Our next meeting will be via Zoom on April 20th. Zoom meeting invitations will be sent out. The presenter will be the very talented local photographer Sarah Blodgett. Read more...



Young eagle by Brian Wilcox.



The horse. Picture by Steve Balkin



Cunnigham's Tower by Dawn Dingee.



Webmaster: Lazlo Gyorsok lazlo1@optonline.net


“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 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

HELP WANTED (!)

2021 is here

We went through some hard times in 2020 but hope that the New Year will be much kinder to us. Support you club and your newsletter with active participation because we cannot survive without that.

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


The Housatonic Camera Club Landscape Book

is finished. Thank you Jeff Breitman for your hard work on the project, selecting the pictures, putting it altogether, arranging the printing, etc. The book should be in your hands shortly ( if you paid for it) but meanwhile you can download and view a copy ( not the final version) of it
here
.
Get in touch with Jeff if you want a copy of the book.

Assigned Topic

Assigned Topic for the next month will be: "Water"

Photography Tips













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

Dorothea Lange



Some thoughts by Jeff Breitman



1.
Reopening Face to Face Meetings at Noble

I spoke to Noble Horizons in February and there 
is a real possibility we can resume something akin 
to regular meetings in September for the 2021-22 season

We should be all immunized by then and Noble is slowly opening
its activities anyway as per the State and the CDC regs. Noble is a nursing home and a rehab center
so they are under the strictest of guidelines and a SAFE place.

Not a slam-dunk but real hope!!! (and maybe we need a fall back location??)



2. Time to think about the club moving forward post Covid.
Do we proceed as before or incorporate new ideas???

a. Recruiting new club officers: Presidents, treasurer, program directors, 
coffee hour etc. A centralized structure works. 

b. Hopefully some of our newer members would like to contribute their expertise
and enthusiasm to reinvigorate the club after 2020. The club could very well benefit from new ideas.

c. We need someone to keep in touch with Noble and plan and coordinate hopefully for the new season 
and most immediately for the Summer outings.



3. HCC Summer Outings…...Photo Safaris

By May most will be immunized and can participate in mostly outdoor 
photomeets (adhering to safety precautions)….lets pick a start date.

Such as 

a. Hudson NY….. town, waterfront and ancient shanty town…. lunch in between. 

b. Cobles again and Ashley Falls area?

c. Great Barrington walk around….. lunch

d. Local attractions Housatonic river, falls  etc. etc.

PhotoSchool:  Maybe even some members might assist any members who have questions about their equipment and technique.
examples: macro, landscape and panoramas, manual focus, controlling depth of field, lens choices etc. Buying new equipment,
choosing a camera systems and the joys of PS.


4. HCC Photo Quarterly Zine

a. I had an idea to create a HCC Photo Quarterly Zine with will be professionally printed
Any and all members can contribute each issue could have a theme or not. We could try this out 
at no cost to HCC. Photo reproduction quality will be excellent. 

b. Each issue would cost $6.50 for 20 pages per copy, .20 cent each additional page
printed on premium paper. A great showcase for the club a good learning and teaching tool. 

Changing resolution in Photoshop Elements



Changing resolution in Photoshop Elements. Submitted by Karen Consolato. See website as well.



Looking for a new place to photograph ? by Dawn Dingee

"Birds"



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

Turkeys_LazloGyorsok.jpg

Turkeys by Lazlo Gyorsok
Flight_Formation.jpg

Flight formation by G.A.Mudge
E84E150E20264F0BBCBC06C070609C88.jpg

Birds #1 by Erisel Matus
Crinkley_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Crinkley by Ian Peters
Carolina_Ween_--Jane_R.jpg

Carolina Ween by Jane Rossman
Maine_Egrets.jpg

Maine egrets by Jane Rossman
Weaver_Birds_a_weaving_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Weaver birds a weaving by Ian Peters
P3110113.jpg

Birds #6 by Steve Balkin
Pied_Kingfisher_s_eyes_definitely_too_big_______21_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Pied Kingfisher by Ian Peters
Jonathan_Livingstons_Seagull2C_Lundy_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Jonathan Livingston seagull by Ian Peters
Elegant_egret.jpg

Elegant egret by Joanne Valeo
IMG_7899_Don_t_Look_Now--RT_Hawk_and_Mockingbird.jpg

Don't look now by Jane Rossman
Bewicks_a__three_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Bewicks a three by Ian Peters
Owl_LazloGyorsok.jpg

