alabama April 19, 2008 Spring Festival Westville, Georgia May 24/25, 2008 Balloon Festival Decatur, Alabama June 14, 2008 Chewacla State Park and Auburn Univ
By Chuck Rice
August 16, 2008 Photoshop Workshop w/Phil Scarsbrook Montgomery, Alabama
By Sri Ginjupalli
September 13, 2008 Old Alabama Town Montgomery, AL October 11, 2008 Pike Pioneer Days Troy, Alabama November 8/9, 2008 Thunderbird Powwow Niceville, Florida
By Don Ball
By Carl Saunders
October Field Trip
By Don Ball By Robert Thomson
By Connie Westover
By Carl Saunders
NOVEMBER CLUB COMPETITION BLACK and WHITE PHOTOJOURNALISM AND OPEN (B/W) ARE THE CATEGORIES
U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Morris provides security during a patrol in the Gazaliyah district of Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 19, 2008. Morris is assigned to Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. DoD photo by Spc. Charles W. Gill, U.S. Army. (Released)
Visit www.photoclub.org to review the 2008 competition rules! Club Members Only – Dues Must be Up-to-Date Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story. It is now usually understood to refer only to still images, and in some cases to video used in broadcast journalism. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (such as documentary photography, street photography or celebrity photography) by the qualities of: • Timeliness — the images have meaning in the context of a recently published record of events. • Objectivity — the situation implied by the images is a fair and accurate representation of the events they depict in both content and tone. • Narrative — the images combine with other news elements to make facts relatable to the viewer or reader on a cultural level. Like a writer, a photojournalist is a reporter but he or she must often make decisions instantly and carry photographic equipment, often while exposed to significant obstacles (physical danger, weather, crowds)