The pictures below were taken the week of April 26, 1999,
at the Health Level-Seven meeting in Toronto, Ontario.

Variations on a Theme
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The Toronto City Hall provided an opportunity to fiddle with the various filters and other tools that PhotoShop provides. Click here to see a seemingly endless number of examples. Which ones do you think seem to work, if any? Send me an e-mail and let me know.
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Gunther Schadow leads the discussion of data types in a joint meeting with CCOW, XML, and Component Based Messaging.

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The Special Interest Group on XML. Some have commented that the picture looks like "The Continental Congress with laptops."

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Rob Seliger leads the ballot reconciliation for the Clinical Context Object Workgroup (CCOW). Mark Stega looks on.

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(Above) Mead Walker makes a point to Woody Beeler during the Board of Directors meeting. (Below) When Ed talks, everyone listens. Mark Shafarman, Ed Hammond, John Quinn, Karen Keeter, Stan Huff, Karen van Hentenryck, Woody.
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Mead and Mark during the Facilitator's Debriefing

Gunther  explains data types to several facilitators during the debriefing. Other players, left to right, Bob Dolin, Marco Johnson, Linda Quade, and Debra Weiss (back of head only).

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In the Claim Attachments Special Interest Group (CASIG), all the action was at the other end of the table. (The effect here is pretty subtle: except for the three people in the back, the colors are muted and the natural shading partly converted to more solid blocks, like paper cutouts.
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Steve Barr, Co-chair and Fearless Leader of CASIG

990429_GWB_WesSmilingPencilCutout.jpg (135608 bytes) Thanks to Woody Beeler for sending along pictures that he took with his Nikon CP 900. He contributes a rare thing to these pages, a picture of Wes himself. Click here to see the straight version.

This is a blend of the Colored Pencil and Cut Out filters in PhotoShop.

The light was pretty funky in the Sheraton Centre, a strong mixture of bluish north light coming in the windows, incandescent bulbs, and   garish yellow-green fluorescent tubes that were probably "grow lights" for an alien's garden. If you look closely at some of my pix, you can see items that cast two shadows of different colors.

Woody's camera caught a balance of output from its flashgun and the ET-Gro-lites. The result was somewhat reminiscent of Rembrandt, so I thought I'd try to emphasize the idea by making the light appear on the very edge of my face and shoulders. Besides, what could be more appropriate for a picture taken at HL7 than RIM-lighting?? (Inside joke).

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