OUTING - ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM
November 14, 2015
8 club members attended the outing to the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller on November 15, braving roads that were icy in the area surrounding the City but not once we were some distance underway. 7 people carpooled into 2 vehicles. We initially compared notes regarding how long it had been since we last visited there, and for most of us it was 7 to 10 years or more, so we were looking forward to seeing the new displays. We were not disappointed, as the entryway now has 4 new dinosaur models which were dramatically lit and made for excellent photography. Many of the other displays are the same as before of course, but not having seen them for so long made them interesting once again. The lighting level was low as we anticipated, but with judicious use of the higher ISO levels permitted by modern cameras, and careful handholding to make up for the prohibition on tripods and monopods, we were still able to capture some excellent images. Flash was permitted but its color temperature clashed with the tungsten lights of course, and defeated some of the dramatic lighting so we did not make much use of it. Hank did ride to the rescue with his bright LED “light sabre” which can produce tungsten quality light and did a very credible job of providing some fill lighting in the shadows, particularly into the mouths of the models which otherwise were completely dark. Thank you Hank! The cafeteria offered a variety of meals for our lunch, and we then made a second round through the displays before heading homeward.
These are some of the pictures taken during this outing.