Category Archives: Announcements

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

Audobon “Share the View” Winners

Congratulations to three TMCC members who had images selected in the Top 250 of the Denver Audobon’s “Share the View” annual photo contest.

Here is a link to the winner’s gallery:  https://denveraudubon.contestvenue.com/top250.php?start=0

Debbie Tubridy hit the jackpot with three images being selected!  (Her images can be found on page 10 of the winner’s gallery.)

Marina Schultz had one image selected.  (Her image is on page 8 of the winner’s gallery.)

Angela Classen had one image selected.  (Her image is on page 2 of the winner’s gallery.)

This is an international photo contest, and this year 2,114 images were entered.

Reminders

Outing Saturday March 16 meeting at Snook’s Bottom in Fruita, CO at 9am.  Beauty in the Mundane….

Please pay your 2019 membership fee if you haven’t already.  Download form from “Documents” tab on the website homepage, fill out and bring forms and check to the March club meeting……yes sireeee !

PSA competition photos are due April 1.  For more information hit the “Competitions” tab on the website home page.     DO IT !!

Miscellaneous – Cranes are doing layovers in the Region.  Snow is beautiful on the Mesa.  Water flowing and baby sheep in the Monument.  March madness has not started so no excuses to not be taking photos of something.

TMCC February 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was started shortly after 7pm by Dawn Morrow, President.  Amy Hudechek announced that the TMCC balance is $816.73.

Anyone who hasn’t done so yet, please get in touch with Amy to pay your dues.  Only current (dues in good standing) members will be allowed to enter photo competitions.

Jeff Morse, Competitions Chair, announced that there 4 PSA competitions per year.  Jeff presented all of the PSA submissions (from 2/1/19) and a nice discussion ensued by the members.  These images are still being judged.  It was also announced that the previous competition awarded Marina Schultz an Award for her “The Bride” image;  Amy Hudechek’s “Black Bear” was given an Honorable Mention.  Congratulations to them both.

The first TMCC club competition, which is themed “People” is due 3/1/19.  Remember that it’s preferred that the images be recent (within the last 4 months).  If not, no worries, but they will be not be eligible for the bonus point that the current ones will receive.  Jeff also announced that he’s willing to help with Photoshop if anyone wants help, reminding us that order in editing does make a difference.

Board members were asked to present images that give the members a bit of an introduction as to them, but also what they like to photograph.  Starting next meeting, up to 3 members will get a chance to do the same.  Remember to sign up for this great opportunity to share.

Randy Smith, Paul Gana, Amy Hudechek, Debbie Tubridy,  Jeff Morse, Bob Peterson, and Dawn Morrow shared their images with the club.

Visitors were introduced:  Shanti Maxwell, Lynda Carpenter, Mark Prouty, and Jerry Bristol.

Anyone interested in participating in the club display at the Mesa County Library should sign up, so that Dawn knows who’s interested and she’ll send the information to them directly.  March 7th is the date for the drop-off.  It will hang from 3/15/19 through 5/9/19.  All work needs to have a wire hanger.  Sizes are from 8X10 and up.

There will be an open Board Meeting on 3/11/19 @ 6pm at the Village Inn (off Horizon in GJ).  Everyone is invited.

March Outing:  3/16/19 @ 9:00 am … meet at Snooks Bottom in Fruita.  Theme will be Beauty and the Mundane.

April Outing:  4/13/19.  Details are being finalized as we speak.  Hear more about it at the March Meeting.

Next TMCC Member Meeting will be March 26th @ 7pm.

Meeting was adjourned at 9pm.

 

 

 

Be Aware…..

Things to be considering or even doing….

TMCC homework for the Feb. club meeting: submit assess your growth as a photographer.  Submit before and after photos to Dawn by Feb 22 and include a goal of yours relative to photography.

TMCC club meeting Feb 26 at WCCC 7 pm

Daffadils are up.  Spring is springing.

TMCC “People” theme competition deadline March 1.

