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Photography Club goes ranching

Steve Piepmeier: Roping action is fast

Robert Thoresen White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000 acre working cattle ranch and number one guest/dude ranch north of Tucson which is owned and operated by the True family. At the time of the purchase in 1965 it was a modest guest ranch operation (17 rooms, 17 horses and 200 acres). Now greatly expanded since…

PCQC puts theory into practice with the evening sky

Jon Williams

Robert Thoresen The early evening of April 27 found Photography Club of Quail Creek (PCQC) members at Gates Pass honing their skills of mastering the use of late day ambient light to improve their ability to take more dramatic pictures. This photo shoot field trip to Gates Pass ran from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and…

Doug Adams ascends to the top in Stairs and Ladders

Second Place: Pete Murphy - Taos Pueblo

Robert Thoresen The imaginative board of the Photography Club of Quail Creek (PCQC) did not create a new children’s board game but engineered a March photo contest theme to challenge club members to make expressive and interesting images of climbing devices. There were about thirty entries this month and, surprise, no ties! Doug Adams’ first…

Photography Club ventures out for two photo shoots

Jim Burkstrand: Philabaum Gallery

Robert Thoresen PCQC members completed two photo shoots recently. On January 29 the group ascended up to the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun to take photographs of the 10 acre historical site in the Santa Catalina foothills. Ettore (Ted) DeGrazia completed his second Tucson gallery, Gallery in the Sun, in 1952 and also built his…

PCQC shoots the boots at Paul Bond

Mike Turner - PCQC members in repose

Robert Thoresen On January 15 twenty PCQC members headed down I-19 to do a repeat photo shoot at the Paul Bond Boot Company in Nogales, Arizona. Bond Boots is a very high end maker of handmade custom cowboy boots and is known internationally for their quality and endurance. Paul Bond was a gifted rodeo rider…

Photography Club October Blues Contest

Second place - Patricia Thoresen

Robert Thoresen Helen Phillips garnered the judges’ first place votes of a picture taken on the club’s first “Doors of Tucson” field trip to Barrio Viejo in fall 2010. October’s contest theme was “The Color Blue”. The door is at the Elysian Grove Market which was vacant at the time. Helen likes to make her…

Photographers Stop, Snap and Shop at the Celtic Festival

What a day for bagpipes! (Photo taken by Ken Haley)

Robert Thoresen PCQC members took on the Tucson Celtic Festival on October 1. The gathering is a celebration of Celtic culture, traditions, piping, drumming and all other things conceived to be Celtic. Clans set up their own tents to illustrate and preserve their history. Village Shoppes sell Celtic merchandise. Dining and relaxation can be provided…

July photo contest – Pete Murphy wins hands down

First Place: Pete Murphy, Gunslinger

Robert Thoresen Old Tombstone was the location for Pete’s winning photograph Gunslinger. The contest theme was Hands which required the three finalists to go out and plan the shot rather than culling through their photo files for an appropriate entry. Pete’s granddaughter was visiting this summer and a visit to Tombstone was one of the…