Category Archives: Announcements

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

Sand Wash Basin

Hello folks, as a board we plan to do fall color events for Sept.-Oct. both as colors hit the mountains and then again in town. I know several people have already explored Sand Wash Basin, some have not been able. My friend and former member of TMCC Cindy Buller and I have the next weekend planned to go from this coming Thursday through Monday. We will be staying in Craig overnight. Doug and I found and stayed at the “Elk Run Inn” in Craig for only $65.00 a night was a good place for a great deal. Anyone is welcome to join us we will be meeting up with several wild horse enthusiasts and advocates while touring around the area all of which are amazing photographers. Former member & friend Debbie Rudd will hopefully meet up with us, and we tentatively plan on seeing horses in the Piceance herd on Monday. Most of you may not want to be out of town this far, or this long, but we wanted to extend a welcome to club members who have been dying to see them, all are welcome. These horse’s terrain is much less obstructed than those on the Bookcliffs. Last year we saw well over 100 horses in a day. I can safely say you will see horses as over 900 are in the Basin. Please get in touch via cell, messenger or on this message if you are interested in joining us for all or part of our trip. We will regroup each morning in Maybell, I hope that if you’ve always wanted to do this that you will join us Sept. 6 through Sept. 10th. Here are some shots from our last trips.

The Downtown Art Festival is looking for artists, photographers, preformers, musicians and more! Deadline September 17 -Juried

Click for more info: https://downtowngj.org/signature-events

Downtown Art Festival brought to you by Alpine Bank

October 5-6, 2018

9:00am – 5:00pm

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The 3rd Annual Downtown Art Festival brought to you by Alpine Bank with support from Rocky Mountain Health Plans kicks off on October 5th during First Friday. Visit Downtown galleries and local businesses to see local talent displayed in various forms of artwork. The Festival continues on October 6th with the installation of the 2018 Art on the Corner temporary exhibit. Wander through Downtown galleries and businesses that are hosting artists and performances of all kinds throughout the day on Saturday as well. 

The 2018 Call for Artists is now OPEN! Click here to register.

*Booths for artists are $30 per 10’x10? space, and $15 for each additional 10’x10? space needed*

ATTENTION: Competition deadlines coming up

August 21 midnight – club competition – Theme: people or animal….. Leader is Renee…. submit via email to contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org

August 28 – Scavenger Hunt – Bring your scavenger hunt photo small PRINTS to the TMCC club meeting.  See website Scavenger Hunt tab for details.

September 15 – entries due for Photographic Society of America (PSA).  See website competition tab for details on how to enter your excellent photograph

ALSO, don’t forget to think about: what you can do for the club and what you want out of the club

we will discuss these at the club meeting.

have a great weekend !!

Think Before You Shoot

This is an excellent book for photographers of all skill levels. It’s a short book with simple, easy to follow suggestions for making stronger photographs. The author, Roxanne Overton, was one of our competition judges a couple years back, and I’ve always admired not just her images, but her thoughts about photography. It’s available for $6.99 as a Kindle book through Amazon, or as an iBook at Apple iTunes.

Minutes for July 24 TMCC meeting

TMCC Meeting July 24, 2018 – Minutes

Renee opened the meeting at 7 pm as the single board member present.

Speaker –

  • Terry Hancock, Director of the Grand Mesa Observatory in Whitewater, Colorado. He discussed the new facility, non-profit status, goals, staff, equipment.  It is available to the public including public viewing nights and will do tours. Community outreach and educational partnerships.  The next public viewing night is August 10.

Business meeting –

  • One member volunteered to complete the year as Vice President – Vera Mulder. The club members voted unanimously yes.
  • Homework assignment: Ask yourself what the club can do for you and what you can do for the club. To be discussed next meeting.
  • See Renee to sign up for drinks and snacks to bring to the meetings.
  • The August competition theme will be “Human / Animal” due date August 21.
  • Scavenger Hunt competition – 15 topics to photograph, bring 4×6 photos to the August meeting. These will be observed, discussed, voted at the September meeting.
  • Outing:Friday July 27, meet Dawn at 7 pm at the Mesa County Fair.  It is FREE. Bring tripod for time lapse of carnival
  • TMCC picnic potluck – Sunday August 5 @ 4pm at Marina Schultz’s place.  Check the website for directions.  Bring your dish to share and BYOB.  BBQ will be available for $5.

Photo discussion lead by Ed K. –

  • Members submitted 45 photos for discussion and questions, help.
  • Many folks submitted as well as participated in the discussions.
  • THANK YOU ED !!

Meeting over at 9 pm

June 26 Minutes

June 26, 2018

Dawn opened meeting.

Sharon presented photos chosen for PSA round 4: selected were:

Great Blue heron – Dio Musquiz

Here fishy fishy – Scott Hudechek

Painted Lady on daisy – Sharon Bradshaw

Pretty prarie falcon flying – Robert Pratt

Summer in Colorado – Amy Hudechek

When I grow up – Debbie Tubridy

That’s the last PSA competition for this year.

The picnic will be at Marina Shultz house. August 5, at 4 pm.  

Marina 

941 19 1/2 Road

970-773-1186 text only please

Bring lawn chairs.  We will have brisket, bring 5 dollars for the meat.

Lori presented her competition results: The theme was bicycle, she had 5 judges.

1st place – Annette Collier

2nd place – Sharon Bradshaw

3rd place – Jamie Zartman

4th place – Bob Peterson

Dawn presented.  The bylaw changes were handed out, and Dawn made the suggested changes after Board meeting/interested parties who attended.  One of the changes is increased fees. Job descriptions have been revised. Dawn asked members to read over the changes and please email her before the next meeting.  We will discuss the proposed changes and vote.  We do not have money for scavenger hunt prizes.  Dio suggested that we have a white elephant exchange instead.  Please send your input to dawn@2morrowsmuse.com.