Hi all!  Here are some wonderful GCA Photography Opportunities.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the Albemarle Show.  TCGC is required to submit a photography entry, so please look at your photos and see if you have a match for one of the categories.  Registration is now open. You NEVER know what the judges are looking for, so throw your hat in! Please email Elliott Turner at esturner@triad.rr.com if you have any interest in the following.  She is happy to guide you in any way.

GCA Flower Show at Zone 7 Meeting – hosted by Albemarle Garden Club
Registration opens:  May 1
Registration deadline: July 1
Entry Deadline: September 7

Division III – Photograpy Classes
“Botany I rank with most valuable sciences, whether we consider its subjects as furnishing the principal subsistence of life to man and beast, delicious varieties for our tables, refreshments from our orchards, the adornments of our flower-borders, shade and perfume of our groves, materials for our buildings, or medicaments for our bodies.” Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Thomas Cooper, 1814

Class 1 Subsistence    4 Entries
The farm-to-table movement is a visual wonder.   This is a novice class. Color photograph

Class 2 Refreshment    4 Entries
The eye follows past the orchard, vineyard or crop to majestic views beyond. Color photograph

Class 3 Adornment    4 Entries
Flowers are the jewels of any garden. Macro or close up of a flower using creative techniques.
Color photograph utilizing creative techniques

Class 4 Shade and Perfume     4 Entries
Paths often lead us on an unfamiliar journey, but follow we must.   Color photograph

Class 5 Materials    4 Entries
Historic architecture stands the test of time especially in the details. Black and White photograph. Plant material is not required.

The GCA office staff is looking for more National Parks images to be used in the slideshow at the GCA business meeting this May.  Please note Arches and Canyonlands are already well-represented. If you have any images to share, please forward large files to Elliott Turner ASAP at esturner@triad.rr.com.

The most suitable images are:
-landscape orientation
-high resolution/ large file size (nothing less than 2-3 MB)
-landscape views
-no people