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Correction to PCQC July photo contest

Larry Phillips’ First Place image, South Arch Landscape

Robert Thoresen Larry Phillips’ image, South Arch Landscape, was posted as the second place entry in the PCQC July 2016 Photo Contest reported (Theme: Bridging the Gap), in the September 2016 Quail Creek Crossing. In reality, Larry placed first. This is the South Window of the North and South Window Arches in Arches National Park…

Dramatic Skies

Robert Thoresen There were a few common denominators in February’s PCQC Photo Contest. The top finishers took advantage of southern Arizona’s summer monsoon season and all the photographs were taken in Quail Creek. Club President Jeff Krueger took the top honor with his image The Electric Sky. Since Jeff and Sharon came to Quail Creek…

Photographers Trek Tanque Verde Ranch

Sylvia Butler - The Watering Hole

Robert Thoresen At the western foothills of the Rincon Mountains and the eastern terminus of Speedway Boulevard is Tanque Verde Ranch (Green Tank or Pool). Pima Indians first settled here in the 1600s near the Cottonwood Grove. Ranching commenced in the 1860s. Dude ranching came to the wash in the 1920s. Twenty members of the…

PCQC photo contest: “Take to the Streets”

First Place: Jim Burkstrand, Tucson Celtic Festival

September’s theme, Street Photography, found the winners on the streets of Tucson, San Diego and Chicago, at horse tracks, interstate overpasses and municipal parks. Jim Burkstrand’s, Tucson Celtic Festival, gets the honor of the first place finish and the revered wall location outside the Madera Clubhouse’s Crystal Ballroom entrance for a two month mounting. Jim…

PCQC July photo contest:  On the Road

First Place: Jon Williams - On the Road in Arches

Robert Thoresen July’s photo contest apparently had a lot of PCQC club members out of town and on the road. Entries for July dropped nearly 50%. Jon Williams got back in time to submit his first place photo from the Arches National Park in Utah. Ancient deposited sandstone lies atop supporting underground salt bed that…

Photography Club’s June Contest – Accent in Red

Third Place: Bob Johnson - Girl With The Flaming Red Hair

Robert Thoresen Accent in Red was the topic for June’s PCQC contest. Close to thirty images were entered and again the independent judging returned with a tie for first place. Helen Phillips’ first place Mime was a picture taken on a Rhine River cruise in 2011. The mime was performing in the front of the historic…

Couples that photograph together win together

First Place (tie): Doug Adams - The Wave

Robert Thoresen The well known phrase, “Those who pray together, stay together,” was invented by a professional commercial writer named Al Scaplone and was used as a symbol for Father Patrick Peyton’s Roman Catholic Family Rosary Campaign in 1948 (Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs). There have been a multitude of derivatives of the proverb over the…