Reminder: Projection Voting Ends Tomorrow

If you haven’t entered your votes for this month’s projection meeting, please do so before midnight tomorrow.

Please remember that judges will use the five-star rating system to rate all of the Division Category Entries (a) and b)).

💥 = TPS 6; 💥💥 = TPS 7; 💥💥💥 = TPS 8; 💥💥💥💥 = TPS 9; 💥💥💥💥💥 =TPS 10

You can find the link to the Zoom Meeting on the Calendar Page

If you haven’t entered your votes for this month’s projection meeting, please do so before midnight tomorrow.

Please remember that judges will use the five-star rating system to rate all of the Division Category Entries (a) and b)).

💥 = TPS 6; 💥💥 = TPS 7; 💥💥💥 = TPS 8; 💥💥💥💥 = TPS 9; 💥💥💥💥💥 =TPS 10

You can find the link to the Zoom Meeting on the Calendar Page

Projection Division Moves Back Online

The COVID Swirl

We all know the world is in an upset condition these days. Masks on – masks off – in person meetings – virtual meetings. Which way do we go?

Our print meeting last week (August 19) proved to be successful, we thought. There were fifteen entries with nine members and one guest in attendance. A full report is forthcoming.

So, while we would like to go back to a normal state, where all meetings are in person, and while we have a great facility at our disposal, your Board of Directors has decided that we should continue to host our Projection Division online for the next few months.

Updates to Competition Entry Process

As we get back into in-person meetings again, we are updating the competition process. We are making these changes because the Online Photo Contest software we have been using does not manage in person competitions. We are also streamlining the process we have used in the past to make it easier for you and for the Division Team volunteers who accept our entries and manage the events.

Meetings and Competitions

We hope you are enjoying our June Heat Wave.

In Person Meetings

Tacoma Photographic Society is planning to resume in person Print Division meetings at the Waller Road Grange Hall. The address is: 2708 64th St E, Tacoma, WA 98404 (Google Map). You can check out the site on Facebook here: Waller Road Grange | Facebook.

The Board expects that Tacoma Photographic Society will be able to use this facility for our in-person meetings going forward. You may recall that TPS Projection Division usually meets on the First Thursday of each month, while the Print Division usually meets on the third Thursday.

There will be NO Projection Division meetings, virtual or in person, until September. The format of that meeting is to be determined.

We plan to hold print meetings in July and August provided there is sufficient interest from you, our members. These meetings would be Society only competitions on Thursday, July 15th, and Thursday, August 19th. Because this is a Society competition, we will not have a panel of judges score your prints. It would be Popular Vote Only.

The board would like to know how many members would attend meetings in July and August. Please complete the questionnaire below to help us plan.

We realize there are concerns about COVID, and we will do our best to observe the County, State and CDC requirements for in person meetings. We expect members attending our meetings to do likewise. The Waller Grange facility has plenty of space to socially distance. We will not ask about vaccination status. If you would be more comfortable wearing a mask, please do so.

    Subject: Summer TPS Meetings

    Will you attend an In-Person Society Print Competition meeting in:

    Washington State Fair Photo Salon

    Sunset at the Fair by Kathy Admire — 2nd Place – Projection – November 2020

    The entry forms for both the Northwest International Exhibition of Photography, and the Cascadia Photographers Exhibition are now available on the Washington State Fair website. You can download the entry forms from this page:

    ENTER A COMPETITION — https://www.thefair.com/get-involved/competitive-exhibits/

    Look for the dropdown section: Photo Exhibition Information

    Of Eagles, Herons and Exposure

    On Friday, I was over in Seabeck attempting to shoot the eagles who are there in numbers, or were, (I think the midshipman fish migration on Hood Canal is done so the eagles have moved on.)

    Anyway, on Friday, Liddy and I were over at Seabeck attempting to shoot bald eagles. The morning tide didn’t drop low enough to reveal all of oyster encrusted beach and the small tide pools that trap the fish making them easy prey for eagles and great blue herons.

    The herons did all right. Their long legs allowed them to wade in the deeper water. Eagles. Not so much. The few that I saw were hanging out in the trees around Big Bear Creek waiting for the afternoon tide which would be the much lower tide.

    This post was originally published on Dave’s website, NWMOMENTS.COM and is used with permission.

    Results – June 2021 Topic: Stairs

    The Online Competition voting completed at midnight, Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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    Top Images

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    Competition Summary

    Images Entered18First Place1
    Allowed Votes4Second Place2
    Not for Comment9Third Place2
    For Comment9Honorable Mention10
    TitleMemberPlace
    Circular StairsWilliam (Bud) Harris1st Place
    stairsKathy Admire2nd Place
    Entrance to # 5Nancy Mooney2nd Place
    VacantMaria DeKoker3rd Place
    staircaseKathy Admire3rd Place
    Battery StairsKristina AllumsHM
    Dryad SchoolMaria DeKokerHM
    The PerformanceDebbie KlosowskiHM
    Steps to the Well JaipurDebbie KlosowskiHM
    Going UpWilliam (Bud) HarrisHM
    VandalizedCheryl ThielhornHM
    Redwood RiseTucker BroadwellHM
    UWT Library StepsCarolyn WalkerHM
    Stairway to HomeNancy MooneyHM
    Smith CenterCheryl ThielhornHM

    Review – June 2021 Topic: Stairs

    Competition Summary

    Images Entered 18 First Place 1
    Allowed Votes 4 Second Place 2
    Not for Comment 9 Third Place 2
    For Comment 9 Honorable Mention 10

    Title Member Place
    Circular Stairs William (Bud) Harris 1st Place
    stairs Kathy Admire 2nd Place
    Entrance to # 5 Nancy Mooney 2nd Place
    Vacant Maria DeKoker 3rd Place
    staircase Kathy Admire 3rd Place
    Battery Stairs Kristina Allums HM
    Dryad School Maria DeKoker HM
    The Performance Debbie Klosowski HM
    Steps to the Well Jaipur Debbie Klosowski HM
    Going Up William (Bud) Harris HM
    Vandalized Cheryl Thielhorn HM
    Redwood Rise Tucker Broadwell HM
    UWT Library Steps Carolyn Walker HM
    Stairway to Home Nancy Mooney HM
    Smith Center Cheryl Thielhorn HM

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