Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Discussion Blog April Photoshoot

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church on Huffmeister Road, Houston

Parking Lot, Christ the Redeemer

Garden St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church on Cypresswood

Things have been a little difficult lately with Janet's falls and hospitalization, but I think that Friday the 24th made up for it. Sherry Aubin set up the April Photoshoot for the Discussion/Learning blog. She made arrangements with three different churches for the team members to photograph on the church grounds. The idea was to vary shooting angles from straight ahead eyelevel shots to shooting up and shooting down. None of the locations provided a level for shooting down but everyone made up for that by shooting the ground, or objects on the ground.

It turned out to be a good day for Janet so everything went well. I got some photographs that pleased me even though I think both Jan and Sherry got a much greater percentage of really good shots than I did.

After the shoot we spent three hours doing post processing and discussing the photographs at a room Sherry had reserved at the Champion's Forest Baptist Church. It was great to have intelligent conversations about photography once again.

But what really made the day was getting to photograph Jan and Sherry in the foyer of the church. I seldom get an opportunity to photograph people other than Janet. The specifics on the photographs are posted on the Discussion blog.

Jan Ward

Sherry Aubin

Janet and I drove back to Champions Forest and over to Christ the Redeemer late this afternoon. It had been a rainy overcast day and sometime just as the sun goes down the overcasts breaks and you get a very spectacular sunset. I was in hopes that would happen and that the lights would be on inside one or both of the churches. Unfortunately the clouds did not break and neither of the churches has the lights on. But it was a pleasant chance to get out of the house.

Yours truly discussing the photographs with Janet in the garden at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church. Photograph by Jan Ward (posted in hopes of getting permission to leave it on the blog)

ADDENDUM: Got permission in writing. Thanks Jan.

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