June 12th General Meeting: Seasons of Our Mountains 2025 Calendar Voting

Seasons of our Mountains Calendar 2025 Contest Voting
(Zoom only)

Have a say to narrow the 150+ photo entries down to the 25 finalists for the iconic Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice 2025 calendar! Only Evergreen Camera Club members and all 2021-2024 calendar finalists* can join us in the anonymous vote to select this year’s 25 finalists! Now is an ideal time to renew or join our club. See all of the images submitted by our community and make your opinion count.
* Mount Evans HHC&H Employees are also invited to vote

We have set the voting date to June 12th – Images will be displayed on Zoom only for best image quality (the fire station projector is not up to the task). Only club members who have signed in via zoom can vote: voting will be done using Google Forms as described below.

    Contest entry deadline is midnight on June 7th, so enter your best local photos – CLICK HERE to upload your entries, you still have time to enter your best local photos!

Links to the Zoom and Voting form will be emailed to ECC members and past winners prior to the meeting.

THIS EVENT IS MEMBERS-ONLY (and past winners).

2025 CALENDAR FINALISTS VOTE
Wednesday, June 12
on Zoom only
social time at 6:30 pm, voting at 7:00 pm

The Calendar Voting and Judging Process

Voting to select 25 finalists from the calendar entries will be judged by the membership of the ECC club and past winners, out of whomever participates either in-person or on the Zoom call for our June meeting.

Each image will get a score from 1 to 5, averaged from all votes cast to determine the 25 finalists. The finalists will then be voted on by the general public using the voting website tool used for last year’s competition (that link will be posted when the finalists have been uploaded).

As the calendar competition is open to everyone, and many ECC members and past winners have and are expected to enter, certainly those individuals will be voting on their own images along with everyone else. The artist names will not be disclosed so at most, voters will recognize only a few of the images out of however many we get (we expect 100-200). Thus we feel there will be minimal bias in this process.

Our intent is that this will yield an impartially-judged set of 12 images plus a cover image to comprise our final calendar, however, if we end up with some kind of imbalance, there is an editorial committee comprised of Mount Evans and ECC volunteers who may make minor adjustments to ensure a good end product (i.e. if 4 images of elk were to get the best scores, we may only include one or two). The remaining 12 images will be recognized as runners-up in the calendar.

Each year we enlist the aid of a guest photographer as a Judge to pick the Best of Show, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the winning 13 images selected at this event. This year our Judge will be TBD.

If you have any questions about this process, please send and email to webmaster@evergreencameraclub.org.

Voting Instructions: Important!!!

Display of submitted images and voting will begin at 7:00PM on Wednesday June 12th. Setup and testing will be from 6:30 to 7:00, be sure to get on-line in time to work out any kinks you may have with the links or the process.

There will be 4 different groups of images, divided by season. We will run through each group quickly so you can preview them and then go back more slowly with each photo title for the voting step.

Voting will be done using Google Forms – a “forms.gle” link (type-in) or QR code (scan) will be provided to get your browser to the voting sheet.

For those voting in-person – you should bring a smartphone, tablet, or laptop device for voting at the event.

For those voting by Zoom – you should Zoom using whatever device you have with the best display so you can see the entries clearly. You can use a separate device (such as your smartphone) to go to the Google Forms link so you can have a separate screen to make your voting selections. Alternately, you can use a browser and Zoom on the same device if you can manage the two windows.

Links to the Zoom and Voting form will be emailed to ECC members and past winners prior to the meeting.

If you have problems uploading or questions about the contest, please email webmaster@evergreencameraclub.org

2023 Year End Holiday Contest Results

by Tom Goldberg

December 2023 Year-End Photography Contest
Held on Wednesday, December 13
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Judge: Michael Ryno
www.michaelrynophotography.com

The Themes for December 2023 year-end contest were Landscapes, Wildlife, People, and Miscellaneous.
Beginner entries were combined into one category due to the number of submissions.

