News & Notes – 7/16/14

I hope you are all having an enjoyable summer season. We’ve had some great weather here recently so hopefully you have been able to get out and enjoy it.

Here’s a few club related items that I’d like to pass along:

Member Forum

If you haven’t checked out the Member Forum lately, we’ve added a new category, HDR, to the list. Lonny Holman has a few shots out there that are definitely worth checking out.

If you have some HDR shots to share, or any pictures that fall into any of the Forum categories, or just want to share your thoughts on a topic, take a few minutes and post them out there! It’s a great way for our club members to share ideas and techniques. Also, please let me know if you have a forum topic that you’d like to see out there as I would be happy to add to our list.

New Portfolios!

In case you haven’t checked out the portfolios on the Home Page lately, we have a few new ones published. Phil and Sue Mininni and Lonny Holman recently provided some of their best images.

To see their new portfolios, go to the Home Page and look under the Portfolio heading. If you hover your cursor over the pictures you will see the name of the portfolio photographer. Click on the picture to open the portfolio and view the slideshow. There are also arrows to the right of the Portfolio header that you can click to see additional portfolios that we have published.

If you would like to see your portfolio published or if you want your existing portfolio updated, send an e-mail to me via the webmaster address and I’ll be happy to get you set up!

New Member Website Links!

Over the last month or so, I’ve added a few new links under the Member Pages & Links heading in the footer area of our website. Links have been added for users to connect to both the Fontenelle Forest home page as well as the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Membership Form.

In addition to the Fontenelle Forest links, we’ve set up links for a couple of new member websites! Alan Brodin and I, Peter Carbonell, have recently set up our own sites, so take a moment to click on the links and check out our sites as well as those of the other members you’ll find there.

If you have a personal website, please let me know about it and I’ll add a link for you!

Upcoming Photo Display Requests

As you are out with your cameras this summer, please keep in mind that we have some upcoming photo display requests.

  • For our September 18th meeting we are looking for pictures of Nebraska and Iowa State Historic Sites as well as pictures of bridges.
  • For our December 18th meeting we are looking for pictures of any type of precipitation (rain, snow, hail, dew, etc…) as well as images taken in Nebraska and Iowa State Parks.

As always, the photos must be 8×10, 8×12 or 14×16 – non-matted and non-framed. On the back of photo please list the photographer’s name, the photo topic and where it was taken. Thanks to Judy Dye for staying on top of this for us!


If anyone has any club or photography related information that they would like me to post, i.e. suggestions for the site, upcoming photo contests, personal successes, photo opportunities, etc…, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line at

Otherwise, have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Peter Carbonell


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