A Photographic Pillar

 

Next Stop Silverton, by William Lewis

Ann Posiviata

Every once in a decade, maybe, we come across an unforgettable event, person or situation. The Sun Lakes Camera Club has been honored to have been led, mentored and befriended by one such person, John Beamer. Recipient of the clubs’ 2018 Lifetime Honorary Membership, John has shown unwavering guidance in all areas of the camera club’s growth and development. One of our founding stewards, John has earned more than a membership. He has earned a lifetime of friendships! We love you, John!

Featured Image: All Aboard! What a great way to travel. Next Stop Silverton was taken by William Lewis. Bill used his trusty Nikon D800 with 24 – 20 mm zoom lens set to ISO 800, f11, 1/1250 second, white balance 6250 K to capture this iron horse. This train was backing down a siding because it lost pressure in its boiler depleting the power to climb to its scheduled destination, Silverton. Look closely at the smokestack to see the direction the smoke is blowing. Excellent use to practice several skill sets, Bill.

Events – June, 2018:

15th Annual Show Low Days 2018, Show Low City Park, Show Low, June 1 to 3

Blush International Rose Festival, The Clayton House, Scottsdale, June 9

22nd Annual Sheep is Life Celebration, Dine College, Tsaile, June 15 and 16

5th Annual Shakespeare in the Pines: Twelfth Night or What You Will, Highlands Center for Natural History, Prescott, June 15, 16, 22 and 23

15th Annual Lavender Festival, Concho, June 21, and Red Rock Farms, Concho, June 28

Flagstaff Pro Rodeo, Flagstaff, June 28

131st Annual Prescott Frontier Days and World’s Oldest Rodeo, Prescott Rodeo Grounds, Prescott, June 28 to July 4

Member/Club News: Club meeting is Thursday, June 7, 2018. Ours truly, Rob Baldwin, will present Astrophotography – The Final Frontier. The mystery of the night sky is revealed from learning to capture the luminosity of the moon to in depth solar system objects. All are welcome. Reminder: The Lions Club Flag Program participants will keep their flags up through the Independence Day holiday. Please reach out to Raul Lopez to sign up for pick-up of flags in July at [email protected] Due to the Fourth of July holiday, there is no meeting. Next Meeting: Thursday, August 2, 2018. Updates, news and more can be found at sunlakescameraclub.com. Reminder: there is no competition meeting during the summer session. Enjoy your time shooting!

The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) meets the first and third Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club from October through April. During the summer, the club meets the first Thursday of each month in the Ceramics Room of the Cottonwood Country Club. For more information about the SLCC and its activities, call SLCC President Jan Ballard at 602-621-3344, Vice President Rob Baldwin at 480-365-9249 or past President Burt Williams at 602-354-0266 and visit our website at sunlakescameraclub.com.