Contest results were as follows:
(note all images are copyrighted by their creators – please contact us if you want to use these for any purpose)
Click on any image for a larger slide show

Landscapes

Winner: Landscapes Category,
Advanced
David Schuessler

Runner Up: Landscapes Category,
Advanced
Leslee Hampel

 

Wildlife

Winner: Wildlife Category,
Advanced
Tom Goldberg
BEST IN SHOW

Runner Up: Wildlife Category,
Advanced
Ron Belak

 

People

Winner: People Category,
Advanced
Ellen Nelson

Runner Up: People Category,
Advanced
Ellen Nelson

 

Miscellaneous

Winner: Misc Category,
Advanced
Kathy Snead

Runner Up: Misc Category,
Advanced
Dick Oltman

ECC September 2023 Contest

by Tom Goldberg

September 2023 General Meeting Photography Contest
Held on Wednesday, September 13
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Judge: Greg Holden
www.imagesunderfoot.com

The Theme for September 2023 contest was “Lakes.”
No Beginner entries were received so this contest was Advanced only.

Contest results were as follows:
(note all images are copyrighted by their creators – please contact us if you want to use these for any purpose)
Click on any image for a larger slide show

Advanced: Lakes

Winner: Lake Category,
Advanced
Dale Ralph

Runner Up: Lake Category,
Advanced
Penny Mohr

June 2023 T&T: Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses Field Trip – Info and Planning

Camera Club members Bill Vogel and Antonia Linaweaver will be leading our discussion of the upcoming Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses Field Trip. Antonia will describe this trip having done it a number of times and Bill will coordinate the planning.

Evergreen Camera Club is meeting in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) so join ECC on Wednesday, June 29th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm. We will have NO ZOOM for this meeting.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Colorado Photography Gala – March 16th 2023

by Tom Goldberg
Colorado Photography Gala – March 16th 2023

Lone Tree Arts Center
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Doors open at 5:30 pm
for mini print display & sponsor tables.
Program begins 6:30 pm

Gala is Colorado Casual

RESERVE SEATS HERE (if you haven’t yet)

Celebrate Colorado’s
111 Prize Winners, Top 250 and Semifinalists
from 2022’s Share the View contest.

Our generous donors make it possible to offer this event at no charge.
* Multimedia shows
* Presentations by Share the View photographers
* Judges’ insights

Come early and visit Gala Sponsors
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado Life Magazine
Denver Digital Imaging
Mile High Wildlife Photo Club
Urban Wildlife Photo Club

New Photography Show at Center for the Arts Evergreen

by Tom Goldberg
New Photography Show at Center for the Arts Evergreen

Immortalized:  Lens & Light

February 23 – April 1, 2023

Opening Reception: Feb. 23 | 4-7 pm

Artists have used glass to create art for centuries. Estimates say that glass lasts longer than 1 million years—an almost infinite amount of time in human history. Immortalized: Lens & Light explores the way in which artists create with glass and glass lenses—stained, fused, blown, mosaic, and fine art photography—to celebrate and commemorate people, cultures, or moments in time.

The Center for the Arts Evergreen is at 31880 Rocky Village Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439 (next door to the Parkside Cafe)

ECC to Increase Membership Fees

by Tom Goldberg
ECC to Increase Membership Fees
Our annual membership fee will be going from $20 to $30 starting April 1st.

We hate to do it, but speaker fees have increased and in order to keep getting great people to present, we need a little more funds.

Even with this increase, our membership fees continue to be extremely modest considering all the things our club does.

  • All interested parties, members or not, can attend or zoom our monthly general meetings and T&T’s — visitors, guests, and students are always welcome!
  • With membership, you get to enter contests (all winners published on this site), go on our field trips, and attend our parties and other special events.

Members can select the Edit/Renew Membership menu to re-up at the current rate for another year. New members can sign up to join ECC at the $20 rate until the end of March 2023.

On April fools day, the new rates will prevail!

January 2023 T&T: Instagram Explained with Josh Goldstein

by Tom Goldberg

Have you been wondering what INSTAGRAM is? According to the dictionary it is a “Photo sharing and social media software application launched in 2010”. But in 2023 it has become one of the preeminent social media Apps. If you’d like to learn more with a Gen Y perspective, this T&T is for you.

