Kathy and Brandon in Scotland

Kathy and Brandon in Scotland

Brandon and Kathy

"Explorations"

Kathy and Brandon in Scotland

Kathy and Brandon in Scotland


March - Las Vegas and Zion Photography

April - Diving The Philippines

June - St. Lawrence River Cruise

July - Scotland

September - Cape Town

October - Diving Bonaire

November - Colombia

2013 - Las Vegas, Philippines, St. Lawrence River, Scotland, Bonaire, South Africa, Colombia

In 2013 we got more serious about our photography. I gave two talks to the Newcomers Club Photography Group. Kathy and I each had 3 photos selected to be displayed in the lobby of Bass Concert Hall on the UT campus. One of them is shown below. I took it early one morning just before dawn. It is an "HDR" image - multiple exposures combined onto one.

The Capitol at Dawn

- - - - - - -

Here are our major trips for 2013:

  • March - Skiing at Beaver Creek, Colorado; Photography Course in Las Vegas and Zion
  • April - SCUBA Diving in the Philippines (Brandon)
  • June - St. Lawrence River Cruise
  • July - Scotland
  • September - Cape Town, South Africa (Kathy)
  • October - SCUBA Diving in Bonaire (Brandon)
  • November - Colombia

In addition to these major trips, we visited friends and relatives and they came to Austin for visits. In May Kyra, Joe and Charlotte came to Austin. In July we went to Connecticut for a family get-together. Here is a photo of Kathy's cousin Gail and all of her family:

Gail's Family

- - - - - - -

In March, we went to Beaver Creek, Colorado for our annual ski trip.

Our first big trip of the year was the March photography workshop in Las Vegas and Zion National Park . Click here to read about that trip and see some of the pictures.

- - - - - - - -

In April, Brandon went to the Philippines to go scuba diving. Here are some pictures from that trip.

- - - - - - - -

In June, we went on a St. Lawrence River Cruise along with the McWhorters and the Porters. Here are some pictures from that trip.

- - - - - - - -

In late June we went to Scotland. First we toured Edinburgh on our own. Then we had a guide/driver take us all around the rest of Scotland, including the Hebrides Islands. Click here to read about that trip and see some of the pictures.

- - - - - - - -

And while doing all of those things, we did projects around Austin. I was the Treasurer for the Austin Newcomers Club until July. Kathy was 1st Vice President for membership for the same club until July. Now we are no longer on the Board but we are involved in the Photography Interest Group in Newcomers. Brandon gave two lectures to the group. We each had 3 of our photographs selected to be in the two month long show at the Bass Concert Hall on the UT campus. Brandon is preparing a talk on Travel to Out of the Way Places to be given at the April luncheon.

divider

C. Brandon Jones
email: Brandon "at" cbjones.info
updated January 8th, 2014