Category Archives: Announcements

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

September Minutes

TMCC September minutes 9/26
Meeting began with voting on Scavenger hunt.
Jeff Morse opened meeting.
Old business: Renee read minutes of last meeting. They were approved.
Treasurer report: Starting balance 1165. Deposits 32.50. Ending balance =1197.66.
We have 40 calendars left. Cost is 5 dollars for the first 2 then 8.95 for additional ones. They will make great gifts so get some more.
New business:
Renee announced club competition, category is advertising photography. The job is to sell something, anything. Use imagination to sell a product, brochure photo, business, place. Think about what you see in magazine, brochure, billboard. Send your submission by November 1 to contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org. See website for details on sizing.
Also submissions for this months competition are due tonight 9/26. There is a PSA which is due on Oct 1.
Jeff led a discussion about locations that club members have been out shooting. Owl pass and Kebler not so good this year. Vail pass is over except some high spots. Grand Mesa is colorful in some spots.
We have agreed on a Connected Lakes outing. Dates are for Oct 21 3-6 pm, and Oct 24 same time, before next meeting. Ed is leading. Sign up sheet went around.

Ona presented results of the Scavenger hunt:
Faceless self portrait: Dawn Morrow.
Scene from a window: Cheryl Sweers
Street Lights: Cheryl Sweers
Angelic: Mel Morris
Smoke: Cheryl Sweers
Minimal: Bob Peterson
Wood: Renee Walendowski
2 of a Kind: Angela
Signs: Angela Claussen
Handwriting: Bob Peterson
Art: Ona Griffiths
Pop of color: Sharon Bradshaw

Congrats winners

Renee called for volunteer for the next years scavenger hunt. Vera Mulder volunteered for next years scavenger hunt. She promised it will be weird.

Jeff asked if class would like to have a class on how to do that thing with your camera that you don’t know. We will be holding his the 2nd thursday in November.  Bring camera and what you need to learn.

Jeff asked members to bring some halloween/fall photos for discussion next meeting.
Meeting adjourned.

remaining competitions in 2017

Club competitions

  • Open competition” (no theme) – Submit one of your really good or favorite photographs, any subject – due via email by Sept 26
  • Theme: Advertising photography – Sell something to the judges.  Your photo should attempt sell something, someone, someplace to the audience.  Use your imagination.  Make the judges want to own the product, travel to that place, donate to that cause – due via email by Nov 1

Photographic Society of America (PSA) competitions

  • November competition due Oct 1 via email
  • January competition due Nov 1 via email

See competition guidelines on this website for submittal information.  It is very important to submit a photo with pixel dimensions according to the guidelines.  Please ask for assistance.

email entries to:   contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org

 

Fall Color!!!

It’s that time again! The Aspen tree’s have started to turn. As you travel around keep the club up to date on locations as they start to change color.

Coming back through Red Mountain Pass this weekend the changes are taking place. Also saw change starting in Molas Lake. So update here, or update in facebook and get out there!

TMCC July Meeting Minutes

July 25, 2017 meeting minutes

  • Dawn opened the meeting – Very little change in the bank balance.
  • Lake Erwin outing – 8:00 am – Thursday, 7/27/17 – Map will be posted on TMCC’s facebook page.
  • The website will be worked on starting Wednesday, 7/28/17. Once all the bugs are worked out, instructions will be given to members.
  • August outing will be a night photography outing around the time of the new moon – Definite details will be announced.
  • A poll was taken for the interest in a weather spotter class. We need at least 10 people interested to get the National Weather Service to do a class for us. It’s a two hour presentation, which will be held at WCCC. Details to be determined and announced.
  • Scavenger Hunt pictures are due in August and the contest will be held in September. The scavenger hunt counts toward the points accumulated for a member’s annual score. The topics and further details are on TMCC’s website.
  • Discussed the possibility of doing a new member mentorship program, which was met with enthusiasm. A program will be worked on.
  • The August competition is a print competition. Entries are due to Ed Kunzelman by July 31st.
  • Jeff will be doing a class on resizing a photograph in August.
  • NASA website shows time when space station can be seen from any location
  • Members will submit pictures for the PSA competition in September, to be judged by PSA in November
  • If any member is looking for gear, send Dawn an email indicating what you’re looking for. She has information on members who are looking to sell some gear.
  • Paul Gana gave us a very information class on shooting the Milky Way and night sky. He covered what type of equipment to use, camera settings and several websites that are useful when planning a night photography outing. Paul’s website is paulscoloradophotography.com. The tutorials that he covered at the TMCC meeting can be found under “About Me” and then “Learn from Me”.

July 2017 club meeting minutes

Meeting Minutes July 25, 2017

Dawn Morrow, President, called the meeting to order.  All other board members were absent.

  • Wildflowers are blooming in the mountains !!  Next outing led by Renee is July 27 meeting at Lake Irwin, near Crested Butte, at 8 am.  Some folks may camp and do night photography as well.
  • Website is being looked at by the Board and a consultant to improve functionality.
  • August outing, TBA, for night sky photography lead by Paul Gana
  • National weather service can provide a class on spotting severe weather, if we have 10 attendees.  A show of hands indicated at least 10 interested members.
  • Scavenger hunt photos should be brought to the August meeting.  details are on the website.
  • Dawn discussed mentorships teaming experienced members with newer members.
  • Print competition will be discussed at the August meeting.   July 31 is the deadline to give your print to Ed Kunzelman.
  • Space station visibilty was discussed, check the Nasa web site for details of locations and times
  • Sharon Bradshaw provided summary of Photographic Society of America results/scores.  Lupe was an Honorable Mention !!  scores were generally good for the club.
  • the next PSA submittal is due in September for the November competition.
  • Paul Gana did a presentation on night sky photography utilizing you-tube videos he had created.  Good information was provided.

Meeting adjourned

Lake Irwin outing

Thursday July 27,  8 am to photograph wildflowers at Lake Irwin.  This is a good 2/12 hour drive from GJ.  Off Kebler pass before you get to Crested Butte.  Meet in parking lot at picnic area.  Bring camera, tripod, water, lunch etc, hat.  There is nice shooting right around this lake and also trails there if you want to hike.