Night is Calling (Photo Quest August)

Shipwreck Tufa under Stars, South Tufa, Mono Lake, California, September 2016

Depending on where in San Diego you are, your days are either warm, hot, or torrid right now – but the nights are nice when temperatures drop, the skies are mostly clear, the coyotes are singing, the stars are out, and the Milky Way is beautifully visible in all of its glory in summer.

The August theme for our photo quest is Night is Calling – so let’s get out into the night!

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San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.

Gallery: Panoramas (July 2018 Photo Quest)

Rick Barr - Flathead Lake Montana

The theme for our monthly photo quest in July was “Panoramas”. It’s vacation time so the turnout was a little bit lower than in previous photo quests, and we expected that – a wholehearted thanks to everyone who dedicated their time to contribute this month, nevertheless!

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San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.

July 2018 Photo Quest: Panoramas

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

It’s July and San Diego is baking in the heat of the summer’s first major heatwave – and as if that’s not enough, here’s the next monthly photo quest: Panoramas! 😀

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San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.

Gallery: I See a Pattern Here! (June 2018 Photo Quest)

Ben Radhakrishnan - Surround-Patterns

Our June 2018 photo quest was “I See a Pattern Here!” and the submissions from our members did not disappoint. Thanks a lot everyone for taking part in the photo quest once more! Here is the gallery with all submitted photos:

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San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.

June 2018 Photo Quest: I see a pattern here

Patterns in the sand at Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

June is here and so is the next photo quest for our members! This month the theme is:

I see a pattern here!

You can take this anywhere from a free interpretation (tell a story with your photo that involves a pattern!) to literally looking for patterns – and in a close-up or a larger frame too of course. Patterns. The possibilities are endless!

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San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.

Gallery: May Photo Quest “Speed”

Duane Bazzel - Running Dog

Our photo quest in May was themed “Speed” and here is the gallery with photos that show how our members interpreted the theme in their photos.

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San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.

May 2018 Photo Quest: Speed!

Dog running on trail, photo by and (C) Shuwen Lisa Wu

It’s time for another monthly photo quest and this month’s theme is SPEED. Does it make your creative juices flow already? 🙂 Think of all the ways you can express speed in a photograph – you could go for a “speedy” subject of course, but you can also employ camera techniques like panning with a slow shutter speed, maybe combined with rear-curtain flash, or even a long exposure.

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San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.

April 2018 Photo Quest: Spring is in the air!

Bushes of Ceanothus tomentosus (Woolly leaf ceanothus) in bloom at Lake Hodges, Rancho Bernardo, California, March 2018.

April is here and it’s time for a new monthly photo quest for our members. Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, hills are green, bushes and shrubs in bloom, trees growing new leaves, wildflowers are out – that’s right, this month the theme is:

Spring is in the air!

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San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.

March 2018 Photo Quest: Tide Pools

Tide Pools at southern La Jolla Shores during negative tide. La Jolla, California, December 2014.

The March 2018 Photo Quest for our members is “Tide Pools” – a narrower theme than our two previous ones, but one that should be easy for everyone in San Diego: all you need to do is get out to the coast and explore the tide pools with your camera! Preferably at low tide of course, otherwise you may not see too much. 😉

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San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.

Gallery: Perspective (February 2018 Photo Quest)

Erica Miller - Death-to-Life

Our February 2018 photo quest theme was “Perspective” and here is the gallery of submissions from our members. Our monthly photo quest is an online activity for members only – join the club if you want to take part!

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San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.