Walden Ponds and Wildlife Refuge in Boulder

by Tina Disorbio
Walden Ponds and Wildlife Refuge in Boulder

Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat is a 102-acre Boulder County, Colorado park. It was reclaimed between 1974 and the 1990s from an open-pit gravel mine on the site, and is named after Walden “Wally” Toevs, the Boulder County Commissioner who spearheaded the plan to convert the gravel pits into a wildlife habitat.

Wildlife/Bird Watching – Spring may be a ways off, but it is worth planning a trip at that time to see the birds in this beautiful setting! The marshy wetlands environment of Walden Ponds is aptly named for its array of native and migratory species. From the Cottonwood Marsh observation platforms, keen-eyed visitors may spot garter snakes, frogs, turtles, and toads. Furthermore, this site serves as a popular spot for birders, who will be excited to view the area’s swans, white pelicans, screech-owls, swallows, kingbirds, cormorants, and ospreys.

Address: 3893 N 75th St, Boulder CO 80301
Phone: 303-678-6200
Open: Year-Round

Frozen Waterfalls

by Tina Disorbio
Frozen Waterfalls

Winter activities are huge in the state of Colorado. With breathtaking beauty and towering mountains — it’s easy to see why. From these mountains — the state of Colorado is graced with the presence of picturesque frozen waterfalls. These frozen waterfalls are a monument to the beauty that Colorado holds year round — and you can reach some of them in a day from Denver.

Follow this link to get information on the top 10 frozen waterfalls in Colorado!


Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life!

by Tina Disorbio
Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life!

Each year, Ice Castles brings fairy tales to life for hundreds of thousands of families across North America.

Since 2011, Ice Castles has been dedicated to creating an experience that will live on long after the ice melts.
Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring winter experience featuring caverns, ice slides, frozen thrones, and fountains illuminated at night with twinkling color-changing lights. Please arrive during your 30-minute booking window…and stay as long as you’d like.

Open Friday through Sundays in the month of January and ends Saturday, February 3rd.
339 Irene Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
For more info go to: https://icecastles.com/colorado/

The John Fielder’s Colorado Collection is Now Available to the Public!

by Tina Disorbio
The John Fielder’s Colorado Collection is Now Available to the Public!

A collection of more than 6,500 images showcases and immortalizes the breathtaking vistas of the Centennial State and the need to preserve them. History Colorado is elated to announce that John Fielder’s Colorado Collection is now publicly available. Composed of more than 6,500 photographs and objects donated to History Colorado by premier landscape photographer and renowned conservationist John Fielder, this collection immortalizes the landscapes of every county in the state and represents a life dedicated to the preservation and protection of Colorado’s public lands.

With this collection now digitally available, the public can begin accessing it through the History Colorado Online Collection where they can look over the entirety of the more than 6,500 images and objects, or explore curated lists on https://www.historycolorado.org/john-fielders-colorado-collection webpage that allow them to follow in Fielder’s footsteps by exploring specific counties. In addition to viewing the collection online, the public will be able to request hi-res digital copies of these images through the Stephen H. Hart Research Center at a nominal fee.

One location stands above the rest of the 104,000 square miles he visited during his 50 years as a nature photographer. Curated in collaboration with John himself, History Colorado’s exhibition “REVEALED: John Fielder’s Favorite Place” takes you to a location that few have ever experienced, a location John feels is the most sublime in all of the Centennial State. You can view this exhibit in person until February 11, 2024.

Beginning January 25th, 2024 there will be another Fielder exhibit titled “On the River”.
History Colorado is located at 1200 N. Broadway, Denver, CO. 80203.
Call for more info: 303-447-8679

2023 Holiday Party and Year End Competition

Evergreen Camera Club YEAR END PARTY!

MEMBERS ONLY In Person Dinner Party and Photo Contest

Time: Wednesday, December 13th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Parkside Cafe (note: no longer at Troutdale Inn)
1338 Co Rd 65
Evergreen, CO

(RSVP By December 11th)

  • Grilled chicken breast
  • salmon filet
  • holiday Waldorf salad
  • mixed greens
  • holiday vegetable medley
  • rice pilaf
  • dessert

Drinks: Non-alcoholic beverages provided; cash bar available

Cost: $30/person

To Pay, click on the Buy Now Button Below.
Reservations must be made by December 11th.
Your Payment is your RSVP:

If you don’t want to use a PayPal account
Use the “Pay with Credit Card” button
Photo Contest

(Enter Photos by December 11thxxx EXTENDED TO Dec 12th 7:00pm)
Judge: Michael Ryno
Enter two photos (maximum) per person as a beginner or advanced photographer.

