Sunday, June 21, 2009

End of Year competition galleries

Thank you Bill for creating the end of year galleries. The photos that were competed in the end of year competition this June can be viewed on our NHCC website at: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/images.htm

I will post the names of the makers and the images of the winners from that night as soon as I get the list.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Assigned subject topics

Just a reminder as you start your intense summer photography :-)

The assigned subject topics for the 2009-2010 season are as follows:

September - Slow Shutter Speed

October - Macro or Close-up Photography

November - Glass

January - Lock(s) and/or Door Knob(s)

February - WaterMarch - Farm Life

April - Monochrome

May - Places of Worship

The assigned subjects are always posted on our website should you want to look: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/assigned_subjects.htm In fact the assigned subjects for the past 8 seasons ar listed there.

Also note that the regular electronic (and print) competitions are OPEN subject and do not have to be the same subject matter as the assigned subject.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

interclub competitions

Dear Club Members,

The New Haven Camera Club participated in four interclub competitions for projected images during the 2008-09 season: NECCC Pictorial, NECCC Nature, PSA Nature Division, and PSA Electronic Imaging Division.

In addition Art Yost entered prints for the club in the NECCC Color Print competitions.

As reported previously, in the NECCC Pictorial (or Open) interclub competition NHCC ended up in a tie for 6th place.

In the NECCC Nature interclub competition NHCC ended up in first place leading the second place club (Gateway) by 10 points.

The results for the final PSA competitions were just received.

PSA NATURE DIVISION INTERCLUB COMPETITION

For the third and final competition of the year NHCC received the following scores:

Title Score HM/Award Maker

Flying Egret 7 Tom Cuchara
Male Rosebreasted Grosbeak #2 9 Gary Prestash
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11 Andrey Antov
Male Broadbill on Ocotillo 15 AM Richard Asarisi
Snowy Egret Portrait 11 William Barnett
Great Egret 8 Lisa Cuchara

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As a result we were tied for third place in the third competition. Overall for the year NHCC was in 5th place out of a total of 31 clubs.

PSA ELECTRONIC IMAGING DIVISION INTERCLUB COMPETITION

For the fourth and final competition of the year, NHCC received the following scores:

MAKER NAME, IMAGE TITLE, AWARDS, POINTS

Richard Asarisi, Male Annas, Award, 12

Andrey Antov, Before Lunch, Award, 12

Kelli Dease, Summer on Cape Cod, HM, 11

Lisa Cuchara, Great Egret, 9

William Barnett, Snowy Egret Portrait, HM, 11

Gary Prestash, Male Rosebreasted Grosbeak #2, 7

As a result we were in second place for the fourth competition with 62 points. The Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia was in first place with 65 points. Overall for the year NHCC received 269 points for a first place win. The Ridgewood Camera Club (NJ) was in second place with 262 points and the Seattle Photographic Society was in third place with 260 points.

I want to thank all the members who allowed me to enter their photographs in these competitions during the year. Our success (two first place wins our of four competitions) would not be possible without the very high quality of work produced by our members. It has been a pleasure to send out the outstanding photographs from our club. Best regards, Bill

Monday, June 15, 2009

May Scores and End of Year Winners

The scores for May have been posted: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

They are now posted on our website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/index.htm

The galleries for these images have also been posted on our website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/images.htm

The "Best of" scores have also been posted: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

These winners were announced at our end of the year banquet.

Electronic A "Best of" for 08-09 season: William Barnett

Electronic B "Best of" for 08-09 season: Linda Thomas

Electronic S "Best of" for 08-09 season: Lisa Cuchara

Prints "Best of" for 08-09 season: Tom Cuchara

I will post the end of the year competition winners for prints, electronic A and electronic B as soon as I get the list.

The winner of the Electronic A end of the year award was Harold Sisken for his awesome photograph entitled "flowerbud"



The winner of the Electronic B end of the year award was Kelli Dease for her photograph entitled "Alex_and_Jack_#2". This image also won Electronic Image of the Year for the 08-09 NHCC season.

The winner of the Jane Sibley Nature Award was Andrey Antov for his photograph entitled "Yellow_and_Pink"



The winner of the Joe DiChello Landscape/Seascape Nature award was Barbara Vietzke for her The Magic at Dusk photograph

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

NHCC banquet and competition SOON

June 8th is the NHCC end of year banquet and competition. See the previous post for the banquet specificshttp://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/new-haven-camera-club-year-end-banquet.html Please send in your RSVP and check to Ann Yost. Deadline for reservations is June 4. Please mail your check (made out to NHCC) and dinner choice to: Ann Yost, 163 Woodvale Road, West Haven, CT 06516 We are looking forward to seeing EVERYONE there!

Our Monday night banquet will consist of:
  • Good food
  • Good company
  • Awards
  • 4 awards will be given out that night for the "BEST OF 12" for: Prints, Assigned subjectElectronic A, Electronic B.
  • Competition for: Print of the year, Electronic A image of the year, Electronic B image of the year, Overall Image of the year, Jane Sibley Nature Honor Award, Joe DiChello Seascape or Landscape Memorial Award

In order to compete in that night's competition your image must have been submitted during the 2008-2009 competition season (Sept 08 to May 09). You need not have completed the season nor does the photograph that you choose have to received a ribbon.

1. For the Electronic photograph of the year competition, list the four titles in the order you want them shown.

2. If you have nature photographs were entered during the year you may enter up to two (2) in the separate Jane Sibley Honor Award competition. List one or two photographs for this competition (if any qualify) in the order you want them shown. Note that entries in prints during the year are also eligible for this competition as long as they are converted to electronic format. If entering a photo from a print, please send the image (as it was printed and competed) as I will not have it.
3. If you have landscape or seascape photographs were entered during the year you may enter up to two (2) in the separate Joseph A. Dichello Jr Memorial Award competition. List one or two photographs for this competition (if any qualify) in the order you want them shown. Note that entries in prints during the year are also eligible for this competition as long as they are converted to electronic format. If entering a photo from a print, please send the image (as it was printed and competed) as I will not have it.

The deadline for receipt of titles (and/or images from prints for the Dichello and Sibley competitions) is Friday, June 5, 2009 but I would appreciate hearing from you much sooner to make sure that I have time to locate each of your entries choices.

I posted a list of the A and the B entries to assist you: http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/nhcc-end-of-year-banquet-and.htmlOur NHCC website http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/images.htm also has posted all of the images from September thru March for your viewing pleasure and to assist you with your image selection.