Our next meeting will be via Zoom on May 18th. Zoom meeting invitations will be sent out. The presenter will be David Helfer Wells. He is a film-maker and photographer who divides his time between Providence, Rhode Island and Bangalore, India. One day you can find him creating still and moving images for clients, such as Edible Rhody and the Providence Preservation Society on the unique local culture of America’s smallest state. Other days he may be working on personal/grant funded projects on the beautiful Narragansett Bay with the support of Rhode Island’s Council for Humanities and State Council on the Arts. In India’s “Silicon City” Bangalore, he is busy creating visual narratives for clients such as Bryn Mawr College and Aramco World or working on personal/grant funded projects supported by the Fulbright and Alicia Patterson Foundations. Read more...

David's website



Congratulations to Tom Blagden, who is one of our member and will receive NANPA’s Environmental Impact Award during the 2021 Nature Photography Virtual Summit, April 29-30. He will also be a keynote speaker at the Summit. Read more...



Choreographed Dance. 3rd place in NECCC Pictorial competition, Spring 2021 Picture by Lazlo Gyorsok



Winter Farm. HM in NECCC Pictorial competition, Spring 2021 Picture by Bert Schmitz.



Visage. Picture by Steve Balkin






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“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
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Hospitality:Karen Consolago
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Secretary:Denise Rueger
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Competitions:Bert Schmitz
bschmitz@att.net

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

Projector Coordinator: Brian Wilcox
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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: "Buildings"

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

Dorothea Lange



Road Trip along the Carolinas and Georgia 2021 by Birgitt Pajarola. (part one)

My road trip was the one I took in November 1981. years ago, the world looked different. I expected the Savannah and Charleston areas to be emptied of mass tourism due to the Covid Pandemic, and indeed, they were.

Savannah is still charmingly unique and the Historic District intact.

Most houses in that district date back to the period between 1815-1860, with the Colonial Park Cemetery in the middle. Many interred in this cemetery succumbed to the yellow fever epidemic of 1820. Sherman’s troops, camping there during the Civil War, moved headstones and altered inscriptions.

The most famous cemetery, Bonaventure Cemetery,

borders the Wilmington River, and it is a short drive to the beautiful, preserved Pulaski Fort. The ruins have a dark history: the fort was used for 600 confederate war prisoners under horrible conditions for a few years.

From Savannah, I drove south on local roads, in order to see the saltwater marshes. Fringing the coastline with tidal rivers, ponds and waist-high grasses, it is a magical world with ever changing sun- moonlight and tides.

I made a special stop at the Harris Neck Natural Wildlife Refuge. Officially it was closed, and the small visitor center deserted. There were, however, maps showing a small road with for nature walks to several ponds.

The time spent there was one of the highlights of my trip.

From Sea Island I crossed over to the Sarasota area in Florida. It was a beach vacation destination, on an overcrowded blinding, white quartz sand beach. I did not find much culture, inspiration, nor things to explore, except for the birds settled on a private stretch of a condominium high-rise.

It really made me wonder why there was no freshly caught sea food offered in restaurants or markets. Hurricanes, pollution and overfishing have changed the picture.

"Water"



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

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Shadow in Water by Steve Balkin
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Carwash by G.A.Mudge
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Waterfall by Dawn Dingee
Water_Staunton_Bridge_Strouwater_Canal.jpg

Staunton Bridge, Strouwater Canal by Ian Peters
Water_Grasmere_Allan_Bank.jpg

Grasmere Allan Bank by Ian Peters
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Harbor by Mary Jean Winkler
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Mighty splash by Jane Rossman
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Golden hour by Dawn Dingee
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Water #7 by Nancy Zannini
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Sagamore sunrise by Joanne Valeo
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Fishing under the vulcano by Bert Schmitz
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Water #1 by Dawn Dingee
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Splash by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Low wate, Tangier island by Joanne Valeo
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Mini Falls by Dawn Dingee
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Windmere by Ian Peters
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Water #2 by Dawn Dingee
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Water #1 by Nancy Zannini
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Water #2 by Nancy Zannini
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Berdlesy pond by Brian Wilcox.
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Water #3 by Dawn Dingee
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Nubble lighthouse by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Hold on tight by Ian Peters
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Autumn ripples by Jane Rossman
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Water #4 by Nancy Zannini
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Puddle reflections by Dawn Dingee
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Waterfall, Skye by Ian Peters
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Water #3 by Nancy Zannini
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Water #5 by Nancy Zannini
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Stanway foiuntain by Ian Peters
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Watery abstract by Jane Rossman
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Sagamore Sunset by Joanne Valeo
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Surf at OOB pier by Jane Rossman
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Water in glass by Mary Jean Winkler
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Capri peek-a-boo by Joanne Valeo
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Liquid gold by Jane Rossman
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Eire by Joanne Valeo
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Ladder by Mary Jean Winkler
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Watery breakfast by Gail Goldberg
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Water #6 by Nancy Zannini
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Autumn, Millerton by Steve Goldberg
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Over the edge by Jane Rossman
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Red reflections by Jane Rossman
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Water curtain by Bert Schmitz
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Elk lake evensong by G.A.Mudge
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Lotus pond dance by G.A.Mudge
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Wind swept wave by Jane Rossman
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Wellsh waterfall B&W by Ian Peters
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Trees on ice by G.A.Mudge
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Waves by Dawn Dingee
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Welsh waterfall by Ian Peters
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Nature reserve, India
   

PSA Pictorial Competition April 2021



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

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Dancing_Birches_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
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Curved_Terraces_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Cows_Life-BWilcox.jpg
Elephant_Profile_DawnDingee.jpg
Here_they_go_again21_5390_-_Ian_Peters.jpg
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CoveredBridge_at_sunset_LazloGyorsok.jpg
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RodeoRider_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Caught_In_the_Wake_of_War.jpg
The_Drummer_DawnDingee.jpg
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PSA Travel Competition April 2021



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

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The_Girls_Montevideo_Urugay.jpg
Praying_by_Bert_Schmitz.jpg
Business_is_Slow_DDingee.jpg
_IGP0166.jpg
South_Beach_Florida_DawnDingee.jpg
The_Deli_Drinker_0045_-_Ian_Peters.jpg
Resting_Rickshaw_Driver.jpg
INMemoriam_LazloGyorsok.jpg
Monk_Leaving_Outside_World.jpg
Home_0227_-_Ian_Peters.jpg
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NewYorkChurch_LazloGyorsok.jpg
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