Tom Foster’s Desert Abstract #3

Tom’s image titled “Desert Abstract #3″ won Second place in the Gold Level Color Category in January.
Here is a little about the image:

Title Desert Abstract #3
Category January 2013 / Gold/ Color/ Second Place
Location Death Valley, CA
Reason For Making the Image This image was captured in a field of sand dunes in Death Valley.  I was looking for abstract geometric designs and patterns when I captured this image.  It was taken shortly after sunrise on an overcast day.  The overcast sky negated the dramatic shadows the I had hoped to capture.  The initial image was very flat with very little dynamic range.  Working with the image in Lightroom, however, I was able to reveal contrasting shades of blue and yellow and that worked very well with the geometric pattern formed by the sand dunes.
Camera Nikon D700 with a 70-300mm lens at 300mm
f-stop f/13
Shutter Speed 1/160
ISO 400
Flash no

Lexi Nemeth’s “Fast Food”

Lexi Nemeth’s image titled “Fast Food” won Second place in the Special Assignment Category “Food” in January.
Here is a little about the image:

Title Fast Food
Category January 2013 / Special Category – Food/ Second Place
Location
Reason For Making the Image I enjoyed the outing and photographed the bird feeding behavior. I enjoyed the stalking, hunting bird and the fast, accurate “Fast food” pick. I captured the moment.
Camera Nikon D800 with a AF Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 at 200 mm
f-stop f/6.3
Shutter Speed 1/400
ISO 200
Flash no

Tom Foster’s “Badwater Sunset”

Tom’s image titled “Badwater Sunset” won Third place in the Gold Level Color Category in January.
Here is a little about the image:

Title Badwater Sunset
Category January 2013 / Gold/ Color/ Third Place
Location Death Valley, CA
Reason For Making the Image Badwater is located in Death Valley, CA and has the distinction of having the lowest elevation in North America. This image captures the mountains and sky surrounding the dry lakebed that forms Badwater.   The image was captured shortly before sunset.  For me, the most compelling aspect of the scene was the interplay of the golden rays of the setting sun with swirling, boiling clouds offset by the jagged silhouette of the mountains.
Camera Nikon D700 with a 70-300mm lens at 300mm
f-stop f/10
Shutter Speed 1/80
ISO 800
Flash no

February Monthly Print Competition

When? Tuesday, February 26, 2013 : 7-9 p.m.

Where? Tracy Gee Community Center

What? Join us for our monthly print competition. HPS members may bring up to two total prints in their respective group (bronze, silver or gold – new members begin in the bronze group). All members may enter only once in the monthly Special Assignment but keep in mind that doing so still counts towards your two total prints.

This month’s Special Assignment theme for open interpretation is “Family.

Afterwards, feel free to join us for the meeting after the meeting as many of us will drive a very short distance to La Madeleine French Country Cafe (10001 Westheimer Rd) for some social interaction and late night snack.

You can find out more details and see who has RSVP’ed on .

Tonight’s Program – How to Register your Copyright

Quick reminder about tonight’s program at the Tracey Gee Community Center. You can find out more details and see who has RSVP’ed on .
Our

I will discuss some copyright basics, and then how to keep up with registering images with the Library of Congress via the electronic copyright office site.

Here is a copy of the presentation.

Here is a list of topics:

  • Basics
    • Copyright definition
    • Licensing
    • Work for hire
    • Orphan works
  • Protecting your image
    • Image comments
    • Watermarking
    • Online terms of service
  • Registration: how to do it
    • How often
    • Published versus unpublished
    • Lightroom
      • Tagging in Lightroom
      • Smart Collections
      • Export
    • Upload to eCO
    • Wait for your paper

See you on Fat Tuesday!

Dee Zunker
President