Owl by Lazlo Gyorsok
DSC07126.JPG

Birds #1 by Nancy Zannini
Robin_of_Rodborough_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Robin of Rodborough by Ian Peters
FightingSatarling2_LazloGyorsok.JPG

Fighting starlings1 by Lazlo Gyorsok
Crab_for_Lunch_--Jane_R.jpg

Crab for lunch by Jane Rossman
FightingSatarling1_LazloGyorsok.JPG

Fighting starlings2 by Lazlo Gyorsok
Keel_Billed_Toucan_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg

Keel billed Toucan by Bert Schmitz
P3130215.jpg

Birds #3 by Steve Balkin
Hoopoe_feeding_young_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Hoopoe feeding young by Ian Peters
IMG_4770.jpg

Birds #2 by Karen Consolato
Rose-breasted_Grosbeak_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg

Rose-breasted Grosbeak by Bert Schmitz
Spring_Robin_--Jane_R.jpg

Spring robin by Jane Rossman
8B141FEF1C1148AB9F14CBA01DCA92B5.jpg

Birds #4 by Erisel Matus
Bewick_flypast_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Bewicks fly past by Ian Peters
FlyingEgret_LazloGyorsok.jpg

Flying egret by Lazlo Gyorsok
P3120195.jpg

Birds #4 by Steve Balkin
Skomer_Puffins_Tryptic_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Skomer Puffin Tryptic by Ian Peters
P9202470.jpg

birds #9 by Steve Balkin
Pied_Kingfishers_-_the_race_is_on21_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Pied Kingfisher #2 by Ian Peters
P3070076.jpg

Birds #1 by Steve Balkin
CanadaGees_LazloGyorsok.jpg

Canada Geese by Lazlo Gyorsok
6B2194D441684D6B9B3EFC9BF4285610.jpg

Birds #5 by Erisel Matus
Mussel_Gull_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Mussel Gyll Pied Kingfisher #2 by Ian Peters
Seagull_sunset.jpg

Seagull sunset by Joanne Valeo
TB_NWCorner_202102-65.jpeg

Barred owl by Tom Blagden
The_Stork_has_landed_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

The stork has landed by Ian Peters
Swan_LazloGyorsok.jpg

Swan by Lazlo Gyorsok
Blue_bird_species_unknown.jpg

Blue bird by Dawn Dingee
IMG_4648.jpg

Birds #1 by Karen Consolato
P3070050.jpg

Birds #2 by Steve Balkin
ORG_DSC01417.jpeg

Birds #3 by Nancy Zannini
Haughty_hawk.jpg

Haughty hawk by Joanne Valeo
FE6054A2BE9349C4B0FBF774C9081937.jpg

Birds #2 by Erisel Matus
Mocking_Bird_--Jane_R.jpg

Mocking bird by Jane Rossman
DSC06801.JPG

Birds #2 by Nancy Zannini
P3110125.jpg

Birds #7 by Steve Balkin
BarnSwalows_LazloGyorsok.jpg

Swallows by Lazlo Gyorsok
Gannets_in_flight_Farne_Islands_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Gannets in flight by Ian Peters
Pied_Kingfishers__-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Pied Kingfisher #3 by Ian Peters
Barred_Owl_on_the_Rail_Trail_DawnDingee.jpg

