‘Sea to Summit: We’re All Connected’ topic of next Photography Club meeting

Photo courtesy Randy McCormick
Rookery Bay flora and fauna. On Sept. 14, Randy McCormick will give a presentation titled “Sea to Summit: We’re All Connected.”

By Gregg Heid
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its September meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.
Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The Photography Club normally meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the fellowship room of the Methodist Church.
The September Photography Club meeting will feature Randy McCormick. He has a master’s in environmental education, along with a lifelong gift of curiosity. Now semiretired, he works six months a year as an interpretive naturalist, boat captain and backcountry tour guide at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Fla. The rest of the time he calls the “greater metropolitan Pagosa Springs area” his home range.
McCormick will be giving a presentation titled “Sea to Summit: We’re All Connected.” It’s about how the underlying characteristics of the Everglades and the Continental Divide ecosystems are united and offer similar experiences to give people a sense of place on planet Earth.
Photography can be a useful tool that allows us to “see” that which is often obscure. John Muir said it best: “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” This presentation is an attempt at visual/conceptual macramé of Earth’s ecosystems.
Members can bring 10-12 pictures you would like us to view and critique after her presentation on a flash drive. Longtime photographers and those just starting out are welcome.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our president, Andy Butler, at (512) 581-1470.

This story was posted on September 8, 2017.