ECC February 13th update

Learn how the top "Creative" images were created, followed by a "Landscape" Critique

Feb 13 – LEARNING OPPORTUNITY! Public and members are all encouraged to come out at 7pm Monday night to enjoy our Awards Salon for our recent CREATIVE competition. Learn the story and tips from Gold and Silver winner’s as to how they captured and then created their "altered reality" images in processing. Following this, there will be a preview and "critique" of images for our upcoming Landscape Competition on February 27.  Time permitting, there may be a few member “short shows” on various themes. 

This is a great night for LEARNING from the best as to what goes into making a great image. Free for public guests. A $5 fee applies only when we have a Guest Speaker. We meet at 7pm at the Humber Valley United Church. Details in our Program and Calendar on the RIGHT panel >>>

1) On Feb 6: Ray and Mary Ann Anderson gave us a terrific presentation. Traveling over 30 years to more than 40 countries, photography has always been part of this couple’s itinerary.  Their catalogue of photographic and video travelogues include countries such as India, Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Tibet,  Bhutan, Ladakh, Nepal, Indonesia, China, Turkey, Peru, Guatemala and Western Europe including Iceland. 

We were spellbound by many glorious photos encompassing landscape, architecture, nature and people.


You can see a brief video titled Wonders of Asia by Ray and Mary Ann Anderson  hosted by Facebook on The Toronto Camera Club where they are both members.

 2)  Creative Judging was held on January 30th

Creative Images with award designations may be seen in our ECC Photo Gallery  Congratulations to all award recipients!

3) HVUC Bruce Trail Presentation – February 12, 2017

18 ECC members attended this 130 seat sold-out "dinner and a show" event held in the sanctuary of our ECC club host, the Humber Valley United Church

After dinner we saw a wonderful presentation with excellent narrative and 200+ terrific photos taken by the Rev. Mark Winger during his 3 month trek along the Bruce Trail, ranging from Niagara up to Tobermory. Due to weight and space limitations, all were taken with an iPhone, but with surprising clarity, exposure and excellent composition!  Well done Mark.  

Special guest, Beth Gilhespy, CEO of the Bruce Trail Conservancy  spoke of the important role played by the BTC to protect and maintain the unique natural diversity of the Niagara Escarpment. To date over 10,000 acres of Escarpment land have been procured and preserved by the BTC. Over 9,100 acres of this preserved land are cared for by volunteers. Each year the BTC spends from $1 to $2 million on land purchases, preserving hundreds of acres of Escarpment landscape and the Bruce Trail corridor forever. Funding is almost completely raised by donations from private sources.

The presentation generated a lot of interest from many now inspired to explore this beautiful national treasure so close to us.  Proceeds from this HVUC event were donated to the Bruce Trail Conservancy


Above images: Mark Winger’s photos on the trail, sold-out dinner before the show, Mark receiving the Bruce trail "End to End"  certificate from Beth recognizing his successful trek.  

ECC Members Janusz S and his wife Anna attended as they were anxious to hear Mark’s story. They too are now planning to hike the Bruce trail this summer. Both are avid long distance hikers who have made several treks in Europe.  E.g. 1000 km France to Spain over the Pyrenees taken in the fall, and also 600 km across Portugal. A return trip to the Pyrenees is also being planned, next time to capture the spring flowers!

Great way to take some awesome photos and keep fit! Below, Janusz with Mark – Janusz also won a door prize!


4) Upcoming Events 

  • February 20 – Family Day – no meeting
  • February 27 – Landscape Judging
  • March 5 –  Sunday outing is in planning – keep posted in our OUTINGS section below
  • March 6 TBA   (Sorry – Pro-photographer Steve Silverman is being rescheduled to a future date)
  • April 10 – Guest Speaker Pro Photographer  Galen Brown of  3004 Studios will talk about Nature and Landscape Photography
  • April 22 – Evening  GTCCC will hold its 28th Annual Awards Gala in Thornhill at the LeParc Conference Centre
  • April 22 – Daytime GTCCC will have daytime seminars. Featuring keynote speaker Michelle Valberg on "Nature and Landscape"  
  • May 1 – Mark your calendars for our Annual Banquet!

5)  Did you know   ….   About our front page Blogs?
These website front page panels provide a:
  • President’s Message  – which you are reading now
  • Program events – Primarily about our upcoming guest speakers – guests welcome 
  • Outings being planned in and around Toronto – guests welcome
  • Announcements from our CAPA and GTCCC representatives

Ok! But did you ALSO KNOW…..

If you click on  the THE BLUE BOX HEADER above each blog, you will see ALL the past postings since "whenever", not just the 2 or 3 recent ones. Give it a try here!  This gives you a handy "archive" of happenings over the past many months.   

6) For those asking for more cute funnies!   >>  Dog wants a Kitty  (36 million views!)   

John Stevenson
Etobicoke Camera Club
President 2016-2018
Direct 416.233.8657 Cell 416.845.8657