July 24, 2022

Those that are hanging photos in the Copland Art Gallery, Kim Steed needs a final  head count of everyone who is hanging pictures for sure.  Even if you have reached out to her please do so again.  She also said that she will be available all next week for you to drop off your prints for her to hang in the gallery.  You can reach out to her by email. 

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July 21, 2022

Copland Arts Show Reception:  Will be on August 6th from 1pm-3pm At the Copland Arts Center, we will be serving wine, beer and cookies.   Please bring interested friends and family to view our clubs photos.

 

 

  • Looking for a Photo Contest Judge for August
     

  • Trying to set up a night shoot of the Milky Way in August, more to come.

 

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July 3, 2022

Three More Barns: Horseshoe B (White), Comstock Seed, and Elmer Stodieck

Date: July 9, 2022

Time: Meet at 7:30 AM at the Horseshoe B Barn (White)

694 Highway 88, Gardnerville NV

 

Sandy Jonkey and I visited three barns during the Carson Valley Barn Tour on June 18th. We met the owners of the Horseshoe B (White), Comstock Seed, and Elmer Stodieck barns. Sandy subsequently contacted the owners and arranged for CVPC members to photograph the barns on July 9th.

We’re going to start at the White Barn, move north on HWY 88 to the Comstock Seed Barn, and conclude at the Elmer Stodieck Barn. We’ll allocate about an hour time at each barn.

One of the things I found interesting are the current owners’ use of the property and barns. 

·    The White Barn was purchased in 2021 by the Schuler family where they will use the property to expand their cattle range.  They raise grass fed beef and sell it to specialty grocery stores. Link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ranchraisedgrassfedbeef

·      The Comstock Seed Barn is a working barn where the seed company processes seed for their customers.  One of their current projects is for reseeding the Tamarack Fire zone. The Kleiners set up a critter cam in the barn and post videos of the barn owls in the blog section on their website: comstockseed.com.  Link to the blog: comstockseed.blogspot.com. (No barn owls now – too hot.)

·      The Elmer Stodieck Barn is being used for wedding venues. The barn has been renovated and the original exterior wood was removed and placed on the interior walls.  The current exterior wood was milled locally and is beautiful.

Below is information on each barn:

Horseshoe B (White) Barn – This barn was built between 1900 and 1910 by Pete Jensen and Herb Dressler.  The barn is 116’ long and 60’ wide.  The barn was originally built to be a dairy barn.  It was previously owned by the Squires, Thurburs, Rhuenstroth/McMasters, Swensons and Rahbecks.  It is now owned by Beth Schuler.

Comstock Seed – The “Comstock Seed Barn” is named for the seed operation by Ed and Linda Kleiner, its owners for 12 years.  The barn is used for dry seed storage and bagging with a large chaff separator inside an added tower.  The Kleiners are avidly protecting the original “3-bay” timber framed barn, evidently built by William Henke about 1921.  The dairy stalls were made more useful by filling in the typical cow poop gutter.

Elmer Stodieck – This ranch was originally settled by Peter Lightle in 1860, receiving patent to the land in 1865.  Records show the following as owners: Bill Kemp; C.C. Henningsen; Louis Stodieck purchased it from Henningsen in 1904; Elmer and Betty Stodieck and Wilfred “Buck” and Lois (Stodieck) Jones purchased the property from Mrs. Louis Stodieck in 1950.  This barn was built around 1890 and is 85’ long by 40’ wide and is a timber frame structure.  It is currently owned by Patti Graf.

 

Thoughts on photographing architecture/barns and barnyards:

·      Wide angle lens is helpful. 

·      Know how to change your ISO, F Stop, and Shutter speeds as the natural exterior light is usually much brighter than the barn interior lighting. Additionally, the interior light can be very contrasty, or vary depending on the type of lights in the barn. I usually keep my white balance on automatic and adjust for light color cast during post processing.

·      Having the luminosity (light to dark) histogram camera display may be helpful in setting exposure in the contrasty light.

·      Be conscious of camera tilt and the corresponding impact that has on building perspective. (Does the building look like it is going to tip over from from a particular angle?)

·      Change your perspective in the space – shoot wide to capture the entire barn exterior or vastness of the interior space, such as high ceilings with the rafters. Shoot close to capture joinery and wood texture.

·      Explore the barn yards – there’s some pretty interesting stuff in them.

·      Have fun and experiment with your shots.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the 9th.

NJ Thompson

Board Member

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June 25, 2022

Carson Valley Photo Club,

 

Copland Gallery Exhibit update:
The Carson Valley Arts Council has invited the Carson Valley Photo Club to exhibit our personal photography from August 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022 at the Copeland Gallery. 
The gallery is located at 1572 US HWY 395, Minden NV.

