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Featuring. . . 1st Annual Intra-club Challenge

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Member Spotlight

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!”

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in News

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.

And, the winners are:

Architecture

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

 

Monochromatic

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

 

Nature

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

 

Open

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

 

 

Portraiture

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.

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

 

 

 

Number Ten for Jim!

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Above and Beyond

 

Green Eagle Award W

 

In the American Portfolios, the Commentator awards “Green Eagles” to members for particularly fine prints. Prints receiving Green Eagles are then eligible for the annual Green Eagle Contest. There are two separate contests, one for monochrome prints and the other for color prints.

 

Winning prints from this contest receive medals and ribbons and are exhibited at the PSA Annual Conference.

 

Jim has been awarded his tenth Green Eagle Award from the PSA

 

Congrats, Jim

 

Making HDP Proud!