|Dickens Model||Myers, Kelly||22||Gold|
|Wary Cheetah||Chance, Jane||21||Gold|
|Looking for hope||Samaranayake, Nuwan||20||Silver|
|Fly Fisherman||Armer, Barry||18||Silver|
|Safe at third||LeMaster, David||17||Silver|
|African Lilac Breasted Roller||Chance, Jane||15||Bronze|
|Double Trouble||Patrick, Larry||23||207||Gold|
|The Ultimate Field Trip||Armer, Larry||21||189||Gold|
|Blue and Orange||Stewart, Will||20||140||Gold|
|Intersection #1||Soriano, Edwin||18||126||Silver|
|Intersection #2||Soriano, Edwin||16||112||Silver|
|H Town||Timme, Jeff||15||105||Silver|
|Alumineum Foil Hat||Stewart, Will||16||96||Silver|
|Icey Intercetions||Armer, Barry||15||90||Bronze|
Our annual Photographer of the Year recognition dinner was held on January 16th. It was our usual pot luck dinner with a spectacular assortment of side dishes and desserts brought in by our members to accompany Texas’ statutory requirement of a Pappa’s barbecue main course. Everyone in attendance gained 2 pounds. If you noticed me carrying a plateful of desserts home after the meeting go ahead and assume I was taking it to someone else.
In order to boost the post-meal energy levels, we held our annual annoying quiz. This year, despite many notices that there would be a general knowledge quiz, members were still unprepared for my quiz on ‘generals’. Nevertheless, grading on the curve, we had 2 winners who walked away with small prizes.
The main event was the presentation of the 2013 Photographer of the Year Award to Nuwan Samaranayake, who edged out a very competitive group of photographers this year. During the year, Nuwan brought in many stunning images that really need to be seen. Take a few minutes to browse Nuwan’s gallery of gold award images to understand why he received this honor for 2013. Lewis Hall was 3 percent behind Nuwan and also has an incredible gallery of photos.
Finally, we conducted about 2 minutes of business in announcing the new slate of officers and committee chairpersons. Barry Armer will be taking on the president’s position for the next 2 years. Prior to his inauguration I explained all the cool things about this job. Now that he is in charge, I will tell him the rest. Good luck Barry.
Immediate Past President
There was some discussion at our December 5 meeting about the upcoming assignment “complementary colors” for January. Steve Schuenke mentioned a web-based tool called Color Scheme Designer, an interactive color wheel. Below is the link to the web site along with a tutorial on complementary colors where it is used on Phlearn.
Take this fun online X-Rite color challenge to test your color acuity. I'll tell you now that I scored a 14; a lower number being better. It does take a few minutes to complete the challenge, but I think you will find it interesting. Shoot me an email with a screenshot of your results and I'll post a small spreadsheet of all our results when I've collected enough of them. I'll leave out any personal data or names, only collecting the results from x number of people.