From Rob: “I am an amateur photographer who resides in Richmond Virginia. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York I had little exposure to wildlife but fondly remember trips to the country and occasional encounters with deer, frogs and salamanders. For most of my life my interest in photography was limited to travel and family where I developed rudimentary skills with a variety of film cameras but was never satisfied with the results obtainable through commercial developing that lacked the opportunity to process and edit my photos. A collision of opportunities including the explosion of digital photography, the discovery of a heron rookery on the James River, and the gift of mentorship resulted in my avid interest in wildlife photography. It is an honor for me to discuss and share some of my experiences and photographs from both local and travel venues with photographers of all skill levels that range from the few I might be able to help to the many that I can learn from.” In his spare time, Rob Sabatini is a periodontist and retired Air Force colonel who received his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1981 and returned to the School of Dentistry as a professor in the department of periodontics after his military retirement in 2005.
The meeting is at 6:30 at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Rd., Williamsburg. It is free and open to the public.
The member photo theme is Silhouettes and Shadows.
The January 9th CNPC meeting has been cancelled due to weather. Please continue to send your January (and February) theme images to Craig. They will be shown in February.
This is what we had been planning FYI:
CNPC Member Dave Reubush will be the guest speaker for the January meeting. Dave will give a slideshow of photos and details his two Dave is a retired NASA aerospace engineer and since retiring has taken up hobbies including scuba diving, travel, and photography. Dave and his wife made the first trip to Antarctica and enjoyed it so much they went a second time.
Please join us to hear his stories and see some great photos from his trips. Monday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kitzenger Room of the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg (the public library in Norge). Visitors welcome!
The member theme for photos this month is “Winter.”
Just a reminder of our December meeting on Monday, December 5th.
All the details are in the newsletter, but based on your last name, this is what you need to bring:
A through F—Bring a salad of some kind
G through M—Bring a veggie or side
N through Z—Bring a dessert
Bring your camera, take some photos. If a couple of you can come early to help set up, we appreciate it.
We always travel with Nature, yet focus on that topic far from home. Berna and I have had the good fortune to venture away from the ‘burg many times over the past several decades. I love to try to capture the visual and emotional feeling of new vistas. A camera captures what it sees, not what you see or feel. Often that reality has me buried in Photoshop till late hours of the night.
For this talk, I will examine highlights from several areas: Namibia, Tanzania, Patagonia, India and Morocco. I look forward to sharing some of my more distant travels with the club, but will recall the sights in our neighborhood.
Member photo theme: Sunset/Sunrise