Rich Hinds at the WBPL

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New club member, Rich Hinds, has had an exhibit of his work on display at the West Bridgewater Public Library for the past few months. He was a seed to share his photography with interested townspeople and others. About a dozen of us came to hear his talk.

 

Rich has used HDR (High Dynamic Range) to improve those images that had both bright highlights and dark shadows. The resulting HDR image compensates for both extremes and give an all-over better picture. Many of his shots came from the nine years he spent in the LA area. Slowly he is adding New England scenery to his portfolio.

 

Rich will be moving on to the Bridgewater and East Bridgewater Public Libraries over the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NECCC Color Print Competition

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NECCC Inter-club Competition – Winter

Pictorial

The results are in for the Winter judging. HDP is holding firm in 3rd Place for the Pictorial. Diane McDonough’sMusical Reflections” took home a 2nd Place in the Class B Competition while Honorable Mentions were awarded Mariann’s “Potter’s Hands” and Ruth’s “Girl in Smoke!”

 

 

“The Potter’s Hands” – Mariann M.

 

“Girl in the Smoke” – Ruth L.

 

 

Nature

As for our situation in Class B Nature, the club is in 4th Place. Carl’s “Loon Carrying Baby” continues to impress the judges and Bernie’s “Crunchy” both took HMs!

“Loon Carrying Baby” – Carl A.

 

“Crunchy” Bernie C.

 

NECCC Color Print Competition

HDP competed in the NECCC Color Print Competition for the first time this year. Members were asked to submit upwards of three (3) color prints for an in-house review and selection. Four images made the Winter Round. There is only one class so all twenty clubs compete in Class A. We finished a most respectful seventh place!

 

Top vote getter for HDP was Carl’s “Northern Flicker Landing.” This was the image on the cover page.

 

The Spring Round images were chosen at our February 8th meeting. 

 

2016 Christmas Gathering

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Once again members of HDP and their guests came together to share some stories, photographic accomplishments, salad and pizza, and a Yankee Swap.

About twenty-two members and two spouses signed on. We also had someone show up to check out the club. I’ll bet he was surprised to be served pizza and salad. I did remind him that is not what we do EVERY night!

 

Some of the pix sent to me. . .

 

Engaging Conversation

Engaging Conversation

Shop Talk

Shop Talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Small Talk

More Small Talk

 

 

Jim and Newest Member, John

Jim and Newest Member, John

 

When Do We Eat?

When Do We Eat?

 

First Lunch!

First Lunch!

 

Yankee Swap Time!!!!

And Rich Got. . .

And Rich Got. . .

Lily Likes her Swap

Lily Likes her Swap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appear Pleased!

Appear Pleased

 

 

 

Bernie Got a Lens????

Bernie Got a Lens????

 

 

 

 

 

I Have Number Two

I Have Number Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Has Been Revoked!

Membership Has Been Revoked!

(Actually he is pretty harmless!)