Monday, December 24, 2007

The Saloon 12/20/2007 (Xmas Special)

It was a good turnout on thursday at the saloon with patrick, frank, andy, erica and myself attending. Of course some great pints were downed including Brooklyn Pennant Ale, Weihenstephan Hefeweizen and Hefedunkel and others that we can't even remember now...

for our friends far and away, and for some of us getting on a bit with failing memory (myself included)....
Frank told us all about his photo shoot with 2 musician friends that was shot in his dining room. he also showed us the images (thanks to andy's utlra cool tablet pc - bring that every week from now on andy!) which were great - 2 very photogenic and talented people by all accounts.

Frank also handed out badges for next years proposed 'foto week dc' a week long photography festival to be held in Washington DC next november. It's very early days in the planning stages and nothing is officially announced yet but it sounds like it will be an amazing 5 days. Stay tuned at Suds and Silver for more details in the coming weeks.

mentioned a day trip to Philly to see the Lee Miller exhibit
"I'm going to drag some friends up on Sat March 8th. And for you guys who were wondering about that famous Man Ray shot that made it into the Kotex ad, here it is"

Patrick, chipped in the following info. "For those who were there and saw Frank's portraits of the musician couple, here is the Sargent painting that is similar to his picture of the violinist. Also, these are the pictures that I shared with the group. See you all in the new year"

Dan then asked to see Frank's violinist image which he duly sent all of us via email. I will contact Frank to see if he wants to share it on the blog.

Graeme talked about the gig he shot at wonderland ballroom on wednesday night. the band were called milkmachine and were not exactly your average indie rock outfit. For one thing there was a souzaphone being played on stage. as for the technical details, "i used my d40 with a nikkor f1.8 50mm prime lens. i also shot 2 rolls of film with my nikon fm-3a and another 50mm f1.8 nikon lens. Focusing was really tough in the low light and alot of the shots came out blurred. i did get some keepers though".

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