The theme for our February 2019 Photo Quest was “Shrublands” and here’s the gallery with member submissions. We know that this theme required “getting into” the subject in more than one way – we truly appreciate everyone’s submissions. Our monthly photo quest is a members-only activity. If you want to take part, please join the Sierra Club Photo Section.
You are invited to the March 2019 meeting of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Photo Section, on Saturday, March 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 accomplished nighttime photographer and long-time photo section member Brian Wright, with his presentation Moonlight Photography.
Did you know that you live in a biodiversity hot spot? In fact, all of California is, but San Diego County has more biodiversity than any other county in North America (source: SDSU). Wow! The most dominant vegetation form are shrublands, known as chaparral and sagebrush, stretching all the way from the coast to the Laguna crest, and into the semi-arid high desert.
With the arrival of winter rains, the shrublands at lower elevations are already putting on an impressive show of spring festivities, in the form of fresh green sprouting, wildflowers popping up at the side of trails, and regrowth on bushes and shrubs (that appeared dead and desiccated just a few months ago).
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)!
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.
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.”
Join us for our January 2019 activity, photographing the birds of La Jolla.
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:
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! 🙂
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.”