Prints (Virtually) Memories of Greenland with Judy Graham
Judy has been fortunate to do some amazing things in her life, but the week she spent in Greenland aboard the 100-foot schooner, the Opal, remains one at the top of her list. Judy’s presentation is a compilation of photos taken on her journey around Scoresby Sound, located on the eastern side of Greenland above the Arctic Circle. Her photos also include a stop at a Greenlandic Inuit village, Ittoqqortoomitt, inhabited by approximately 400 residents and 250 sled dogs. Hunting whales, polar bears, seals, and musk ox (related to the goat) is still a way of life in this village, one of the most remote in the country.
Judy has lived in the Washington, D.C. area most of her life. She retired March 1, 2018 after a long career in the field of human resources management for corporate America. Judy joined NVPS in January 2011 with the goal of meeting local photographers, doing more local photography, and learning more about the art of photography. Her goals have been met 10 times over!
Judy is primarily drawn to photographing dramatic landscapes, often remote and difficult to get to. Initially her interest was in the desert southwest; however, in more recent years she has expanded her travel to include colder places such as Alaska, Patagonia, Iceland, Greenland, and the Canadian Rockies in winter. She does not let the cold get in her way.
Judy currently shoots with a Canon 5D MK IV. For most of the photos in her presentation she used a Canon 100-400mm II lens and had to handhold due to the motion of the boat. For those who know her, she is glued to her trusty tripod.
As for the future, she has a trip planned to the Tetons in September 2020 and one to Arizona in November 2020. She is the happy holder of a permit to the Wave (North Coyote Buttes). Beyond that she has no idea.
Digital: From Angkor Wat to Hanoi: Travels in Postwar Cambodia & Vietnam – Part II Vietnam with Bill Corbett
Bill Corbett is a bird and travel photographer who enjoys color, action and texture in his pictures. A photojournalist in college, Bill resumed spending serious amounts of time on photography when digital cameras came along. He is a Nikon shooter who prefers a long lens and who uses a flash anytime he can. Bill enjoys competing his images at NVPS and making albums from pictures he and his wife Judy take on their travels.
Bill and Judy moved three summers ago to southern Loudoun from McLean, where they raised their three kids. He is still just beginning to explore the photo opportunities in Loudoun and west of there. They spend most of the summer in Delaware, where Bill takes his camera to wildlife refuges regularly. His main photography goal is to keep on doing what he’s been doing. It is fun.
Bill is the secretary and a former president of Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions (formerly Nature Visions), a member of NVPS for the past ten or so years, and the winner of a small number of photography ribbons and awards from those two organizations.
Bill is a retired foreign service officer and trade negotiator who served in Washington, Korea and Japan and enjoyed/suffered through more than a few travels to other points as a minor representative of American diplomacy. Follow him on Facebook for his views on current events; he doesn’t post his pictures there.