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
Class B – Phil Nardozzi
Congratulations on an outstanding 2016!!
And, the winners within each genre are:
Class A – “Toronto Stairway” – Phil Holt
Class B – “Under the Zakim Tower” – Phil Nardozzi
Class B – “Corinth Crossing” – Pat Illsley
Class A – “Last Call at Loren’s Saloon” – Joe Kennedy
Class A – “You Are Going Down” – Carl Albro.
Class B- “Breakfast” – Bernie Creswick
Class B – “N. Y. Harbor” – Kathy Evans
Class A – “Symphony of Fire” – Jeff Turner
Class A – “Amy” – Phil Holt
Class B – “Adelyn” – Mariann Moberg
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”
For more images from the night, click here!