On Wednesday, January 25th the Evergreen Camera Club will present a “Tips and Techniques” presentation by Millenial/Gen Y Josh Goldstein on what Instagram is, the club’s Instagram, and how you can set up your own instagram account to share your photos with friends and family. This will be a ZOOM presentation so you can participate in the comfort of your own home!

This is a virtual Zoom meeting, so log in with Evergreen Camera Club on Wednesday, January 25th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm. New members, students and guests are welcome.

Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, January 25th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86091179682?pwd=K1BOYVBPZzhiNlRibm9QK1pqNXZ5UT09

ECC 2022 Holiday Contest

by Tom Goldberg

2021 Holiday Photography Contest
Held on Wednesday, December 14
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Judge: Jeff Johnson
www.soulroadtrips.com
The Themes for December 2022 year-end contest were Landscapes, Wildlife, People, and Miscellaneous. Beginner entries were combined into one category due to the number of submissions.

Contest results were as follows:
(note all images are copyrighted by their creators – please contact us if you want to use these for any purpose)
Click on any image for a larger slide show

Advanced: Miscellaneous

Winner: Miscellaneous Category,
Advanced
Dick Oltman
Year-End Overall Winner

Runner Up: Miscellaneous Category,
Advanced
Tina Disorbio

 

Advanced: Wildlife

Winner: Wildlife Category,
Advanced
Ellen Nelson
Year-End Overall Runner-Up

Runner Up: Wildlife Category,
Advanced
Holly Simon

 

Advanced: Landscape

Winner: Landscape Category,
Advanced
Ron Pearson

Runner Up: Landscape Category,
Advanced
Tom Goldberg

 

Advanced: People

Winner: People Category,
Advanced
Ellen Nelson

Runner Up: People Category,
Advanced
Leslee Hampel

 

Beginner: Combined

Winner:
Beginner
Dave Nelson

Runner Up:
Beginner
Kristina Boyd

 

November 15th Zoom presentation on Photographing the Galpagos with Ron Belak

by Tom Goldberg
November 15th Zoom presentation on Photographing the Galpagos with Ron Belak

On Thursday, November 15 at 7 PM, RMOWP member (and ECC member) Ron Belak will deliver a Zoom presentation on the wildlife and birds of the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador. Interested parties should contact him via email ronbelak@msn.com for the zoom link.

Ron and Peg Linn spent 18 days in Ecuador in 2017, touring along the spine of the Andes from Quito south to Cuenca, visiting the famous hummingbird location at Bella Vista and cruising the islands of the Galapagos. Although they did not check off all 131 species of Ecuadoran hummingbirds, they will share photos of the beautiful ones they did see as well as other species in the cloud forest and on the paramo—Ecuador’s term for the tundra. They will also share photos of beautiful landscapes, featuring 19,000-foot volcanoes, alpine lakes and desert islands, and offer tips on photographing the birds and wildlife.

Their Galapagos tour was shared with 13 other guests on a small boat that traveled between the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina and several smaller islets. Bird diversity is not as high on the islands as on mainland Ecuador, but the birds are often larger and more easily approached by photographers. For many species, nesting is year-round, so colorful plumage is strikingly apparent. They will share images of the male frigatebird displaying like our sage grouse and photos of gulls, pelicans, herons, finches, boobies, noddies, sandpipers and flamingos. The islands are also noted for land and sea iguanas, sea lions and tortoises. In the water, there are angelfish, surgeonfish, cardinal fish, parrotfish and sea turtles. Learn about the flightless cormorants, whose wings have atrophied because there are no predators to fly away from, and penguins who have headed north permanently for the balmy weather (snowbirds?).

Ron Belak is a freelance writer and photographer whose work appears regularly in Colorado Outdoors magazine—the official publication of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. He has written about 90 magazine articles and supplied hundreds of photos for these articles over the past 30 years. He is also the author of two books on fly fishing: Fly Fishing Colorado’s Backcountry and The Fishing Guide to 800 High Lakes in Colorado.

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