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.
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.
June 27 meeting minutes
Dawn Morrow opened meeting. Treasurer report: Ona said 789.23 to begin. Expenses were 48.82, Deposits were 65. Balance of 805.41
We have more calendars to sell. The first 2 are at 5.00, then after they are 8.95.
New business: Dale has old cannon Rebel with a lens/bag. Dio took offer.
Ed: Print competition: prints are due 7/31, see the guidelines.
Jeff Morse gave a quick lesson on making sure your camera is fully focused where you want it.
Renee Walendowski presented High mountain wildflower photography locations and gave handout of locations.
Dawn gave results of the portrait competition. Results were:
First place Dawn Morrow, Second place Debbie Rudd, Jamie Hartman took third.
Just a quick note to let you know that I will be presenting at the CNM on Wednesday 24th from 2-3pm. The presentation highlights some of the many stops along our many travels and trails in the Western US.
Steve and I have had a lot of fun traveling over the years and like to share our experiences with folks.
Wednesday, May 24, is the 106 year anniversary of the CNM, signed by President Taft in 1911.
Hope you can make it.
Calendars will be available for purchase at the May 23 Club meeting. Members can buy up to 2 for $5 each and then each calendar is $8.95. Make checks out to “Thunder Mountain Camera Club”.
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.
Category: Portrait (People)
Due Date: May 8, 2017
See competition link for rule.
what a great opportunity to challenge yourself and learn from critique !!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thats coming up in one week photographers so find your pretty portrait.
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.
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. 🙂