 

>>>>>>  ************    Please remember that you need to send Kim Steed your Bio for the Art show at Copland Gallery.  She needs them by July 1st for the show. 
The date to hang prints is August 1st.

 

There is no theme to which picture you decide to hang
All photos will be for sale
Gallery percentage of sales 25%

Gallery will pay the photographer for their photo that sells
The maximum width of your photo must be limited to 20 inches to fit on the grids
All photos must be finished on the back of the print with the brown paper

 

>>>>>>>  More information will be coming but please your first step is getting your Bio to Kim at mtbdiva@yahoo.com

Our next meeting:
Our next meeting will update all information concerning this Copland Arts event, Kim and Vivian will do a demonstration on how to place the brown paper onto the back of our photos for the finished look.   We will meet at the Church on July 12th 6:30 pm.  

 

Photo Contest: “ Look up”, way up… Due July 5th !! 
Look up,  a high percentage of the time we tend to look straight ahead at our own eye level. Let’s change it up a little, change your perspective and aim your lens upward at objects that are right in front of you.

 

Lets all participate in the gallery event !!

 

Enjoy your HOT weekend !

Susie Roaldson
CVPC President  

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June 24,2022

On June 30th we are welcome to show up at 8 am at the Train Museum before the start of the Great Steam Up that starts on July 1st.  No public will be there and we will be able to shoot pictures of all the engines without crowds.  The fee for early admission is 50.00 dollars and they are only charging us 8.00 dollars each person!!!    There will be volunteers there to help us with questions.  They are not sure yet if any of the engines will run or produce steam while we are there.  This is a fantastic opportunity for us all.  I just hope this time of day and being a week day is not too hard for those who work,  I apologize if this is difficult for some of our club members.

Could you let me know if you are attending so I have an approximate head count.  Please show up anyway as they will let us all in.  So don’t feel you need to RSVP for admittance.     Everyone is welcome no matter what !      

  Thanks all,
Susie Roaldson
CVPC President

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June 17, 2022

Remember it is pollinator month and we could hang pictures for the dinner in June at the Dangberg Ranch.

FYI some classes they are offering  can be found here.  

Susie Roaldson

CVPC President

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June 13, 2022

Update for our dinner and club meeting this Tuesday June 14th 2022

Dinner is 4-6 pm at Sierra Chef in Genoa.  Temperatures will be 74-77 degrees at the time of dinner if we can count on the latest report.  We will be sitting outside on the patio under the shade trees  We have 19-20 club members coming to our dinner meeting. The cost for dinner is 10.00 dollars each person and this includes, hors d’oeuvres, ice tea, dinner, desert and tip.  The club is paying the difference for us.  (The dinner cost is 15.00 plus a 20% tip)

 

*Remember we can bring our own wine if desired with no corking fee.

 

*Photo contest will be held on Wednesday June 15th 6:30 pm on zoom.

 

Exciting news is coming >>>  NJ and Kim will be sharing information about an upcoming Art Show that our club has been asked to display photos for them in the near future!

 

  A really nice invitation ! 


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  Details coming Tuesday night!   See you then !  

 

PS: If someone wants to come last minute please contact me  

 

Thank-you,

Susie Roaldson
CVPC President 

May 25, 2022

Plans for our dinner at the Sierra Chef are finalizing this week.  It will be outside on their patio under the trees with lots of shade.   

 

Dinner:  June 14th 4-6 pm Sierra Chef Genoa
 

Menu: Ice tea and water  * She said we can bring wine but we must poor our own, no charge for this.   
           Hor d’oeuvres
           Lasagna with meat  (if no meat, please let me know)
           Green Salad
           Desert  

 

Cost:  10.00 dollars a person   (includes all the dinner and tip)  the club will chip in for the rest of the cost which is 15.00 a person + pay the tip !!

 

 

Last day to RSVP:  Friday June 10th (to groaldson@charter.net) and I will call her with the total for dinner that day.

Thanks all,

 

Susie Roaldson
CVPC President

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April 7, 2022

Carson Valley Photo Club,

 

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 12th  at 6:30 pm
 

 

Topics:

 

We have Lindsay Chichester PhD Douglas County Extension Educator speaking on events in Carson Valley that have to do with pollinators in our area.  She has asked if we would like to display or sell our prints of the pollinators such as Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds, Bats etc.…She will speak and explain her plans for multiple events that will take place in June.

 

Our photo contest this month had over 50 pictures submitted…wow !  With that being said we had to weed that number down as to avoid overwhelming the Judge and taking up so much of his time.  Our judge is Jim Grant. 

 

Barbara Mower will be going over new additions to our web page, how to access club members phone # and email along with other updates. 

 

Updates to the Conservancy show
 

**I would like to have a July dinner or lunch at the Sierra Café like we did last year for fun and socialization along with a meet and greet as we have many new club members.  If there is interest I will get it planned.   

 

We are going to have some changes to our Facebook page and that will be explained at the meeting.

