Honorable Mention - 2013 PSA Photography ContestAs photographers, we are inspired by imagery; experiencing each other’s images and creating our own to share.  Artful images of mundane details that are otherwise overlooked; Soulful images which portray family, friends and neighbors; or the Visual story of our community.

Minnesota Valley Photo Club welcomes you to our site and to our meetings. Meetings are held from September through May on the first Thursday of each month. Visitors are welcome!

See pictures from our latest activities on the What We’re Doing page.

Salon Winners Slideshow:

October 2014

[img title="Color Topic (Wild Birds)" alt="<font size="16">"1836 gyrfalcon" by David Perez</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_221pct1836-gyrfalcon.jpg"][img title="Color Topic (Wild Birds)" alt="<font size="16">"I Want One Too" by Alan Boucher</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_468pcti-want-one-too.jpg"][img title="Color Topic (Wild Birds)" alt="<font size="16">"Minnesota Pelican" by Jim Rice</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_459pctminnesota-pelican.jpg"][img title="Color Topic (Wild Birds)" alt="<font size="16">"6104 hummingbird" by David Perez</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_221pct6104-hummingbird.jpg"][img title="Color Open" alt="<font size="16">"At the Leather Factory" by Judy Leipnitz</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_161pcoat-the-leather-factory.jpg"][img title="Color Open" alt="<font size="16">"Badlands" by Tom Scipioni</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_315pcobadlands.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Topic (Wild Birds)" alt="<font size="16">"Gull" by David Perez</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_211pmtgull.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Topic (Wild Birds)" alt="<font size="16">"Owl Musing" by Ken Cheung</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_397pmtowl-musing.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Open" alt="<font size="16">"Tall Shade" by Ken Hasselfeldt</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_425pmotall-shade.jpg"][img title="Novice Topic (Wild Birds)" alt="<font size="16">"Water Ballet" by Carol Rubow</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_483pntwater-ballet.jpg"][img title="Novice Open" alt="<font size="16">"Bird on a Wire" by Kristi Carson</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/october-2014/thumbs/thumbs_481pnobird-on-a-wire.jpg"]

September 2014

[img title="Color Topic (Self Portrait)" alt="<font size="16">"Levitational Golfer" by Mick Richards</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_419-dct-levitaional-golfer.jpg"][img title="Color Topic (Self Portrait)" alt="<font size="16">"Pow" by Vicki Stephenson</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_343dctpow.jpg"][img title="Color Topic (Self Portrait)" alt="<font size="16">"Camels" by Andrew Zumbach</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_284dctcamels.jpg"][img title="Color Topic (Self Portrait)" alt="<font size="16">"Let's Tee It Up and Golf" by Mick Richards</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_419-dct-lets-tee-it-up-and-golf.jpg"][img title="Color Topic (Self Portrait)" alt="<font size="16">"Melting Pot of Cheese at Niagara Falls" by Jan Tharp</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_253dctmelting-pot-of-cheese-at-niagara-falls.jpg"][img title="Color Open" alt="<font size="16">"Water Lily" by Terri Greenberg</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_449dcowater-lily.jpg"][img title="Color Open" alt="<font size="16">"My Selfie if I had Arms" by Ken Hasselfeldt</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_425dcomy-selfie-if-i-had-arms.jpg"][img title="Color Open" alt="<font size="16">"Lizard Lady" by Jan Tharp</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_253dcolizard-lady.jpg"][img title="Color Open" alt="<font size="16">"Butterfly" by David Perez</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_221dco3787-butterfly.jpg"][img title="Color Open" alt="<font size="16">"Ladybug" by Bob Shoemaker</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_131dcoladybug.jpg"][img title="Color Open" alt="<font size="16">"Flowers" by Bob Shoemaker</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_131dcoflowers1.jpg"][img title="Color Open" alt="<font size="16">"Night Spin" by Deb Shoemaker</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_130dconight-spin.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Topic (Self Portrait)" alt="<font size="16">"Pool Shark" by Mick Richards</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_419dmt-pool-shark.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Topic (Self Portrait)" alt="<font size="16">"Polaroid" by Andrew Zumbach</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_284dmtpolaroid.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Topic (Self Portrait)" alt="<font size="16">"Country Roads" by Judy Leipnitz</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_161dmtcountry-roads.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Topic (Self Portrait)" alt="<font size="16">"Taking a Break" by Kristy Johnson</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_443dmt-taking-a-break.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Open" alt="<font size="16">"Airborne Reenactor" by Ken Cheung</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_397dmoairborne-reenactor.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Open" alt="<font size="16">"Running for my Life" by Kristy Johnson</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_443dmorunning-for-my-life.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Open" alt="<font size="16">"Maine Coon" by David Perez</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_221dmo2747-maine-coon.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Open" alt="<font size="16">"Planes" by David Perez</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_221dmo1397-planes.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Open" alt="<font size="16">"Old Man" by Mark Freier</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_122dmoold-man.jpg"][img title="Monochrome Open" alt="<font size="16">"High Fashion" by Sue Olson</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_141-dmo-high-fashion.jpg"][img title="Novice Topic (Self Portrait)" alt="<font size="16">"Finding My Selfie" by Kristi Carson</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_481dntfinding-myselfie.jpg"][img title="Novice Open" alt="<font size="16">"Where are the Customers" by Sanford Bettcher</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_489dnowhere-are-the-customers.jpg"][img title="Novice Open" alt="<font size="16">"Jaiden" by Kristi Carson</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_481dnojaiden.jpg"][img title="Novice Open" alt="<font size="16">"Man's Best Friend" by Sanford Bettcher</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_489dntmans-best-friend.jpg"][img title="Novice Open" alt="<font size="16">"Crown of Glory" by Kristi Carson</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/september-2014/thumbs/thumbs_481dnocrown-of-glory.jpg"]

