The Sudbury Valley
are an informal
group of more than one hundred talented advanced amateur and professional
photographers from the western suburbs of Boston, brought together by
their passion for capturing the beauty and power of nature through
The group was
established in 1995, and regularly exhibits its members' work throughout
eastern Massachusetts and on the Internet.
Meetings are held
the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Great Room in the
Main House at Traditions Senior Living Facility in Wayland,
& Shadows Theme For Member Image Night February 12, 2009
Share up to 5 of your images that
highlight the theme of our first Member Image Night of 2009 Thursday,
February 12, 7:00 pm.
Location- Traditions Senior Living Facility, 10
Green Way, off Rt. 126/27, one mile south of Route 20 in Wayland, MA.
Look for the darkened driveway, Green Way, directly across from St.
Ann's Church building.
Check your image
library for some interesting shots that show reflections and/or shadows
and bring up to 5 of them to the February meeting. You may bring images
on a CD, slides, or prints to display for member comments and
Ed. note: A common critique approach is to
state what you like about an image and then what you think, if
anything, might improve the image. One method is to evaluate
an image using the acronym TIC: T=technical execution, I=impact of the
image, and C=composition.
Come early and
enjoy snacks and conversation at 6:30 pm. We need volunteers
to bring a few nibblies and some beverages. If you are able to help, please call
Wayne Hall 978-443-9226
You can view the
club's ongoing exhibit at Traditions. If you have print(s) for hanging
at Traditions (and we would like more) please contact Wayne Hall
(978-443-9226) or Betsy Moyer (508-358-2939). Or simply bring them to
the meeting. We welcome new additions and replacements for the
March 12 will be a presentation on the natural
beauty and wildlife of Denali National Park, the
location of Mt. McKinley by Bob Diefenbacher.
Regular April Meeting Cancelled. See below--
April 16 special event--SVNP cofounder, noted author
and photogrpaher Budd Titlow is scheduled to present his work
at a meeting open to the public in the Public Hearing Room of the
Wayland Town Building. Watch for more details.
In To Make April 16th a Success!
"Many hands make light work." We all know that
adage. To make the April 16th event a success we need some hands to set
up and clean up, to bring refreshments, and to spread the word about
Budd Titlow's presentation. And, we need members to bring up to 5
images for Budd's commentary.
Please email Betsy Moyer to let her
know what you can do to help make the evening a
Program: Where Does the Amazon Begin?
Mark Hopkins presented a fascinating look at the Amazon
River and the Rain Forest. As a member of a team from Earthwatch that
sponsors research, he traveled the upper reaches of the Amazon in
August 2008 to assist in a census of the many exotic animals
and birds. The area has problems with deforestation, over hunting for
sustenance, over hunting for pet/pelt trade, and over fishing.
Educational efforts are helping address these problems. To learn more
about the Amazon, visit the website of Earthwatch.
Print Show in Concord
You are invited to see a
retrospective of Mark's recent photographs on display at the Concord Art Association, 37
Lexington Rd., Concord (978-369-2578) through January 30, 2009.
Russ Kirby showed several images.
Other images were held over for the February meeting
since the laptop in use was a Mac and could not read the
other members' CDs.
Do you have extinct film cameras
and outdated or superfluous film? If so, SVNP member Suthir Shan
can use them in the Peru Project, "Puentes," an education
program to enrich the lives of street children in Peru. You can
email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, bring them to the next meeting, or
telephone Betsy Moyer (508-358-2939) for pick up.
Individual Member Exhibits
SVNP members - please notify Wayne Hall
(email@example.com) of your upcoming individual exhibits for
posting on the SVNP website.
Wayland Library (foyer)
Concord Art Association
Town Library (Rt 111)
SVNP Group Exhibits
Traditions, 6 Green Way, Wayland, MA
Sept. 10 - Dec. 31 Special exhibit on the SVNP
website - Images of the
Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers
Other Exhibits in which SVNP Members are Participating
Longfellow Sports Club,
Route 20, Sudbury, MA
Photography Exhibit at the West Newton Cinema
The Newton Camera Club is
presenting an Exhibit of members' work at the West Newton Cinema, 1296
Washington Street, in Newton. The show will continue until February 28.