Photo club picnic on Thursday last, August 12. First official in person event since pre-lockdown 2020. A good time was had by all. We were all wearing our ”I’ve been vaccinated badges”. Thanks Preston Newell for the picture.
For those interested in architectural photography, the winners of the Doors Open Denver 2019 Photo Competition have been posted at https://denverarchitecture.org/y-our-denver-doors-open-denver-2018-photo-competition/ and will be available online until February 1, 2020.
In May, the Club conducted a survey of members seeking opinions and ideas about how to improve future meetings. The survey asked questions about Club membership, photo experience and interest, as well as equipment and software. Importantly, the survey asked about content and frequency of future Club meetings.
You can read the results of the survey here.
Four photographers, including Flatirons Photo Club members Dan Joder, Rosa Fuste Escude, and Kirk Fry as well as Deb Cochrane are currently Featured Artists at Boulder Digital Arts. They invite you to join them at their opening-reception this Friday, July 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will include food and beverages as well as great conversation and will take place at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St. Suite 100 (on the northeast corner of Range Street and Arapahoe Avenue), Boulder.
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: https://www.bouldercounty.org/PublishingImages/fg1.jpg.
I hope to see lots of you there. As I say, women’s roller derby is a terrific sport and a great photo op.
Flatirons Photo Club President
Information about an iPhoneography Class in Boulder – from James Clark
Hi Gail. I guess I never got back to you about the Boulder class. All of a sudden, it’s happening (this week)! I’m teaching an introduction to iPhoneography class through the Boulder Schools Lifelong Learning program that starts this Thursday. It runs 3 consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 starting 10/03 at Casey Middle School. I have 7 people signed up so far, but could take on a few more if you know anyone who might be interested. Here’s the link: http://bouldervalley.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=5222&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0
Adobe is moving to a cloud-based, continual upgrade, subscription for the entire Creative Suite.
My apologies to anyone who tried to go to the Denver Botanic Gardens today and wasn’t able to make it. Unfortunately, I was unaware of the marathon when I chose the date. After being stuck in traffic for an hour and a half, while trying several different approaches, I finally gave up. (I’ve now downloaded a traffic app to my phone.)
Again, many apologies for the mixup. I hope people didn’t waste too much time trying to get to the Gardens.
Thomas Walsh, Flatirons Photo Club President
Flatirons Photo Club will have a field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens this Saturday, September 22. The gardens open at 9 AM, so we will meet at the entrance at 1007 York St. at that time. Admission for non-members (of the Botanic Gardens, not the photo club) is $12.50 for adults, $9.50 for seniors (65+). If there are 10 or more non-members (members enter for free and won’t be part of the group), they will be charged a reduced, group fee of $10.50 for adults, $8.00 for seniors. Whoever is there at 9 AM can be part of the reduced-fee group. N.B. To be part of this group, you will have to bring cash, exact amount, to give to the person who will make payment, which must be made for the entire group at one time.
The gardens contain a conservatory as well as many opportunities outdoors even in rain or fog, so the field trip will occur rain or shine, though the forecast calls for superb weather. In addition, the garden has a cafe with good food and drinks at reasonable prices.
Hope to see lots of you there.
Thomas Walsh, Flatirons Photo Club President