 

Next field trip is May 14, 2022 out to Fallon to view the Blue Heron Rookery, Still Water and possibly Carson Lake.  The last 2 field trips have been a great success thanks to Robin Grueninger  for her time and efforts to arrange and carryout the trip for those who joined in.

 

Discuss meeting in person in May or June, wanting to hear how you all feel about this.

 

Thanks all,

 

Susie Roaldson
CVPC President

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March 31, 2022

Quick information for the club with more information coming…

 

I spoke with Lindsay Chichester who is in charge of the events being planned for the Pollinators Month Celebration coming up in June.  She is very interested in our club providing pictures for sale and showings of the pollinators in our area. Such as bees, bats, hummingbirds and butterflies.  She plans on events in a few places in the Valley like Dangberg Ranch and others that our photos would be displayed.  They are starting their planning meetings April 11th 3-5pm at the extension office in Gardnerville, all are welcome to attend.  Please see attached flyer.  I am having Lindsay speak at our April 12 meeting to inform us of her ideas about the events in June.  So think about taking pictures of pollinators in our area to show and sell to visitors who attend events. 

 

This will all be updated at our meeting April 12th and there is a # you can call with questions.  She is also going to have a tour of bee hives for those who are interested and has bee protective suits available.

 

Lots going on! 

 

Thanks,

 

Susie Roaldson
CVPC President

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March 21, 2022

Upcoming Field Trips:  

April 2, 2022  >>  Mason Valley to see and film the Ospreys we will meet at the Walmart parking lot in South Gardnerville at 7:30 am.  We then can carpool and or follow each other out to the Valley together.  

May 14, 2022 >> Fallon to view and film the Great Blue Heron Rookery and see Stillwater wildlife, time and location to meet up will follow soon. 

Please let Robin Grueninger know if you are interested.

Thank-you,

Susie Roaldson

CVPC President

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March 16, 2022

Events and changes to pass onto to you today…

 

Next club meeting:  For April meeting it will be on zoom and not at the church.  I apologize as I know many are anxious to get back to the church.  We had a photo club board meeting last night and the majority had voted to continue on zoom for multiple reasons.  We will re-evaluate this decision in late May for possibly June.   Some advantages to keeping our meetings on zoom are the ability to have speakers from other states and to be able to show most anything on our screens in the comfort of our home.  The club does have members that live in Tahoe and they have expressed how much better this is for them especially with weather. We have had some amazing speakers and without zoom this would have been at this point impossible.

  We are planning field trips for our socializing and learning together, we could also meet for lunches or whatever that particular group decides to do together.  Our board would like our meetings and field trips to be for fun but especially for learning and improving our photography skills at what ever level we are at with our knowledge and camera skills.   Each year we are planning events to hang our prints for exposure and or to sale the prints to the public. I hope everyone will be ok with this and understand that we all still desire to have a great club with great experiences.  We have continued to stay active through covid when many clubs have completely stop functioning.

Nature Conservancy Photo Show

Important >>>>>>>>> We need to plan right away for the Nature Conservancy  I need to know who will hang prints and who will volunteer to sit at the show to answer questions and collect money.  I will be out of town and I really need someone to be in charge of this event?  Just to make sure it is organized.  We have racks that Sandy will bring to hang our prints on.  It is a fun time I have done it before.  The Center is beautiful.  It also takes place with the Genoa Heritage week-end event hoping this brings people to see our show. We need 4 people to sit for 4 hours on Saturday April 30th  and Sunday May 1st for the show.

 

Saturday 8-12 shift or 12-4 shift        Please if you can sign up for one of these shifts….Thanks
Sunday   8-12 shift or 12-4 shift         

A note from Lori Leonard (River Fork Ranch Preserve Manager)  today  > > > > > >Thanks again for the phone call last week.  I thought I’d check in to see if the Carson Valley Photography Club was interested in a Photography Art Show at The Nature Conservancy’s Whit Hall Interpretive Center the weekend of the

Genoa Western Heritage Days (April 29 – May 1). 

 

The Nature Conservancy would like us to hang our prints of wildlife, landscapes and cowboys/ranches in our Valley.  We can just display them or sale prints.  Our club will give a donation to the Conservancy after the event.  Please time is of the essence!  Let me know who would like to hang prints.

 

Douglas County Historical Society Art and Wine on the Green:  May 14-15 10 am -3 pm  1477 US Highway 395 N, Douglas County Historical Society you can rent a booth for 60 dollars if you would like to sale your prints.  If you would like to share a booth with each other and plan for this event that would be great as the club as a whole is not going to get involved.

