SFNPCC July 2018 Facebook Challenge - ABSTRACT

 Congratulations Patricia Vettorello on your 1st Place Image!

Congratulations Patricia Vettorello on your 1st Place Image!

July's abstract challenge was a fun challenge. Really lovely and unique images. Congratulations to you all! See below for the rest of the entries and the artists who created them.

SFNPCC June 2018 Facebook Challenge - SHALLOW DOF

1st place by Ernesto Rodriguez

June's shallow depth of field challenge was a new one for the club and I commend everyone who participated. We had some really lovely images. Congratulations to you all! See below for the rest of the entries and the artists who created them.

May 2018 Field Trip to Bill Baggs State Park (Key Biscayne)

Tonight's field trip was to capture images for a time-lapse as we learned about in this month's meeting. If you haven't been, you need to go to this beautiful park. It was my first time and I was very pleased. But don't expect to stay long past sunset. The parks' security were out to sush us out of the park promptly at sunset. Below are a few images I snuck out of the timelapse. I'll attach the video later.

June 2018 Back to Basics/Sunset at Mahogany Hammock

This 'back to basics' field trip, led by Barbara Livieri, was to give our beginner photographers some exercises in aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. We had one beginner show up and we all learned a lot. Number 1, never back out because of weather. This day looked horrible and we were treated with a spectacular sunset. Number 2, always know your camera. Know the knobs and what they do, even if you don't understand it. and 3, just relax and enjoy nature and each other's company. It was a great night.

All photos courtesy of Barbara Livieri

July 2018 Lightning Field Trip

Our annual lightning field trip is courtesy of Robert Chaplin. Robert is a wizard when it comes to reading storm clouds and the weather. Some years are good, some not so good, but the club responds in droves really enjoys these trips.

Below photos courtesy of Delfin Hernandez

Below photos courtesy of Robert Chaplin

April 2018 Sweet Bay Pond Field Trip

The April Sweet Bay Pond Sunrise trip was supposed to be a Cypress Dome Walk. Unfortunately, the water was nowhere to be found. Rainy season hadn't started yet so our plans switched from swamp walk to sunrise shoot. A bit if swamp walking was done to get to this spot but they were all treated with a great view.

Below photos courtesy of Susan Martinez

SFNPCC May 2018 Facebook Challenge - MONOCHROME

 1st place - Patricia Giraldo

1st place - Patricia Giraldo

And here are the other entries in our challenge.

SFNPCC April 2018 Facebook Challenge - FLOWERS

 1st Place - Yellow Rose by Ernesto Rodriguez-Corria

1st Place - Yellow Rose by Ernesto Rodriguez-Corria

Here are our other images from the April "Flowers" challenge.

SFNPCC March 2018 Facebook Photo Challenge - LONG EXPOSURE

1st Place Barbara Livieri

Here's our images from the March "Long Exposure" challenge.

Congratulations to all of the participants!

January 2018 Jupiter Weekend Trip

Our past president Jason Eldridge had an idea months ago to photograph the "blowing rocks" in Jupiter. After some research and planning the SFNPCC went on our first weekend trip. Ten or so members visited Jupiter and the Coral Cove Park to photograph all of its wonders. Enjoy!

Images by Barbara Livieri

April 15, 2018 Kirby Storter Milky Way

April was a jam-packed month full of shooting. On the 15th Bob Richardson led a group out to the Kirby Storter Wayside Park in the Big Cypress to shoot the milky way. Good time was had by all. Here are a few images from that night.

April 2018 Meeting Smoke & Water Drops

In our April meeting, Robert (Bob) Richardson lead the group in a 'how to' for a rainy day. How to photograph smoke steams and water droplets. Everyone really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Thank you BOB! Below are a few images from select members.

Above images submitted by Zeida Cecilia-Mendez

April 2018 St. Augustine Weekend Trip

The SFNPCC members traveled to St. Augustine to visit the Alligator Farm and photograph some wildlife. Big THANK YOU to Ibis Hillencamp for planning and leading this great trip. Fun was had by all. Here are a few images from a few of our members. Enjoy!

Above images submitted by Ibis Hillencamp

Above images submitted by Delfin Hernandez

SFNPCC February 2018 Facebook Photo Challenge - BIRDS

February's challenge was "birds". Birds are extremely challenging as they move very quickly in and out of good light. Congratulations to our winner, Patricia Giraldo!


 1st Place Patricia Giraldo

1st Place Patricia Giraldo

SFNPCC January 2018 Facebook Photo Challenge - SUNRISES/SUNSETS

We revamped our monthly challenges to only use recent captures, not older images, to emphasize the need to shoot on a regular basis, and get out there and shoot! All images were taken in 2018. Click on the images for the full frame. Enjoy!


 1st Place, Patricia Giraldo!

1st Place, Patricia Giraldo!

SFNPCC New and Improved Video

Here's the new and improved SFNPCC.org video that Robert put together for the club. Watch and enjoy!

Starting now, March, we'd like to collect photographs from EVERYONE from the SFNPCC field trips and put them on display in our Gallery tab of the website. Next field trip is Dagny Johnson State Park in Key Largo on March 24th. Let's make a point to create and share (and send) at least one (you can send more) photo from the trip. Email it to us here at info@sfnpcc.org.

Then when it's time for Robert to make another video, he'll have a collection of images to choose from. If you don't want your images shared online, do not send them.

We have such great photographers here in our club that we need to put ourselves out there so people can see our work. The more we share the more people will see us. Thanks!

 

SFNPCC December 2017 Facebook Photo Contest - LEADING LINES

 First Place - Barbara Livieri

First Place - Barbara Livieri

See below for the other images and their creators.

SFNPCC November 2017 Facebook Photo Contest - AUTUMN COLORS

1st Place, Leslie Del Toral

We had a little hiccup due to Hurricane Irma in September, so we started up our Facebook contest again in November. This time we chose autumn colors as our topic for the month to celebrate fall and the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. This month's winner was Leslie Del Toral! Congratulations!

See below for the other images and their creators.

SFNPCC August 2017 Facebook Contest - URBAN Photography

 Patricia Giraldo - 1st Place

Patricia Giraldo - 1st Place

In August, we chose urban scenes as our topic for the month as we were scheduled to visit the Wynwood area in September. However, due to Hurricane Irma, that field trip was cancelled. But our photos did go as planned. This month's winner was again, Patricia Giraldo! Congratulations!

SFNPCC July 2017 Facebook Contest - STARS

 Patricia Giraldo - 1st Place

Patricia Giraldo - 1st Place

Our  July Facebook contest theme was 'stars'. The photo with the most votes and our winner was Patricia Giraldo! Congratulations Patricia!! Below are the rest of our submitted photos. Enjoy!