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May Submissions Night

This was our last submissions night of the year. May’s theme was “Industrial” . Keep your cameras busy over the summer, getting ready for next seasons’ themes!

Upcoming themes for 2017 – 2018:

   September: My Summer
   October: Colour!
   November: Portraits
   December: Banquet – no contest submissions but bring USB for a slide show
   January: Night Scenes
   February: Friendship
   March: People at Work
   April: Texture
   May: Wet!

May 2017 winners:

See the photos here:

http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print

1st place: Barry Ryziuk and Italo Pino
2nd place: Barry Ryzuik
3rd place: Catherine Page

Open Print

1st place: Catherine Page
2nd place: Jay Mann
3rd place: Italo Pino

Theme Digital

1st place: Doug Petry
2nd place: Brent Bromilow
3rd place: Ken Collett and Jay Mann

Open Digital

1st place: Ken Collett and Sylvia Labelle
2nd place: Doug Petry and Italo Pino
3rd place: Ken Collett and Barry Ryziuk

Submissions Night April 2017

April’s theme was “Ice”. See the photos here, especially if you are missing the cold weather!

http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print

1st place: Barry Ryziuk
2nd place: HQ Ly
3rd place: Doug Petry

Open Print

1st place: HQ Ly
2nd place: Doug Petry (2 photos)
3rd place: Barry Ryziuk, Catherine Page

Theme Digital

1st place: Brent Bromilow
2nd place: Doug Petry, Jay Mann, Barry Ryziuk
3rd place: Ken Collett, Irena Vlach, Jeff Wallace

Open Digital

1st place: Irena Vlach
2nd place: Jay Mann, Brent Bromilow
3rd place: Jay Mann, Al Popil

March Submissions Night Winners: Line

Photo Walk

photo by Catherine Page

Thanks to all who participated! March’s theme was “Line”. See the photos here:

http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print

1st place: Barry Ryziuk
2nd place: Gordon Michon
3rd place: Steve Pedersen

Open Print

1st place: Barry Ryziuk; Doug Petry; Sylvia Labelle
2nd place: Catherine Page
3rd place: Doug Petry, Dawn Kawahara

Theme Digital

1st place: Barry Ryziuk
2nd place: Catherine Page
3rd place: Brent Bromilow

Open Digital

1st place: Steve Pedersen
2nd place: Al Popil
3rd place: Brent Bromilow

February Submissions Night Winners

February’s theme was Minimalism, which led to many simple and beautiful submissions. One thing that was not at a minimum — winners! Congratulations to them all. This has to be a record for the number of ties. See the photos here: http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print

1st place: Barry Ryziuk
2nd place: Catherine Page
3rd place: Brent Bromilow

Open Print

1st place: Barry Ryziuk
2nd place: Gordon Michon
3rd place: Catherine Page, Sylvia Labelle

Theme Digital

1st place: Ken Collett, Laurice Block
2nd place: Ken Collett, Francoise Noel
3rd place: Doug Petry (two photos), Steve Pedersen, Brent Bromilow, Barry Ryziuk (two photos)

Open Digital

1st place: Sylvia Labelle, Hedy Bach (two photos)
2nd place: Catherine Page
3rd place: Al Popil, Laurice Block

January’s Submissions Night Winners

With February’s Submissions Night almost upon us, it is definitely time to see the results of January’s event, where the theme was Patterns. Looking forward to the “minimalist” images for the February Submissions Night .

Here’s a list of the January winners – and take a look at their work in the gallery.

Theme Print
1st Doug Petry
2nd Barry Ryziuk
3rd Barry Ryziuk

Open Print
1st Doug Petry
2nd Catherine Page
3rd (tie) Laurice Block
3rd (tie) Dawn Kawahara

Theme Digital
1st Hedy Bach
2nd Cindy Barnes
3rd Steve Pedersen

Open Digital
1st John Vanveen
2nd Ken Collett
3rd (tie) Doug Petry
3rd (tie) Al Popil

Photo Tour To Grasslands National Park

Our thanks to Ralph Fuchs for providing this month’s Speaker Night presentation

On Wednesday, January 11, Ralph Fuchs, a member of the St. Albert Photography Club, gave a presentation on the photography tour he and his son Ryan took to Grasslands National Park in 2015.  For those who aren’t familiar with this park, it is located in southwestern Saskatchewan, about 165 km east of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and right on the Saskatchewan/US border.  Grasslands NP is one of Canada’s newer parks, having been established in 2001.  Within the park is found one of the few remaining areas of the native prairie grasslands and a number of quite rare animals that are found nowhere else in the country. It is a great destination for anyone wishing to photograph them in their natural setting.

