Thursday, June 11, 2015

EOY Winners

May and June cumulative scores are posted here: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/monthly-competition-scores.html

Wilson Everett Award (member less than five year, competed for two year, most improved): Scott Hudkins

"Best of"
Highest Cumulative Scores
Class A: Highest Cumulative Score: Gary Prestash
Class B: Highest Cumulative Score: Alice Liang
Creative: Highest Cumulative Score: Barbara Vietzke
Assigned Subject: Highest Cumulative Score: Joan Balen
Prints Class A: Highest Cumulative Score: Lisa Cuchara
Prints Class B: Highest Cumulative Score: Denise Saldana

Prints Class B 
1st Place: Denise Saldana "Amaryllis and Frog"
2nd Place:  Alice Liang  "Man with Hat"
3rd Place:  Denise Saldana "Leila Dahlia"

Prints Class A
1st Place: David Liang "Lightening in Denver"
2nd Place: Scott Hudkins "Two Snowbirds"
3rd Place: Tom Cuchara "Yellow Tulip"

Image of the year: David_Liang "Kayla in BW"

Class A Electronic

First
David_Liang "Kayla in BW"




































Second
Gary_Prestash "Chipping Sparrow Among New Spring Buds"

Third
David Liang "A Common Bond"

Judges Choice: Art_Yost "Star Rose"

Judges Choice: Lisa Cuchara "puppy in a teacup"

Judges Choice: Barbara_Vietzke "Reaching Out!"

Class B
First
Ann_Yost "Beautiful Bird"

Second
Alice Liang "Say Ah"

Third
Carol_Stockton "Into His Eyes"

Judges Choice:
Frannie_Prestash "Dining on Canal  Prague"

Judges Choice:
Ann_Yost "Laughing Gull Laughing"

Judges Choice:
Beth_Stanton "Krueger Lion on the hunt"

Creative
First
Beth Stanton "Peaceful Cape Cod"

Second
Lisa_Cuchara "Frog on the Bridge"

Third
Victor_Krasenics, Jr_ "Rome Bicycle Parked"

Nature (Jane Sibley Award)
First
Tom_Cuchara_"Duck Duck no Geese" (aka ring necked duck)

Second
Mary Ellen_O'Donnell "Ol Green Eyes"

Third
Gary Prestash "Male Hooded Warbler on Territory"


Landscape/Seascape (Joe DiChello award)
First
Lisa_Cuchara "Longwood Gardens Foggy morning panorama"

Second
Tom_Cuchara "Gibbs Garden"

Third
Andrey_Antov "Racing with the fog"

 Print of the Year


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Assigned Subjects 2015-16

Assigned Subjects 2015-16

Sept - Windows
Oct - Blue
Nov -Critters
Jan - SOOC (straight out of camera, NO editing)
Feb #1 - Harbors
Feb #2 - Storm
March - (the) golden hour
April - Waves (water)

Monday, June 1, 2015

The deadline for NHCC EOY contest is Wednesday 6/3!

Come to the final event of the New Haven Camera Club 2014-2015 season, our end of Year Banquet and image Competition. Banquet Monday June 8th at the Whitney Center.

The deadline for NHCC EOY contest is Wednesday 6/3, but please do not wait until the last minute!

Good fellowship and the opportunity to see the best prints and electronic photographs from this past season always make for a great evening.

After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be awarded.


Then the Print and Electronic Photograph competitions will be held. Any image (whether it won a ribbon or not) competed in the current season can be entered. 

Did not keep track of your competition images and titles? The titles and scores are all online on our website

To enter EOY: Send an email with the subject "NHCC EOY Images" and the image titles and months/contests entered in the body to Lisa photographer67@comcast.net and Denise at denisesaldana@hotmail.com (cc us both)

Example:
To : denisesaldana@hotmail.com; photographer67@comcast.net
From: Happy Photographer
Subject line: "NHCC EOY Images"

Include the specific contest you are entering (class B open, Class A open, Sibley-Nature, DiChello-sea/landscapes or Creative and (1) the title of the competed imagethe month that the image was competed (Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr or May) and contest that the image was competed  in (class A, B, assigned subject or creative). See example below. 

First, Second and Third will receive awards in prints, open, creative, nature, sea/landscape. In addition Judges Choice awards will be given in class B and class A open. 


The Jane Sibley Honor Award is presented to the best nature photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Jane is a long time member of the club known for doing a variety of photography including nature.


The Joseph DiChello Award is presented to the best landscape or seascape photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Joe was a long time member of the club who was known for his excellent landscape photography.


Come and join the members of the New Haven Camera Club for the end of the year banquet. Come participate in the competition for the print of the year, electronic image of the year, the Joe Dichello Memorial Landscape/Seascape Award and the Jane Sibley Nature Honor Award. Three outside judges will select the winners!


Each member may submit up to 4 prints and/or 4 electronic images, as well as 2 additional electronic images for the image artistry competition, 2 electronic images for the nature comp, and 2 electronic images for the landscape/seascape competition. 

For prints you will bring the same print that you already competed this year and put them into class A or B pile on the table when you arrive. These images cannot be edited or modified from the way that they were originally entered. 


