Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sad news

Harold Sisken's wife Jackie died Thursday night while on a bus trip to New York State with Harold and his family. If you would like to send a card the address is Harold Sisken, 63 Curve Hill Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, Ct. 06492.

Her obituary was published  in The New Haven Register on June 30, 2013

SISKEN, JACKIE Jackie Sisken, 73, of Curve Hill Rd., Cheshire, devoted wife of nearly 51 years to Harold R. Sisken, died in Utica, N.Y. on June 28, 2013. Born in New Haven, March 24, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Boris & Edith (Simpson) Appell. Beloved Mother of Kevin D.(Christine) Sisken of Saline, Michigan & Traci Sisken of Wallingford. Dear Sister of Marlene(George)Klein and Sherwood(Carol Roberts)Appell, all of New Haven. Cherished Grandmother of Matthew & Caitlin Sisken. 

Funeral Services at Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., Cheshire, TUESDAY afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with Interment Services to follow at the Temple Beth David section of Hillside Cemetery, Wallingford Rd., Cheshire. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the American , 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, Ct. 06492. A Period of Mourning will be observed at 63 Curve Hill Rd., Cheshire on Tuesday following the funeral until 8p.m., Wednesday & Thursday, 1p.m.-3:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.-8p.m. Funeral Arrangements in care of Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, New Haven. www.shurefuneralhome.com

Art, I love what you so eloquently said, I hope you do not mind that I share it here:

"Jackie's love and vibrant spirit has been such a blessing to us. Her sudden death leaves an emptiness in us yet it hard to imagine the pain and loss experienced right now by Harold. We hold him, their family, you Antoinette and Bernie and all who you have notified and the many more who will gather in celebration of her life in our heart, thoughts and prayers. Art " 

Friday, June 7, 2013

FINAL results of PSA Projected Image Division

The score sheet shown in the recent email only showed the results of the first 3 Projected Image Division competitions – my mistake.  Below is the sheet with the final scores for the season and yes, we still win!  LOL!
GROUP C
CLUB LOCATION pts Nov pts Jan pts Mar pts May totals
New Haven Camera Club CT 74 74 56 70 274
Plymouth Digital Photographers MA 69 72 56 67 264
Paisley Colour Photo Club United Kingdom 78 66 54 63 261
Green Briar Camera Club IL 71 70 55 64 260
Fotoclub Jep Deurne Belgium 74 67 51 65 257
London Camera Club Canada 70 69 50 65 254
Pilchuck Camera Club WA 65 70 55 60 250
Kodaroamers of Bloomington IL 64 67 55 58 244
Bowie-Crofton Camera Club MD 62 64 56 58 240
Atlantic Lighthouse Photo Group Canada 59 64 49 61 233
Northern Tasmanian Camera Club Australia 64 62 48 59 233
Manchester Camera Club NH 57 55 56 59 227
Fall River Camera Club MA 59 53 49 65 226
Thunder Mountain Camera Club CO 62 54 56 50 222
PC Double Declic Belgium 59 62 42 58 221
ABC Photo Society PA 59 41 60 58 218
Focal 81 Belgium 62 55 45 56 218
Charlotte Camera Club NC 61 47 45 58 211
Houston Camera Club TX 58 54 46 53 211
Camera Club of Los Altos CA 56 59 39 54 208
Indiana Photo Club PA 51 50 51 56 208
New Wilmington Camera Club PA 48 15 76 56 195
Cedar Rapids Camera Club IA 34 28 87 0 149
Candid Munsterbitzen Belgium 0 0 0 0 0

Thursday, June 6, 2013

NHCC End of Year Competition 2013 -- Winning Electronic Images

NHCC End of Year Competition 2013 -- Winning Electronic Images

Digital Image of the Year:
Palace Guard in the Rain- Harold Sisken


 Digital Open B

1.     Peachy Dahlia- Mary Ellen O’Donnell

2.     Up, Up and Away - Valerie Cegelka

3.     Family Wine- Valerie Cegelka

Digital Open A
1.     Palace Guard in the Rain- Harold Sisken

2.     Aurora at the Glacial Lagoon- Bob Parisi

3.     Peggy’s Cove Sunrise- Vic Krasenics

Joe DiChello Landscape/Seascape Image:

Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes- Vic Krasenics

Jane Sibley Nature Image:

Falls in the Fall- Rick  Sereque

1.     Rose Panels- Hazel Meredith
2.     Fun at the Big E- Tom Cuchara

3.     We Will Always Remember- Bob Parisi


I emailed the print winners and asked them to send digital files for the blog and website...

Print of the Year:
Stars and Aurora- Laura Parisi

Prints Open B

1.     Charlie Had Free Lunch- David Liang
 

2.     Sunset at Madison Beach- David Liang

3.     Bald Eagle- David Liang

Prints Open A
1.     Stars and Aurora- Laura Parisi

2.     Orange on Pink- Barbara Vietzke

3.     Sandy Toes- Tom Brooks

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2012 - 2013 season PSA PID (Projected Image Division - Open) results NHCC First place!

