For Season Nine, the Program Committee added a fun challenge. We divided the club into two teams – Nikon or Canon (anyone shooting something else was assigned to the Canonites as their numbers were fewer). Then we came up with a list of twenty-one (21) categories to be shot any time after our first meeting in September when the list was revealed. Carl and Judy stepped up as Co-captains for the Canonites while Bernie and Ellen assumed those roles for the Nikonians.
The list included Architectural angle, Bridge, Broken, Curve, Fence, Fire escape, Foliage, Four (4), Friendship, Happy, Looking down, Neon sign, Orange, Parallel lines, Peeling paint, People at work, Porch, Reflections, Through the window, Timepiece, and Triangle!
An evening was set aside in March for the teams to come together and see what they had shot for the final judging to be held in May. It also provided an opportunity to see which categories may be missing images or weak.
We asked long-time favorite judge, Diane Robertson to make the difficult decision as to which team best filled the category. After both images were projected a couple of times, Diane chose the winning image.
The final results could not have been any closer as Team Nikon came out on top in eleven (11) of the subjects with the Canonites capturing ten (10)! Nikonian Captain Bernie had three winning images in the mix while Jim, Marainn, and Pat I. had two for the second place finishers.
Yes, on both accounts – Team Nikon has accepted the challenge for a rematch and the new list has been made available. Here it is:
Animal that Starts with “B” – cannot be “Bird” but can be “Bob-o-link”
Antique Car At the Fair Chair Children at Play Creative Eyes
Fast Feathers Hands Ice In the Garden Jagged Little Things
Moving Water Old Patriotism Red Shadows Signs
Two / a Pair of. . .
Any images shot after May 11, 2016 can be submitted!!
Another year of competition has gone by the judges and the appropriate awards were presented at our annual End-of-the-Year Gathering!
This year we tried a different spin on choosing the best images for Class A and Class B and the various genres – we let you decide! Those in Class B reviewed and scored the images from Class A while those of un in Class A judged the best of B. Since the tally sheets were sent to me, I was able to look at the wide range of scoring from the membership. Where one image was given a “1,” someone else awarded it the lowest score, a “12!” Since very few reviewers left comments, it was difficult to understand the wide range that appeared on several images.
Based on the voting cast by the membership, I decided I would select an Image of the Year from both Class A and Class B. Using the tallies recorded, this was an easy pick!
Two images stood out in the final scoring. From Class A with all but one vote giving it the top score. . .
Phil Holt’s “Toronto Stairway“
I vividly remember the night it was shown for an image study. It had the WOW effect! Not much was said as first as the overall impact was settling in. Then the comments started and continued! Congrats, Phil on a fantastic capture!!
From Class B we had the other Phil (Nardozzi) submitting this most popular image:
Phil Nardozzi’s “Under the Zakim Tower“
Once again, all the elements of an excellent image came together in this one. Phil’s decision to take this viewpoint out this over the top for us and the judges! Well done, Mr. Nardozzi!
One last bit of excellence was in evidence from your voting - two photographers stood out among their peers. Basing my decision on the number of awards their images captured in the final tally, i am pleased to announce the
2016 HDP Photographers of the Year
Class A – Carl Albro
Class B – Phil Nardozzi
Congratulations on an outstanding 2016!!
And, the winners within each genre are:
All tabulations were computed and verified by the accounting firm of Kennedy and Creswick.
End of the Year Gathering – HDP Awards Night!
For more images from the night, click here!
As I mentioned we did have an excellent turnout from our membership with almost half entering!
Here are some of those Accepted images. . .
Carl’s “You Are Going Down!“
Rick’s “Green Heron at Rest“
Bernie’s “Barn Owl” and “Snowy Egret”
Ruth’s “Nine Sheep”
Kathy’s “Harbor Cruise”
Phil H.’s “Alison“
Pat I.’s “Erla”
Joe’s “Enriched Sunflower”
Mariann’s “The Potter’s Hands“
Phil N.’s “Under the Zakim”
Ron’s “Grey Seal”
Jeff T.’s “Joey”
Jim’s “Blue Dasher“