2018 Feb. 7: Anne Arundel County Public Library Letter of Appreciation

In appreciation for our annual club exhibit at the Glen Burnie Regional Library, we received a very nice letter of appreciation.

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2018 Feb. 17: Field Trip – Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

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On Saturday February 17, club members will go to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America.

Located in Washington, DC, the historic Monastery is the U.S. home of the Holy Land Friars who, for 800 years, have cared for the sacred shrines and the Christians in the Holy Land. Visit the monastery to explore the full-size replicas of Holy Land shrines, beautiful church and contemplative gardens.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the main church and gardens on their own, but you can also go on a guided tour, which includes an introductory video, “behind the scenes” information and access to places not visible without a guide including the catacombs.

Reservations are not required for groups of 6 or less. You may take photos for personal use in church. You may take photos during the tours, but without tripods. (Tripods require advance permission.) When taking photos during tours, you may not disturb the tour guide or other visitors, or you will be asked to stop taking photos.

Plan to arrive about 10 AM get a the lay of the land and aim for the 11 AM tour. Click here for directions.

There are other tours as follows:
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

At all times, regardless of where you are in the Monastery, be respectful of others who might be praying and/or in confession. Eating and drinking are not allowed in church. Cell phones must be silenced, put on vibrate or turned off. Photography for personal use is allowed. Commercial photography, video recording and/or tape recording must request special permission. Personal belongings must remain with visitors at all times. No items may be left in the lobby, such as umbrellas, lunch bags, backpacks, strollers, etc. The Monastery is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings. There are no eating facilities on the premises. There are, however, several restaurants and an organic market located nearby on 12th St., N.E.

 

Russ has give us a selection of local eating places near the Franciscan Monastery

  • Monroe St between Michigan & 7th are a couple of fast food places:  Potbelly Sandwiches, &Pizza and Chipotle
  • Monroe St between 7th and 8th: Brookland Pint (great pub food)
  • 12th between Monroe & Newton: Wings to Go, Subway and Brookland Grill (there’s also a couple other places but I’ve never been to any of them)
  • 12th between Randolph & N Quincy: San Antonio Bar & Grill (great TexMex)

If you are attending or have any questions, please send an email to Bob and Susan Webber our field trip chairman at fieldtrips@arundelcameraclub.org.

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2018 Feb. 14: February Print Contests Results – Reflections

Thanks to Zoltan Levay for judging.
Thanks to Michelle Barkdoll for record keeping.

Novice Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Ed Niehenke – Crystal Cathedral Reflection
2nd Place – Julie Bennett – Tire Conversion
3rd Place – Cathaleen Ley – Tree Reflected in Office Building in Lahaina, Maui
4th Place – Laura Lindsay – Kailua Times Three
HM – Ann Heckman – Balance

Unlimited Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Chuck Gallegos – Lilly White
2nd Place – Mike Thomas – Pocket Watch
3rd Place – Greg Hockel – El Loco
4th Place – Christine Milleker – Glassy Pondering
HM – Mike Thomas – Puddle
HM – Mike Thomas – Mill
HM – John Milleker Jr – I Spot You

Novice Color Prints
1st Place – Julie Bennett – Fox Hunt
2nd Place – Laura Lindsay – Bathing Beauty
3rd Place – Fred Venecia- Annapolis Waterfront
4th Place – Ann Heckman – City Watch
HM – Julie Bennett – Mom and Me

Unlimited Color Prints
1st Place – Cathy Hockel – Ibis
2nd Place – Mike Thomas – Super Ego and The ID
3rd Place – Chuck Gallegos – November
4th Place – Greg Hockel – Special Delivery
HM – Ron Peiffer – Summer Afternoon
HM – Mike Thomas – Sarah

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2018 Feb. 14: Contests – Color and Monochrome Prints – Reflections

Our next Print competition will be Wednesday, 14 February 2018. We will have color prints and monochrome prints contests. You may enter three in each. The theme this month is Reflections, You got it. Reflections in water, mirrors, in windows, on buildings, etc.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your print entries are posted on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

Monochrome and Color Prints– Prints must be matted. The print and mat assembly may not exceed 20” size on the longest edge. The photographer’s name, print title, category, class, and contest date (month/year) must appear on the back of each print.  PLEASE include an arrow on the back of the image to reflect orientation. For example

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Published 2018 January “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2018 Jan. 24: January Digital Contests Results – Open

Novice Digital
1st Place – Jeremy Smith – Egg Hill Church
2nd Place – Zoe Zmith – Utopia
3rd Place – Jeremy Smith – A Walk in the Woods
4th Place – Cheryl Kerr – Streetside Carols
HM – Christine Milleker – Through The Glass
HM – Elaine Hambley – Early Morning Fruits
HM – Julie Bennett – Crusin

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Greg Hockel – Himalyan Rooftops
2nd Place – Mike Thomas – F Market Ferries
3rd Place – Louis Sapianza – Leaf Abstract
4th Place – Chuck Gallegos – Looking Up
HM – Fred Venecia -Violesia
HM – Greg Hockel – Smile
HM – Mike Thomas – Chesapeake Runner
HM – Mike Thomas – Crabs

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2018 Jan. 24: Digital Contest – Open

