You’d think these would be shots from the Scott Kelby Photo Walk, but that’s only half right. Ever since the first photo walk last year in Golden, CO…several of us kept the concept cooking with regular meet-ups (through www.meetup.com, a great place to organize get-togethers for any type of group, not just photography). Anyway, this meetup group has been getting together on a regular basis (monthly to semi-monthly depending on season)…and we had our August photo walk back at historic Golden CO (in honor of last years Scott Kelby photowalk that was held there).
Since I am on the subject of photo walks, before the pics, it helps to say a few words about these gatherings. They are probably one of the most enjoyable things about photography, because you get together with people that share the same passion you do for the craft. You get to trade shots and techniques, talk shop, and gear, post processing – the works. I have made some great friends from both photo walks, so kudos to Scott Kelby and the NAPP organization for hatching the idea for these types of get-togethers. While the activity has always been around to a degree – the awareness and energy that they’ve brought to it are astounding!
Okay, enough fan-dom for the day – here’s my photo gallery shots I’ve worked on thus far. Got a few regular shots and an HDR using the trial version of Photomatix (I still haven’t ponied up to buy this…I need to do that soon!):
I know these are all pretty much snapshot material, but it’s part of what makes photo walks so much fun – just random pics, and socializing! Unless of course you take your photowalking more serious… On that note, share your thoughts on photo walks in the comments. Do you find them useful? If so, for what? If not, share those thoughts as well. Chime in, as comments are always appreciated! (Oh yeah, can anyone tell which one is the HDR? No peeking for the “photomatix” stamp!)
One final note – we are in the final days of the August contest over in the Flickr threads. This month, the prize is a Wacom Bamboo Fun! (I reviewed this last month on the blog, and you can check out the review here.) The retail value of this is $100, and the submission count is a little lighter this go around, so your odds of winning are even better – for now! Anyway, like the Lotto, if you don’t play, you can’t win – and this one is free! So, share your “fun” themed shots today in the Flickr group – see the thread for more details here: Bamboo Fun Giveaway
Okay, that’s all the photos, news, and contest info I have for this 498th post. We’re closing in on magical #500 – only a couple days to go, so stay tuned as the posts will likely get more and more multimedia filled. And, if you tune in to #500 – a great giveaway exclusive to that day will also be announced! So, as we count down the days remaining, keep on shooting. Until tomorrow, hope all your shots are great ones!