Palisade call for entires for Honey Bee Festival

https://www.palisadeartlovers.org/call-for-entries.html

Deadline for 2020 Colorado Monument Calendar

Monument Calendar

TMCC January 22, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting was called to order by Dawn Morrow, president, shortly after 7:00 PM.

There were two visitors to the meeting.  Rich Briggs and Mark Prouty both introduced and shared a little bit about themselves.

Dawn introduced the 2019 board members:  Dawn Morrow (President); Vera Mulder (Interim Vice-President); Debbie Tubridy (Secretary) and Amy Hudechek (Treasurer).  She also introduced Jeff Morse (Competition Chair); Sharon Bradshaw (PSA Competition Lead); and Bob Peterson (Website & Publicity Chair).  She also thanked the outgoing members of the board and committee chairs.

Sharon was asked to explain how the PSA Competitions work.  She reported that PSA (Photographic Society of America) is a worldwide organization … members are either individual photographers or Photograhy Clubs who have decided to join and compete, which TMCC does.  She reported that TMCC moved up to Group B (from C) with this new PSA year (which runs mid-year).  TMCC competes against other camera clubs in the PID-Open (Projected Image Display).  There are 4 competitions each year.  We have deadlines established in advance and our members submit their entries to the club competition e-mail address (contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org).  Sharon stressed the need to format your file with your name and image title.  She then compiles the entries and arranges for judges to select the Top 6 images to go on to PSA for competition.  Judges are generally a photographer, an artist, and a club member (who isn’t competing in the contest).  Each member may submit only 1 image and each of the 6 chosen must be from a different individual.  The images submitted and those selected for submission to PSA are presented during club meetings.  Scores are also shared for the initial advancement of images with 1-9 for each component of judging (technical, impact, composition), with a max score of 27.   Once the images go to PSA, there are 3 different judges in which other clubs serve as judges.  Each club group (A, B, C, D, & E) has their own judging and awards (Awards of Merit, as well as Honorable Mentions).  There are 26 clubs per group.  Rules for image submission include it must be a .jpg file at 1024X768 pixels.  (See Competition Guidelines).  Since we’re competing in an “Open” category, there are no restrictions regarding subject matter and images can be creative.  All TMCC members are free to access the winning images at the PSA website.  Sharon encouraged everyone to submit their best work.  It was brought up that because the judging critiques should be a learning tool, if anyone wants their feedback, just include that request in your submission email.  Start working on your next submission for PSA which is due February 1st, 2019!

Jeff Morse discussed the TMCC Club Competitions for 2019.  There will be 4 contests this year (3 + Scavenger Hunt).  For the 3, the contests will be critiqued by a professional photographer, an artist, and a lay person.  Since the idea of club competitions and associated outings is to get members to get out shooting, all photo submissions should be new images with the date provided.  A penalty (1 pt) will apply to all images more than 60 days old.  Format and submission of the image will be the same as PSA.  Please remember to include your name in either the photo file or email.  Members who have specific questions are encouraged to email Jeff at jeffmorse348@gmail.com or text him at 970-549-6100.

The first outing for the TMCC will be on Feb. 16th at Palisade Park sharply at 10:00 AM.  We will be shooting people-centric images.  The first TMCC competition will follow on the theme of People… whether that be portrait or street photography.  It will be due March 1st!

Other important dates include:

Feb. 19th – Board Meeting at Dawn’s house at 6:00 PM.  Everyone is invited

Feb. 22nd – Homework:  Look at your photography progression from years back and compare a           similar subject matter now.  Hopefully, we will see the progress made and skill sets  improvement.  Submit these 2 images to Dawn (dawn@2morrowsmuse.com) and include what you have learned as well.

Dawn shared the holiday images that were sent in by our members.

During the meeting break, Debbie passed around the TMCC Refreshments Sign-Up Sheet for 2019 for those who might wish to help by volunteering.  Also Amy was available to collect membership renewals and new member applications and Liability Release Forms.

