Photographic Society of America Photo Festival

Photographic Society of America Photo Festival

The Photographic Society of America (PSA) is a group of photographers and advocates for the promotion of the art of photography. The Group holds an annual conference (now Photo Festival) in a different city each year. This year in Tucson, Arizona!

The event not only provides educational programs, it provides many live shooting workshops in a variety of photographic genre.
While in our host city we will also arrange for regional exploration and guided tours of the very best the region has to offer. September 18 – 21, 2024. Online registration open until August 30, 2024. https://psa-photo.org/page/photo-festival

ECC Field Trip: Belmar Park Outing

ECC Field Trip: Belmar Park Outing

Join other members of Evergreen Camera Club to photograph the birds at Belmar Park.

Kountze Lake, in the middle of the park, often has a variety of waterbirds. Hooded Merganser, Wood Duck, and other uncommon species are usually present. Also look for a variety of heron and egret species as well as breeding American Avocet during the warmer months.

We will meet Monday, May 20th at 6:15 AM at the Belmar Library parking lot and walk into the park from there. The park is located at 801 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80226

Please RSVP by emailing your confirmation to RSVP@evergreencameraclub.com

Special Event: BUY – SELL – TRADE New & Used Photo Equipment

by Tina Disorbio

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL CAMERA SHOW
Sponsored by the COLORADO CAMERA COLECTORS CLUB
BUY – SELL- TRADE- NEW & USED PHOTO / OPTICAL EQUIPMENT & COLLECTIBLES

SUNDAY, May 19, 2024 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jefferson County Fair Grounds

8 ft. Display Tables First 2 @ $55/each
Additional tables @ $40/each

UPDATE: The Camera Club will NOT be doing a table this year due to lack of interest, feel free to go on your own

For Evergreen Camera Club members only, we will buy a table (two if enough people want to participate). If you have items to sell, we will charge $15 per person to help pay for the table and you will need to help out at the table for a period of time. Note: non members can sign up for their own table at http://coloradocameracollectors.org/schedule.htm.

If you would like to participate or would like more information, contact us at RSVP=@evergreencameraclub.org
Deadline to sign up is April 26th.

May 2024: Join us at Bisti Badlands/De-na-zin Wilderness

by Tina Disorbio


The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a 45,000-acre wilderness area located in San Juan County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. There are a few of us from the camera club that are planning to go to shoot hoodoos and welcome anyone else interested to join us there.

We’ll provide a list of who is going for possible carpooling.

THIS TRIP HAS BEEN DELAYED – PLEASE CHECK BACK THIS FALL FOR A RESCHEDULED DATE

DATE: May 30th to June 4th (or whenever the individuals want to leave)

LOCATION: Bisti Badlands/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is located about 30 miles south of Farmington, NM
Aztec Ruins National Monument is located in Aztec, New Mexico and is about 10 miles northeast of Farmington. I plan on stopping there for about an hour, on the way to Farmington.

HOTEL: Stay in Farmington, New Mexico. Best Western Inn + 4 Corners Inn, Farmington NM, 855-516-1090

ATTRACTION: Hoodoos, search “Bisti Badlands” for info & videos. The last person informed me that he was there shooting for a week and did not see any snakes or lizards.

OUR PLAN: We plan to leave early morning on the 30th, stop at Aztec Ruins on the way, and stay in Farmington. Leave early the next morning after an early breakfast, to arrive at the 2nd (7 miles past the 1st entrance) west entrance in time for some good morning light. In that there are no trails and easy to get lost, it is recommended to have a GPS or a compass. There is also an east entrance which has more dramatic hoodoos which I plan on seeing toward the end of the trip. Also, just south of Bisti is Chaco Cultural Historic Park for those who want to spend additional days in the area.

DRESS: There are thistles in the are so high hiking boots are recommended, backpack with plenty of water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray.

DESCRIPTION: Wilderness area, plenty of hiking, no trails. Suggest bringing wide angle to short telephoto lens to capture the hoodoos.

RSVP: Required to join our group – please send an email to RSVP@evergreencameraclub.com to reserve your spot or if you have questions.

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
https://bouldercounty.gov/open-space/parks-and-trails/walden-ponds-wildlife-habitat/

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!

https://303magazine.com/2018/12/10-must-see-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

Dinner:
(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

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Reservations must be made by December 11th.
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Photo Contest

(Enter Photos by December 11thxxx EXTENDED TO Dec 12th 7:00pm)
Judge: Michael Ryno
www.michaelrynophotography.com
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.

Prizes
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
720-865-3500
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.

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