Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Onne van der Wal to Speak on South Georgia

On Tuesday, May 10th, the Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club is hosting a special presentation by Onne van der Wal entitled South Georgia Island.  The event will be begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main Street (Rte. 6A), in the center of Brewster, MA.  For those of you who may not be acquainted with South Georgia, it is an island in the Southern Ocean teaming with wildlife including sea and land birds, seals, and reindeer. In past times it was used as a base for an extensive whaling industry and remnants of that activity survive today in a number of ghost towns including the largest, Grytviken, where a museum and restored church can be found. For more information on South Georgia see http://www.sgisland.gs/index.php/Main_Page.

Onne is a member of Canon's Explorers of Light.  Today, the group is comprised of 62 of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of his/her own creative specialty.  Although Onne specializes in yachting photography, he also covers private expedition documentation, travel photography, interiors, aerials, location and scenic photography, lighthouses, harbors, and all things nautical. Check out his website at www.vanderwal.com.

Cape Cod Viewfinders is inviting members of all local camera clubs to join them for this special event.  Following the presentation and Q & A, they will host a social time for members of the visiting clubs to mingle and get to know one another.  They hope that as many visitors as possible will attend the event. There is no admission fee, but seating is limited. They request that you let them know that you will be attending so that they can reserve seats for you.  Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.  Please RSVP to capedeb@comcast.net by April 11th. Ample parking is available at the library and next door at the Brewster Baptist Church.  There is a pathway from the church's back parking lot into the library's parking lot.

Visit http://www.capecodviewfinders.org/special_events.htm for more information.