Tag: Photography

Steve Piepmeier places first in June photo contest

First Place: Steve Piepmeier - Barbwire Twist

Robert Thoresen June’s photo contest theme of Silhouettes, a dark shape or outline against a light background, seemed a continuum of May’s theme Reflections. In Steve’s back yard, where he was taking a picture of a giant saguaro, he noticed the beauty of the twisted barbed wire. He has been photographing barbed wire for years.…

Jeff Krueger wins May’s photo contest

First Place: Jeff Krueger - Bird Bath

Robert Thoresen A definition is needed for this article. How is reflections defined? Thanks to Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language for assistance. As a verb or noun reflection is an image of somebody or something that appears in a mirror or other reflecting surface (synonyms: mirror image—likeness—echo—image—replication); the process or act of reflecting…

Photography Club April contest winners

First Place: Jim Burstrand – Circuits

Robert Thoresen April’s contest theme was electronics. Two of the three top finishers took apart circuit boards to create their images. Third place finisher Steve Piepmeier approached this topic from a much larger geopolitical scale. Jim Burkstrand’s first place photo Circuits was taken April 1, 2016. Jim had an old electronic weather station that had stopped…

Quail Creek Photographers Tour Tohono Chul

Mike Turner: PCQC members posed at the La Fuente fountain.

Robert Thoresen The story of Tohono Chul begins in 1966 when its benefactors, Richard and Jean Wilson, started piecing together patches of the desert that would form its core – ultimately owning 37 acres. Richard was a geology faculty member of the University of Arizona. In 1968 they purchased the section containing the hacienda-style West…

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…

Photography Club captures mood without people

First Place - Lonely by John Standquist

Robert Thoresen August’s theme was designed to provide a mood emphasizing a pervading quality of feeling or emotion without including the presence of a human being. August’s winners relied on landscapes, the summer monsoon and horses to generate that feeling. John Standquist’s first place photo, Lonely, was taken last summer about 30 miles from Grand Teton…

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…