The Treasures of the Rijksmuseum

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Latona and the Lycian Peasants – Jan Brueghel c.1605

Do you use textures or overlays in your photo editing?  If so, you might be interested to know that Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum allows you to download and edit images any of thousands of objects (paintings, sculptures, drawings, furniture, clothing …).

And once you’ve downloaded the image, you can select parts of it to use in your editing.

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Detail: Latona and the Lycian Peasants – Jan Brueghel c.1605

If you want a real challenge, how about showing a framed version of a famous work hanging on the wall of a room you’ve photographed.

Or do something like this (recognize the background?).

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K23-S6499 – Waiting – Derek Chambers

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A Timely Reminder

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Is your camera smart enough to automatically adjust for the move from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time?  It is worth checking.

Look into the menu system and find the time setting entries.  There should be a mention of Daylight Saving Time.  If so, check whether a simple On/Off setting is used; if so you’ll probably have to switch its setting on Sunday so that the time stamp on your photographs is correct (although you should check your camera’s user manual just to be sure).

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Lightroom Lost My Pictures!!!

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How many times have you cursed Lightroom for losing your photos?

Anthony Morganti has the solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwHKHGY_d-c

 

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Running a Mac of some sort? Don’t upgrade to Catalina just yet!

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Warning for Mac Users about Catalina

Here’s an article from PetaPixel that you might want to pay attention to if you work with Macs of any flavour.

https://petapixel.com/2019/10/08/dont-update-to-macos-catalina-yet-if-you-use-photoshop-or-lightroom/

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And The Winners Are …

The favourite photos, as selected by members of the Bridge Lake Photo Group, from the 2019 Photo Scavenger Hunt can be found here. Go take a look – you’ll be impressed.

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David Yarrow

Check this out!

https://mastersofphotography.wordpress.com/2019/08/24/david-yarrow/

You will be. astonished.

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Photographers Caught Without Their Camera!

Count how many Bridge Lake Photo Group members, on the recent Field Trip to the Nemaiah Valley in the Chilcotin, were caught without their cameras when this beautiful sunset occurred:

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Running To Get Their Cameras (I always carry an iPhone!) – Derek Chambers

 

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Art Crawl 2019

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Art Crawl 2019 Poster

Yesterday a number of BLPG members were at the Opening Ceremonies of Art Crawl 2019 at the Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House.

The Gallery itself is well worth a visit, of course, but after the ceremony we visited a number of the 25 businesses in 100 Mile House which are displaying the works of some of the 26 local artists taking part in Art Crawl 2019.

We dropped in at four of the venues: Regency Chrysler where photographic works by Monika Patterson are on show; Cariboo Floor Design featuring beautiful and interesting creations by Barb McClusky; More Than Wood Art Gallery which has pieces by many artists; and Sunshine Ford which contains many pieces created by the South Cariboo Weavers, Spinners & Fibre Artists Guild.

Then it was off to the Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre for a bowl of delicious venison stew and bannock, accompanied by a welcome dance performed by a pair of traditionally dressed dancers one of whom was the cutest three(?) year old you’ll ever see (she danced to her own beat)!

I definitely recommend you take advantage of this unique event, lasting just until July 1. Oh, by the way, each venue has a free raffle for a basket of goodies!  And also, of course, don’t forget to drop into Cariboo Geographic Services to see our BLPG photographic display.

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Simple and Complex

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Simple and Complex – A Post from Michael Frye

Here’s a direct link ( https://www.michaelfrye.com/2019/06/07/simple-and-complex/ ) to Michael Frye’s blog and a fascinating and instructive post about the principle of Simplicity in composition married with Complexity to enhance eye catching hooks in an image.

Here’s my version of the rhododendron/redwood mix:

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Rhododendron and Redwood – Derek Chambers

When comparing it to Michael Frye’s various versions, I think it is perhaps too simple and could stand a bit more complexity (of course, it lacks the fog which adds to the interest).

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2019 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Hey, there’s a new page on the website dedicated to the 2019 Photo Scavenger Hunt.  You can read about the hunt, see a list of the forty subjects, and download your own copy.

Have fun!

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Frog in a Bulb – Kevin Haggkvist

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At What f-Stop Is Your Lens Sharpest?

Here is an important and useful video on a topic of interest to us all!

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The Power of Photography

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Here’s a compilation, put together by Darlene Hildebrand, which wonderfully demonstrates how powerful a single photograph can be. Take a look.  Exactly why does each photo have such an impact?  What emotion does each raise in you and is that what makes it so important, or is there another reason?

Which other, recent photos would you add to this list?

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It’s Not Clear Sailing Quite Yet For The Nik Collection!

https://petapixel.com/2018/04/30/dxo-confirms-bankruptcy-says-nik-collection-update-still-on-track/

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Only Three More Days To Wait ….

The photographs are ready for hanging, the slide and video program is ready for prime time, the baking and the preparation of those delicious cocktail sandwiches is underway – everything is being made ready for our 10th annual Photo Exhibition.

Tell your friends, tell your neighbours – it all takes place on Sunday.

See you there!

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Just One Week Until The Big Day!

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