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Dorothy A Bush

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Longinotti Auditorium at St Francis Hospital
5959 Park Av.
Memphis, TN  38119

Philip J Leider
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Dorothy A Bush

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I have dedicated most of my professional  life to scientific research, mostly at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During a midlife crisis, I discovered the sport of whitewater kayaking. Three years later  I began a two-year training  in preparation for paddling  the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, 18 days and 225 miles.  One month before the trip I was injured on a creek run in North Carolina. 

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I could no longer paddle my kayak but the canyon trip was already paid for, so I resigned myself to riding one of the support rafts. I took my Canon AE1 camera and resolved to take pictures.  I took over 700 on the trip, but when I got home and looked at them, I only liked 7.  

Obviously I needed to learn more about photography!  Two courses in photography at Memphis State and a year of shooting slide film later, I bought a Canon EOS 20D and things progressed from there. For the last seven years, my photography has been aimed mostly as reference material for painting, where I have discovered it is even easier to correct compositional and clutter errors than photoshop [although it probably takes more training]. I retired from St. Jude in 2018 and two months later hit the road with my 60D to start a collection of reference material for seacoast paintings.    
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We meet at the Longinotti auditorium in the St. Francis medical complex, see this map.
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