Choose any of the four subject categories as a beginner or advanced entry:

  • People
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Animals/Wildlife
  • Miscellaneous

Submit your entries by logging in on this website to access the menu item “Contest” and then the “Year-End Contest” page or click the button below to enter (note: if it says you must log in but you are already, we are very sorry: please try a different brower, a different computer, or clear your browser cache):

Entries must be submitted by 6:00 pm Monday, December 11th. Submitter must be an ECC member in good standing and in attendance at the dinner to participate in the contest.

Awarded in each category, Best Image of the Year and Best Image of the Year Runner-Up, Beginner (if there are enough entries) and Advanced.

New members, students and guests welcome
Must be a member to participate in contest

Amazing Sculpture to Shoot

by Tina Disorbio
Amazing Sculpture to Shoot

Not only is there an opportunity to shoot acres of gorgeous flowers at Chatfield Farms, but there is also an incredible sculpture to immerse yourself in and shoot!
The sculpture is called “One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty”

Dougherty’s immersive sculpture at Chatfield Farms in Littleton, CO is created by weaving flexible saplings and branches into a complex and whimsical architectural form.

On View Now
Chatfield Farms Location
8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128 Map
The site-specific sculpture was created over the course of three weeks with the help of staff and volunteers. Willow saplings and branches used in the installation were harvested from Colorado locations, including Chatfield Farms. Visitors may view and move through the work in a grassy clearing near the Earl J. Sinnamon Center and the Deer Creek Stables.

Bring the kids! Great opportunity for family portraits!

About the Artist
Dougherty earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina and a master’s in hospital and health administration from the University of Iowa. Later, he returned to the University of North Carolina to study art history and sculpture. Dougherty has created more than 250 installations, with works exhibited at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Mint Museum, North Carolina; the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, France and the American Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.

Photography Hour at Butterfly Pavilion

by Tina Disorbio
Photography Hour at Butterfly Pavilion

Photo Hour
Enjoy a quiet hour of evening light/golden hour photography in the tropical rainforest after we close our doors to the public. Snap photos of beautiful butterflies and exotic tropical flowers in the evening light. Sessions are offered monthly. For more information click here – https://butterflies.org/photo-hour/
Sessions are offered monthly starting at
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 5:00- 6:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 26, 2023, 5:00- 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, November 12, 2023, 8:00 – 9:00 A.M
Sunday, December 11, 2023, 8:00 – 9:00 A.M
Members: $8.00
Nonmembers: $10.00
Pre-registration is required.
6252 W. 104th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80020

August ECC Members Summer Party

SAVE THE DATE: Members Summer Party
August 12th, 2023
4:00 – 8:00 (rain or shine!)

Check back here for More Details as planning continues.

FREE to members (kids, spouses and plus one’s allowed)

Main course will be provided and side dishes will be PotLuck -assignments to be determined
Croquet, badminton, horse shoes, cornhole and other games.


Please RSVP by email to events@evergreencameraclub.com if you will be coming.

Ansel Adams – “The Early Years” at Botanic Gardens, now through October 11

by Tina Disorbio
Ansel Adams – “The Early Years” at Botanic Gardens, now through October 11

Discover the early work of renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams in this exhibition of intimate yet majestic photos of the American West.  Known best for his high-contrast photos made in the 1970s and 1980s, Adams’ earlier prints feature a softer focus, smaller scale and warmer tones, providing a glimpse into the evolution of the photographer’s signature style. This collection spans the 1920s-1950s and features a number of Adams’ finest photographs of Yosemite National Park and other Western landscapes.

Enjoy the Ansel Adams exhibition and then explore the gardens to create your own photographic masterpieces!  For more information go HERE

June 11 – Oct. 1, 2023
York Street Location
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206

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