Camera Club Banquet Night

The Ann Arbor Camera Club held its’ annual banquet and awards night this evening at Weber’s in Ann Arbor.  Each member can enter up to four digital slides and four prints in the competition.  Only images that members have shown at the club meetings are eligible.  I had one of those crazy, busy years and only was organized enough to show a few digital slides at our February meeting.  I entered two slides and one of them took an honorable mention in the “Advanced Open” category.  I call it “Monarch on Butterfly Bush”:

The other slide I entered in the competition is called “Sailing at Sunset”.  I shot it in Ludington this past summer.  As the sun was slowly setting, I spotted a sailboat off to the north.  I wondered what the chances would be that the sailboat would pass right in front of the setting sun.  I was practically shaking when it did and I “got the shot”!!!

Homecoming Day

The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day: what a perfect day for Andrew & Mariah to bring their new little bundle of joy home!  Emily Michele is doing so well after only five full days in the NICU that she’s being discharged!  Hooray!

The happy dad holding Emily when she was 3 days old

My first time holding my sweet little granddaughter

Auntie Kristin (also Godmother Kristin!) sharing some bonding time

Tiny, sleeping three-day-old angel

“Classroom Critters”

On Monday, February 28th, I had the privilege of photographing a Cub Scout Banquet.  A real highlight of the evening was a visit from “Classroom Critters”.   A Classroom Critter presenter brought along a group of fascinating “critters” for the kids to see and touch.  It was such an entertaining and often humorous evening; I was happy to be a part of it.  The group was such a friendly one:  they made me and my camera feel so welcome!  Awards were given out to the hard working scouts at the end of the evening.  It’s been awhile since I’ve been involved in elementary school activities and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Here’s several of the critters that paid us a visit:

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