Category Archives: Announcements

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

2020 lockdown of the millenium, but still having fun

A very up and down year for me. My uncle died from COPD during the peak of the lockdowns so he ended up dying alone. In August we took a trip to upstate NY (waaaay upstate, almost to the Canadian border) for his memorial, we drove there so as not to be as trackable going into NY like flying in.

This is the year I finally splurged and switched from Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless, bought a drone DJI Mavic Air 2 and also invested in a star tracker. Some of the best investments I have made. I do not have plans to ever return to DSLRs that’s for sure.

Despite not having any meetings at the camera club, I did attend one outing at Colorado National Monument to photograph the Milky Way, during the Pine Gulch Fire, so the skies were a little icky.

Now I am working on an ebook on photographing the night sky with all new information that I didn’t have when I created my video course back in 2016. Workshops (or as I like calling mine, Photo Adventures) will be starting up as we get later in the year. So 2021 is looking a little up for me

Bob’s COVID challenge

Seeing so little of family during the crisis is difficult.  Sometimes the social distancing rules were broken.

It was a good time to volunteer at the food bank as many families are struggling financially.

I spent alot of time camping over the year, social distancing and reflecting on many things.  Our ironing board / camping table represents social distancing as well as personal allignment with the surrounding landscape.

PSA entries for March 2021

There were only 6 entries submitted to the PSA #3 competition due March 15.  Therefore all 6 photographs have beens submitted to PSA for the club competition.  We have posted the 6 entries on the website along with the previous 6 entries for PSA #2.  here’s the link to the website.   http://thundermountaincameraclub.org

Remember the April Challenge, photographs depicting your experience or thoughts or emotions during the COVID19 health crisis.  This is not a competition.   Photos may be posted with on the TMCC website “join the discussion” tab or on the club Facebook page.    Thanks for playing and sharing.

April Challenge – COVID19

Since March 2020 we have all been living in a public health crisis / pandemic.  Hopefully the end of the crisis is in sight.  The TMCC Board is requesting members share up to 3 photos from your life the last 12 months.   Please post the photos either on the TMCC website or the group Facebook page.  This is not a competition but rather an opportunity to share your experience through photography.

WEBSITE INSTRUCTIONS:  Login to the TMCC website.  Use the “join the discussion” tab, then the “+new” / post links at top of page; title your post;  “add media” (to upload photos) and then explain your photos in the text box as you wish.  Click “Publish” (on the right side) when you are ready to finish.  Logout.

Please upload photos with less than 1 MB with 1400 pixels maximum side.

Alternatively, you could post 3 photos on the Facebook TMCC group page.

Bob’s cheery new office