Category Archives: Announcements

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

TMCC Meeting Minutes – September 24, 2019

The meeting was called to order by Dawn Morrow, TMCC President at 7:00 pm.

Treasurer Report by Amy Hudechek – $830.91 as of 9/23/19.

TMCC Banquet Announcement: Jan. 10, 2020 @ 6-8 pm. More details to follow.

Member Spotlight: Renee Walendowski
She presented some of her favorite images of landscapes, street photography, and even video (hers and her son’s).

PSA Update: Sharon Bradshaw
Sharon updated us as to the new guidelines and timelines for the PSA Interclub Competition that TMCC participates in (Division B). This PSA year, they will have only 3 (instead of 4) competitions, with the following deadlines: #1 due 10/1/19; #2 due 1/1/20; and #3 due 3/1/20.
New dimensions are as follows:
Horizontal image: 1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels tall
Vertical image: 1050 pixels tall
They should continue to be in .jpg format, sRGB color space.
Please be sure to include your name and title in your submission email.
They need to be emailed to: contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org.
Sharon also stated that PSA has been trying to get TMCC to assist in the PSA interclub judging (a different division obviously). To do that, she needs 3 volunteers to help in that process. Anyone interested should email Sharon @ aussiehike@aol.com.

TMCC Scavenger Hunt: Renee Walendowski
The images for each category were presented and members were able to vote for their favorite.
Results:
Macro – Sharon B
Photojournalism – Renee W
Babies – Amy H
Water Fun – Dawn M
Magazine Cover – Bob P
Advertisement – Vera M
Dinner – Amy H
Americano – Dawn M
Hero – Dawn M
Catalyst – Renee W
Congrats to all of the winners!
John T volunteered to head up the TMCC Scavenger Hunt for next year. More to come.

Sand Wash Basin Presentation: Dawn Morrow
Dawn highlighted some images from her recent trip to Sand Wash Basin. New member Troy Krebs also contributed with some discussion regarding some rocks from the trip.

Announcements:
Remember that Oct. 20th is the deadline for the Independence Monument image sharing. Send them to Dawn Morrow for inclusion in a slide show at the next meeting.

Next TMCC Board Meeting: Oct. 14th at 6:00pm at Village Inn (Horizon Dr, GJ).

Next TMCC Meeting: October 22nd, 2019.

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.

Club meeting minutes for July 23, 2019

President Dawn Morrow called the meeting to order at 7pm.  No member was ready to do a member spotlight. Congratulations to Sharon Bradshaw who recieved ribbons at the County Fair.  Amy gave the treasurer report: $1075.91.  Three visitors were identified and they introduced themselves.

Club activities/reminders – Upcoming Outings: Aug 1 to the Grand Mesa / Lands End Road meeting at 6pm at Clifton City Market to ride share.  This is for flowers and then night photography with Paul.  Aug 10 Crags Crest trail meeting at Mesa Lakes Lodge at noon for lunch then hiking the trail with Vera.  Remember Scavenger hunt photos should be brought to the August club meeting.  4×6 or 5×7 are good sizes.  The categories are on the web site and on Facebook Group.  August 1 is the deadline for the next club competition.  Theme: ABSTRACT.  A reminder about the Independence Monument challenge, to shoot it like you have never shot it before.  They will be shown in the fall.  Sharon indicated PSA competition rules might change and encouraged members to be ready to submit your entry by September 1 just in case the submittal dates change.

Black Canyon Camera Club is having  competition and show in August.  see their website:  blackcanyoncameraclub.com for more information. Our members are showing at the Fruita Civic Center.  These will be moved to St. Mary’s Pavillion for showing the month of August.  See Vera for more information.

Matt Janson (photographer) was the guest speaker.  He spoke about compositing photos, the steps he takes, the things he considers to obtain photos that are then composited into a single photograph.  Matt is a corporate photographer based in Colorado.  His website is: mattjansonphotography.com

Jeff Morse, club competition chair person, presented the results of the “Monochrome” competition and discussed the entries with the attendees.  Although all photos entered are winners, the photos that placed were:

  1.  Guess Who by Mary Holmes    2. Yellowstone by Amy Hudechek   3. 3-way tie:  Full Size Render by Vera Mulder; Fisherman France by John Barbier and Union Station by Ed Kunzelman

 

TMCC Meeting Minutes – June 25, 2019

Meeting was called to order by Dawn Morrow.
There was no Treasury Report (Amy absent).

Announcements:
July Outing: Either 7/17 or 7/19 at the Mesa County Fair doing Night Photography.
Meet at 6pm near the front gate. if there will be fireworks, it will be
on that night, otherwise it will be on the Friday night, since there
should be more people, rides going, and lights.

August Outing: Wildflowers at sunset and night sky photography on Land’s End.
More info to come.

Fruita Civic Center Exhibit: Be sure to get your images to the appropriate person
at the appropriate time. Exhibit to run July 1 thru July
31st.

St. Mary’s Pavillion Exhibit: Be sure to get in touch with either Dawn or Vera M. if
you still want to sign up. It will run August 1 thru
August 31st.

Upcoming Speakers:
July 2019 Matt Jansen
August 2019 Dean Humprey

Tonight’s speaker was Gretel Daughtery who spoke on Sports Photography, highlighting her experience and images from shooting sports photography for the local newspaper. She gave an excellent talk and a wonderful and comprehensive Tip Sheet on how to be more successful. Thank you Gretel!

Ed Kunzelman led a discussion along with the review of the Club Competition Black & White Images. Since Jeff was absent, the images were simply presented and discussed. Jeff will post the results on the internet … so everyone WATCH for it!

Next Meeting: July 23, 2019 at 7pm (as usual)

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00pm.

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.