IN THIS ISSUE


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  1. Announcements
  2. November meeting Recap
  3. Tips
  4. The Way We Were
  5. Pictures from the opening of Steve Balkin's exhibition in Torrinton
  6. PSA, NECC competition rule changes
  7. Program schedule
  8. HCC Enrollment form
  9. Visit and participate on our Facebook site
  10. Assignment pictures: Birds
  11. Pictures from our Lakeville Show
  12. Our Flickr site pictures
  13. Latest Photography News


“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

Dorothea Lange






Hubbard Glacier by Dawn Dingee

“Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Elliott Erwitt

Webmaster: Lazlo Gyorsok lazlo1@optonline.net

HOUSATONIC CAMERA CLUB REPRESENTATIVES for 2019/2020 season

President: TBD

Vice-President: TBD

Treasurer: Dawn Dingee
Membership/Dues: Dawn Dingee
d1295@aol.com

Publicity: Jeff Breitman
Special Events Coordinator: Jeff Breitman
Program Director: Jeff Breitman
sylvan4570©comcast.net

Webmaster: Lazlo Gyorsok
lazlo1@optonline.net

Newsletter: Lazlo Gyorsok
lazlo1@optonline.net

Hospitality: Karen Consolago
consolago8@aol.com

Secretary: Denise Rueger
rrueger2roadrunner.com

Competitions: Bert Schmitz
bschmitz@att.net

Salon Committee:
Brian Wilcox
ctphoto@comcast.net
Lazlo Gyorsok
lazlo1@optonline.net
Bill Devoti
abundancehill8@gmail.com

Projector Coordinator: Brian Wilcox
ctphoto@comcast.net


Liaison Representatives: PSA - Jane Rossman
jrossman222@gmail.com NECCC - Bert Schmitz
bschmitz@att.net

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Lakeville show

Our show opening at 350 Main street in Lakeville was a great success.The show will on display until the end of the year , so plenty of time to see it in case you missed the opening.


Our Next show

Our next show will be at the Noble Horizon. The drop-off dates will be January 10, 9am-5:30pm; 1/11 & 12, 11am-5:30pm. The show opens on January 17th .Stayed tuned for details

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HELP WANTED (!)

Both Jeff and Dawn are stepping down as Co-presidents of the camera club. The club is currently looking for one or more of our members to step in as President. There are several other committee positions open such as VP and Salon Committee. If interested in any of these positions, please let Jeff or Lazlo know


Assigned Topic

Assigned Topic for the next month will be: "BLack and Wite"

Photography Tips







“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

Dorothea Lange



From 15 years ago

HCC group picture from 2004. Submitted by Brian Wilcox.


“Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.”

Garry Winogrand



Changes for the NECCC and PSA competitions by Bert Schmitz

I hope all members had a good summer with lots of great photographs that you will submit for the NECCC and PSA competitions this year. There are some changes for the competitions in this new season, the most important one is the bigger size of the images we can now submit.
Please read the changes below and start preparing your images. For NECCC and PSA competitions, images can now be 1400 pixels in the horizontal direction and 1050 pixels in the vertical direction. Photographs must fit within those dimensions.
Unless your photograph’s proportions are in the exact ratio of 4 to 3, one of these dimensions will be less than the maximum. For example, if you have a vertical photograph, the height will be 1050 pixels, but the width will be significantly less than 1400 pixels. A square photograph will be 1050 pixels by 1050 pixels under these rules. It is suggested (though not a requirement) that entries be saved with the proper amount of compression so that the file size does not exceed 800-1000 KB. If saving from Photoshop, a quality setting of between 7 and 9 is usually sufficient to produce a high quality file. Keeping the file size small makes e-mailing and handling easier. It is strongly suggested that all photographs be converted to the sRGB color space. That color space most closely approximates the capability of monitors and projectors to display color and usually results in the best presentation of your image.
By entering these competitions you give NECCC/PSA permission to reproduce your photographs in connection with the activities and publicity of the NECCC/PSA including display on the NECCC/PSA Internet site. The copyright, however, remains with the photographer and the photographer will receive credit when his/her photograph is used. If you object to this stipulation, please do not enter your photographs.
Once a photograph has been entered by the Housatonic Camera Club into a NECCC Interclub Competition (either pictorial or nature), it may never be entered again. Entering a photograph into the NECCC pictorial category means it may never be entered in the NECCC nature category; also, a photograph entered in the NECCC nature category may never be entered in the NECCC pictorial category. (Note: This rule is for photographs the Housatonic Camera Club sends out to the NECCC competitions, not for the in-house club competition.)
Photographs entered by the Housatonic Camera Club in the NECCC competition, can be also entered in the PSA competition.

