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It's our love of photography that let's us see normal things in an extraordinary way.

Memorial Day Weekend

All gave some...
Some gave all.

Remember them this Memorial Day.

Tomb of the Unknowns

The Tomb of the Unknowns has been guarded continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since midnight, July 2, 1937.  Inclement weather, terrorist attacks, et cetera, do not cause the watch to cease.


Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.


HP Photo Contest Winners are TCCC Members.

Ron Bonczkowski - Delaney

Ron Bonczkowski won First Place in The Herald-Palladium's inaugural Amateur Photography Contest held at the Senior Expo at Lake Michigan College.  His Winning photo is of his great-grand-daughter Delaney Cerecke blowing on a cup of hot cocoa last fall.  Delaney is a first-grader at Roosevelt Elementary in Stevensville.

Ron said it was last fall during the grape harvest at his daughter's farm on Linco road.  It was kind of cold so we had hot cocoa and my Great Grand-daughter Delaney was blowing on her cup when I took a point and shoot picture with the same old Nikon with 105 mm zoom lens, on auto, ISO 200

Ron said he won two (2) tickets to the PGA golf outing and took Dick Lyon with him on Tuesday (only day for cameras ) for the Pro-Am Golf match.


Edward Wasik - LeGrande Teton

Ed Wasik won Second Place during The Herald-Palladium's inaugural Amateur Photography Contest.  Ed said he won a photo frame that would hold nine (9) 4 X 6 photo's, a metal frame holder and a small 4 X 6 photo album.

Ed said he took the photo on a trip to the Grand Teton National Park over a year ago.
Canon EOS 40D, Exposure 2 sec. f-8, ISO 100, 18 mm lens.

Ed said the image received an Honor as a Color Print in the June 2015 TCCC Print Competition.

Congratulations to you both. 
The photos were published in The Herald-Palladium on Friday May 20, 2016


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TCCC 2015 - 16 Programs

Links to the 2015 - 16 Program Presenter's websites are on the Program Information page.



***Special Announcement***

NOTICE:  Due to a problem with the Honor Photography Galleries, on January 20, 2016 they were uninstalled.  Access to any of the old Galleries is NO longer available.

All of the 2015 - 2016 Honor images are now available on the new Honor pages.



Photo of the Month

Selected by the TCCC Members


April 2016 Photos


Black & White

Ken McKeown - Beam of Light

Special "Thank You" to those who voted for a photo taken with fabulous canon equipment. Photo is a dahlia, photographed at Bonnyville Mill County Park located on county road 131, 2.5 miles S.E. of Bristol Indiana.  This is a free entrance park.  There is a group that maintains the dahlia garden, which is beautiful and blooms late August to early September.  The dahlia was in the light red tones and converted to B&W using Topaz software.  Used the classic B&W look, plus a little contrast and sharpening. 

Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II, using a canon 180 macro lens.  ISO 400, 1/40 second at f22, with sunlight as the light source.



Tom McCall - An Enchanted Evening

The photo was taken from the West end of the Margaret B. Upton Arboretum on a Thursday evening in July of 2008.  It was one of the best locations to be able to include the lighthouses with the setting sun.  I watched as a sailboat and a small powerboat traveled in on the river until the small boat lined up in the sunlight on the water.  It was a picture perfect sunset with the clouds and the reflection on the water from the large sun.  It looked as though the female passenger in the powerboat must have liked it, as she was taking photos of it also.

Canon EOS 20D settings: f/8; 1/250 sec; ISO 100; 18 - 200 mm Sigma lens at 144 mm with tripod.
Processed in Camera Raw, Photoshop CS6 and ON1 Perfect Effects 9.5

Thanks for your votes...


Photo of the Month

Selections are now OPEN for the May Photo of the Month.  The May
Honors are on the current
page.  Select One (1) Black & White and One (1) Color photo and get your votes in...  Send your picks to:

 Thank You for your votes!


Photo of the Month

These photos are special, because they are chosen by the TCCC members themselves.
Starting with March 2013, we began asking the members to select what they consider the best "Photo of the Month", a Color and a Black and White photograph, chosen from the Prints and Digital Slides that were judged to be Honors in the monthly competitions.

