October 29, 2010

Womens Walking

The last walk was rainy which really brings the fungus out.Some of us were a
bit damp but we came back to the Legion for a hearty,hot bowl of soup and
sandwich.Delicious ! Next walk,monday Nov 1st. we will walk Mill Bay Road
to the ferry.Meet at the Legion at 10 am.        V.M.

Womens Walking

Wet weather brings fungus pushing up soil,moss and twigs.
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October 28, 2010

YSAGS Bus Trip

Hello YSAGS Members,

I have uploaded the pictures I took on our bus trip to the legislature.  They are unedited at the moment, but you can see them by clicking on the: http://picasaweb.google.com/ysagssl/20101026#
I think we all had a great time, so check these pictures out and enjoy.

October 26, 2010


Hello All,

Here are some photos from our bus trip to the legislature today.  It was a great trip with good weather and great company.
Here is a big 'Thank You' to Ray for planning this and to Denis L. for getting us the bus and driving it for us.
By the way, I have about 150 more pictures I can show.
Ed W.

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October 25, 2010

Men's Walking Group

We changed our walking destination today to Mannly Park instead of Goldstream which is on the agenda for next Monday.

The rain held off for the most part and started to seriously rain only right at the end of the walk. Dave had his trusty umbrella along and would ward off the rain by opening it every so often and he almost made the sun come out when he did this. (I said almost).

That park is a great place to walk and the stream that the path follows is just starting to come alive. It was high tide so we were not able to walk on the beach. Oh well, we will do it next time.

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An interesting root spanning the creek.

The creek is starting to flow.

The reservoir is full.

October 23, 2010

Computer/Photography Group

Hello All YSAGS members

This is a reminder that instead of meeting next Tuesday at the Legion for our Photography session we will participate in the bus trip to the Legislature in Victoria.

We can consider this a field trip, bring our cameras and take lots of pictures. We will of course remember to put into practise all the things about photography such as ISO, aperture and shutter settings. Remember to compose your photos for best effect. In other words, plan the image before the trigger is pressed, but also experiment to note the differences that can be achieved by using different settings.

So, our next session at the Legion will be November 2 and the focus will be on computers. It is time to again go over the procedure to upload to our Website from Picasa or our computers.

I will discuss some sites that you might be interested in.

1) If you are a reader, you can download Kindle for a PC from Amazon.com. Barnes and Noble also has an ereader called 'Nook' but I beleive you need their special reader to use it.

2) If you are into puzzles such as Crossword or Zudoko you might enjoy one that is called Griddler. I'll show where you can find it on the internet.

3) Of course if you have specific questions we will try to collectively come up with an answer. (The correct answer, hopefully).

Ed W.

October 20, 2010

Womens Walking

We met Paul Bunyan in the woods.
Some interesting carvings
A handsome horse
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Womens Walking

Great walk from the church.Many nice farmlands,horses,duck ponds,some
amazing carvings,and fantastic fall fungus.Next walk Oct.25th.will be near the
Legion.Lenora will show us some of the walks she does.We will be back to the
Legion for lunch and coffee.The best deal in town.Meet at the legion at 10am.

October 18, 2010

Mens Walking

Eight of us walked today to the Mill Bay Ferry Terminal. This Heron was obviously doing his exercises - standing on one leg.

Big Foot -- er I mean Big Leaf Maple.
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October 17, 2010

Womens Walking

Sorry, this is rather late getting on the blog.I have been away and that is the only
excuse I have.Tomorrow Oct 18th. we will walk from St. Johns Church. A
good level walk. Meet at the Legion at 10 am.No more lunches. .......... V.M.

October 14, 2010

Computer/Photography Group

Hello Photographers,

Here is a link to a site that does what I did with the apple and berry picture. It is a different process and looks to be easier to do. It is using photoshop but I will see if I can do it in Gimp.


I just did a search to find tutorials using GIMP and there are many. Here is one that manages to keep red apples and has a black and white background, just like what I did using Photoshop. http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/gimp/ss/partialcolor.htm

Have a look at it and give it a try.

On Tuesday we will go through the process of photo editing a picture using Gimp.

We will also continue with our discussion of "Exposure Triangle" and how to go beyond "Automatic" on our digital camera. Bring your camera and manual.

Ed Wiebe

October 7, 2010

Womens Walking

Gosh,Cobble Hill Mountain is much higher than it was a few years ago !!!
We had great weather,a good walk on a good trail.Thanks for the directions,
Diane.On the way up we met many dogs and some horses and riders and much
evidence of many horses walking the trails.The lead walkers were responsible
for calling the warnings of "watch your step !!" When we returned to the bottom
we were quite ready for coffee and lunch at the Legion.Next monday the 11th.
is Thanksgiving,we will not be walking.Monday the 18th. is our next walk.
We will begin one half hour later at 10 am.and not bring lunches with us till next
spring.I will post a location at a later date.A Happy Thanksgiving Day to all..VM

Womens Walking

The walking group at the top of Cobble Hill Mountain.

A misty view of Mt. Tuam and Satellite Channel.(Hutchinson Rd. on right)

Visiting German students rode to the top.

Kingburne Rd.and farms,a view from the top north west.

A fungus leaned to the right and the rest followed.

October 2, 2010

Photography/Computer Group

The Photography/Computer group will meet again on Tuesday October 5 at 10 am at the Legion.  Photography will be emphasized but we will also talk about computer concerns.
I will give a short presentation on the Exposure Triangle.

The Exposure Triangle
 Please bring your cameras, so you can learn to adjust these three settings in your own camera.

Ed Wiebe