Gallery: Rainy Days (Photo Quest January 2019 Results)

Mark Ochenduszko - Palm Tree Raindrops

Our first photo quest of 2019 was themed “Rainy Days” and here’s the gallery with submissions from our members. We think 14 submissions is a new record – thanks to everyone who took part. We hope y’all had fun chasing rain(drops)!

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February Activity: Salvation Mountain & More

Salvation Mountain by Jim McGinn

For our February photography activity, join Jim McGinn for a day trip to the artistic and surreal world east of the Salton Sea: Salvation Mountain, East Jesus and Bombay Beach.

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February 2019 Meeting: Lee Sie

Chromatic Symphony Golden Gate (C) Lee Sie Photography

You are invited to the February 2019 meeting of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Photo Section, on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, at the Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library Community Room, from 2 PM to 4 PM (complete details at the bottom of this article).

Our main presentation will feature local fine art photographer, artist and photo tour guide Lee Sie, with his presentation “How to Create Iconic Travel Images.”

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January 2019 Activity: Birds of La Jolla

Brandt's Cormorants, by Shuwen Lisa Wu

Join us for our January 2019 activity, photographing the birds of La Jolla.

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Rainy Days (Photo Quest January 2019)

Light breaks through the clouds of a winter storm at the north-facing slopes of Palomar Mountain, Highway 371, Aguanga, California, January 2017.

As we write this, the weather service talks about potentially four storms lined up to bring rain to Southern California – yes, it is our rainy season, and after the abysmally dry water year of 2017/2018, we want to celebrate it. Our theme for the first monthly photo quest thus is:

Rainy Days!

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Gallery: December 2018 Photo Quest – Your Best Photo

Rick Barr - Grand Canyon Storm

For our last photo quest in 2018, we asked our members to not make a new photo for a change – but instead go through their archives just this once, and pick one single photo that they like the most from the year. The gallery below contains their submissions.

Thank you all who regularly took part in our photo quests last year – your dedication to photography and your support of the club’s activities are much appreciated! Stay tuned for more quests this year! 🙂

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January 2019 Meeting: Michael Ready

A pair of leopard dorid nudibranchs (Diaulula sandiegensis). Cave of Wonder, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

We’re starting the new year with our first meeting on Saturday, January 12th, 2019, at the Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library Community Room, from 2 PM to 4 PM (1:30 get together and setup – complete details at the bottom of this post).

Our main presentation will feature Michael Ready, with his presentation “Windows to Secret Worlds – natural history, science, and conservation photography in the intertidal and other vital margins.”

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December Activity: Birds of Santee Lakes

Steve Cirone - Wood Duck landing at Santee Lakes

Join us on Saturday, December 15th, for our monthly photo activity: Birds of Santee Lakes with our president and acclaimed bird photographer Steven Cirone. Our activities are not limited to club members, they’re free and open to anyone who wants to join us. If you’re interested to meet a friendly flock of bird-flavored photography geeks, come out and play with us! 🙂

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2019 Memberships Now Open

Little Lakes Valley Panorama, stitched from 5 vertical frames at 35mm focal length on a full-frame DSLR. Photo (c) Alexander S. Kunz

Photo Section membership runs for the duration of the calendar year (January through December). Our 2019 Memberships are open now in our Square web store. Sign-up or renew your Photo Section membership from the convenience of your home!

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2018 SCPS Leadership Award Recipients

The following leaders were selected at the December 1 Photo Club Holiday Party for the Sierra Club Photo Section Leadership Award.  They are the 6th, 7th, and 8th recipients of the Leadership Award in our club. Everett Mehner (1928 – 2013) Recipient # 6 – Presented by Steven Cirone Everett Mehner is being recognized posthumously … Read more…