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Cape Ann Photo Shoot

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About 7 AM seven HDP members headed north to photograph the Cape Ann area. Our itinerary was put together by Phil the N – another one of “Phil’s Phantastic Phield Phun!”

By 9:00 we were at embarking on Wingaersheek Beach. Just across the inlet one can see Annisquam Light. For the next forty-five minutes the group spread out looking at the lighthouse, the rocks, the ripples, and anything else we thought was photographic! Other stops included the Annisquam footbridge, Lane’s Cove, and Halibut State Park. Phil does his homework and it pays off with a well-run trip!


Special tip of the lens cap to Adam, Phil’s son for his hospitality. His home was a welcome rest stop before we got started and a chance to unwind when we were done (we were treated to cold beverages and some snacks).


Here are a few of our images:

Wingaersheek Beach


“Phantastic Phil” – Bernie



“Wingaersheek Path Finders” – Phil H


‘Got Their Shot” – Joe




‘Looking for something to Shoot” Joe









‘Boulders of Wingersheek Beach” – Al


“Wingaersheek Ripples” – Phil N

“Wingaersheek Ripples 2” – Phil N










“Wingaersheek Ripples” – Joe


“Annisquam Light” – Bernie



Annisquam Footbridge


“Annisquam Foot Bridge” – Al

Lane’s Cove

“Outstanding in his Field” – Joe

And, here is what he was shooting. . .

“Lunchtime” – Bernie

“Lunchtime II” – Bernie











“Lanes Cove Shanty” – Phil N


“Lane’s Cove Traps” – Phil N









“Chained Up” – Joe


‘Hard Starboard” – Joe


“Fish Shanty Window” – Phil H


“Lanes Cove Traps” – Bernie


“Lanes Cove” – Bernie









Halibut State Park

“Halibut Pt State Park Quarry” – Al


“Halibut State Park Quarry” – Phil H









“Phil and Sherri at Sea Rocks” – Joe


“Flirting with Danger” – Joe










“Halibut State Park” – Phil H


“Sea Rocks” – Phil H







Season Eleven – 2017 / 2018

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Date Activity
9/6 Summer Assignments I
9/13 Summer Assignments II
9/27 Image Study – Open
10/4 1st Wednesday
10/11 Competition I – Wildlife
10/25 Image Study – Digital Artistic
11/1 1st Wednesday
11/8 Competition II – Open
11/22 No Meeting – Thanksgiving
11/29 Image Study – Architecture
12/6 Christmas Gathering / Yankee Swap
12/13 Image Study – Portraiture
12/20 Competition III – Non-wildlife 
12/27 No Meeting – Christmas Break
1/3 1st Wednesday
1/10 Competition IV – Monochromatic
1/17 OSI Workshop – Tentative
1/31 Image Study – Wildlife
2/7 1st Wednesday –
2/14 Competition V – Portraiture
2/21 Intra-club Selection Night
2/28 Image Study – Non-wildlife
3/7 1st Wednesday –
3/14 Competition VI – Architecture
3/21 Model Night III
3/28 Image Study – Monochromatic
4/4 1st Wednesday –
4/25 Image Study – Digital Artistic
5/2 Third Annual Intra-club Challenge
5/9 End of the Year Awards

Intra-club Challenge II

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in "Featuring. . . ", Member Spotlight

Well Challenge II is in the books and Team Nikon/Fujifilm not only retained the trophy but retired UNDEFEATED (next year it has been decided to mix up the teams). The results were identical to last year as the two teams were separated by one point – 11 to 10! This year it came down to the last image to break the tie.


Our judge for Round Two was Tony Esposito, retired administrator from Bridgewater State University. Tony was cool and calm as the stress within the competing teams had no impact on him.


Winning Team Co-Captains – Bernie and Ellen


Team Nikon/Fujifilm – that’s Winning Team Nikon/Fujifilm as in Undefeated Team Nikon/Fujifilm!!


We will announce the co-captains for Intra-club Challenge III soon. If you want to get a jump start here is the list:


Year Three Categories 

Animal beginning with “G”           

Bicycle                  Insect

Bubble(s)              Key (s)    

Celebrate!             Lock 

Clouds                   Love         

Dice                      Money

Door knob            Rain

Egg(s)                  Seashell(s)                            

Gate                     Swing      

Graffiti                  Tools     

Green veggie                                                       



Another major change is that the window for capturing these categories has been expanded – any image taken after March 1, 2017 can be entered!




NECCC Inter-club Color Print Competition – Spring

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Well, the results are final and Hockomock finished near the bottom of the Class A twenty-one clubs – not bad considering we only submitted for two of the three competitions!!! We totaled 193 points from the two competitions we entered (we joined the inter-club just after the Fall judging).


In the Winter we finished with 94 pts. good enough for 7th place! We managed to better our standings in the Spring with 99 points and a fifth place finish! Even if we just managed to duplicate our lower results of 94, we would have taken home the 2nd Place Red Ribbon!


Our big winner was Bernie’s “Cedar Waxing Snack” impressed the judges for 26 pts. and a 3rd Place Ribbon!