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End of the Year Gathering

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Thanks to Jim, Ruth, and Rick for offering to grab candids of the event!


Early Evening – Pre- Eating!

"The Turners!"

“The Turners!”


"When Mariann Speaks. . . ."

“When Mariann Speaks. . . . 



"HDP Rookies Bob and Robert"

“HDP Rookies Bob and Robert”











"Waiting Patiently"

“Waiting Patiently”




"Crunching More Numbers"

“Still Crunching the Numbers”









"Lily Being Lily!"

“Lily Being Lily!”







"HDP Party Goers"

“HDP Party Goers”










"Lynne and Tim"

“Lynne and Tim”






"It's a Guy Thing!"

“It’s a Guy Thing!”















Feeding the Masses!



"Someone Has to Be First!"

“Someone Has to Be First!”

"Strictly Vegetarians" (until they got to the pepperoni!)

“Strictly Vegetarians”
(until they got to the pepperoni!)



The Awards. . . 

"Bernie Triple Play"

“Bernie Triple Play”



"Accepting for Mariann Is"

“Accepting for Mariann Is”










"Quite the Haul, Phil the N!"

“Quite the Haul, Phil the N!”


That’s a Wrap! Say goodnight, People!!

Milling About

Featuring. . . 1st Annual Intra-club Challenge

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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. 


Nikonian Co-Captains, Bernie and Ellen with the 2016 Trophy!

Nikonian Co-Captains, Bernie and Ellen with the 2016 Trophy!


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!!



2016 “End of Year Awards!”

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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

Carl Albro Title


Class B – Phil Nardozzi

Class B Photographer of Year


Congratulations on an outstanding 2016!!



And, the winners within each genre are:


01 Ontario Stairway

Class A – “Toronto Stairway” – Phil Holt



Class B - "Under the Zakim Tower" - Phil Nardozzi

Class B – “Under the Zakim Tower” – Phil Nardozzi



Class B - "Corinth Crossing" - Pat Illsley

Class B – “Corinth Crossing” – Pat Illsley


Class A - "Last Call at Loren's Saloon" - Joe Kennedy

Class A – “Last Call at Loren’s Saloon” – Joe Kennedy



Class A - "You Are Going Down" - Carl lbro.

Class A – “You Are Going Down” – Carl Albro.


Class B- "Breakfast" - Bernie Creswick

Class B- “Breakfast” – Bernie Creswick



Class B - "N. Y. Harbor" - Kathy Evans

Class B – “N. Y. Harbor” – Kathy Evans


Class A - "Symphony of Fire" - Jeff Turner

Class A – “Symphony of Fire” – Jeff Turner




Class A - "Amy" - Phil Holt

Class A – “Amy” – Phil Holt


Class B - "Adelyn" - Mariann Moberg

Class B – “Adelyn” – Mariann Moberg

Class B - "Old Man Santa" - Phil Nardozzi

Class B – “Old Man Santa” – Phil Nardozzi















All tabulations were computed and verified by the accounting firm of Kennedy and Creswick.


End of the Year Gathering – HDP Awards Night!


"Ron and Laura - Social Committee Members"

“Ron and Laura – Social Committee Members”


For more images from the night, click here!



2016 Ocean State International Salon

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in News, Uncategorized



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!

"You Are Going Down" - Carl A.

“You Are Going Down” – Carl A.



Rick’s “Green Heron at Rest

"Perched Green Heron" - Rick A.

“Perched Green Heron” – Rick A.



Bernie’s “Barn Owl” and “Snowy Egret”

"Barn Owl" - Bernie C.

“Barn Owl” – Bernie

"Snowy Rgret"

“Snowy Rgret”











Ruth’s “Nine Sheep”


"Nine Sheep" - Ruth L.

“Nine Sheep” – Ruth L.


Kathy’s “Harbor Cruise”


"N. Y. Harbor" - Kathy E.

“N. Y. Harbor” – Kathy E.


Phil H.’s “Alison

"Alison" - Phil H.

“Alison” – Phil H.



Pat I.’s “Erla”


"Erla" Pat I.

“Erla” Pat I.


Joe’s “Enriched Sunflower”

"Enriched Sunflower - Joe"

“Enriched Sunflower – Joe”


Mariann’s “The Potter’s Hands

"Potter's Hands" - Mariann

“Potter’s Hands” – Mariann


Phil N.’s “Under the Zakim”

"Under the Zakim's Tower" - Phil N. Class B

“Under the Zakim’s Tower” – Phil N.


Ron’s “Grey Seal”

"Grey Seal" - Ron

“Grey Seal” – Ron


Jeff T.’s “Joey”

"Joey" - Jef T.

“Joey” – Jef T.



Jim’s “Blue Dasher

"Blue Dasher" - Jim

“Blue Dasher” – Jim