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Some of the species of wildlife you’ll be almost certain to see include: Plains Bison, re-established in the area after many years from animals moved from Elk Island National Park in 2006; Black-tailed Prairie Dogs, found only here in their natural environment in Canada; Pronghorn Antelope; Whitetail and Mule Deer; rattlesnakes; coyotes; and several others that are not so easy to spot, such as the Black-footed Ferret, burrowing owl and badger.  Most of these animals can be spotted from the main road through the park but for those who are more energetic there are several hiking trails of a variety of lengths as well. pic2pic2bpic2cpic2dpic2e

Other places that might warrant a visit while in the area are: the ghost town of Orkney, just west of the park; the Great Sandhills; and Cyprus Hills Provincial Park.  The Town of Val Marie has a couple of restaurants, grocery store and liquor outlet, a card lock for gasoline and diesel fuel, bed and breakfast, a campground with full services, a hotel (questionable quality).  Nearby is The Crossing, with a campground (a couple of sites with power), teepees and a couple of suites for rent.  In the park there is a campground with basic facilities.

If you like spending time where there are not too many other visitors, lots of wildlife (some of it quite unique) and different scenery, you will probably enjoy Grasslands National Park.

Submissions Night coming soon

Our Submissions Night runs on the fourth Wednesday of most months, so the next one is on Wed. January 25, 2017. Come and share your work with others in a setting that allows for supportive and insightful critique for both new and seasoned photographers. You can also receive no critique at all, if you prefer!

All the details are available at  http://stalbertphotoclub.com/submissions2.html. For the upcoming months, the themes are:

  • January: Pattern
  • February: Minimalistic
  • March: Line
  • April: Ice
  • May: Industrial

 

November 2016 Submissions Night – Shadows

Shadowy figures emerged — as winners of this month’s event. Congrats to all! See the photos here (go to Galleries to view):

Open Print

1st place Barry Ryziuk
2nd place Brent Bromilow
3rd place Brent Bromilow
3rd place Barry Ryziuk

Theme Print

1st place Catherine Page
2nd place Barry Ryziuk
3rd place Catherine Page

Open Digital

1st place Al Popil
2nd place (tie) Al Popil
2nd place (tie) Sylvia Labelle
3rd place (tie) Doug Petry
3rd place (tie) Sylvia Labelle
3rd place (tie) Hedy Bach
3rd place (tie) Jeff Wallace

Theme Digital

1st place Gordon Michon
2nd place John Vanveen
3rd place Steve Pedersen

 

 

 

October 2016 Submissions Night: Cityscapes

Well, submissions were up so we got to choose between many great photos. Thanks again to the always-enjoyable Ray Watkins for leading the discussion, even if we don’t agree on the definition of a cityscape. Here are our favorites of the night (go to Galleries to view):

Open Print

1st place (tie) Doug Petry
1st place (tie) Laurice Block
2nd place Doug Petry
3rd place Brent Bromilow

Theme Print

1st place Brent Bromilow
2nd place Catherine Page
3rd place Barry Ryziuk

Open Digital

1st place (tie) Al Popil
1st place (tie) Kelly Rombough
2nd place (tie) Al Popil
2nd place (tie) Barry Ryziuk
3rd place (tie) Brent Bromilow
3rd place (tie) Sylvia Labelle

Theme Digital

1st place Jill Routhier
2nd place (tie) Steve Pedersen
2nd place (tie) Barry Ryziuk
3rd place Jill Routhier

September 2016 Submissions Night – “Panning”

It was an interesting first submissions night of the 2016-17 season with excellent discussions as usual, and great photos, making voting challenging. The club has implemented some new guidelines for the evening, which seemed to roll out smoothly for the most part (see the changes here).  Take a look at the gallery of winning shots here! http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Open Digital
1st place Al Popil
2nd place Steve Pedersen
3rd place Brent Bromilow

Theme Print
1st place Barry Ryziuk
2nd place Catherine Page
3rd place Catherine Page

Open Print
There were many winners in this category, but the record form went missing so we will have to rely on people to indicate which place they received. This is what is known so far:
1st place Barry Ryziuk
2nd place Brent Bromilow
2nd place Doug Petry
2nd place Laurice Block
2nd place Catherine Page
2nd place Catherine Page (again!)
3rd place? Steve Pedersen

Theme Digital
1st place Al Popil
2nd place Catherine Page
3rd place Steve Pedersen
3rd place Ken Collett