Please reach out if you would like to hang prints for the Conservancy week-end.  Lots going on more to come…

Thanks,

 

Susie Roaldson

CVPC President

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March 9, 2022

Carson Valley Photo Club Members,

 

Our next photo club contest for April 12th meeting will be pictures of your latest travel of landscapes, wildlife or people. We realize many have not traveled for a lone time so there is no time limit on these pictures.  If you have some pictures from that last 2 years of travel during covid lets see them and see what can be done in difficult times safely with minimal health concerns.  Add the dates of the photos in the name of the print if you think of it.  Like 2021 or 1998 as an example if there is enough room for you to add this. * or good excuse to travel now the coast, redwoods, desert or elsewhere! Enjoy !

Thanks,

Susie Roaldson
CVPC President 

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March 6, 2022

Hope this message finds you all well and eager to get out and shoot pictures!

 

Club updates:

 

Next Meeting This Tuesday > > March 8th 6:30pm with  Cindy Marple showing pictures of her Galapagos Islands trip and sharing information about it ! This Meeting will be on Zoom.  

 

Nature Conservancy photo show:  I have had interest from members and Lori at the Conservancy to hold another show during the Genoa heritage Days April 29th-may 1st.  Please be thinking about this and I am getting more information tomorrow after speaking with Lori. I will need someone to take charge of this to oversee it as I will be out of town for those dates.  I can assist until I leave town on the 17th of April.  

 

Meetings at the Church:  Members are requesting to meet back at the Church soon. We still need to figure how we will handle zoom speakers.   It will take a team to get this prepared for our open meeting at the Church with the ability to have Zoom speakers.

 

April Meeting:  April 12th will be on the wild horses in the pine nuts given by Nancy Hulsey and a field trip to follow.  Details coming…

 

Field trips:  Great Ideas from Robin Grueninger !!  Thanks Robin 

Animal Arc opens March 12th  10-4:30 $14/admittance $12/over 62. 
Hawthorne big horn sheep, March/April is baby time, 2 hour drive not sure where they hang out?

Mason Valley- April is a good time for Osprey nests

 

Do we have interest in any of these places for a field trip?

See you all at our March 8th Meeting!

 

Thank-you,

 

Susie Roaldson

CVPC President

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Eagles & Ag Update

January 12, 2022

What a great presentation by JT Humphrey for our meeting on Tuesday.  Thanks Susie for arranging the program.

 

My list for members planning to bring photos for our show at the CVIC Hall in Minden on Thursday, January 27th and Friday the 28th are:

Vivian P., Don S., Nancy H., Sheri M., Steve D., Connie P., Susie R., Robin G., Tom K.

If I have missed anyone on the list above, please let me know.

 

The deadline for getting on the list will be Monday, January 17th.   Vivian and I visited the CVIC Hall on Tuesday to plan the grid set up for maximum use of the space we have available.

 

Set of the grids and hanging of photos will start on Thursday the 27th at 10:30.  We will finish by noon to open the doors for the free public session.  Our set up crew includes:  Sheri, Steve, Susie, Greg, Aaron, Nenita, Sandy, Bill, Vivian

 

The show schedule is as follows:

Thursday - 12 - 3:00 -  free, open to general public

                  3:30 - 5 - paid session with birds

                  5:30 - 7 - paid session with birds

 

Friday - 12 - 5 - free, open to the general public

               5:30 - 8:30 - paid session with dinner and birds

 

We need just two members to sit at the booth for each paid session (you do not have to pay) and at least two members for the free sessions.  The 12 - 5 free session on Friday can be split so no one is there for 5 hours.  If you have a specific time that works best for you please let me know.  (Nenita has committed to 3:30 - 5 on Thursday).  Otherwise, I will make assignments as we get closer to the event.

 

Thanks so much for your participation in this fun event.  As always, if you have any questions or comments, please contact me.

 

Sandy Jonkey

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December 20, 2021

Stay tuned ! 

 

Next year we have tentative plans to have these speakers and trips planned:

January 11th 2022  -  John Humphrey speak about Eagles and Ag. and show pictures  Photo contest is “Lights”

February 8th 2022  - Matthew Henderson from Henderson Fire Media  showing local pictures of our fires Photo Contest is Eagles and Ag

 

March ? 2022  -  Cindy Marple speaking again to us about photography  Photo contest is  “After the burn”  pictures of the burned area and new growth, what do we see up there? 

April 12th 2022  - Nancy Hulsey will speak on our local wild horses and we will be organizing a field trip up to the wild horses and a photo contest involving the horses.   

 

*We are organizing a community/team approach to help plan field trips, Speakers and Judging for next year.  We have a few interested in this already.  Please come forward if

you may be interested in this team.  In order for our club to work we need assistance and input to have creative ideas and Speakers.  It is to hard for just a few people to keep

this going.   Let’s get involved    please….

 
We will discuss all these plans and more in January but this gives you an Idea of what is to come.
 

Note   >  >  >  >  >  >  We have many positions still open for January ! 

Susie Roaldson,

CVPC President