Monday, July 28, 2008

Upcoming NHCC Field Trips Fall 2008

Hold the dates:

Fall Trip to Vermont:
Friday, September 26th, Saturday the 27th, & Sunday the 28th

We will be staying in central Vermont near Woodstock and Quechee Gorge.We have held a block of rooms ($79-$99 per night) at the Ramada Inn in Rutland, so please hold your place as soon as possible by contacting one of the following:

Linda Thomas 203-239-9341

Gerri Mahon 203-265-2579

Ann Yost 203-931-9943

Bob Parisi 203-484-2400 raparisi@hotmail.com_____


Day Trip to New York City:

Saturday, September 6th, and the rain date is Sunday, September 7

We will be leaving the Milford Train Station on the 8:42 express train to NYC. We will purchase a $20 all day pass for unlimited use of the water taxis which stop at 10 key locations from 11AM to 7PM. Bring jackets…it is a very breezy ride.

Contact Art Yost at 203-931-9943, or before September 1st if you are interested.


Day Trip to New York Aquarium:

Saturday, October 25, 2008A sign up sheet will be available at the NHCC Meetings prior to the trip or you can contact Linda Thomas at 203-239-9341 or if you cannot attend the meetings.

West Trip:

In 2010, we are looking at going to Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, & possibly Glacier National Park.

If you are interested, please contact one of the following:

Linda Thomas 203-239-9341

Gerri Mahon 203-265-2579

Ann Yost 203-931-9943

Bob Parisi 203-484-2400


Event you may be interested in, but there will be not an organized trip:

Shemitzen: August 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Call 1-800-CORN for more info.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

NHCC Changes to Category Competition for 2008-09

Changes to NHCC Category Competition for 2008-09

At the Executive Committee meeting in July several changes were made to the Category Competition (sometimes referred to as the assignment competition) for next season. This rest of the rules as stated in the NHC handbook still apply. For example, Category images still must not be older than 5 years old.

The changes will make the Category Competition more like the Open Competitions, will make the Category Competition more meaningful, and will increase the opportunity for more members to have their photographs selected as ribbon winning photographs. The winning images are those who show the best interpretation of the category title which adheres to definition.As was true last year, there will be a Category Competition only for electronic (digital) photographs.The rule changes are:

1. The Category Competition will be scored by the judges using the SAME numerical scoring system that is used to score the Open Competitions. The in and out scoring system will be eliminated.

2. Ties will not be broken, again like the Open Competitions.

3. The number of photographs that may be entered by a member into a given Category Competition is reduced to 2 from the current 3, again like the Open Competitions.

4. Unlike the Open Competitions, no make-up photographs will be permitted.

5. To qualify for the High Cumulative Score in the Category Competition, a member must submit at least 10 photographs of the possible 16 photographs. A member who submits more than 10 photographs will have his/her cumulative score determined by summing the highest scoring 10 photographs. Thus, it is to your advantage to enter as many photographs as possible since the 10 highest scoring photographs will be used to determine the final score.

The assigned subjects for the 2008-09 season are:

Sept: Children

Oct: Railroad

Nov: Sunrise/Sunset

Jan: Boats or ships

Feb: Abstraction(s)

March: Motion and Blur

April: Patterns or Textures

May: Architecture

Check out the NHCC website for more information...