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  1. Announcements
  2. "Summertime" Assignment pictures
  3. Pictures from the outing at Bartolomew's Cobble
  4. Tips
  5. PSA, NECC competion rule changes
  6. Program schedule
  7. HCC Enrollement form
  8. Visit and participate on our Facebook site
  9. Fourth of July assignment pictures
  10. Latest Photography News


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

Dorothea Lange





The Old Barn by Steve Balkin

Webmaster: Lazlo Gyorsok


“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

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 Consolato
consola8@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

New season for HCC begins September 15, 2020. Due to current conditions, meetings will be held virtually using Zoom each 3rd Tuesday of the month beginning at 7:00 pm. Till then, you can join our weekly Monday morning 10 o'clock Zoom meetings with David Rowley that are getting very popular. Please let Lazlo know if you are interested.

Link to the latest videos ( I will provide password on request):
August 3
July 27


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: "Animals"

Photography Tips













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

Dorothea Lange



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.

Fourth of July Assignment pictures



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

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July 4th by Steve Balkin #1
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$th of July by Nancy Zannini
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Flower Fireworks by Helen Baldwin
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The Flag and the Eagle by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Flag mask by Jeffrey Breitman
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Independence Day by Dawn Dingee
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July4 by Kane Clawson
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July 4th by G.A. Mudge
 

"Summertime" Assignment pictures

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Summertime by Kane Clawson #12
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #1
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #2
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Summertime by Steve Balkin #4
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Lewis getting a grip by Ian Peters
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Timber by Ian Peters
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Summer flowers by Bert Schmitz
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Mushrooms by Lazlo
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Summer pond by Birgitt Pajarola
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Summer tree reflection by Birgitt Pajarola
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Summertime by Steve Balkin #3
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Canaan Mountain scenery by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Summer baking... by Nancy Zannini
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #11
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Waiting to hatch by Birgitt Pajarola
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Definitely this dog’s Best Summer! by Nancy Zannini
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Unknown destination by Brian Wilcox
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Magpie catching insect by Ian Peters
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Early morning fishing by Jane Rossman
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #7
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Spring Cove marina by Joanne Valeo
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Double bow by Jane Rossman
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Rabbit in the early morning sun by Lazlo
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #3
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Morning fog over the meadow by Lazlo
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Queen Anne's Lace 1 by G.A.Mudge
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #9
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Bee on dahlia by Jane Rossman
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Oblong Valley by Brian Wilcox
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Summertime by Steve Balkin #1
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Hummer head on and up close by Jane Rossman
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #5
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #6
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Gossamer wings by Nancy Zannini
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Water lilies don’t need watering! by Nancy Zannini
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Starboard sunset by Joanne Valeo
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Queen Anne's Lace 2 by G.A.Mudge
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Early summer woods by Birgitt Pajarola
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Summertime by Steve Balkin #2
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Summer ground cover by Birgitt Pajarola
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Lone tree island by Heidi Hoeller
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #8
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Trees by Birgitt Pajarola
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Buff tailed bee nectaring on Iris by Ian Peters
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #10
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Summer Time by Kane Clawson
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Small jungle by Birgitt Pajarola
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Speckled Bush Cricket on Buttercup by Ian Peters
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The best view is always through Rosie’s ears! by Nancy Zannini
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Summer marina by Jane Rossman
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Summertime by Kane Clawson #4


“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.”


Ansel Adams


Pictures from the outing at Bartolomew's Cobble



We had an excellent outing on July 25 at Bartolomew's Cobble in Ashley Falls, Mass. It had to be postponed two times but thanks to Dawn's for persistence we managed to get together on a truly beautiful day. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

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Insect, Grasshopper by Helen Baldwin
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Up close by Erisel Matus
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Something that starts with C by Erisel Matus
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Something beginning with A, Aslepias Syriaca, Common Milkweed by Helen Baldwin
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Up close by Bert Schmitz
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Infrared by Lazlo Gyorsok
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grasshopper by Erisel Matus
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Butterfly by Bert Schmitz
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Dragonfly by Bert Schmitz
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Spider by Heidi Hoeller
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Housatonic by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Silver spotted Skipper butterfly on Monardo by Helen Baldwin
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Unexpected by Rick Pauline
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Cows by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Leading lines by Bert Schmitz
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Frog by Erisel Matus
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Panorama by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Mushrooms by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Bird nest by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Something out of place by Helen Baldwin
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Spider by Erisel Matus
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Dragonfly by Dawn Dingee
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Reflection by Bert Schmitz
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Spiderweb by Bert Schmitz
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Chipmunk by Dawn Dingee
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Panorama by Bert Schmitz
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Wildflowers by Dawn Dingee
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Spider web with spider by Dawn Dingee
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Reflections by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Dragonfly #2 by Rick Pauline
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Birds nest by Bert Schmitz
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Pointy by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Man of the Forest by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Insect by Bert Schmitz
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Reflections by Dawn Dingee
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Butterflies by Rick Pauline
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Panorama by Rick Pauline
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Funny by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Insect by Erisel Matus
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Bird nest by Erisel Matus
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Red Salamander by Dawn Dingee
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Something out of place by Bert Schmitz
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Wildflowers by Bert Schmitz
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Dragonfly by Erisel Matus
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Wildflowers by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Something pointy by Bert Schmitz
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Something Orange by Bert Schmitz
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Bee by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Geese by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Something that starts with C by Bert Schmitz
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Leading lines by Lazlo Gyorsok


“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.”


Ansel Adams


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