Which one would you pick?

Go to the Monthly Honors page and see which ones you would pick as the best, would these be your selections?

Use this link:     Current

To see all of the current Season Photo of the Month selections go to the "Photo of the Month" and for Photos prior to the 2015 - 2016 Season go to the "Photo of the Month Archives" page.



North Pier is now OPEN to the public.

North pier lighthouse rehabilitation is still underway

July 31, 2015 Photo by Tom McCall

The North Pier will be closed for the 12 to 15 weeks of construction.  Scaffolding is on the upper portion of the inner light.

Public access to the North pier and lighthouses is closed during the exterior and structural renovations to restore and preserve the historic lighthouses.


The Work Continues...

September 30, 2015 Photo by Tom McCall

The Work Continues...

November 11, 2015 Photo by Tom McCall

The Work Continues, getting closer...

December 25, 2015 Photo by Tom McCall

We were told, the Work is stopped for the winter...

January 14, 2016 Photo by Tom McCall

Having a day or two of a heat wave, all the way up to the upper 30's.


We are now told the Work is continuing "Weather Permitting."

 February 17, 2016 Photo by Tom McCall

A photo to show the Catwalk portion of the restoration project.      

Temps in the mid 30's, expected warmer next few days...


The Work is continuing "Weather Permitting."

 March 15, 2016 Photo by Tom McCall

A photo to show the Catwalk portion of the restoration project.      

Temps in the 60's, snow and ice gone, expected to be colder the next few days...


The Work is continuing "Heard, Not Seen."

April 21, 2016 Photo by Tom McCall

Just goes to show that no matter how much restoration is going on sometimes it doesn't make a difference.      

Temps in the 60's, heavy fog...


The Work is continuing and nearing completion.

April 24, 2016 Photo by Tom McCall

The work is continuing and is most likely within a Month or so of completion. 
The Parking area still contains equipment and supplies but the fences are removed and the public
can walk on the pier.


Check the City of St Joseph website, Latest News Section, for the North Pier Lighthouses Rehabilitation Update


We support the Lighthouse Forever Fund


Twin City Camera Club's 2015 - 2016 Select Subjects

The TCCC Board Members approved the Select Subjects for the  2015 - 2016 Competition Season.

Use these links to view or print the Select Subjects for 2015 - 16, two (2) pages:
 (Select Subjects_P1)
(Select Subjects_P2)

Select Subjects 2015 - 2016 Competition Season

September - The Color "Yellow" Black & White "Leading Lines"
October - "Something in the Garden"
November - "Song Titles"
December - Fall Color - Black & White "Triple(s)"
January - "Creative"
February - "Toys"
March - "Night Photos"
April - "Back Lighting"
May - "Reflections"
June - "Nature"


Twin City Camera Club's 2016 - 17 and 2017 - 18  Select Subjects

On March 7th. the TCCC Board approved the Select Subjects for the next two (2) Competition Seasons.

We want to express our thanks to all of the members that attended the Annual Business meeting and for their assistance in developing the Select Subjects.  We hope you enjoy searching out and photographing them and we wish you all the very best in the upcoming competitions. 


 Select Subjects for 2016 - 17

 Select Subjects for 2017 - 18


Select Subjects 2016 - 2017 Competition Season
OCTOBER – Barriers
NOVEMBER – Shadows
DECEMBER – Food & Drink
JANUARY – Creative
FEBRUARY – Blue/ B&W Angles
MARCH – Smoke/Fog/Mist
APRIL – Floating Things
MAY – Song Titles
JUNE – Nature

Select Subjects 2017 - 2018 Competition Season
SEPTEMBER – Churches
OCTOBER – Close-up/Macro
NOVEMBER – Long Exposure 2 seconds or more
DECEMBER – Graveyards
JANUARY – Creative
FEBRUARY – Red/ B&W Patterns
MARCH – Festivals
APRIL– Below the Knee
MAY – Portraits
JUNE – Nature


We plan on having workshops to assist the members in developing their skills to better prepare themselves in photographing some of the Select Subjects.  So please let us know which ones you would like us to cover.


If you have questions or need clarification on any of the Select Subjects, please call me.  269-983-5986




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