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Club minutes for Feb 25, 2020

President Dawn called the meeting to order at 7pm.  one new guest and member: Nathan Bailey

Up-coming competitions and outings were reviewed: PSA due March 1; Club competition themed long exposure due April 1; Outing March 7 530 pm at Sharon’s for burning of steel wool and other night shooting.  Address is 2845 C1/2 Rd.  Blue house south side of the road, north of the river.

Treasurer report: $555 deposited.  $515.76 remaining.  meeting room was paid through November.

Photographer Chris Eaton, Pinyon Ridge Photography, presented his evolution into night and dark sky photography and recent publications for the CO Monument.

Sharon reviewed the judging for the PSA #2 competition.  The 6 selected photographs were from Marina S., Amy H., Robert Pratt, Paul G, Sharon B. and Debbie T.  The website will be updated.

The members divided into 3 groups to review and comment on about 5 photos provided by anonymous club members.

The meeting ended about 9:15 pm.

Photo editing activity and discussion

The club is providing 4 photographs via this link.

Please edit any / all of these photographs to result an “improved” photograph, in your opinion, or maybe just more interesting.   email the edited version(s) to Dawn before monday Nov. 25, 2019 for discussion at the TMCC meeting.  Dawn’s email address is:


Also, please consider volunteering for a Board position for the next year or bring ideas to discuss on sharing the work load and increasing participation of the club.

Finally, the list you have all been waiting for….The 2020 Scavenger Hunt List !

Dust off your lens, check your aperture settings, figure out what ISO means and get out there and shoot. Please leave your archived pictures at home and try for current photographs that are uniquely you and how you interpret these categories. Hopefully there are categories for every lens and your shooting style. Good Luck.

  1. City Night Lights
  2. Family
  3. Reflection/s
  4. Holidays
  5. Track/s
  6. Extreme Motion or Speed
  7. Rack
  8. Winter in Mesa County
  9. Musical / Melody
  10. Open category (any topic), your favorite Picture ? (or least fav)

For guidelines on this competition, please see the TMCC website, a TMCC Board member or John Truzinski (2020 Chair person)



August Club Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Dawn Morrow just after 7pm August 27, 2019.  The Treasurer balance is $830.91.   She went through the scheduled and tentatively scheduled events.  She mentioned that recent Outings had a low level of interest so she asked who might be interested in scouting fall colors on Sept 14 so folks could venture out on their own.  Approximately 6 people raised their hands in interest.  The Sand Wash Basin / wild horse outing is the weekend of September 19-22.  This is near Maybell, Colorado.  Call or text Dawn (970-216-9311) in the evening before if you want to meet the group to find out the meet up location and time.  The next TMCC Board meeting is Oct 14 at 6 pm at the Horizon Drive Village Inn. Scavenger Hunt prints should be given to Renee within the next 2 weeks.  Call her at (970-778-9740).  The activity is scheduled for the September TMCC meeting.  Those members showing at the Saint Mary’s Pavillion should pick up their photos on Friday Aug 30 between 10-12.  Otherwise Vera will take them home to be picked up later.

Dawn presented some of the photographs from the Grand Mesa club outing in July including flowers, sunsets, clouds, stars, milky way, meteors and UFO’s.

Photo Journalist Dean Humphrey, retired from the GJ Sentinel, spoke about his career and current interests with photography and provided insight into Photo Journalism.  Thank you Dean !!

Member Spotlights tonight were Mary Holmes and Jerry Bristol.  They each presented some of their photographs and talked about their photographic interests.  A sign up sheet was circulated for future member spotlights.

TMCC club competition “Abstract” – Entries and results were presented by Jeff Morse.  There were 9 entries.  They were all interesting even if they were not by definition, abstract. First place: Jerry Bristol. Second Place: Sharon Bradshaw. Third Place: Vera Mulder

Scavenger Hunt

Remember to bring your small prints to the August Club meeting.  Give them to Renee.  Enter only one photo for each Scavenger Hunt category.  Click on the Scavenger Hunt tab on the website homepage for the list of categories.  Happy Hunting.   The September Club meeting will be the viewing and voting.