Year-End 2013-2014

[img title="Print Monochrome Photograph of the Year" alt="<font size="16">"Edith on Silver" by Jan Tharp</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_253pmoedith-on-silver.jpg"][img title="Print Monochrome Photograph of the Year, First Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"Morning Stream" by Judy Leipnitz</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_161pmomorning-steam.jpg"][img title="Print Monochrome Photograph of the Year, Second Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"Splish Splash" by Judy Leipnitz</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_161pmosplish-splash.jpg"][img title="Print Color Photograph of the Year" alt="<font size="16">"Window and Towel" by Judy Leipnitz</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_161pcowindow-and-towel.jpg"][img title="Print Color Photograph of the Year, First Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"Colors of Uraguay" by Judy Leipnitz</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_161pcocolors-of-uraguay.jpg"][img title="Print Color Photograph of the Year, Second Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"At the River" by Judy Leipnitz</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_161pcoat-the-river.jpg"][img title="Print Novice Photograph of the Year" alt="<font size="16">"Serenity" by Ken Hasselfeldt</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_425pnoserenity.jpg"][img title="Print Novice Photograph of the Year, First Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"Morning Dew" by Jim Rice</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_459pnomorning-dew.jpg"][img title="Print Novice Photograph of the Year, Second Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"Day at Minnehaha" by Jim Rice</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_459pnoday-at-minnehaha.jpg"][img title="Digital Monochrome Photograph of the Year" alt="<font size="16">"Ready To Cry" by Jeremy Shawley</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_289dmoreadytocry.jpg"][img title="Digital Monochrome Photograph of the Year, First Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"Genevieve" by Jim Zurales</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_279dmogenevieve.jpg"][img title="Digital Monochrome Photograph of the Year, Second Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"White Buffalo" by John Anderson</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_339dmowhite-buffalo.jpg"][img title="Digital Color Photograph of the Year" alt="<font size="16">"Golden Memories" by Ken Cheung</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_397dcogolden-memories.jpg"][img title="Digital Color Photograph of the Year, First Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"Portland Head Lighthouse At Night" by Al Kiecker</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_160dcoportland-head-lighthouse-at-night.jpg"][img title="Digital Color Photograph of the Year, Second Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"Snowcat At Buck Hill Awaits the Snow" by Mick Richards</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_419dcosnowcat-at-buck-hill-awaits-the-snow.jpg"][img title="Digital Novice Photograph of the Year" alt="<font size="16">"San Fran Trolley Station" by Terri Greenberg</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_449dnosan-fran-trolley-station.jpg"][img title="Digital Novice Photograph of the Year, First Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"Split Rock" by Katie Scholz</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_486dnosplit-rock.jpg"][img title="Digital Novice Photograph of the Year, Second Runner-up" alt="<font size="16">"Midnight Eyes" by Ryan Crouley</font>" src="http://minnesotavalleyphotoclub.org/live/wp-content/flagallery/year-end-2013-2014/thumbs/thumbs_451dnomidnight-eyes.jpg"]

 

Photo Credits for navigation bar: (Theme: “New Year’s Resolutions”)
Home: “Eat More Greens” by Carol Rubow
About MVPC: “Spend More Time with the Grandchildren” by Jim Allen
Salon Info: “Take the Road Less Traveled” by Jason Ponfil
Meeting Info: “Learn More About Photography” by Jim Rice
What We’re Doing: “Take More Pictures of Myself” by Mark Freier
Links: “Travel More” by Vicki Stephenson
Members Only: “Eat More Chicken” by Mick Richards

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