Monthly Archives: June 2014

Field Trip: Boulder County Bombers Women’s Roller Derby. Double Header. June 28.

I’ve just finalized arrangements for tickets to the Boulder County Bombers’ dual bout this Saturday, June 28. If we have a group of 10 or more when we arrive at the ticket table, tickets will be $10 each. Otherwise, we will pay the regular price of $15 each (so bring $15, just in case). Either way it will be well worth it: The sport is great, as are the photo and video ops. In addition, the Bombers will be playing a double header. The Bombers’ B team (I’ve seen them compete; it’s a gas), aka The Bombshells, will defeat (okay, I’m hoping at this point) the South Side Derby Dames starting at 6 pm. In the second bout, the Bombers’ A team, the All Stars, will overwhelm (ditto) the Denver Roller Dolls Bruising Altitude.

There will be food from Georgia Boys BBQ and beer from 300 Suns, Bootstrap and Left Hand as well as Nina’s Cocktails margaritas and rum from Tesouro Distillery.

Doors open at 5:30, general admission. Though we’ll be free to move around during the bouts, to get good seats we will meet outside the hall entrance at 5:30, when admittance begins. Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO. Park in the dirt parking lot in front of the large building named Boulder County Fairgrounds Park. When you face that building, the building hosting the bouts is directly to your right, it’s called the Exhibit (or Exhibition) Hall. In this photo, it’s the building in the lower center:
I hope to see lots of you there. As I say, women’s roller derby is a terrific sport and a great photo op.

Thomas Walsh
Flatirons Photo Club President

June 2014 Competition Results

June 12 meeting. Jon Van de Grift presentation on “Weathering the Storm: The Challenges of Photography in Extreme Places.”

Jon Van de Grift will give a presentation on, “Weathering the Storm: The Challenges of Photography in Extreme Places.” This presentation will include new photographs from his 2013 field season, a preview of his upcoming work, and a question and answer session for photographers seeking advice on how to cope with the elements.

Jon’s Bio:

Jon Van de Grift is an extreme weather photographer based in Boulder, Colorado. His photographs have been published worldwide in nearly every medium. What makes Jon’s photographs unique is his uncommon approach and lofty perspective. Beyond the typical documentary snapshots of storms, Jon makes true fine art of some of the most dangerous weather on Earth. His platform of choice is a mountain summit and when that’s not available, he uses an aircraft. He is one of only a few fine art aerial photographers in the world. When he’s not behind the camera, he’s in front of the chalkboard teaching earth and atmospheric science at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Please visit to learn more about Jon and see his work. You can also watch for him on “Dispatches” on Outside Television.

June 4 – Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting

Join us at 7p.m. tomorrow night on the third floor of Mike’s Camera (Folsom & Pearl, Boulder) for a great program. We have Ilene Meyers coming to talk about the Nik/Google software suite (Silver Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, etc.). These are very popular post-processing applications and this should be a great learning forum. Then we have our professional traveler “Gunga” Jim Downs on board to give a talk and tips on travel photography and, given his experience in just about every country on Earth not currently at war, this should be quite interesting as well.

Also, as always, attendees are encouraged to bring an image or two that they may have questions about. Maybe Ilene can use yours as an example as she covers the Google/Nik software!

These meetings are open to anyone, they are free, and they tend to be more of an open forum format rather than pure lectures. We are all there to learn from each other and to contribute what knowledge we each might have.

Hope to see you there!