Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements: the catch-all category for member posts to the website.

Outings

Palisade June 15 – Palisades and architecture and people.  Meet at 10 am at Town Square, across from the Blue Pig Art Gallery

Mesa County Fair – one evening July 17 – 20 TBD.  We are waiting for the fireworks schedule to be published.

Flowers and Night Sky photography – Aug 1 – Lands End Road Observatory.  meet at 6 pm at Clifton City Market parking lot.

TMCC Meeting Minutes – May 28th, 2019

The meeting was called to order by Dawn Morrow at 7pm.

Reminder about the TMCC Picnic on 6/2/19 from 6-8pm at Renee’s home (509 Rado, Unit C; right after the public golf course). Signup sheet was passed around for those attending.

Take Part In Art will be held at the Lincoln Park Barn from 9-12 on 6/22/19. If anyone would like to join in helping at the booth or just stopping by, please do so. Vera Mulder has volunteered to assist.

Next Board Meeting will be held on 6/10 from 6-8pm at the Village Inn (Horizon Dr). All are welcome to attend.

Next TMCC Outing will be on 6/15 at 10am in Downtown Palisade – meeting at Town Square. The topic will be street photography.

Vera Mulder has successfully made opportunities happen for TMCC Members to showcase their work.  The first will be at the Fruita Community Center starting July 1st thru July 31st.  The second will be at the St. Mary’s Pavillion from August 1st thru August 31st.  In both cases the artwork needs to be there before 12 noon on the 1st day of exhibition.  Both have just 18 slots for showcase, so a sign-up sheet was passed around for those interested.  All work needs to have wire hangers and frame.  Thank you Vera!

Reminder: June 1 will be the deadline for the Monochrome Photo Competition.

Treasurer Report: $1,075.00 (no new deposits or expenditures).

Bob Clark gave a presentation on Wildflowers area the Badger Wash area and the desert N of the Interstate. He offered excellent web resources on wildflowers as well.

Dawn Morrow shared a compilation of member images from the club’s outing at Lyle Nichols, as well as a compilation of member images from the Botanical Gardens outing. These outings have been well received by all.

Rich Briggs gave an excellent presentation on Travel Photography featuring many of his landscapes from his numerous travel opportunities, both local and international. He also shared his book on Utah Landscapes with us. Congratulations!

Dale Rostad was the featured Member Spotlight and shared many of his wonderful images with us.

PSA Ribbons were passed out for PSA Round 3 to Amy Hudechek (Honorable Mention) and Debbie Tubridy (Honorable Mention) and special congrats to Bob Clark for his Round 4 PSA Award.

PSA Round 4 (May 2019) Top 6 Results:
Tom Tubridy 25.5
Randy Smith 25.5
Dawn Morrow 25.0
Amy Hudechek 25.0
John Barbier 24.5
Bob Clark 24.0

We had one Visitor to the May meeting: Isaac Garfinkle of Whitewater.

Next TMCC Meeting: June 25th, 2019

Deadline change for May Competition

Please take note.   The deadline for the Monochrome / Black & White club competition has been moved to June 1.  If you have already submitted you can submit a different photo during the next 30 days.  In fact, if you already submitted one and you submit a second entry, the competition chair will decide if 2 entries will be allowed.   Double down !!

TMCC April 23, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order shortly after 7pm by Dawn Morrow, President.  Amy Hudechek gave the Treasurer report, which was deposits of $205.00 and checks written against for $332.82 (website, rent, and taxes), leaving a balance of $1,075.91.

Tonight’s meeting was open to the public and we had 2 new visitors (Rod Martinez & Issac Garfinkle).  Welcome to both of them.

An announcement was made by Ro Martinez on behalf of the Ouray County Arts Association regarding the 59th Artists’ Alpine Holiday Fine Art Show & Sale, August 1-10, 2019.

A presentation was made by our Guest Speaker, Brian Merry, a professional photographer from the Banff area of Alberta, Canada.  His presentation highlighted good insight on landscapes, wildlife, travel, and adventure photography.

