Meeting notes, May 20, 2010
by Danny N. Schweers
Brandywine Photo Collective monthly meeting at Colourworks, Wilmington, Delaware
Who was there: Tom Davis, John Foltz, Ken F., Mickey Freed, Erik Kissa, Jane Koester, Don Kuespert, Jim Larson, Lynn Maniscalco, Karen McMillan, Gerry Meekins, Bill Pepper, Gerry Piotrowski, Eric Russell, Harold Ross, and Danny Schweers.
Bright Lights Exhibit: Danny will ask Public House if they want to keep our members-only show up for another month. Karen McMillan will take her work down at the end of May; John Foltz may add a piece.
Sunday, June 6, Photograph Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge with Joe Del Tufo and Danny Schweers. Meet at Arden's Gild Hall parking lot. We leave at 7:00 a.m., planning to be at the Ranger Station at 8:00 a.m. At 11:00 we will go to the Smyrna Diner for lunch. Danny can take some bicycles in his pickup truck. For details, call Danny at 302 475-0998 or contact him by email.
Tom Davis, Friday, June 4, 6:00 p.m. Midtown Brandywine resident and photographer, Tom Davis, lives in one of the "river houses" there, overlooking the river and at the edge of Brandywine Park. At 6:00 p.m on June 4, at Wilmington's Art Loop night, visit Westminster Presbyterian Church (1502 West 13th Street in Wilmington) and Tom will treat you to a narrated slideshow of his stunning photographs of the plants, animals, and people of Brandywine Park. This multimedia show featuring all seasons of the year will surpise you with the diversity of wildlife found in this narrow stretch of woodland in the midst of our city. Tom finds that the major challenges to doing nature photography well are not solely technical ones. Come and find out why!
Heather Siple at Colourworks in June. Wilmington Art Loop opening on Friday, June 4, 5:30 till late. "Through the Crystal Ball: Photos of Fantasy Taken in the Real World."
Harold Ross at Maryland Federation of the Arts in Anapolis through June 13. Reception May 30, 3:00-5:00 p.m., "Artful Photography National Juried Exhibition." Harold was awarded first place in the competition.
Henri Cartier-Bresson at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, through June 28. An excellent retrospective.
Who showed work:
- Karen McMillan showed many photographs of animals, most from a recent trip to Tanzania.
- Micky Freed showed four large prints on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Bamboo 290 Fine Art Paper, slow-shutter-speed infrared camera images taken out a car window on a recent cross-country trip from New Mexico to Delaware.
- Jane Koester showed a light-painted photo of sand dunes and fences, a composite image of ten individual shots superimposed on each other with the help of
- Harold Ross, who showed some of his own light paintings, often using a 10-by-10-inch LED array at the end of a boom to paint the outdoor scenes. His prints were on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper.
- John Foltz showed a graphic night photograph of a classic colonade in Spain severely underexposed so the lights were bright, with blue accents, while the background was dark. This print was on Moab Somerset Enhanced Velvet 225 paper.
- Jim Lawson showed landscape photos of Maine printed on Epson Exhibition Fiber paper.
- Danny Schweers showed many candid shots of individuals and their environments, part of a project he just started called "On Our Own", printed on Epson Semigloss paper.
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