Several months ago we announced that RMOWP’s 2020 conference was planned for early October in Alamogordo, New Mexico, home to White Sands National Monument. Leave it to our federal government to make a liar of me.
A little while ago I was asked about the control of depth of field for photography in a field of columbine and I explained in a newsletter article. Now I want to get into a discussion conerning Gardening and Grooming. I used to talk about gardening, and if it was ever acceptible. Some of our photographers may disagree in this but, for now, I hold the stage.
Start the new year here, with conference updates, our new president’s first column, photo tips on the difference between “gardening” and “grooming,” plus details on the exciting photo workshop offered in conjunction with conference in October. Click here to download.
You hadn’t exactly been making tawaf, that great, frenzied, swarming circumambulation of the Holy Kaaba in Mecca; and you clearly hadn’t been doing anything quite like the Muslim Hajj, either. Nonetheless, in a limited, quasi-metaphorical way, it is the first pilgrimage-like parallel you draw when you reflect on your visit to Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in early September 2019.
Workshop by Bill Horton, William Horton Photography, Conference 2019, Estes Park, Colorado
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If you appreciate a good chuckle – and who doesn’t – you’ve come to the right place. Virginia and David Staat earned four awards in this year’s Angelo Sciulli Humorous Photo Challenge. And, they presented a video of the entries and winners for everyone to enjoy during RMOWP’s 2019 Awards banquet.
Robby Fisher Jr., of Olmito, Texas, is the recipient of this year’s Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers scholarship, according to scholarship chair Clare Gutierrez. Robby will be attending Schreiner University’s First Year Campus in Brownsville, Texas and then transferring to the school’s main campus in Kerrville, Texas.
Eight members submitted entries in the writing and video categories of the contest. Best of Show went to Ron Belak for his book “Fly Fishing Colorado’s Backcountry”.
Judge Mary Taylor Young said of the book: “Highly readable how-to guide with great descriptions and loaded with photos, angling help, and tips. An excellent, comprehensive guide, nicely illustrated with color photos of sites, fish, anglers, fishing flies as well as explanatory illustrations. This thorough, well-researched book covers how-tos of fishing and backpacking plus fish biology and management, while also being enjoyable to read.”