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.

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

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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

 

 

 

HDP First Annual Model Shoot

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Thanks to Jeff Turner, the club was able to hold its first model shoot at the club’s meeting place. Jeff, Jim, and George all brought in their lighting set-ups and were ready to fire away when the members showed up. Jeff asked four younger adults to be our evening’s models.

About twenty members and one non-member took advantage of the expertise available from Jim, George, and Jeff. The four models were switched out between the three stations every fifteen minutes.

 

 The Models

                                                              

The Models W

 

Alex (top left)     Ashley (top right)     Mary Elizabeth (bottom right)      Ryan (bottom left)

 {click on the model’s name above to see more images}

 

Here are some candid shots of the activity. . .

 

Jim Offering Tips to HDP V. P. Ruth

Jim offering tips to HDP V. P. Ruth

Jeff making suggestions to Al.

Jeff making suggestions to Al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deedee posing Ashley

Deedee posing Ashley

 

 

Mike checking his histogram as Ashley waits patiently.

Mike checking his histogram as Ashley waits patiently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernie just making sure.

Bernie just making sure.

 

 

 

Potential member, Lori applying her craft.

Potential member, Lori applying her craft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like they didn't know there were any cameras around!

Like they didn’t know there were any cameras around!

 

Got my BEST side, Phil!

Got my BEST side, Phil!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 OSI Workshop

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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?”