Tag: Photography

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…

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…

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…