Read the instructions how to resize for the web

Here is a short instructions on how to login and vote on the website.

Birds



A few pictures from the "Birds" assignment. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Screech owl
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American Kestral by Jane Rossman
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Hawk by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Female Cardinal by Dawn Dingee
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On the dock by Steven Goldberg
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Linda Bird by Mary Jean Winkler
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Hummer by Jane Rossman
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Red Eyed Bulbul by John Landon
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Birds by Steve Balkin #1
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Kestral by Jane Rossman
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Birds by Nancy Zannini #2
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American Kestrel by Bert Schmitz
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Hawk portrait by Bert Schmitz
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Birds by Erisel Matus #4
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Birds by Erisel Matus #2
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Double Piliated Woodpecker by John Landon
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Bird by Brian Wilcox
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Birds by Nancy Zannini #5
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Humminbird by Jane Rossman
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Birds by Nancy Zannini #3
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Birds by Wendy Summer
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Barn Owl by Jane Rossman
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Bald Eagle by nancy Zannini
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Flamingo by John Landon
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A bird Visitor by Peter Anstey
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Flying Goose by G. A. Mudge
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Visitor by Peter Anstey
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Birds by Erisel Matus #1
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Intense look by Bert Schmitz
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Resting on the Housatonic by Birgitt Pajarola
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Hawk-eyed by G. A. Mudge
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Snow Owl by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Birds by Erisel Matus #3
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Birds by Steve Balkin #4
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Hawk by Jane Rossman
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Waddled Crane by Mary Jean Winkler
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Birds by Erisel Matus #4
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Hoaatzin by John Landon
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A walk on the beach by Dawn Dingee
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Falcon by Dawn Dingee
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Birds by Nancy Zannini #1
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Birds by Nancy Zannini #4
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Cooperative Kestral by Jane Rossman
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Adult eagle sitting in a tree by Dawn Dingee
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Birds by Steve Balkin #2
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Gannet by John Landon
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Birds by Steve Balkin #3
 

Pictures from our Lakeville show



P ictures from our Lakeville show at 350 Main. Nov-Dec 2019. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Three Dancing Maidens by G.A.Mudge
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Flying Herons by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Song of the Sea by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Alaska Mountains by Dawn Dingee
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Lily by Bert Schmitz
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Three Dancing Animals by G.A.Mudge
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This Land ....by Bert Schmitz
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The Creation of Adam by Joni Hinchman
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Morning Fog by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Autumn tapestry by Steve Balkin
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Shaker bowl by Bert Schmitz
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Foggy View of Cross Valley by Joni Hinchman
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Winter Ice by Jane Rossman
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Amesvillebridge by Brian Wilcox
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Lily close-up by Bert Schmitz
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Barn Cat by Jane Rossman
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Honey Bear by G.A.Mudge
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Provincetown Sunset by Dawn Dingee
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The Falconer by G.A.Mudge
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Night hunter by Bert Schmitz
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Hubbard Glacier by Dawn Dingee
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Regal Eagle by Jane Rossman
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Margarita Delacorte Memorial by G.A.Mudge
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Grand View by Brian Wilcox
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Stissing reflections by Jane Rossman
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Last phase by Steve Balkin
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Lone Pine by Joni Hinchman
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Growing wild by Bert Schmitz
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Preserve and Protect by Marsden Epworth
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Crosby Pano by Brian Wilcox
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The Bride by Marsden Epworth
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Colors of Winer by Dawn Dingee
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On Reflection by Marsden Epworth

HCC November 2019 Meeting Recap by Steve Balkin



T he November Club meeting was an especially enjoyable evening as Phil Balshi shared his colorful images of Koi fish taken at a home in nearby Amenia N.Y.

Steve Balkin's exhibition



P ictures from the opening of Steve Balkin's exhibition in Torrinton Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Show #6
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Show #9
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Show #7
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Show #4
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Show #11
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Show #3
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Show #1
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Show #2
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Show #5
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Show #8
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Show #10
 

From our Flickr site

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