Maureen Elliott’s Display at the Full Spectrum Gallery

There is still a week left to visit the Full Spectrum Gallery (located in the back of Foto Art) and see Maureen Elliott’s “Mountain” collection.

An avid camper and traveler, Maureen takes us through some of her favourite scenes from our western Canadian National Parks and a winter excursion south across the border to Yellowstone. With an eye for colour and composition, she’s captured the rugged western landscapes and brought them back to Owen Sound. The surreal cyans of Banff’s pristine mountain lakes are a sight to behold as they are faithfully represented with quiet tranquility.

Contrasting this stillness are a few raging waterfalls, a theme Maureen often visits, exploring the interplay of rushing water and resisting rock. Scenes of cool and refreshing snow provide a welcome relief from our hot summer days. Be sure to stop in and cool off before the end of June!

You can find more of Maureen’s work online on her gallery page, her Facebook page, ArtPal, Flickr, and of course at our monthly Camera Club meetings (resuming in the fall).

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2018 Art Banner Winners

The Owen Sound Art Banner Project has announced the selections for 2018. Congratulations to our Camera Club members whose work will be hanging along the Owen Sound harbour this summer:

  • Patty Marr
  • Norm Bell
  • Maureen Elliott
  • Lesley Smith
  • David Knipe
  • Brian Robin

You can see this year’s winners at the Art Banners new and improved website. The site also has the banners from previous years, which have featured many more Camera Club members.

Full disclosure: I’m on the list above, so I just congratulated myself.

“Owen Sound Harbour – A Photographic History” April 23rd Presentation by Rob Cotton

Camera club member Rob Cotton has published a new book, Owen Sound Harbour – A Photographic History. Using images from a variety of sources, primarily the Grey Bruce Image Archives, Rob has assembled a narrative of the nautical activities that helped shape Owen Sound and Ontario. A must-have book for anyone with an interest in local history, shipping, or even just old photographs. Available for $35 at Foto Art, pick one up while you can.

Congratulations Rob! It’s a beautiful production.

Rob will be giving a presentation at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, Monday April 23rd, about some of the harbour’s history and the creation of the book. Admission is free, doors open at 6:45 pm. Copies of the book will be available, and Rob will have his signing pen handy!

At the back of the Library’s auditorium you can also find large prints of some of the historic images from the book as well as a few of Rob’s wonderful modern black and white photos of the Owen Sound harbour.

Here are some of the images, you’ll find more information in the book:

Owen Sound Dry Dock. Photo courtesy of Grey Roots Archival Collection.
Troops returning from the North-West Rebellion, 1885. Photo courtesy of the Grey Bruce Image Archives.
Side-wheeler, ‘City of Toronto’, 1895. Photo courtesy of Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum.

Juergen Trotz in Full Spectrum Gallery

Juergen Trotz currently has a selection of images in the Full Spectrum Gallery (located in the back of Foto Art).

A Gray Jay drawn to Juergen’s charisma.

Juergen has been a Camera Club member for several years, where we’ve enjoyed his cheerful company and watched him grow as a photographer. It’s not just his skill that has grown, but also the size of his prints!

“Go Big or Go Home” has become his motto, and it’s realization is on display at the Full Spectrum Gallery until the end of April. The hall is filled with prints too large for your screen to contain – an inspiration for us all to push our printing to greater heights (and widths!).

Ranging from local scenery, to wildlife, to nature, to scenes from his travels, this is a great exhibition of some of Juergen’s favorite works over the years.

 

Mt Rainier, and a little snowman.
The Bridge – there’s a print in the Full Spectrum and a LARGE canvas in the front of Foto Art.

You can find more of Juergen’s work on his Facebook Page, his flickr page, and his gallery page here. Nothing beats the print though, so be sure to drop in at the Full Spectrum Gallery and check out a few other locations with his work, including Tilly’s by the Bay (in Meaford) and The Georgian Artisan Shop in Thornbury.

You can see this deer on a large canvas at the Rockford Family Restaurant and dine on some Schnitzel while thinking of Juergen.

Great work, Juergen!

John Hlynialuk speaking at Grey Roots, March 10th & 24th.

John Hlynialuk

John Hlynialuk, a member of the Bluewater Astronomical Society and avid stargazer, is one of the newer members of the Camera Club. In just a few meetings, we’ve already seen his insights on the phenomena that happen over our heads and some of his astrophotography. Even ‘restricting’ him to using a mobile phone did not stop him from photographing the moon or star trails!

In March, he’s presenting two astronomy talks at the Grey Roots Museum featuring his photos plus those of other BAS members. These should be intriguing for any photographers interested in the night sky. They are free to Grey Roots Museum members, otherwise, it is the cost of admission to the museum. Click the links below for more details at the Grey Roots website.

The Beauty of a Total Solar Eclipse, March 10, 2018, 2-3pm.

“You HAVE to see it! This lively presentation will explain the science behind the natural phenomena of solar eclipses and where and how to experience them over the next 5 – 6 years.”

Aug 21st, 2017 Solar Eclipse (© John Hlynialuk)

The Beautiful Northern Lights, March 24, 2018, 2-3pm.

“The second most beautiful phenomena in Astronomy! Join John […] as he discusses what these phenomena are and how to be in the right place at the right time to see one of these stunning light shows.”

Northern Lights (© John Hlynialuk)

Mobile Workshop

Just a reminder, late as it is, that Greg McMillan is hosting a workshop on Mobile Photography tomorrow at the New Life Centre, 199 4th Ave W in Owen Sound. The event starts at 1:00pm and will go until around 3 or 4. Coffe and tea will be available.

Greg has been an experienced iPhone photographer for a few years now and has been shooting exclusively with his iPhone since selling his Canon DSLR equipment a couple of years ago. Last fall he was added to the crew of the Tiny Shutter Podcast, the only podcast out there about iPhone photography. But don’t worry if you don’t own an iPhone,  the information in this workshop will be good for iPhone and Android phones alike.

Bob Farla’s Work in Full Spectrum Gallery

Bob

For January and February, Bob Farla has a selection of images in the Full Spectrum Gallery (located in the back of Foto Art).

Bob’s been a member of the Camera Club for over 5 years and has brought a unique and often unconventional viewpoint to the Club’s monthly themes.

An excellent eye for shape, texture, and form, he’s able to pull strong graphic images out of otherwise complex scenes as shown in this collection. Our local trails are filled with examples of trees interacting with their environments from which Bob has carefully isolated thought-provoking images and rendered them in strong black and white tones. Each photograph is titled to reflect the artist’s insight and it’s worth taking the time to consider how your own interpretations may line up with Bob’s intent.

It’s a beautiful and contemplative glimpse into how Bob sees our wilderness. Be sure to pay a visit!

Sentinel
Fractured
Solitude

January Meeting

Happy New Year everyone. Please note that the January Club Meeting has been moved from the 2nd to the 9th. The location and start time are the same as usual.

Members can note that the submission deadline for the assignment photos is now Sunday, January 7 at 9:00 pm.