Tag: Photography Club

Photography Club November contest winners “Macro”

Robert Thoresen November’s contest subject was Macro Photography, although technically the definition of Macro Photography is the photographing of an object at a larger than a 1:1 ratio; in other words photographing something larger than life. Members at PCQC consider themselves amateur photographers and are lenient in holding to technical definitions. Entries were a mix…

Photography Club posts October ‘Cowboy Culture’ winners

Robert Thoresen Cowboy Culture was the October month’s contest theme and two of the winners returned to place again after posting places in August and another in September. Club treasurer Cathy Leary placed for the first time. Doug Mutter’s End of the Trail cow skull and horse shoe comes from part of his front yard. Doug…

PCQC visits the University of Arizona mirror lab

Robert Thoresen Officially named The Steward Observatory Mirror Lab sits beneath the east side of the Arizona Stadium. Fortunately club members had an indoor industrial photo shoot on an extremely rainy day. Members were able to get a personalized tour while a group of University of Oregon football fans were sent off in a different…

Photography Club takes in the Raptor Free Flights

Robert Thoresen Quail Creek Photography Club members spent the morning of October 25 taking a photo shoot of the raptor flight demonstration at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in the Tucson Mountains southwest of downtown Tucson. The weather was perfect for the morning demonstration although the hawks decided to limit their performance and not take the…

August 2013 Photography Club ‘Wildflowers’ winners

Robert Thoresen A photo shoot to Mount Lemmon this past July generated the theme for the August photo contest Wildflowers. None of the winning photos were derived from the photo shoot. Helen Phillips’ first place picture of Mount Gardner’s Wildflowers in eastern Washington was taken from Sun Mountain Lodge. The flowers around the lodge were…

Photography Club posts September “Lines” winners

Robert Thoresen A rather large number of entries for the month resulted in an overtaxed jury. Lines was the theme for September and was effectively utilized by this month’s winners. John Strandquist returned to the first place winner’s platform with his entry of the inside of the U S Air Force Academy Chapel taken during…

Photographing llamas, alpacas and vicuñas

Robert Thoresen The Photography Club of Quail Creek held its first fall photo shoot at the Cienega Creek Llama and Alpaca Farm just east of Benson on October 12. Nine members of the club made the Saturday morning caravan to the farm’s location about five miles west of Benson just north of I-10 at the…

Free presentation: Murray Bolesta and Borderlands Photography

Pat Thoresen On Monday, October 21, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. the Photography Club of Quail Creek and the Quail Creek Education Committee are sponsoring a free presentation of the Borderlands Photographer Murray Bolesta. Mr. Bolesta is an art and heritage photographer selling his fine wall art and other products to thousands of customers in southern…

July Photo Contest winners

Robert Thoresen July’s photography contest theme was “Let’s Have a Celebration,” appropriately tied to the Fourth of July. Two of the three winners were shot locally at Quail Creek and the third somewhere off the Alaskan coast line. Ken Haley won First Place with a picture taken during last month’s Quail Creek Fourth of July…

Photography Club travels the Catalina Highway

  Robert Thoresen A spartan group of members of the PCQC took in a morning on July 23 to make a photo shoot along the path of the Catalina Highway. The 24 mile trip up the highway made its first stop at the Molina Canyon Overview, elevation 4,370 feet, and made five additional stops before…