Angela Classen was the featured TMCC photographer for the Member Spotlight.  She presented a slideshow of some of her favorite images featuring landscape & blooms. waterfalls & moving water, architecture, and “outside the box” images.  Be sure to sign up for the Member Spotlight if you haven’t done so yet.

Dawn gave a quick slideshow of images submitted from the Snooks Bottom field trip earlier in Fruita.  The topic for the outing was “Beauty in the Mundane”.

Announcements:

Dawn requested that anyone who attended the outing at Lyle Nichols’ in April, to submit their Top 3 images for presentation at the next meeting.

Renee Walendowski, Picnic Chair, announced that the picnic would be from 6-8 pm on 6/2/19.  Address is 509 Rado #C.  A sign up sheet will be circulating for pot luck items, so please be sure to sign up and RSVP.

Next TMCC Board Meeting will be from 6-8pm at the Village Inn (Horizon) on May 6th, 2019.

Next TMCC outing will be help on May 18th at the Botanical Gardens starting at 10am, with a club social immediately following at the Edgewater Restaurant (Kannah Creek Brewery), which is right next to it.

Next TMCC meeting will be held from 7-9pm on May 28th, 2019.

Meeting was adjourned at 9pm.

April Reminders

Outing April 13 to Lyle Nichols art filled property.  meet at 930 am at his home.  511 35 1/2 road in East Orchard Mesa.

Club meeting April 23  7 – 9 pm.  Speaker is landscape photographer Brian Merry from Banff Canada.  Other camera clubs in the region have been invited.

Club competition for “Monochrome” theme.  Submittal is due May 1

TMCC Mar. 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was started shortly after 7PM by Dawn Morrow, President.  In Amy’s absence, it was announced that the TMCC balance is $1,201.73.

Please remember to submit your dues, membership forms, and Liability Release forms to Amy Hudechek as soon as possible.  Remember:  No non-paying member may compete in Club or PSA Competitions.

Sharon Bradshaw, PSA Competition Chair, went over the results of the March 2019 / PSA #3 Competition.  There were 20 submitted images.  The images that were passed on to PSA on behalf of TMCC were:

Amy Hudechek                            Guardian of the Forest

Debbie Tubridy                            Frosty the Snow Bear

John Barbier                                Bikes Amsterdam

Paul Gana                                    Too Cold to Boat

Robert Pratt                                 Nectarivore

Tom Tubridy                                 Freedom Rocks

Dawn announced that the PSA Website was corrected and now shows ALL images that either won an Award or an Honorable Mention from the PSA #2 Club PID.  Congrats again to Marina Schultz (Award) & Amy Hudechek (Honorable Mention).

Rich Briggs and Vera Mulder gave their Member Spotlight presentations.  Reminder to sign up for future installments of Member Spotlights.

Jeff Morse, TMCC Competition Chair, presented the People TMCC Club Competition entries.  He first shared them with the attendees who then gave each image a score of 1-10.  He then presented the results from the judges.  There were 15 entries.  

1st Place  Randy Smith

2nd PlaceMarina Schultz

3rd PlaceRenee Walendowski

Congrats to everyone.

Remember that all recent (within 3 months) images will receive an extra bonus point, with the goal of getting out and shooting.

New TMCC Competition:  “Find Your Independence” – take a photo of Independence Rock (Colorado National Monument) between now through Oct. 1st.  Image will be due on 10/1/19.

The last PSA (entry for the PSA Calendar Year) is due 4/1/19 by midnight.  Please be sure to submit.

Next TMCC outing will be on April 13th at Lyle Nichols’ residence at 511 35-1/2 Rd in Palisade, CO.  Be there at 9:30  AM.

Note:  No public posting prior to May 1st!  It’s OK to post on the Member’s Only TMCC Facebook page.

Next Meeting:  April 23rd, 2019      It will be open to the public, so feel free to invite others.

