Published 2018 October “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2018 Oct. 31: Table Top Night

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Tabletop Night: On October 31st, we will have a tabletop night. Club members will bring their cameras and stuff to photograph. Flowers and food are always popular. If you have strobes/lights bring them. Also backdrops and tablecloths can be useful. Unlimited members will work with novice members to share tips and tricks to improve their still life and macro photography.

 

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October Digital Contest Results

Novice Digital
1st Place – Julie Bennett – Reaching Upward
2nd Place – Ed Niehenke – Fields of Flowers
3rd Place – Bob Webber – Five Pink
4th Place – Rich Stolarski – Bee on Dahlia
HM – Delaney Peiffer – Yellow Mum
HM – Cheryl Kerr – Lotus Bouquet
HM – Bob Webber – Purple 2

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Louis Sapienza – Red and Yellow
2nd Place – Jeremy Smith – Indian Paintbrush
3rd Place – Dick Chomitz – Water Lily
4th Place – Fred Venecia – Orange Lily
HM – Brian Flynn – Lupine Field
HM – Chuck Gallegos – Petals
HM – Dawn Grannas – Flower Ring
HM – Greg Hockel – Back Lit Petunia

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2018 Oct. 24: Contests – Digital – Flowers

Our next competition will be Wednesday, 24 October 2018. We will have our digital contests. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Flowers. Photographs of flower buds, blooms, or fields of flowers; including single flowers, bunches of flowers, macros of flowers, arrangements or bouquets of flowers; found in the wild, in nurseries, gardens, in your house. Judges are inundated with flower photographs. The trick is to get a uniquely composed image that stands out from all of the other flower images. Click here for examples of Flower Photography. Click here for a Spark Page on Flower photography.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your 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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October Print Competition Results

Novice Color
1st Place – Fred Venecia – Reflections
2nd Place – Fred Venecia – Hard at Work
3rd Place – Ed Niehenke – Flower Trio
4th Place – Marilou Burleson – Graceful Calla Lily
HM – Rich Stolarski – Flowers in the Forest
HM – Cheryl Kerr – Indian Paintbrush

Unlimited Color
1st Place – Bob Webber – Roadrunner Orchid
2nd Place – Ron Peiffer – Soul Within
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – Looking for Morning
4th Place – Bob Webber – Three Lilies in Color
HM – Ron Peiffer – Last Drop of Nectar
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Bud in Bloom

Novice Mono
1st Place – Marilou Burleson – Calla Lilys in Vase
2nd Place – Marilou Burleson – White Flower on Black
3rd Place – Jackie Colestock – Pitcher Plan
4th Place – Louis Sapienza – Stamin Study
HM – Louis Sapienza – Daisy Out of the Dark
HM – Elaine Hambly – Melting Rose

Unlimited Mono
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – Mascot of Slytherin
2nd Place – Ron Peiffer – Faded Beauty
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – Uparistha Konasana
4th Place – Mike Thomas – Kitchen Daisies
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Just a Dream
HM – Mike Thomas – Garden Daihla

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2018 Oct. 17: Denise Silva – Street Photography

Join us on 17 October for a program by Denise Silva on Street Photography. Out contest theme in December will be Street Photography.

Denise was the featured photographer in the Photoshop User Magazine Who’s Who in the KelbyOne Community Article. Additionally, Denise was recognized as one of the Top 200 Women Photographers Who Inspire by Nature Photo Guides and has had multiple articles published in Extraordinary Vision (EV) Magazine, and is a featured artist in Breakthrough Photography’s Guide to Night Sky Photography.

Denise finds every aspect of photography rewarding. From in-camera composition to post-processing, photography is meditative, creative, and challenging. Her passion is to capture images, from landscapes to urban decay and to share her experiences and knowledge with fellow photographers.

To this end, she and Don Rosenberger started Road Runner Photography Tours.

Denise looks forward to sharing her passion for photography with you and know that RRPT tours will not only take you to great places, but also give you an opportunity to build your network of photography friends while enhancing your photography skills through experience and knowledge sharing in a supportive environment. There is no better place to learn and develop your skills than in the field!

If you are passionate about photography, enjoy travel, and prefer learning new techniques in the field and not in the classroom…. then we have the photo tours for you!

www.roadrunnerphotographytours.com

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2018 Oct. 8: Field Trip: Library of Congress

Mike Thomas Photos: Architecture & Buildings &emdash; 2015 All Rights Reserved

Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The Main Reading Room will be open to the public on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

Reference librarians will be on hand to demonstrate services, offer instruction on obtaining a reader-registration card and answer questions. They will be available to demonstrate the Library’s online resources and discuss access to the Library’s vast on-site collections and electronic resources, including services and collections for use in family history research. No other reference services will be available, and all other Library of Congress reading rooms and buildings will be closed. Photography is allowed; however, visitors may not use selfie sticks, mono-, bi- or tripods.

The Library’s Young Readers Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with activity stations and programming for visitors. Young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Exhibition tours will be available to visitors on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building.

Send email to Michelle to let her know if you are going on this field trip.

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2018 Oct. 10: Contests – Color & Monochrome Prints – Flowers

Our next competition will be Wednesday, 26 September 2018. We will have color prints and monochrome prints. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Flowers. Photographs of flower buds, blooms, or fields of flowers; including single flowers, bunches of flowers, macros of flowers, arrangements or bouquets of flowers; found in the wild, in nurseries, gardens, in your house. Judges are inundated with flower photographs. The trick is to get a uniquely composed image that stands out from all of the other flower images. Click here for examples of Flower Photography. Click here for a Spark Page on Flower photography.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your 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 contestant’s name, picture 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 September “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2018 Nov. 3-4: Overnight Field Trip – Penn’s Cave, Naturem Farm and Wildlife Tour


This photo of Penn’s Cave is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Saturday will consist of Penn’s Cave, Nature, Farm and Wildlife Tour – https://pennscave.com/ – You can choose which one or two or all of the adventures that they offer – prices listed on website.

Saturday evening = Bowling at Bellfonte Lanes (as long as they are not pre-booked for a party- will know closer to time) This is an older bowling alley.

Sunday will consist of Hershey Gardens Butterfly Atrium and Bug Zone. https://www.hersheygardens.org/

Please RSVP here to this email so that I may book for reservations.

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