Wednesday, May 30, 2012

1880 Town Revisited?

This is another shot from the 1880's Town in South Dakota, taken a couple weeks ago. The magic of photoshop made this a real interesting image!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Camera Clubs Converge on 1880 Town

A couple photographers had an idea to gather camera club members and photography lovers from around the state. The idea was to meet at a central location, shoot, network and have some fun.

The name: South Dakota Camera Club Roundup
The location: 1880 Town

Information was sent out. The day arrived and little did we know, that Mother Nature would have a BIG hand in the event.

Friday evening we were to meet at the 1880 town around 6pm and shoot until 9pm-ish. The sky looked a little iffy, but we all forged on and snapped pictures.  Those of us that stuck it out were treated to the forming of a wall cloud and great lightening.  We hoped that Saturday morning the skies would clear and we would have great weather, but it was not to be. A few more brave souls arrived for the morning shoot. There was a lot of talking about future events like this one and a little more picture taking.   Oh, and we also saw a film crew getting ready to shoot a pilot for a movie about a Chinese cowboy.  Interesting concept!

Thanks to Chad Coppess and Ted Ayers for getting this off the ground. I look forward to more photography adventures from around our state! 

Here are a few shots from the weekend.....

Monday, May 7, 2012

Good evening blog readers!

I haven't been doing much photography as of late, but hope to get out there in the next few weeks.

In the mean time, I thought I would pass along some information to my faithful three readers about events currently going on and upcoming in the local area.

The Washington Pavilion has a great exhibit called, Ansel Adams: Masterworks. This is an exhibition that features a collection of 48 works by Ansel Adams. The exhibition runs until June 3.

A new exhibit will be featured at the Washington Pavilion May 18- August 12 called Beauty in the Beast featuring works by Mary Groth, Nancyjane Huel, Dale Lamphere and Paul Schiller. 

If you plan it right you can see both of the exhibits above in just one trip, but time is running!

The Camera Club Roundup is a new event that will draw photographers from the area for a unique place to photograph, at the 1880 town.  The event is free, except for admission to the 1880 town. No real set schedule. Just a bunch of shutterbugs gathering to have fun. The dates for this event are May 18-19. You don't have to be a camera club member to join in on the fun.  More information about the event can be found here.

Get out there and enjoy life!