The meeting held at the Bellevue University Humanities Building began at 7 pm. There were approximately 35 people in attendance.
Solar Eclipse Presentation
Fontenelle Forest is still looking for someone to provide a presentation to Forest members on how to photograph the solar eclipse that is taking place on August 21st. No experience in photographing eclipses is necessary. Just a willingness to read up on the techniques. Anyone that is interested should send an email to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subjects for our September club photo displays are:
Hoofstock – Deer, horses, antelope, etc…
Faces in Nature – Inanimate natural objects that look like faces.
In the future photos with a patriotic theme will also be needed.
The photos can be 8×10, 8×12 or 11×14. No mattes or frames please. Remember to add your name, the subject and the location on the back of each photo you submit.
End of the Photo Club Calendar Year
The June meeting marked the last meeting of club calendar year. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 21st at 7 pm in the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center. The newly elected club Executive Board under the direction of Alex Wiles will be meeting sometime this summer to set the calendar of events for the upcoming year.
If anyone has ideas for future meetings or would like to present on a topic, please send an email to the email@example.com email address as soon as possible so we can ensure that your contributions are considered.
We would also like to thank all of the members of the board, our event coordinators and all of our presenters that helped make this year so successful! Thank you for all you do!
PHOTO CONTEST CRITIQUE AND AWARDS
Our judge, Pat Mingarelli, provided a very informative critique session of all 92 photo entries. The results of our contest are as follows:
1st Place – Eric Patdu – Bleeding Heart
2nd Place – Diane Kinney – Sunbreaker
3rd Place – Phil Mininni – Tulip Festival
Honorable Mention – Lorraine Feldhausen – Spring Serenity
1st Place – Terry Turner – Cades Cove, Smokies
2nd Place – Jim Trojanowski – Namib Desert Dunes
3rd Place – Diane Kinney – Reaching for the Sky
Honorable Mention – Terry Turner – Grand Teton Sunrise, Donna Turner – Lake Superior Sunset
1st Place – Jim Trojanowski – Tandem Hippos
2nd Place – Eric Patdu – Incoming
3rd Place – Eric Patdu – Fluffed Up
Honorable Mention – Terry Turner – Hummingbird, Donna Turner – Rufus Hummingbird
1st Place – Jay Davis – Corn Candy Daisy Study 1
2nd Place – Jay Davis – Calla Study 1
3rd Place – Donna Gray – Iris
Honorable Mention – Donna Trojanowski – Summer Beauty, Donna Gray – The Sentinel
1st Place – Peter Carbonell – Rogue River
2nd Place – Peter Carbonell – Crater Lake National Park
3rd Place – Jay Davis – Tomahawk Rock
Honorable Mention – Tory Ewing – Lauritzen Gardens
1st Place – Allen Kurth – Rainy Day Afternoon
2nd Place – Allen Kurth – What’s For Lunch
3rd Place (tie) – Donna Trojanowski – African Pink Backed Pelican
3rd Place (tie) – Heather Ingraham – Snow Monkey
Honorable Mention – Heather Ingraham – Snow Monkey Family, Jay Davis – Three On a Tree
1st Place – Diane Kinney – Brilliance Above
2nd Place – Peter Carbonell – Rustic Cabin View
Best Black & White – Terry Turner – Cades Cove, Smokies
Best Fontenelle Forest Photo – Allen Kurth – What’s for Lunch
People’s Choice – Eric Patdu – All Fluffed Up
Members’ Choice – Allen Kurth – Rainy Day Afternoon
Best of Show – Jim Trojanowski – Tandem Hippos
All winning photos will be available for viewing on the club website’s main page within the next few weeks.
Congratulations to all of the winners and participants! Also, a big thanks to Contest Coordinator Donna Gray for all of her work in making this such a special event for our club!
The show take down will take place on Saturday, June 24th at 10 am at the Bellevue University Humanities Building. Photos that placed 1st or 2nd in any of the categories will be retained over the summer for display at Fontenelle Forest and the Bellevue Library. All others should be taken home after the take-down. So we ask members to pick up their eligible photos at the take-down on the 24th. If you are not able to attend the take-down, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to pick up your photo as soon as possible after the take-down.
Feel free to send any questions or comments to the club email box. Have a fun, happy and healthy summer and we’ll see you all in September!
Fontenelle Forest Photography Club