Days of September

I can feel it coming upon us.  The month of September brings with it the morning dew glistening upon the leaves of trees just starting their descent into winter hibernation.  Well…maybe not yet, since we are still hinging on the 90 degree mark for most of the past few weeks.  But…it’s on its way!

I don’t know about you, but fall is one of my favorite times of year.  I love the lingering summertime temperatures hanging on to the remnants of the “daylight savings” days.  For those of us who don’t get home until after six o’clock at night, there is still enough time, and light, to take a quick jaunt to capture the colors of a sunset, or the golden wash upon the hillsides.  And all those golden hues get my mind running for the hills…ones covered with the golds, reds and oranges of a full blast of fall colors.  We may not get too many of those at our elevation, at least not yet; but head on up into higher elevations and you will be blessed with the brilliance of God’s paint brush as it washes away the summer heat and the trees begin to pack it in for the cold winter ahead.

It’s been a few years since I did a fall color run…I’m thinking it is time to do another one.  Perhaps some of you have the same idea?  If so, share your ideas with the rest of the club.  Perhaps we could even make a field trip out of it.

May your days of September be full of the last days of summer as you take the opportunity to photograph the beauty in the Bay Area; or venture higher to capture some of that gold in the hills.

The New DVCC Newsletter

Since it has been over a year since the last posting to the DVCC newsletter, why not start out fresh, right? So, to start it off, I hope you like the new look. Eventually, I will be utilizing different photographs from our members instead of the generic picture of the mountain scene that comes with the new theme I am using. I look forward to any comments you may have. Please let me know what you would like to see in future newsletters. I may be doing the background work, but it is a newsletter for all DVCC members and hopefully, future members.

So, let’s start on the new adventure and find out where it leads us. I look forward to providing you with current news and updates regarding anything that has to do with our club as well as whatever else may tweak our interests regarding the world of photography.

DVCC & N4C May Competition Results

Yes…the newsletter is back!  All I can ask of my fellow DVCC members is HAVE PATIENCE!  I am new at this and one thing is for sure…I can only improve, right?!  So, I hope you enjoy what I have to highlight for the month of April and please, be sure and shoot any items my way that you want to have me include in future newsletters.  If you see something I missed, please let me know.   I know I did not have all the information as far as who the judge was for our April 23rd competition and the number of prints submitted for judging; but I will be sure and get that information for May’s!   Looking forward to sharing the “DVCC News” with you.


Congratulations to Euclides Viegas (2 images), Betty Prange and Irena Miles for getting Best in Show awards for April 23rd’s competition.


To view all the winning entries please visit our competition website.

If your images didn’t place in this month’s competition, you can always resubmit them.



High Voltage
Creative Projected Images – Masters High Voltage Ride …………..Two Images-Euclides Viegas




Grizzly Digging Up Bones in Springtime
Nature Projected Images – Masters – Grizzly Digging up Bones in Springtime-Betty Prange


Moon Glow
Pictorial Projected Images – Advanced-Moon Glow-Irena Miles















Morning Run
Monochrome Prints – Masters-Morning Run-Euclides Viegas










Three DVCC members placed in the N4C monthly competition on May 17th.  Congratulations to Euclid Viegas, who not only won first place in Creative Projected Images for Masters, but also Best In Show for that same category, Betty Prange for second place in Nature Projected Images, and Chris Nelson for fourth place in Color Prints Advanced.  Also, for receiving an Honorable Mention in Pictorial Projected Images for Intermediate a hearty congratulations to Karen Najarian.

High Voltage






Best in Show
First Place
Creative Projected Images – Masters
High voltage ride …………..two images
Euclides Viegas

Beaver Eating Willows









Nature Projected Images – Masters
Beaver (castor canadensis) eating willows.
Betty Prange

Fire Escape



Fourth Place

Color Prints – Advanced
Fire escape
Chris Nelson

White Cascade Rainbow

Honorable Mention

Pictorial Projected Images – Intermediate
White Cascade Rainbow, Yosemite National Park
Karen Najarian

To see a list of all the N4C May 17th  winners visit the N4C website.  The results on the DVCC STANDINGS page have been updated to reflect these latest N4C results.