2017 Nov. 8: Contests – Color and Monochrome Prints – Open

Our next Print competition will be Wednesday, 8 November 2017. 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 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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2017 Oct. 25: Digital Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of our October Digital Competitions – Above/Below.
Thanks to our Judge Roz Klefmann.
Thanks to Jackie Colestock for record keeping.

Novice Digital
1st Place – Julie Bennett – Riding Along
2nd Place – Cheryl Kerr – Sunset Sails
3rd Place – John Milleker – Rain Delay
4th Place – Bob Webber – 228 Tooth Picks
HM – Jeremy Smith – Under Double Arch
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Honor And Duty
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Six In Flight

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Chuck Gallegos – Urban Oasis
2nd Place – Cathy Hockel – Male Frigate in Flight
3rd Place – Robert Fawcett – Above Escalente
4th Place – Greg Hockel – Fire Escape
HM – Mike Thomas – Cancun Sea Turtle
HM – Richard Chomitz – Looking up at the Sistine Chapel
HM – Richard Chomitz – Sanibel Family
HM – Ron Peiffer – New Yorker Hotel Lobby Light

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2017 Nov. 12: Mark Your Calendars for a Gallery Show!!


Arundel Camera Club is one of the founding members of the new Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA).

MPA’s first photography contest has been completed, and over 70 images are going to be on display at the Columbia Art Center from November 9 through November 30.

An opening reception is taking place on Sunday, November 12 from 2-4pm. We hope you will be able to attend to view images from very talented photographers in Maryland.

Congratulations to the following member for their awards:
Fred Venecia – 1st Place – Other Category

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Published 2017 October “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2017 Oct. 25: Digital Contest – Above/Below

Our next Digital competition will be Wednesday, 25 October 2017. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Above/Below which we have defined as a photograph of something above you or below you either from a low angle or high angle respectively. This pretty much includes anything except eye level images.

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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2017 Oct. 11: Color and Monochrome Print Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of our October print competitions.
Thanks to our Judge Frank Formica.
Thanks to Jackie Colestock for record keeping.

Novice Color Prints
1st Place – Julie Bennett – “Hanging On”
2nd Place – Cheryl Kerr – “Fruit Fly”
3rd Place – Jackie Colestock – “Ruin”
4th Place – Cheryl Kerr – “Heart and Soul of Ovo”
HM – Jackie Colestock – “Hidden Gems”

Unlimited Color Prints
1st Place – Chuck Gallegos – “Down the Tube”
2nd Place – Brian Flynn – “Scallop Shucker”
3rd Place – Bob Webber – “Snoopy’s Nemesis”
4th Place – Ron Peiffer – “Osprey above”
HM – Ernie Swanson – “Fun”
HM – Cathy Hockel – “Wedding at Marain Lake”
HM – Ron Peiffer – “Flat Iron Portrait”

Novice Monochrome Prints
2nd Place – Jackie Colestock – “Meditation”
3rd Place – Louis Sapienza – “Leaf Veins”

Unlimited Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – “Bottom of the Rock”
2nd Place – Mike Thomas – “Stairs”
3rd Place – Mike Thomas – “Star Atop Granite Obelisk”
4th Place – John Milleker – “Clipse”
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – “Rebuild”
HM – Greg Hockel – “Speeding Tour Boat”
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – “No Head from this Angle”

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2017 Oct. 11: Contests – Color and Monochrome Prints – Above/Below

Our next Print competition will be Wednesday, 11 October 2017. We will have color prints and monochrome prints contests. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Above/Below as a photograph of something above you or below you either from a low angle or hi angle respectively. This pretty much includes anything except eye level images.

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 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 2017 September “Lens Line” Newsletter

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2017 Sep. 27: Digital Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of our first competitions of the year.
Thanks to our Judge Karen Dillon.
Thanks to Jackie Colestock for record keeping.

Novice Digital
1st Place – Michelle Barkdoll – “Ground Level”
2nd Place – John Milleker, Jr. – “Golden”
3rd Place – Christine Milleker – “Thistle And Friends”
4th Place – Ann Hickman “Hive”
HM – Jeremy Smith – “Sequoia Starburst”
HM – Peter O’Reilly – “Evading the Defense”
HM – Robert Fawcett – “High Tide at Blackwater”
HM – Ann Hickman – “Stained Light”

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Chuck Gallegos – “Brutal”
2nd Place – Steve Rosenbach – “Flare Release”
3rd Place – Fred Venecia – “Tara”
4th Place – Brian Flynn – “Drought”
HM – Cathy Hockel – “I Wonder…”
HM – Mike Thomas – “Daylilly”
HM – Steve Rosenbach – “Beach Comber”
HM – Fred Venecia – “Ashtynn”

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Doors Open Baltimore  ·  October 28—29, 2017.

Doors Open Baltimore is expanding to the full weekend! On October 28 – 29, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, in partnership with AIABaltimore, will present the fourth annual Doors Open Baltimore. Learn about Charm City’s fascinating history through its architecture and the people who design and preserve it.

Saturday, October 28th will be the open house day when over 50 buildings across Baltimore will open their doors for exploration. Most of the special events, such as walking tours, that require free registration will occur on Sunday, October 29.

Doors Open Baltimore is a self-guided event, and sites can be enjoyed by foot, bicycle, public transit, or car. Sites are organized into neighborhood clusters to minimize the amount of time you have to spend in transit. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of transit services such as the light rail, metro, Charm City Circulator, and the Baltimore Bike Share.

Source: Doors Open Baltimore  ·  October 28—29, 2017.

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