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August, 2001

"Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt"

Presented by Jim Soe Nyun

Thursday, August 9, 2001 7:00 PM

Tierrasanta Community Swimming Pool 11238 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard

What can our members do with creative categories, a camera, one roll of film, and a lot of imagination? Join the hunt organizers led by Jim Soe Nyun for the results of the July 14th photographic scavenger hunt. Balboa Park was the setting for this year’s hunt, providing lots of visual stimuli for the participants.

Winning slides from the different categories will be presented, as well as those of worthy runners-up. Prizes will be awarded based on creativity and artistic merit. Technical excellence was an element of the judging, but secondary to the seeing and thinking components. Past years have seen work from newcomers to Photo Section displayed alongside the work of long-time veterans. Come and enjoy the work that makes it to the “big screen."

Message from the Chair__________

Announcing the Sierra Club Studio Portrait Shoot. We aren't going to talk about portraits; we are going to make them! I will have my trusty pro studio flash system ready for you to blast. Models will be your choice of ourselves, anyone you choose to bring, and/or several high school senior ladies who form an a cappella singing group. I just finished a photo shoot with them and they are photogenic/energetic.

Bring your camera and favorite lens/es. I use 75-300mm for close (with the Nikon 1 softfocus filter), 28-105mm for full length. I will meter the shots for you and show you how to set your camera (manual mode, 125 sec. F16). Bring your own 100 ISO film. I always use Fuji Astia portrait slide film. The lights are color correct for this. But any 100 ISO film will work. I have a special infrared trigger that goes on your camera. Minolta users need to buy or rent the flash shoe attachment that makes your camera flash shoe like the Canon and Nikon. If your camera won't trigger the flash you will need to switch to a loaner I will have. Please leave your tripod at home.

When: Sat. Sept. 8. Where: Photo Arts Bldg., Balboa Park, 1780 Village Place. Times (3 people sign up per time block): 10-10:45, 11-11:45, 1-1:45, 2-2:45, 3-3:45. E-mail me or call me to reserve your time. We will shoot round robin style, with each person picking a model/pose/lighting style and taking the picture. The time can accommodate a maximum of 15 members, so contact me immediately to reserve your spot. I have done these shoots before and they are super fun!

Happy image making,
Steve Cirone


Hot Flashes____________________

Z...! Quote: “To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.” ---- Ansel Adams

Members work selected for the 2001 Del Mar Fair Exhibition of Photography:

Marietta Baginsky
Carol Brody - honorable mention
Steve Cirone - 1st, 4th, honorable mentions
Jim Cline - 3rd, honorable mentions
Lin Craft - honorable mention
Jerika Daleo - honorable mention
Peter Fay - honorable mentions
Karl Grobl - honorable mentions
Joel Kriger
Carol Murdock - honorable mention
Cliff Oliver - 4th, honorable mentions

Member in the Spotlight: Cliff Oliver was selected as the first place winner in the cover category of WildBird magazine’s annual photography contest. Look for his photograph taken at La Jolla Cove on the cover of the September/October special anniversary edition.

MOPA Exhibit: July 29 - Oct. 21 Navigating by Light, Philipp Scholz Ritterman’s photographs using urban lighting, firelight and moonlight to illuminate his subjects.

North County Camera Exhibit: July 28 - Aug. 31 Forty images curated from the 2001 Del Mar Fair Photography Competition at North County Camera, 945 W. Valley Pkwy., Escondido. Hours are Mon. through Fri. from 9-6 and Sat. from 9-5.

VIEW Finder: have your submission to the Editor by 21st of the month. If you would like to receive an e-mail edition in addition to the hard copy edition, please give your e-mail address to the Membership Chair.


Chair Steve Cirone (858) 279-1248 photoloco@juno.com
Membership Everett Mehner (619) 232-9271 ecmehner@home.com
Treasurer Leo Holland (858) 455-1033
Advertising Karl Grobl (858) 689-1963 karl@karlgrobl.com
Web Master John Zapf john@artisticimages.com
Program Karl Grobl (858) 689-1963 karl@karlgrobl.com
Activities Ken Rockwell (858) 453-2099 ken@kenrockwell.com
Hospitality Karen LeCates (619) 523-5307 clecates@sdtg.com
Refreshments Robin & Blair Frances (619) 222-4566
Technical Guru. Wendell Glen (619) 696-6615
Editor Carolyn Barkow (619) 697-4969 itzmeee@home.com

Our Sponsors___________________

Special thanks to these photo businesses (alphabetically) for supporting the Sierra Club Photography Section. Please support them, too!

Camera Exposure 2703 Adams Avenue (619) 640-5300
Chrome (two locations) 2345B Kettner or 6150 Lusk Blvd. # B104 233-3456 or 452-1500
Chromacolor 1953 India Street (619) 232-9900 www.chromacolor.com
George's Camera 3837 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 297-3544
Nelson Photo Supplies 1909 India Street 234-6621
Watts Color Lab 8624 Cuyamaca St, Ste C Santee, CA 92071 (619) 631-6348

The Photography Section of the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club is a group of hobbyist-photographers of all levels who meet to learn more about photography and its applications in natural settings. Meetings generally feature a speaker from the local photographic community. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Tierrasanta Community Swimming Pool, 11238 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (Two miles east of I-15, on the left. Go to the Pool Building, look for entrance on street level. It is to the left of center stairs.) Meetings start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

We welcome new members! To join, pick up a membership application at any of the meetings, call Everett Mehner at 619-232-9271 to request an application or send your name, address, telephone number, and check to the address below. Annual membership is $12 and includes a subscription to The VIEW Finder.

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