Speaker:  Brian Merry (photographer from Banff area)

Next TMCC Competition:  Monochrome . B&W / muted colors (prefer 2 colors using monochrome to highlight the subject.  Due May 1st!

May TMCC Outing: Street Photography & Social   Date & Time:TBA

Just a reminder:  all TMCC & PSA competition images should be submitted to:  contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org

Meeting was adjourned at 9:10PM.

Audobon “Share the View” Winners

Congratulations to three TMCC members who had images selected in the Top 250 of the Denver Audobon’s “Share the View” annual photo contest.

Here is a link to the winner’s gallery:  https://denveraudubon.contestvenue.com/top250.php?start=0

Debbie Tubridy hit the jackpot with three images being selected!  (Her images can be found on page 10 of the winner’s gallery.)

Marina Schultz had one image selected.  (Her image is on page 8 of the winner’s gallery.)

Angela Classen had one image selected.  (Her image is on page 2 of the winner’s gallery.)

This is an international photo contest, and this year 2,114 images were entered.

Reminders

Outing Saturday March 16 meeting at Snook’s Bottom in Fruita, CO at 9am.  Beauty in the Mundane….

Please pay your 2019 membership fee if you haven’t already.  Download form from “Documents” tab on the website homepage, fill out and bring forms and check to the March club meeting……yes sireeee !

PSA competition photos are due April 1.  For more information hit the “Competitions” tab on the website home page.     DO IT !!

Miscellaneous – Cranes are doing layovers in the Region.  Snow is beautiful on the Mesa.  Water flowing and baby sheep in the Monument.  March madness has not started so no excuses to not be taking photos of something.

TMCC February 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was started shortly after 7pm by Dawn Morrow, President.  Amy Hudechek announced that the TMCC balance is $816.73.

Anyone who hasn’t done so yet, please get in touch with Amy to pay your dues.  Only current (dues in good standing) members will be allowed to enter photo competitions.

Jeff Morse, Competitions Chair, announced that there 4 PSA competitions per year.  Jeff presented all of the PSA submissions (from 2/1/19) and a nice discussion ensued by the members.  These images are still being judged.  It was also announced that the previous competition awarded Marina Schultz an Award for her “The Bride” image;  Amy Hudechek’s “Black Bear” was given an Honorable Mention.  Congratulations to them both.

The first TMCC club competition, which is themed “People” is due 3/1/19.  Remember that it’s preferred that the images be recent (within the last 4 months).  If not, no worries, but they will be not be eligible for the bonus point that the current ones will receive.  Jeff also announced that he’s willing to help with Photoshop if anyone wants help, reminding us that order in editing does make a difference.

Board members were asked to present images that give the members a bit of an introduction as to them, but also what they like to photograph.  Starting next meeting, up to 3 members will get a chance to do the same.  Remember to sign up for this great opportunity to share.

Randy Smith, Paul Gana, Amy Hudechek, Debbie Tubridy,  Jeff Morse, Bob Peterson, and Dawn Morrow shared their images with the club.

Visitors were introduced:  Shanti Maxwell, Lynda Carpenter, Mark Prouty, and Jerry Bristol.

Anyone interested in participating in the club display at the Mesa County Library should sign up, so that Dawn knows who’s interested and she’ll send the information to them directly.  March 7th is the date for the drop-off.  It will hang from 3/15/19 through 5/9/19.  All work needs to have a wire hanger.  Sizes are from 8X10 and up.

There will be an open Board Meeting on 3/11/19 @ 6pm at the Village Inn (off Horizon in GJ).  Everyone is invited.

March Outing:  3/16/19 @ 9:00 am … meet at Snooks Bottom in Fruita.  Theme will be Beauty and the Mundane.

April Outing:  4/13/19.  Details are being finalized as we speak.  Hear more about it at the March Meeting.

Next TMCC Member Meeting will be March 26th @ 7pm.

Meeting was adjourned at 9pm.