Our next Digital competition will be Wednesday, 24 January 2018. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Open so anything goes.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your digital entries are posted on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

  • Digital –
    • Email your digital entries in by Tuesday, at noon. Remember that the email address to send your digital entries to is contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • Send your images as email attachments. Mac users need to put their images in a zip file and attach the zip file to the email.
    • Resize your images to 1024 pixels on the long side (1024 x ??? or ??? x 1024).
    • Files should be named according to the following convention:
      • A class identifier, ‘n’ for novice or ‘u’ for unlimited, should prepend the file name and be followed by an underscore.
      • The image name should appear next. For multi-word titles, it is helpful to either capitalize the first letter of each word or separate each word with an underscore. Although most mechanisms of uploading/transferring/emailing files handle spaces in titles, this is not universal. If you have problems sending files with space-separated titles, try the methods mentioned above instead.
      • An underscore and the owner’s first and last initials should follow the title.
      • Finally, make sure the file extension (.jpg) exists.
      • Examples: Here are file name samples using the above convention:
        • u_BridgeOnTheRiverKwai_cb.jpg
        • u_bridge_on_the_river_kwai_cb.jpg
        • n_thistitleisveryhardtoread_cb.jpg
        • n_some have trouble with this_cb.jpg
    • We will send you an email to confirm we have received your images and that they are named and sized appropriately. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the contest chairman at contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive, but we may not be able to put them into the contest.
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“Odyssey of Light”

 Maryland Photography Alliance

Presents

“Odyssey of Light”

Seminar Series
Saturday, March 24, 2018
9:00am – 4:30pm

Join a National Geographic Legend and a Nikon® USA Ambassador
for a refreshing, fast-paced, information-packed ONE-DAY seminar

BRUCE DALE – A National Geographic staff photographer for 30 years. Twice named National Geographic “Magazine Photographer of the Year” and named “White House Photographer of the Year” in 1989. Over 2,000 of his images have appeared in Nat Geo’s publications. Bruce’s assignments ranged from undersea to aerial and from people to complex science subjects while working in over 75 countries. Bruce will discuss his years at National Geographic, where ideas come from, the stories behind the stories, and the techniques he used to capture the images.

TAMARA LACKEY – A Nikon USA Ambassador, Profoto Legend of Light, and ON1 Guru, Tamara is a renowned photographer, speaker, author, show host and humanitarian award winner. Tamara has taught multiple Creative Live courses, has presented on the Google Stage, and is the co-founder of Beautiful Together, a non-profit working to improve the lives of children waiting for families through photography and social outreach. Tamara knows how to photograph people, and she will share her expertise shooting different types of portraits with different types of subjects, as well as covering, lighting, posing, and post-processing techniques. She will also conduct a live shoot on stage, as well!

“REGISTER TODAY” for this remarkable LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

$79

Special Alliance Member Price
Limited Seating

Includes
$50 Nations Photo Lab Gift Card
– Free Lunch
– Free Parking

Seminar Location:
Notre Dame of Maryland University – Knott Auditorium – 4701 N. Charles St – Baltimore, MD 21210

Sponsored by
www.OdysseyOfLight.org/mpa

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2018 Jan. 10: January Print Contests Results – Open

Novice Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Cathaleen Ley “Osprey on the Move”
2nd Place – Cathaleen Ley “Moody Blue Tree”
3rd Place – Laura Lindsay “Wet Willie”
4th Place – Paul Ekstrom “Elakala Falls”
HM – Fred Venecia “Francis Street”
HM – Cathaleen Ley “Beer Vats”

Unlimited Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Mike Thomas “Top Hat”
2nd Place – Donna Flynn “Havana”
3rd Place – Cathy Hockel “Juvinile Bald Eagle”
4th Place – Mike Thomas “Stormy Skiess”
HM – Dawn Grannas “Electric Leaves”
HM – Ron Peiffer “Off the Highline”
HM – John Milleker “Do a Flip”

Novice ColorPrints
1st Place – Louis Sapienza “Orange Leaf Abstract”
2nd Place – Cathaleen Ley “Paradise”
3rd Place – Fred Venecia “Blue Jay”
4th Place – Paul Ekstrom “Great Falls Virginia”
HM – Fred Venecia “Audrey”
HM – Laura Lindsay “Taste of Summer”

Unlimited Color Prints
1st Place – John Milleker “Speed Bump”
2nd Place – Chuck Gallegos “True Grit”
3rd Place – Mike Thomas “Balloon Flower”
4th Place – Brian Flynn “Dawn’s First Light”
HM – Greg Hockel “Blast off to Sunrise”
HM – Bob Webber “Sorta Spider Web”
HM – Greg Hockel “Chic Hotel”

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2018 Jan. 10: Contests – Color and Monochrome Prints – Open

Our next Print competition will be Wednesday, 10 January 2018. We will have color prints and monochrome prints contests. You may enter three in each. The theme this month is Open, so anything goes.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your print entries are posted on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

Monochrome and Color Prints– Prints must be matted. The print and mat assembly may not exceed 20” size on the longest edge. The photographer’s name, print title, category, class, and contest date (month/year) must appear on the back of each print.  PLEASE include an arrow on the back of the image to reflect orientation. For example

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