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2016 OSI Workshop

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Uncategorized

 

 

In the past HDP has conducted an in-house workshop to assist members in the selection process for the Greater Lynn International Salon. The GLI held its last salon last year so we just changed our focus to the Ocean State Salon!

 

Several members brought in their laptops with various post-processing programs – Lr, Ps, or El. Interested members were then assigned according to their preferred program. Each potential entrant brought about ten images to be reviewed by his/her group. At the end of the evening everyone should have left with their final four selected and with tips on how to improve upon them.

 

Here are a some shots from those stations. . .

 

"Station Two with Laura, Jeff t., Kathy and Deedee"

“Station Two with Laura, Jeff t., Kathy and Deedee”

 

"And, here is what they were looking at. . ."

“And, here is what they were looking at. . .”

 

"Station Three with Ron, Rick, and George"

“Station Three with Ron, Rick, and George”

 

 

"Rest of Station Three - Lynne, Lena, and Sherri"

“Rest of Station Three – Lynne, Lena, and Sherri”

 

"Station Four - Al, Phil H., and Carl"

“Station Four – Al, Phil H., and Carl”

 

"Station One - Phil N., Mariann, and Bernie"

“Station One – Phil N., Mariann, and Bernie”

 

"Station Three - Judy, Jim, Ruth, and Pat I."

“Station Three – Judy, Jim, Ruth, and Pat I.”

 

 

"Lily, Treasurer in Training?"

“Lily, Treasurer in Training?”

 

 

 

 

 

“Featuring. . . Ellen Best”

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Member Spotlight

 

 

01 Ellen

Ellen 

Member since 2013

New Member Committee 2015

Intra-club Challenge Co-captain 2015

 

I’ve always been drawn to things in nature, most likely inherited from my mom, who loved birds, and who also taught me to appreciate color and texture, mostly from the fabrics she worked with when she sewed.

I bought my first DSLR camera a couple of years ago, and it really opened up a world of creativity and expression that I had never experienced before.  I am drawn to flowers, macro shots of anything in nature that the casual observer may not see, black and white photography, and abstract shapes, shadows and light.

Collectively, HDP members have many years of experience and a wide level of expertise, from the novice to the professional, and are very open and willing to share it.  I have learned so much in such a short period of time from this group, and continue to learn about the technical and creative ways to capture moments in time and beautiful images with my camera. 

Some of my favorite images are …

 

"Summer Bloom"

“Summer Bloom”

 

 

"Autumn Reflections"

“Autumn Reflections”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Cheese House"

“Cheese House”

 

 

"Champagne Toast"

“Champagne Toast”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Social 2015

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Uncategorized

 

Another fun evening as twenty members, three spouses and two of their children came together at the East Bridgewater Public Library.

 

Lynne, Ron, and Laura did an exceptional job of planning and setting up for the event! Pizza and salad arrived right on time and those attending started to line up for the food. After the munching ended, it was time to drag out the numbered tags and start the Yankee Swap.

 

A few items managed to exchange hands a couple of times before being taken home by someone with a low numbered tag.

 

Phil the N opened up his swap and was a little confused as to what he had – the items were all in Japanese! No problem, as Paul’s daughter, Hannah offered her bilingual talent and explained what he had.

"Hannah Translates"

“Hannah Translates”

 

Our other non-adult was also our youngest member, Lily. She and Hannah managed to entertain themselves throughout the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Lily

“Just Lily!”

 

Here are a few of the other captures for the evening. . .

 

"Lynne and Laura  two thirds of our Social Committee!"

“Lynne and Laura
two thirds of our Social Committee!”

 

"At the End of this Table. . ."

“At the End of this Table. . .”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Small Talk"

“Small Talk”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yankee Swap!

 

""Phil the N and Al had #1 and #2!

“”Phil the N and Al had #1 and #2!

 

"Mariann Unwrapping her Swap"

“Mariann Unwrapping her Swap”

 

"And Pat Got. . ."

“And Pat Got. . .”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Rick's Keeping His!"

“Rick’s Keeping His!”  

 

 

"Rogers First HDP Swap"

“Rogers First HDP Swap”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Lynne's Choice"

“Lynne’s Choice”

 

 

 

"Elaborate Decorations I"

“Elaborate Decorations

"Good Sport, Roger"

“Good Sport, Roger”

 

 

 

Fun time for all!

 

 

 

“Revisiting with Jim Weidenfeller”

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Member Spotlight

 

Jim was one of the first members to be featured on our website. With the lack of interest from several requests, I decided to revisit some of the earlier profiles.

Self Portrait

Jim

Member since 2007 – Year One!

Library Liaison

Mentoring

New Member Committee

NECCC Rep

PSA Rep

 

I was born at a very young age in Brockton. 

 

Clark on front steps

(yep, that’s Jim on the front steps in Brockton) 

 

My long interest with photography goes back to being the “family photographer” at every function. I had a black and white darkroom, I took 8 mm movies, and even color slides.

 

In the 1980’s I re-discovered photography and with my partner began making pictures rather than taking snapshots.  With the advent of digital photography the new “hobby” became an obsession.  I am working at it harder every day and trying to learn and express what I see in photos.

         

 Visit my web site www.jcandmphotography.com an leave a “hi”.

 

Jim’s gems. . .

"First Day of School"

“First Day of School”

 

 

"Red Umbrella"

“Red Umbrella”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Marbles"

“Marbles”

"Eggs and Fork"

“Eggs and Fork”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Barn Window Box"

“Barn Window Box”

 

 

 

"Calm Morning"

“Calm Morning”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Yellowstone Morning"

“Yellowstone Morning”

 

"Dragonfly"

“Dragonfly”

 

"Hibiscus"

“Hibiscus”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Solitude"

“Solitude”