Getting ready for the worst by Nancy Zannini

Sunset at the lake by Steven Goldberg


A rainy day 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
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Publicity: Jeff Breitman
Special Events Coordinator: Jeff Breitman
Program Director: Jeff Breitman
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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
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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 (!)

2021-2022 season is here

We went through some hard times in 2020 and 2021 but hope that the new season will be much kinder to us. Support you club and your newsletter with active participation because we cannot survive without that.

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 Dawn or Lazlo know

Our next show

Our next show at the UCC Parish house coming soon. The opening will be Sunday, Oct. 10th. They can accommodate 3-4 pictures/members. It is time now to get ready for it, choose your best pictures, get the framing done, etc. Please send me the digital version of your pictures if you already know what you are going to be displaying so I can create a gallery for it on our website.


Check out

the videos of our previous meetings


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
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Get in touch with Jeff if you want a copy of the book.

Assigned Topic ( no more than 5 pictures/members )

Sunset


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

Dorothea Lange



"New Normal"



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

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New Normal #1 by Lazlo
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New Normal #7 by Lazlo
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Mask hanging on the tree by Dawn Dingee
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Christmas tree by Dawn Dingee
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New Normal #6 by Lazlo
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Every morning by G.A. Mudge
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New Normal #8 by Lazlo
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New Normal #2 by Lazlo
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Covid sign by Dawn Dingee
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New Normal #4 by Lazlo
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Covid sign #2 by Dawn Dingee
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New Normal #5 by Lazlo
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New Normal #3 by Lazlo
   

Pictures from the HCC picnic at Kent Falls on June 15th, 2021

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Kent Falls picnic #3 by Dawn Dingee
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Kent Falls meeting #4 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls picnic #2 by Dawn Dingee
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Kent Falls meeting #5 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls meeting #9 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls Meeting #3 by Jeff Breitman
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Kent Falls meeting #1 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls meeting #2 by Steve Balkin
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Kent Falls Meeting #1 by Jeff Breitman
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Kent Falls Meeting #5 by Jeff Breitman
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Kent Falls picnic #1 by Dawn Dingee
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Kent Falls meeting #10 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls meeting #8 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls picnic #3 by Bert Schmitz
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Kent Falls meeting #6 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls picnic #2 by Bert Schmitz
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Kent Falls meeting #1 by Steve Balkin
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Kent Falls picnic #1 by Bert Schmitz
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Kent Falls meeting #2 Jane Rossman
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Kent Falls meeting #11 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls Meeting #4 by Jeff Breitman
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Kent Falls meeting #1 Jane Rossman
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Kent Falls meeting #7 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls meeting #3 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls meeting #3 Jane Rossman
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Kent Falls meeting #2 by Lazlo Gyorsok
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Kent Falls picnic #4 by Bert Schmitz
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Kent Falls Meeting #2 by Jeff Breitman
   

Sharon Arts and Crafts Fair, August 7 , 2021



On August 7, 2021, Housatonic Camera Club hosted an exhibition booth at the 62nd Annual Sharon on the Green Arts and Crafts Fair. on any one of the pictures to see them in full size.


Several members brought their framed photos to showcase the fine photography produced by members of the club. Our eye-catching display attracted many visitors on that warm, but beautiful, Saturday. Many fair-goers entered our tent to participate in our free raffle and left with our color brochure containing membership information in their hands.
At the end of the day, we drew the winning raffle tickets and gave away a copy of our book "What We See 2020" and four large, signed and matted prints, contributed by members: Brian Wilcox, Lazlo Gyorsok, Jeff Breitman, and Dawn Dingee.
After the Fair, Dawn e-mailed approximately 45 raffle participants, providing information on membership. We have already turned a few of those leads into new members and are hoping for a few more. All in all, it was time well spent!
Please join us in extending a big "thank you" to those members who participated by donating prints, bringing framed photos to display, helping to set up the exhibition booth, and representing the club at the tent during the day.



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Sharon Fair 2021 by Jeff Breitman #1
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Dawn Dingee #5
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Dawn Dingee #6
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #3
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #1
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Dawn Dingee #4
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Dawn Dingee #1
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #8
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #9
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Steven Goldberg #5
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Dawn Dingee #2
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #6
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #10
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Steven Goldberg #2
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Steven Goldberg #1
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Dawn Dingee #3
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Steven Goldberg #4
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Steven Goldberg #3
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #8
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #7
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #5
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #2
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Sharon Fair 2021 by Lazlo Gyorsok #4
 

Sharon Arts and Crafts Fair, August 7 , 2021



Getting tired of not traveling this year?


In mid-July my wife and I took a five day trip to Corning N.Y. It's a nice small town with a world renowned glass museum and a historic downtown. By looking into what else there was to see around there, we read about Watkins Glen State Park. According to the description, Watkins Glen is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the Glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. There is no wrong way to explore the Glen. The Gorge trail is about 1.5 miles long and winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of a cascade. The North Rim trail overlooks the Gorge and is about 1.1 miles long. Because the trails are wet and rocky, closed toe shoes are recommended. We were lucky enough to walk the Gorge trail after thunderstorms and saw many waterfalls gushing with water.



Yosemite by Dawn Dingee



If you ever get the chance to get out to California and have a few days…or even only a day, try to visit one of our grandest National Parks – Yosemite!


This national park was established in 1890 and it is a beauty. Located within the Sierra Nevada mountains; it is known for its ‘tunnel view’ which features the towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.



The park covers an area of 748,436 acres. It is also known for its vast array of hiking trails – for beginners, intermediate and super experienced. A particular 10-12 hour will take you to the top of Half Dome! The last section includes a set of hand rails that look to be quite challenging. I recently visited Yosemite with my sister but we only had one day; and not even a full day, to experience the park so we were only able to do a few small trails. One nice thing about this park is that you can experience A LOT without having to do long hikes…much can be seen from the road or with a very small walk of less than ½ mile or even a ¼ mile. Be sure to visit Glacier Point. When we went, there were a number of fires – not in the park itself – but to the north of the park. This made for a very smoky / hazy atmosphere so the pictures were not clear. And obviously we couldn’t see as far as one normally would, but it was still beautiful to see and I am glad I went.















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