Barred Owl on the Rail Trail by Dawn Dingee
Kite_Flying_-_Ian_Peters.jpg

Kite Flying by Ian Peters
Gulls_at_Sunrise.jpg

Gulls at sunrise by Jane Rossman
P9252564.jpg

birds #8 by Steve Balkin
P3110134.jpg

Birds #5 by Steve Balkin
Gold_Finch__DDingee.jpg

Gold finch by Dawn Dingee
OSTRICH.jpg

Ostrich by Jane Rossman
57E3DE34F54B46B79A02833B15230C51.jpg

Birds #3 by Erisel Matus

Pictures from Miles Pond Preserve



A few pictures from the semi-official Camera Club outing to Miles Pond Preserve


DSC07293.jpg

Miles Pond #7 by Nancy Zannini
Reflection_4.jpg

Miles Preserve #1 by Bert Schmitz
DSC07308.jpg

Miles Pond #8 by Nancy Zannini
DSCF2936.jpg

Miles Pond #5 by Lazlo Gyorsok
032221_05.jpg

Miles Preserve #10 by Rick Pauline
View_in_Black_and_White_3.jpg

Miles Preserve #2 by Bert Schmitz
DSC07324.jpg

Miles Pond #2 by Nancy Zannini
DSC07351.jpg

Miles Pond #1 by Nancy Zannini
032221_12.jpg

Miles Preserve #3 by Rick Pauline
DSC07310.jpg

Miles Pond #3 by Nancy Zannini
032221_06.jpg

Miles Preserve #7 by Rick Pauline
DSCF2810.jpg

Miles Pond #7 by Lazlo Gyorsok
DSCF2954_1.jpg

Miles Pond #2 by Lazlo Gyorsok
032221_14.jpg

Miles Preserve #1 by Rick Pauline
Cabin.jpg

Miles Preserve #8 by Bert Schmitz
DSCF2783.jpg

Miles Pond #9 by Lazlo Gyorsok
032221_07.jpg

Miles Preserve #8 by Rick Pauline
Reflection_puzzle.jpg

Miles Preserve #6 by Bert Schmitz
Reflection_in_Black_and_White_1.jpg

Miles Preserve #7 by Bert Schmitz
Reflection_3.jpg

Miles Preserve #3 by Bert Schmitz
032221_04.jpg

Miles Preserve #11 by Rick Pauline
032221_01.jpg

Miles Preserve #13 by Rick Pauline
DSCF2816.jpg

Miles Pond #6 by Lazlo Gyorsok
032221_09.jpg

Miles Preserve #4 by Rick Pauline
032221_10.jpg

Miles Preserve #6 by Rick Pauline
DSCF2950_1.jpg

Miles Pond #3 by Lazlo Gyorsok
otters_pre_nap.jpg

Otters pre-nap by Scott Whalen
DSC07323.jpg

Miles Pond #5 by Nancy Zannini
View_in_Black_and_White_2.jpg

Miles Preserve #4 by Bert Schmitz
DSCF2843.jpg

Miles Pond #4 by Lazlo Gyorsok
View_in_BLack_and_White_1.jpg

Miles Preserve #5 by Bert Schmitz
DSCF2774-Pano1.jpg

Miles Pond #8 by Lazlo Gyorsok
032221_02.jpg

Miles Preserve #2 by Rick Pauline
DSC07309.jpg

Miles Pond #4 by Nancy Zannini
eagle_perched.jpg

Eagle perched by Scott Whalen
DSCF2972_1.jpg

Miles Pond #1 by Lazlo Gyorsok
032221_13.jpg

Miles Preserve #2 by Rick Pauline
032221_11.jpg

Miles Preserve #5 by Rick Pauline
032221_03.jpg

Miles Preserve #14 by Rick Pauline
032221_08.jpg

Miles Preserve #9 by Rick Pauline
DSC07298.jpg

Miles Pond #6 by Nancy Zannini
 

NECCC Pictorial Competition April 2021



A few pictures from the NECCC Pictorial Competition April 2021. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

Monk_Leaving_Outside_World.jpg
Ready_to_be_Harvested_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Lone_Tree_BP_Copse_and_waning_moon.jpg
Moon_Geese_B_W_7565.jpg
IMG_6475_Hummer_-_Head-on_JRossman.jpg
Winter_Farm_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
CountryStillLife_NancyZannini.jpg
IfICouldPaint_NancyZannini.jpg
TakingANap_EriselMatus.jpg
Afghan_School_Girls.jpg
Frozen-Spillway__Raphael-Swift.jpg
Anapurna_Sunrise_Nepal.jpg
RodeoRider_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Choreographed_dance_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Two_Seniors.jpg
morning_splendor_BWilcox.jpg
Beaver-Pond-Decay-in-Snow-Fall_Raphael-Swift.jpg
IsThisPoseOK_EriselMatus.jpg

NECCC Pictorial Competition April 2021



A few pictures from the NECCC Nature Competition April 2021. Click on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.

IMG_5577.jpg
TheLoneBuffalo_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Jay.jpg
Heron_searching_for_Lunch.jpg
DSC_1569-Edit.jpg
Bee_on_Clover_JRossman.jpg
Housatonic-Ice-2021_Raphael-Swift.jpg
Puffins_with_Sand_eels_Coaster-9857-2.jpg
Strange-Friends.jpg
A_place_to_nibbel_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Macricostas_Dawn_-_Raphael_Swift.jpg
CuriousChickadee_EriselMatus.jpg
Duck_Pond_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Sunbathing_LazloGyorsok.jpg
DSCN9725_Golden_Ferns_JRossman.jpg
IMG_5405.jpg
   

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