Category Archives: Announcements

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

Website Update

Hello everyone,
I’ve officially added all users, and have updated the preferences, I’m hoping everyone is back on the list to receive emails. Please let me know if you’ve previously not received emails, and are now receiving them. I apologize for the delay on this, I hope to see you all in the morning to head up to see the horses.

TMCC April Minutes

Dawn Morrow called meeting to order.
New business: On May 13th will be our next outing. Meet at Dawns house for trip all day to see the wild horses in the Bookcliffs. Need a high clearance vehicle or arrange ride with someone going. Bring a sack lunch, drinks and sunscreen. This is sun only outing, if raining it will be cancelled. Email Dawn if you want to go and don’t have a high clearance vehicle.
Contact her for address, I don’t want to post here.
Dawn announced she will be doing competition for May. Read on for details.
Treasurer report: Begin balance: 1326.53. Expenses for 6 mo rent, web site, and calendar=691.05. Ending balance =730.48.
Presenters:
Debbie Rudd gave presentation on her outings with the Grand Valley Audubon Society, the owl prowl. On the canal trail in redlands they saw the Great horned owl. This trail is behind the Safeway in the Redlands. Then she visited the burrowing owl near the state line, Nice photos of these as well. Burrowing owls move around and if not disturbed for about 3 wks they will stay. They will live in prairie dog holes. On May 19th they will be banding Screech owls. She also visited a barn owl nesting by the Clifton ponds. They are declining due to development and are difficult to see, and they come out only at night.
Renee showed her homework assignment from Jeff’s 10 different shots.
Margie spoke about our Picnic. Tenative date is June 4th at the Riverfront Park in Palisade. Time is 3 to 7.
Sign up on sign up sheet.
Donna gave presentation on the TMCC calendar. Bob Pratt got the cover photo. Congrats to Bob!
Donna also showed some photos of her trip to Canyonlands at the Needles district. She advised that while parked there just for the day, a squirrel ate through hoses in her vehicle and they had to be towed all the way back to Junction. Beware of these critters if you go there and try to block them from eating your car.
Sharon Bradshaw presented the PSA submissions. They have not been judged yet.
Dawn announced the next competition for May-submit a portrait photo. Deadline is May 8th. To contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org. Thats coming up in one week photographers so find your pretty portrait.
Meeting adjourned.

Snack sign up

Here the sign up sheet for drinks and snacks, for those who have a hard time remembering that you signed up months ago. A few empty spots too, so if you didn’t, you can join in the fun.

April: Marina (snacks); Bob P drinks/  May:  Margi B (snacks) and Paul (drinks)/  June: Cheryl (snacks) Mel (drinks); July: no one ( snack) Sharon (drinks)/ August: Ona (snacks), no one -drinks / Sept:  Marilyn R (snacks), no one for drinks/  Oct:  Luesa (snack) Lupe (drinks),  Nov: Herb??? snack, Jeff (drinks) -which Jeff I dont know.

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Calendar Ordered – Beautiful Flowers of the Western Slope

Spring Greetings TMCC Photographers!

The order for the 2018 calendar has been placed for 100 with a 15% off! Wahhoo! Should be received in about 10 days. $5.00 each for club members for your own use to keep or sell.

There will be 12 different members’ photos on each month, the cover winner’s photo also has a month. Along with this are 3 smaller photos on each month in the date slots. The photos were chosen for correct size, color, type of flower, then clarity and composition. An art/photography quote was added for each month as well.

Thank you to everyone submitting their beautiful flower photos. What a talented bunch of photographers we have!

Oh, please have your animal shots ready for next year. 🙂

Bradshaw, Sharon
Collier, Annette
Curtis, Lori
Fullerton, Donna
Gana, Paul
Griffiths, Ona
Miller, Sarah
Morrow, Dawn
Musquiz, Dio
Payne, James
Peterson, Bob
Pratt, Robert
Robinson, Joan
Rudd, Debbie
Rudd, Ty
Walendowski, Rene
Zartman, Jamie

Critique Night at the Arts Center

This Friday night 7:00 – 9:00pm, April 7th, is a special First Friday event at the Western Colorado Arts Center. It’s free and open to the public. The program consists of two guest speakers, Mardee Goff of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and Sam Harvey of the Harvey Meadows Gallery in Aspen, who will be critiquing artwork from 12 different artists. I have three photographs as part of the show, and best I can tell, the only photographer in the group. It is my understanding that they will be talking more about their response and impression of the art, and how it communicates ideas, than just a technical critique as you might find with TMCC club competitions. But this is all new to me, so we’ll see. For several years, I’ve looked to other art forms as inspiration in my photography, so I’m looking forward to this program. If you’re looking for some creative inspiration of your own, I think you might like attending this event. The Art Center is located at 1803 North 7th Street.

 

TMCC March minutes

Dawn Morrow opened meeting and made introductions, welcomed visitors.
Donna Fullerton gave her presentation of her photo walk with the National Geographic Staff in Yellowstone. She shared some of her photos. Congratulations Donna on being selected and the wonderful work you did while there.
Representative from Colorado National Monument came to briefy talk about the calendars available. This coming year they also plan to make different calendars as well. They will be having some walks and talks coming soon so stay tuned for announcements.
Upcoming outings: April 22: Mt Garfield hike with Jeff. In May (date to be determined) we will be going to the wild horse area.
Treasurer report: Ona reported that for last month begin balance was 971.53. 0 expenses. Ending balance is 1326.53.
New business: Ona wants to raise money for the club by doing a Calendar and selling them. Theme is flowers around the Grand Valley. Handout:
Our idea is to showcase member photos of flowers in or around the Grand Valley (Western Slope) in a calendar. We are asking members to submit 3 of their favorite flower shots to Donna Fullerton @dnote627@gmail.com by April 10. The photos submitted will need to be sized to 5.5 x 8.5 “ 300 dpi in landscape format. There will be space for 12 large and 36-48 smaller spaces.
If we are able to get it put together and submitted to printer very shortly the cost of each calendar would be between 3-5 dollars per calendar. We are looking for this as a potential fund raiser for TMCC. The club would pay for the initial cost of printing. The calendars would be available to club members at a nominal cost. Any remaining calendars would be able to be sold at a higher price to the public. It would also be good publicity for the club.
Other new business: Dawn is planning a yard sale this spring with some camera gear.
We also are planning a booth at Farmers Market. This is at a non profit price so anything sold there has to go to the Club.
April 14th is the deadline for next PSA.
Sharon Bradshaw gave presentation on the last PSA photos. Winners were Dawn Morrow, Sharon Bradshaw, Ed Kunzelman, Lupe Herrera, Ona Griffiths, and Marina Schultz. Congrats to the winners.
Dawn Morrow wants ideas for classes that you would like to have. Next week is the last photoshop class with Mike. Email Dawn if you have an outing you would like to have, classes you want to see, or if you have presentation for club.
Jeff announced that this Saturday he will be hiking the Palisade Rim Trail.
Ed Kunzelman did presentation on Jeff’s homework assignment of 10 different shots.
Ed announced that on April 7th there is Critique of Art at the Colorado Art Center from 7-9. This is the first friday in April.
Jeff is planning another homework assignment so keep tuned to the Facebook page.