Tess was the very first member of the club and was responsible for much encouragement as we formulated what this club was to be all about.
It was she who helped get the word out and recruited members from the staff who we had worked with throughout the years.
And for those of you who know Tess, I do not need to tell you that she is a bundle of energy and good cheer!
Tess got her first 35mm digital camera for Christmas, 2011 and she was eager to learn… and learn she did!
Our first photography outing together was to the Dallas Arboretum, and Gina joined us. That morning it was raining but it did not dampen our spirits and we took off in spite of the weather hoping that it would clear by about noon time. So… we did what all crazy women do, we ate and we laughed! As the rain continued, we started our day with an early lunch under cover and by the time we had finished, the rain had stopped and the crazy women ventured out.
I cannot tell you what fun Tess and I had on our adventure shooting butterflies at the Fort Worth Conservatory. It was then that she decided she NEEDED a macro lens. And it was after that outing that she made me the most beautiful birthday card using her newly learned photoshop skills… a card I will always treasure!
And then we shot raptors together and got covered with chigger bites! What are friends for, if not to share both the good times and the bad times. And we sure did itch!
It seems that Tess loves to see the Fed Ex man come to her gate. She has since purchased a telephoto lens, tripod, hoodman, photoshop, and a myriad of other gadgets. It was she who taught me to use my remote clicker and we will be working together to learn some photoshop techniques.
Suddenly, my e-mail was filled with photos from Tess as she was learning and experimenting. And then before I knew it, she made a photo book on Blurb!
Tess has entered every challenge and has made the most comments on the blog. Congratulations Tessie!
When she posted her sky photo in the “red challenge”, that was the day that the blog received the most hits!
Tess… you have been instrumental in making this club what it is today, and I thank you. You have made me laugh beyond belief and I appreciate your support as we travel the metroplex with our special friend Lucy!
You are definitely a certified crazy woman!