Submitting Images

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Submitting Images


Due to several glitches with the automatic collection system of the past, we have decided to return to a more controlled one. Carl will be collecting competition and image study images!


As in the past all images need to be sized correctly – 1024 x 768

This means your bottom edge cannot exceed 1024 px in length while the side (height) has to be 768 px or less.


All images must be titled – “Untitled” will not be accepted.


Send your images to Carl at

Use the following naming

Class_ Genre_Title.jpg




First delineation A or B signifies your assigned Class A or B.

All new members are automatically assigned to B unless specifically requested assignment to A.


Second area is the Genre. We will use the first letter of the genre to mark this space:

A for Architecture

C for Creative

M for Monochromatic

N for Nature

O for Open

P for Portraiture


Third and final section will be your title. Use underscore to separate the class from the genre as well as to represent spaces in your title.


Duck Brook Scenic becomes Duck_Brook_Scenic


*There can be only letters and numbers used in your title. All other punctuation marks (commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, exclamation points, etc.) may cause your image not to be uploaded and thus not used!


*NOTE – Your name will NOT be included in this titling of your image.


Carl has offered to send out an email about the competition images he has received a few days prior to the deadline. This will help us to identify anyone’s image that was not received and act as  a final reminder to those who forgot to enter.



Awards Night 2012

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Competitions

Here are the highlights from our End-of-the-Year gathering. . .

"Gail and Dena"










"Bob and Ralph Sharing a Story"


"Ah, Youth - Megan"













"Catching Up"










"Captivating Conversation"

"Making a Point"











"Jim and Greg"










"Listening Intently"

"All Dressed Up!"











Class A Images of the Year

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Competitions

Our final competition at HDP was the much anticipated “Image of the Year” announcing. Former Stony Brook President and once part of HDP, Jim West, had the responsibility of choosing from among our first and second place finishers from this year’s competitions. Jim’s prints have garnered winner of numerous awards including “NECCC Print of the Year!” As always, the decision to select the best of the best was not an easy one.

This year’s big winners were:

Carl Albro with a 1st and 2nd in Class A Open

Rick Alvarnaz earning a 1st and 3rd in Class A Nature

Class A Open

First Place

"Wings Neck Sunset" - Carl Albro


Second Place

"Saving Boat" - Carl Albro












Third Place

"Thirty Second Spin around NYC" - Matt Wood











Class A Nature

First Place

"Sandhill Profile" - Rick Alvarnaz


Second Place

"Fading Light" - Jeff Turner











Third Place    

"Harris Hawk" - Rick Alvarnaz