2017 Holiday Social

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Images provided by Jim and Joe


“HDP Mascot”




“The Other Half”

“Chow Line”









“Pizza and Salad”


The Yankee Swap!


“Tom Chip Picking”

“No Peeking”












“Contented Roger”
(for the time being. . .)


The Rookies Choose. . .

“Sandees First Swap”


“Looking for Help”
















Now the Veterans!

“Sherri Sizing up the Sizes”

“A Birdhouse – Keeping It!”













“Phil Goes in for the Kill”

“Photo How to Book”













“Eyeing Someone’s Swap”



“And, It Comes with a Red Nose!”













“Looking Sooooo Smug!”

Jeff’s Jaunt. . .

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If you want to shoot around Boston, Jeff the W. is the man to lead the charge! Friday, October 27th was just the night. Unsure of where we would end of, he decided on Beacon Hill. What we did not realize was the level of Halloween decorating this neighborhood does! The first house we came across had all of its first floor windos decked out with goblins, witches, lights, etc.! I think our quintet (Sherri, Tom, Carl, Jeff and I) spent the most time here.


As we moved throughout the neighborhood we stopped to capture the seasonal decorations. One neighbor, Charlie, told us of last year’s total of 1400 pieces of candy handed out!


Here are a few of mine as I await to hear from the others:

Jack-o-lantern Stoop (left)


Jack-o-lantern Stoop (right)













“Orb Window”


These just in from Sherri. . .




Members’ Heavenly Shots

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Several members have offered their long-range shots for our website. . .


“Saturn’s Rings”



“Saturn’s Three Moons”








“Andromeda Galaxy”














” Ring Nebula”



“Three Moons of Saturn”








“Saturn Rings”

Field Trip to the BSU Observatory

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Once again Ron comes through with a planned evening at the Bridgewater State University Observatory! About ten members took him up on the offer to shoot for the stars and beyond! As in the past several students were on hand to assist in setting up the equipment and match our cameras to the proper adaptor. There were two telescopes on the Park Avenue side and one on the parking lot side. An added bonus was the opportunity to attach our cameras to the “Big Kahuna!” I thought the actual telescope would be much larger. I brought along my Fuji to get candid shots of those who attended but I was unable to use the equipment as there was no adaptor for Fuji. Oh well, it wasn’t meant to be. . .




“Equipment Check”

“Last Minute Notes”













“Future Astronomers”



“Setting the Settings”

“Waiting Patiently”












“Rich H. at the Lens”

“Stars Are Aligned”