Monday, October 13, 2014

Today's Meeting

Hi Members,

Thirty five members came along this morning, for the first meeting of this final term. Great to see.

Also great to see were the fabulous shots members took over the break of our challenge topic, BIRDS. Apologies to Sheila whose shots were left out of the slide show, here they are:

Photo by Sheila - 1/20 - f:5.2

Photo by Sheila - 1/125 - f:6.4

Photo by Sheila - 1/400 - f:6.4

The guest speaker this morning was Trish Jackson, a friend of Rosalind's. Trish, is a thalidomide surviver, born with no arms, after her mother's doctor prescribed the now banned drug Thalidomide for her morning sickness, a fact he then denied after Trish was born without arms.

Trish recounted her memories, growing up with this disability and not letting it defeat her. She is an amazing woman going through life as if nothing could prevent her from a normal life.

She is an accomplished photographer, taking her pictures with her feet.

Photo by Trish Jackson

Photo by Trish Jackson 
Photo by Trish Jackson
Trish and Trevor are providing printed merchandise. Check out their website . CLICK HERE

The next meeting is on Monday 27th October at the library. The challenge for that meeting is Travel Photography, so send us your three best shots, you took in Paris, London, Noosa, Ipswich or wherever.

This will be Diane and my last meeting for the year, as we're heading to the United States after that. But we'll be back again by the U3A Christmas Party.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous shots Sheila. So sorry we overlooked them.