The New Haven Camera Club did exceptionally well this past season in the Projected Image Division of the Photographic Society of America.  So well, in fact, that we won!  

Thank you to all our club members who made such great photographs which allowed us to take top honors in Group C.  If you look at the club listings below, you will see that we competed against clubs from across the USA and around the world, so this is a particularly prestigious competition and win for the New Haven Camera Club.  Our club's total scores for each of the three competitions as well as our cumulative score for the season are shown below, along with the scores from the last competition which was held in May.  Notice that 4 our of our 6 images took honors and 2 of them were Awards of Merit! 
Dance_Of_The_Orchids-Barbara Vietzke 10
Standing_Proud-Pat Brundage HM 13
Open_Dolce_Iris-Denise Saldana 11
Magnolia_From_Lafayette-Joan Balen AM 13
Redeyed_Tree_Frog_On_Leaf-Lisa Cuchara HM 12
Death_Valley_Dune_Sunrise-Victor Krasenics AM 11
GROUP C     
CLUB LOCATION pts Nov pts Jan pts Mar pts May totals
New Haven Camera Club CT 74 74 56 0 204
Paisley Colour Photo Club United Kingdom 78 66 54 0 198
Green Briar Camera Club IL 71 70 55 0 196
Plymouth Digital Photographers MA 69 72 56 0 197
Fotoclub Jep Deurne Belgium 74 67 51 0 192
Pilchuck Camera Club WA 65 70 55 0 190
London Camera Club Canada 70 69 50 0 189
Kodaroamers of Bloomington IL 64 67 55 0 186
Bowie-Crofton Camera Club MD 62 64 56 0 182
Northern Tasmanian Camera Club Australia 64 62 48 0 174
Atlantic Lighthouse Photo Group Canada 59 64 49 0 172
PC Double Declic Belgium 59 62 42 0 163
Focal 81 Belgium 62 55 45 0 162
Thunder Mountain Camera Club CO 62 54 56 0 172
Camera Club of Los Altos CA 56 59 39 0 154
Fall River Camera Club MA 59 53 49 0 161
Houston Camera Club TX 58 54 46 0 158
Manchester Camera Club NH 57 55 56 0 168
Charlotte Camera Club NC 61 47 45 0 153
Indiana Photo Club PA 51 50 51 0 152
ABC Photo Society PA 59 41 60 0 160
New Wilmington Camera Club PA 48 15 76 0 139
Cedar Rapids Camera Club IA 34 28 87 0 149
Candid Munsterbitzen Belgium

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

NHCC End of Year Competition 2013

NHCC End of Year Competition 2013

Digital Image of the Year:
Palace Guard in the Rain- Harold Sisken

Prints Open B
1.     Charlie Had Free Lunch- David Liang
2.     Sunset at Madison Beach- David Liang
3.     Bald Eagle- David Liang

Prints Open A
1.     Stars and Aurora- Laura Parisi
2.     Orange on Pink- Barbara Vietzke
3.     Sandy Toes- Tom Brooks

Print of the Year:
Stars and Aurora- Laura Parisi

Digital Open B
1.     Peachy Dahlia - Mary Ellen O’Donnell
2.     Up, Up and Away- Valerie Cegelka
3.     Family Wine - Valerie Cegelka

Digital Open A
1.     Palace Guard in the Rain- Harold Sisken
2.     Aurora at the Glacial Lagoon- Bob Parisi
3.     Peggy’s Cove Sunrise- Vic Krasenics

Joe DiChello Landscape/Seascape Image:
Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes- Vic Krasenics

Jane Sibley Nature Image:
Falls in the Fall- Rick  Sereque

1.     Rose Panels- Hazel Meredith
2.     Fun at the Big E- Tom Cuchara
3.     We Will Always Remember- Bob Parisi

Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 George W. Glennie Nature Salon Club Standings

Way to go! NHCC ties for 8th place (out of 91 clubs)

NHCC  had 7 of 10 images entered accepted

It was a challenging competition with 900 images from clubs around the world.

Merrimack Valley Camera Club
2013 George W. Glennie Nature Salon Club Standings

Club Location Total Points Rank Award
Greater Lynn Photographic Association Lynn, MA, United States 261 1 First Place
Boston West Photography Society Framingham, MA, United States 259 2 Second Place
Richmond Hill Camera Club Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada 255 3 Tie Third Place (Tie)
Toronto Camera Club Toronto, Ontario, Canada 255 3 Tie Third Place (Tie)
Merrimack Valley Camera Club North Andover, MA, United States 254 5 Tie Fifth Place (Tie)
North Bethesda Camera Club Rockville, MD, United States 254 5 Tie Fifth Place (Tie)
Quad City Photography Club Moline, IL, United States 254 5 Tie Fifth Place (Tie)
New Haven Camera Club New Haven, CT, United States 253 8 Tie
North Sydney Leagues Photographic Society Cammeray, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 253 8 Tie
St Catharines Photo Club St Catharines, Ontario, Canada 253 8 Tie