Above and Beyond HDP

Throughout the year members of HDP have been recognized for their outstanding photographic endeavors outside of Hockomock Digital activities. "Above and Beyond HDP" will feature these people and their images.


Year Five - 2011 / 2012

     Looks like another great year for photographic excellence at Hockomock Digital Photography.


  PSA New Member Gallery

      Both Rich and Ruth have had images posted in this gallery.


               "Duck Pond, Acadia"- Rich



                 "Acadia Sunrise" - Ruth


Ruth has also had an image selected for the 2012 Bridgewater Credit Union's Calendar. She has also had a runner-up image for the Taunton Watershed Assoc.'s calendar and another runner -up for the Bridgewater Credit Union.


             "June" - Ruth


  PSA American Portfolio

   “In the American Portfolios, the Commentator awards "Green Eagles" to

      members for particularly fine prints. Prints receiving Green Eagles are then

      eligible for the annual Green Eagle Contest. There are two separate contests,

      one for monochrome prints and the other for color prints.

    Winning prints from this contest receive medals and ribbons and

    are exhibited at the PSA Annual Conference.

                   Green Eagle Award     "The Harpist" - Jim




  Ocean State International Acceptances

  Fourteen members of HDP submitted images for this International Salon

 with six of us being awarded with nine Acceptances.



             Ric's "White Ibis" - HDP's top scorer with thirteen points!



                Ric's "Harris Hawk"



                       Maureen's "Night's Warm Glow"



                    Ruth's "Man in the Mill"



Joe's "European Barn Owl"                  Joe's "Ghost Train"



         Rich's "Dancing on Water"



         Ron's "Vermillion Cliffs"


This year the Competitions Committee decided to expand our endeavors into Inter-club Competitions by adding several PSA and NECCC opportunities to our schedule. In our first foray into PSA's CPID Competition held this month (October, 2011), HDP took FIRST place in the Class D Division with 67 points. We will do our best to hold this position for the December,February, and April competitions.

And the winners are:


  PSA CPID Open October Competition

  Award of Merit (12 points)

                       "The Private" - Frank G.  




              "Sulkie Racer" - Rich R.



               "Nothing Stops Them" - Steph S.




    Honorable Mention (11 points)


               "Fire!" - Joe K.



               "Fall Engagement" - Jeff T.




    Cotuit Art Exhibit Acceptance


                Jeff Weinstein's "Shore Leave"




   PSA Online Graduate

      HDP V. P., Phil Holt
















Anyone else winning awards for their photographic prowess?