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Photo Hi-Jinx

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Blog

Got a chance tonight to play around with some fun photo ops. Roy Marshall from Cranberry County CC set up several stations in Plymouth for us to shoot.

"Classic Marshall Efex "

"Don't Drink the Kool-Aid!"

"Marshall Efex Solo"

Ocean State International Acceptances

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Above and Beyond

Fourteen members of HDP submitted images for this International Salon with six of us being awarded with nine Acceptances.


Ric's "White Ibis"

Ric's "White Ibis" - HDP's top scorer with thirteen points!


Ric's "Harris Hawk"

Ric's "Harris Hawk"


Maureen's "Night's Warm Glow"

Maureen's "Night's Warm Glow"


Ruth's "Man in the Mill"

Joe's "European Barn Owl"

Joe's "European Barn Owl"


Joe's "Ghost Train"

Joe's "Ghost Train"

Rich's "Dancing on Water"

Rich's "Dancing on Water"

Ron's "Vermillion Cliffs"

Ron's "Vermillion Cliffs"

Karen Thompson

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Member Spotlight


Karen ThompsonFeaturing…

   Karen Thompson

Hospitality Chairperson
Member  since 2007

Personal and educational photo documentation has evolved throughout my life.

This quote from a former student in her elementary school yearbook is dear to me.

“My best memory is of Mrs. Thompson who was the best photographer and she told us about the wonderful things she did around the world.” S.B.

After reading, photo journalist Deborah Copaken Koganʼs memoir, Shutterbabe, I bought my Leica M6 in 2001.

Cameras have allowed me to give myself permission to seek beauty and nourish my spirit.

Since July 2009, I have written this three line Korean sijo to accompany my Canon 50D digital photos.

Does the viewfinder enhance or limit each beautiful unfocused or focused moment with visionary clarity? Decisions mechanically lost; soulfully embedded.

Image study paradoxes zoom in and out of focus.
Subjective opinions evaluate revealed intrinsic moments.
Imprint each divine living breath with your authenticity.

Sky and open horizon immersion fills me with unlimited freedom for imagining all possibilities by expecting breathtaking opportunities at the next sunrise or sunset.

May you feel the bliss.

“The sky is the daily bread of the imagination.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

The Night

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Monthly Challenge

September / October, 2011 Monthly Challenge

              Challenge Record – Twenty-one Nature Patterns!


The Night. . .

“Farming” did very well with eighteen submitted images. September/October should be an easy one. Wait until the sun goes down and the stars come out and take a shot! You don’t even have to leave your house just make that your image was taken between September 1 and October 31, 2011.


1. “The Wading Angler” – Rich

2. “Eerie Street Lighting” – Joe


3. “Sheridan, WY Sunset” – Jim


4. “Somes Sound, Acadia” – Phil


5. “Halifax Moon Rising” – Mariann


6. “Plymouth” – Jeff W.

7. “Carribean Night” – Toni