Our genial (no relation to that Genie,) Don Broadston, wondering why he invited the individual on his right, the one wearing a napkin on his head.
One supposes the napkin on the head is rainproofing of a sort, not some clue to ethnic attachment.
A good time being had, pre-shower.
A bad example of a photo, but they're enjoying themselves.

Dinner at Irons Springs Café

The PVS Monthly Dinner August 10th at the Iron Springs Cafe was attended by 27 club members.

We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the great food, including steamed mussels, baked salmon, steaks, shrimp, crab bisque soup, and other wonderful entrees.  The food was outstanding, and was well prepared and served.


The rain held off pretty much, a few drops was all.  The cafe supplied umbrellas to those who didn't bring one, just in case. As can be seen in a photo, Tom Jones made his own arrangements for shelter from the storm. Very nice! 


It was a very nice evening. Thanks to everyone who attended.


Don Broadston, Host






Your editor has included a bad photo by an unnamed party as an example of how not to take an event photo. There are no truly good photos in the bunch. The socially sensitive among you may rest assured, no one else is being offended by these comments.


Photo Hints: (If we have any real photographers out there, get in touch with me and we’ll make a featured “How-To for Amateurs" on the website with an aim of getting some really good photos here.)

  • Try not to let any person’s face/head/body be bisected by intervening objects and/or other peoples’ heads.
  • Every photo should illuminate an element of the event or feature something or someone. In the case of the (bad) bottom photo, at least the viewer can see, from the umbrellas, that it was raining.
  • The back of peoples’ heads are not generally thought to be an interesting subject. Include them only if they are incidentally in a more engaging scene. They should never be front and center in the frame – find a different angle.
  • If the photo’s subject is a car (a frequent case in our club, of course) get a person into the photo as a sub-subject to the car.
  • Generally speaking, the subject of the photo shouldn’t be dead-centered in the frame. And shots with a horizon should be divided, not in half, but more or less in thirds.