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Grand Landscape and Social Gathering

  • Aug 11, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Perhaps no one in the last century so epitomized the grand landscape as did Ansel Adams. Big mountains, big sky, pristine wilderness (or so it seemed). While many of his images were made after strenuous hikes, often packing his cameras on mules, many others were made from the side of the road, but it generally appears otherwise to the viewer.  We will meet and share images we feel are done in this tradition of the Grand Landscape. Bring or submit up to 3 images.   I encourage original prints.  I like to think of it as sharing more than a critique, though anyone can offer opinions about any of the work. Color or black and white, digital or original prints are all welcome. I will have this at my house because I would like folks to have the opportunity to sip some wine as I think it encourages camaraderie and discussions.  I live in Redmond, and I know that may limit folks who wish to come as well.

I will show an excellent Ansel Adams video for the first hour done by PBS; it features a cameo appearance by a camera that I will also have on display, for those of you who aren’t familiar with large format cameras or are just interested to see it. Popcorn and wine or beer will be served and then we will review our own work.   If some of you aren’t interested in the video, just let me know you’ll be arriving an hour late. Please bring some beverages and/or snacks to share.

This is an afternoon meetup, but I do have blinds for the windows, so we can see the screen. There is only room for 10-12 people, so I implore you to be accurate about your RSVP.   If five people don’t show up when 20 are expected, it’s not a big deal, but if only 10 are expected and 5 don't show it is a big deal. Please be considerate. Thank you.

Where: Mick’s House

When: Sunday August 11, 2013

Start: 4:00 pm

End: 7:00 pm or thereabouts

Bring:  Something to eat or drink to share with others (No red wine, please)


Please send your photographs to Mick Briscoe at [masked]


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Mick for your generous hospitality and wealth of knowledge and examples! Thank you everyone for sharing great food and input!!! I'm so sorry I had to leave early but thanks for the heartfelt chorus of "Happy Birthday!!!" That was special beyond all belief! I cried on the way out... I could hear Ansel on piano in the background!

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Nancy H.

    I kept thinking about a quote during our meetup:
    The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.
    -Helen Keller

    August 12, 2013

  • Nancy H.

    Thank you Mick for the hosting such an inspiring evening of photo review and insights. You have an amazing collection of prints, Mick. Thanks to those who brought there own photography for our enjoyment. It is always fun and instructive to see how differently we all see the same scene. I grew to love that ole Ansel even more--that was a delightful portrait of his career. I very much enjoyed my time with all of you.

    August 12, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Thanks, Mick, for offering to host this Meetup and run it. Well done! The video interview with Ansel Adams, which began the Meetup, was an insightful look into the personality of one of the most famous photographers of all time. I really enjoyed it. Good images shared, good food, really nice people!

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to thank everyone for coming and contributing to an evening that I certainly enjoyed. Good food, images and comments--just a very nice group of people.

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to Mick, for being such a gracious host, and for sharing his amazing collection of photographs and vast body of knowledge with us. This was a stellar meetup!

    August 11, 2013

  • David G.

    Fabulous time. Thanks everyone.

    August 11, 2013

  • Tom R.

    Very interesting. I learned a lot about a legendary figure. Thanks for your hospitality, Mick.

    August 11, 2013

  • Nancy H.

    I'm just learning to take B&W photos. I'm not sure I have much but I'll look through my archives and try to send something. I am so inspired by Ansel Adams. Thank for having us Mick. I look forward to meeting everyone and seeing others photos. I'll be there at 4 pm with goodies.

    August 10, 2013

  • David G.

    Mick:

    August 10, 2013

  • Tim L.

    Sounds like fun.

    August 7, 2013

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