Annual Awards Competition


Eligibility: All Open Category prints, Open Category electronic photographs, Image Artistry electronic photographs, or Assignment electronic photographs entered in that year’s competitions are eligible as follows:

Original Category
of Entry

End of Year Competition Eligibility
Open Print Competition

· Open Print Competition (maximum of 4 photographs may be entered)

Open Electronic Photograph
Competitions or Assignment Electronic 

Photograph Competition
· Open Electronic Photograph Competition (maximum of 4 photographs may be entered)
· Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)
· Jane Sibley Nature Competition (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)
Image Artistry
· Image Artistry Competition (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)



Number of entries:


·4 prints for print-of-the-year


·4 electronic photographs for electronic photograph-of-the-year


·2 electronic photographs may be submitted to a special landscape/seascape competition for the Joe Dichello Memorial Award


·2 electronic photos may be submitted to a special nature competition for the Jane Sibley Honor Award. 


·2 electronic photos may be submitted for the Image Artistry photograph-of-the-year

Each photograph may be entered only once in an end of the year competition. If a photograph is entered in one of the Open category competitions it may not be entered in either the Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape or the Jane Sibley Nature special competitions. If a photograph is entered in either the Joe Dichello or Jane Sibley special competition it may not be entered into the other special competition or one of the Open category competitions.

End of Year (EOY) Photo Contest 

Did not keep track of your competition images and titles? The titles and scores are all online on our website :-) 

Send an email with the subject "NHCC EOY Images" to Denise Saldana at denisesaldana@hotmail.com and photographer67@comcast.net
Include the specific contest you are entering (class B open, Class A open, Sibley-Nature, DiChello-sea/landscapes or Creative and (1) the title of the competed imagethe month that the image was competed (Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr or May) and contest that the image was competed  in (class A, B, assigned subject or creative).

Example:

To : denisesaldana@hotmail.com; photographer67@comcast.net
From: Happy Photographer
Subject line: "NHCC EOY Images"

Body:
Title
Month competed
Contest competed
EOY Entry
Ferns
January
Open Class A
Open Class A
Grand Central Terminal
September
Open Class A
Open Class A
Barn
October
Assigned Subject
Open Class A
Iris
October
Open Class A
Open Class A
Poppy
April
Creative
Creative
Frog
April
Creative
Creative
Tiger Legged Frog
September
Assigned Subject
Sibley Nature
Moose
October
Open Class A
Sibley Nature
Sailboats
March
Creative
Land/Sea Scape
Acadia
May
Open Class A
Land/Sea Scape


Open Class A or B: 4 images

These images must have been entered in the Open (class A or B) or Assigned Subject electronic competition in the current season.

Creative (Image Artistry): 2 images

These images must have been entered in the Creative (Image Artistry) category in the current season

Jane Sibley Nature: 2 images

Joe DiChello Landscape/Seascape: 2 images 

*These images must have been entered in the Class A, Class B, Assigned Subject or Creative (Image Artistry) category in the current season.

You can also bring 4 prints that were competed this year. There will be two piles when you walk in, class B or class A. Put your images into the appropriate pile.

Note: no image can be entered into more than 1 category (for example, you must choose electronic or Nature).

Sunday, May 31, 2015

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB END OF YEAR BANQUET, last chance to sign up

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB END OF YEAR BANQUET

DATE: June 8th, 2015
TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Whitney Center

200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06517

PRICE: $34.00; Please Make Checks Payable To New Haven Camera Club

Mail to: Lisa Cuchara 60 Braeside Drive Hamden, CT 06514

RSVP DEADLINE: June 3rd (No Payments The Night Of The Dinner)

NAME (S) .............................................................

AMOUNT ENCLOSED ......................

Buffet: includes salad, salmon, chicken, pasta, oven roasted potatoes, vegetable, assorted desserts, coffee, tea, and soda.

Tax and gratuity included.

Note: Whitney Center cannot serve alcoholic beverages at our banquet. However, we are allowed to bring beer and wine (no hard liquor) to the banquet. so you can BYOB. 

After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be awarded.

We will then have our print of the year and electronic image of the year competitions.

Please feel free to bring spouses, family, and friends for an entertaining evening of great food and the year's BEST images.

SEE YOU ALL THERE!!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kudos to Bill Hoikala

our very own Bill Hoikala won 2 prizes in the 2015 Regional Water Authority photo contest.  Both were taken in the Maltby Lakes property. http://www.rwater.com/products-and-services/recreation/recreation-photo-contest/

Recreation Photo Contest

Our recreation areas are rich with opportunities for both amateur and professional photographers. Each year we conduct a photo contest for our recreation permit holders. Every year, we look for the best photographs taken at RWA recreation areas by you, our permit holders. Bring along your camera while hiking, biking or fishing, and snap away!

The contest has five categories: Wildlife, Plants, People Recreating, Water Scenes, and General Scenes. Each category has four finalists. All 20 finalists are invited to attend the Annual Meeting where the winners are announced. The winner in each category will receive a $100 gift certificate; the other three finalists in each category will each receive a $20 gift certificate.

Below are the winning photographs in each category along with the three finalists for 2015.

http://www.rwater.com/products-and-services/recreation/recreation-photo-contest/

WA8  PE4