Sharon then reviewed the PSA images that were last submitted to TMCC (PSA #2).  The images had been judged locally and results shared.  The 6 images selected for PSA submission include:  Amy Hudechek – “Black Bear”; Sharon Brandshaw – “Deer Crossing Colorado River”; Paul Gana – “Mount Peaking Clouds”; Marina Schultz -“The Bride”; Tom Tubridy – “The Coyote Trance”; and Debbie Tubridy – “The Great Horned Owl & The Hummingbird”.

Dawn gave a wonderful presentation on the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses.  She shared lots of great tips and information for others planning to go, as well as some amazing images.  She was assisted by Debbie Rudd who knows the area wild horses quite well also.  Dawn announced that she will be returning to Sand Wash Basin Sept. 19 through 23rd, if anyone is interested, please get in touch with her.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.

Next TMCC Club Meeting:  Feb. 26th, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

(Submitted by Debbie Tubridy)

 

 

 

 

 

New Year Happenings

Jan 18 – Potluck Banquet 7 – 9 same WCCC meeting room

Jan 22 or before – Send Dawn up to 3 of your favorite holiday photo(s) for a small slideshow and discussion at the January meeting.   dawn@2morrowsmuse.com

Jan 22 – Club Meeting 7 – 9 same WCCC meeting room

Feb 1 – PSA #3 competition submittals are due.  Open category.  See website for details.  Send one photo to: contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org

Feb 16 at 10 am – Vera’s planning an Outing to Palisade – stay tuned

Feb 19  at 6 – 8 pm – Board meeting for everyone at Dawn’s house.

November 2018 club meeting minutes

TMCC meeting November 27, 2018 – Meeting Minutes by Bob P.

Meeting began at 7 pm with Dawn presiding.  Vera (VP) was the other club officer present.

The club elections for the 2019 Officers and committee chairs were conducted with nominations from the club attendees, motions seconded and a vote. The following represents the election results.

TMCC Officers for 2019

  • President – Dawn Morrow 
  • Vice President – Vera Mulder (interim until replaced)
  • Secretary – Debbie Tubridy
  • Treasurer – Amy Hudechek

2019 Committee Chairs

  • Competition – Jeff Morse / Sharon Bradshaw leading PSA
  • Publicity – Bob Peterson
  • Web site – Bob Peterson
  • Social media – Paul Gana
  • Scavenger hunt – Renee Walendowski
  • Exhibits – Dawn Morrow
  • Picnic – Renee Walendowski
  • Banquet – Sarah Miller

2019 At-Large Board volunteers (with no defined responsibility)

  • Randy Smith
  • Vicki Jones (part time possibly maybe)

Discussion included ideas for meeting formats and for increasing member involvement in the planning aspects of the club.  Generally there was only one nominee for each committee chair position and the 4 Board positions were difficult to fill.  The Bylaws allow for an officer to serve more than 2 terms if no other member is nominated/elected for the role.  Ideas provided by members: announce board member meetings to members; identify “at-large” members who might be more inclined to attend a Board meeting than a typical member; Have 2 members share an Officer position; have an agenda for club and Board meetings; have a Board meeting immediately before or after a monthly club meeting.

The photo activity for the month was suggested by Vera back in October: Provide a few photos to Dawn – Theme: “the little things that make life pleasant, things you are thankful for”.  Dawn provided a slide show of the submittals and members discussed photos and thankfulness.

Dawn provided THANK YOUs to all those who helped out during the year 2018.

Club calendars were available for purchase and members are encouraged to sell some to the public and come back for more.  $10 each or 6 for $50.

Sarah Miller, the Banquet Chairperson, announced the event will be on January 18, 2019 at 7 pm in the same building, room to be determined.  This is a Potluck with the club providing the meat. Dish assignments will be alphabetical TBD.

Sharon Bradshaw, PSA competition Chair, discussed the results for the November PSA judging, which are the photos submitted October 1, 2018.  The 6 photos with the highest scores will be submitted to the National Photographic Society of America club competition.  The top 6 photos were created by: Marina Schultz, John Dunn, Bob Peterson, Dale Rostad, Sharon Bradshaw and Sarah Miller.

The next PSA competition entries are due February 1 and then April 1, 2019

Meeting adjourned at 845 pm.