2016 / 2017 Competitions

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Below you will find the results of the competitions held this year.

Competition VI – Architecture

Perennial favorite judge, Lisa Ryan returned to give our Architectural images the one-over! Six images from Class A took top honors with Phil H. having two (2) in this mix. Kathy was the lone representative from the Class B “15 Club!

“Farmer’s Windmill” – Rick


“Kendall Sq.” – Jeff W.











“Late Night Laundromat” – Phil N.

“Stairwell in Fairhaven” – Carl A.











“Temple Beth Elohim” – Phil H.

“Train Bridge” – Kathy

“Two Windows” – Phil H.

Competition V – Portraiture

Stephen Ostrowski returned for another go with our Portraiture images. Once again we were schooled by Stephen who spent ample time on every images. He discussed its merits and shortcomings. It was an education! Looking forward to his return next year – I know I can do better. (results can be seen here).

Our Blue Ribbon winners were:

Class B:

Ellen’s “Karina

Class A:

Deedee’s “Danielle

And, Ron’s “Russian Soldier


Competition IV – Non wildlife

Competition IV- Non-wildlife is in the books! For the first time we had a dynamic duo judge our imagery. Dick and Joan Shirley didn’t just present some of their images but scrolled us on how they would be seen in competitions. Joe managed to score two (2) Perfect Fiteens from the Shirleys!


Earning a Perfect Fifteen were

“Watkins Glen” – Dave L. – Class B



“Sunrise at Otter Rocks – Joe K. – Class A”

“Taughannock Falls” – Joe K. – Class A

“Glacial Ice in Surf” – Rich R. – Class A



“Sundown in Yosemite” – Ruth L. – Class A




Competition Three – Monochromatic

Mike DiStefano, MNEC reviewed our Monochromatic images. (results can be seen here).


Class B – Diane

"Musical Reflections" - Diane Mc.

“Musical Reflections” – Diane Mc.

Class A – Ruth

"Girl in the Smoke" - Ruth L.

“Girl in the Smoke” – Ruth L.


Competition Two – Open


Competition Two – Open with Rob DeRobertis as our judge. 

Earning the Blue were

Class BMariann

"The Potter's Hands" - Mariann Moberg

“The Potter’s Hands” – Mariann M.


Class ACarl, Joe, and Phil N.

"Annisquam Light at Sunset" - Phil Nardozzi

“Annisquam Light at Sunset” – Phil Nardozzi


"Pulpit Falls" - Joe Kennedy

“Pulpit Falls” – Joe Kennedy


"Sunrise Fisherman" - Carl Albro

“Sunrise Fisherman” – Carl Albro




Competition One – Nature Wildlife

Competition One – Nature Wildlife is now behind us. Returning favorite judge, Diane Robertson was on board to oversee our entries. Results can be seen here.

Congrats to several who garnered a perfect fifteen (15) from Diane:

Class B – David L and Laura

"Test of Wills" - David Lee

“Test of Wills” – David Lee



"Siblings Sharing" - Laura Carlson

“Siblings Sharing” – Laura Carlson


Class A – Rick, Carl and Rich R.

"Great Blue Heron with Bluegill" - Rick Alvarnaz

“Great Blue Heron with Bluegill” – Rick Alvarnaz



"Mockingbird Delivering Food" - Carl Albro

“Mockingbird Delivering Food” – Carl Albro



"Take out Dinner" - Rich Reynolds

“Take out Dinner” – Rich Reynolds



Season Eleven – 2017 / 2018

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Date Activity
9/6 Summer Assignments I
9/13 Summer Assignments II
9/27 Image Study – Open
10/4 1st Wednesday
10/11 Competition I – Wildlife
10/25 Image Study – Digital Artistic
11/1 1st Wednesday
11/8 Competition II – Open
11/22 No Meeting – Thanksgiving
11/29 Image Study – Architecture
12/6 Christmas Gathering / Yankee Swap
12/13 Image Study – Portraiture
12/20 Competition III – Non-wildlife 
12/27 No Meeting – Christmas Break
1/3 1st Wednesday
1/10 Competition IV – Monochromatic
1/17 OSI Workshop – Tentative
1/31 Image Study – Wildlife
2/7 1st Wednesday –
2/14 Competition V – Portraiture
2/21 Intra-club Selection Night
2/28 Image Study – Non-wildlife
3/7 1st Wednesday –
3/14 Competition VI – Architecture
3/21 Model Night III
3/28 Image Study – Monochromatic
4/4 1st Wednesday –
4/25 Image Study – Digital Artistic
5/2 Third Annual Intra-club Challenge
5/9 End of the Year Awards

NECCC Inter-club Color Print Competition – Spring

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Well, the results are final and Hockomock finished near the bottom of the Class A twenty-one clubs – not bad considering we only submitted for two of the three competitions!!! We totaled 193 points from the two competitions we entered (we joined the inter-club just after the Fall judging).


In the Winter we finished with 94 pts. good enough for 7th place! We managed to better our standings in the Spring with 99 points and a fifth place finish! Even if we just managed to duplicate our lower results of 94, we would have taken home the 2nd Place Red Ribbon!


Our big winner was Bernie’s “Cedar Waxing Snack” impressed the judges for 26 pts. and a 3rd Place Ribbon!

Model Shoot 2017

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Thanks to Jeff the T., George, and Carl we managed to have three set-ups for this year’s model shoot. Jeff came through with five beautiful young people who offered to be our models. About fifteen members took advantage of this opportunity to capture these young people and also to pick the photo minds of both Jeff and George.

A little a twist was added this year as we had a set of identical twins in the mix – Tanisha and Tayesha. Also in attendance were Jackie, Tim, and Alayna.


Here a few early processed ones. . .


“The Twins and Tim” – Bernie


“Jackie” – Joe K.

“Jackie” – Bernie












“The Twins” – Joe K.



“The Twins” – Phil H.


“Alayna” – Phil H.

“Alayna Sitting”














“Alayna” – Al

“Jackie” – Al










“Alayna” – Joshua


“Jackie” – Joshua


“The Twins” – George

“The Twins II” – George









“The Twins III” – George




“The Twins IV”- George











“Good Sport, Carl” – Joe K.