DVCC & N4C March Competition Results

Happy Spring! Congratulations to Betty Prange for moving up to Masters (last month) and Anita Rama for moving up to Intermediate!

DVCC March Competition

Thanks to Joe Hearst for judging the 79 images submitted (19 prints and 60 projected) at our March 26 competition meeting.

Congratulations to Irene Bergamini, Chris Nelson, and Betty Prange for receiving Best in Show awards.

Congratulations to Alan Moore’s creative print for being chosen as Editors Picture of the Month.

 

Ed Choice March DVCC

To view all the winning entries please visit our competition website.

If your images didn’t place in this month’s competition, you can always resubmit them.

Projected Images of the Night

Irene Bergamini, Journalism PI

March 2014 DVCC Journ PI BIS Int Irene Bergamini

 

Chris Nelson, Travel PI

March DVCC Travel PI Adv BIS Chris Nelson

 

Betty Prange, Pictorial PI

March 2014 DVCC Pict PI Masters Betty Prange BIS

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N4C March Competition Results

Four DVCC members placed in the N4C monthly competition with a total of six winning images. Congratulations to Anita Rama, Chris Nelson, Betty Prange, and Euclides Viegas.

 

Anita Rama, Color Prints, Basic

March 2014 N4C Color Print basic 1st Anita Rama

Anita Rama, Monochrome Prints, Basic

March N4C Mono Prints 2nd Anita Rama

 

Euclid Viegas, Monochrome PI, Masters

March 2014 N4C Mono PI Euclides Viegas

Anita Rama, Monochrome Prints, Basic

March N4C Mono Prints Basic 3rd

 

 

Betty Prange, Nature PI, Advanced

March N4C Nature PI Adv Betty Prange 5th

 

Chris Nelson, Color Prints, Advanced

March N4C Color Prints Adv Chris Nelson HM

To see a list of all the N4C March winners visit the N4C website.  The results on the DVCC STANDINGS page have been updated to reflect these latest N4C results.

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DVCC & N4C February Competition Results

DVCC February Competition

At our February 26 competition meeting, John Goyer provided great judging for the 97 images submitted (16 prints and 81 projected).

Congratulations to Betty Prange, Irena Miles, and Anita Rama for receiving Best in Show awards.

Congratulations to Bob McNutt for being chosen as Editors Picture of the Month.

2:14 DVCC Pict PI adv Bob McNutt 2nd Ed Choice

To view all the winning entries please visit our competition website.

If your images didn’t place in this month’s competition, you can always resubmit them.

Projected Images of the Night

Betty Prange, Creative PI

2:14 DVCC Creative PI Adv Betty Prange BIS

 

Irena Miles, Monochrome PI

2:14 DVCC Mono PI adv Irena Mies BIS

 

Betty Prange, Nature PI

2:14 DVCC Nature PI Adv Betty Prange BIS

 

Irena Miles, Pictorial PI

2:14 DVCC Pict PI adv Irena Miles BIS

 

Print of the Night

Anita Rama, Monochrome Prints

2:14 DVCC Mono Pts basic Anita Rama BIS

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N4C February Competition Results

Eight DVCC members placed in the N4C monthly competition with a total of nine winning images. Congratulations to Lance Guelfo, Betty Prange, Anita Rama, Rick Calhoun, Irena Miles, Euclides Viegas, Alan Moore, and Jim Ludwig for their winning images.

Lance Guelfo, Color Prints, Advanced

2:14 N4C Color Pts Adv Lance Guelfo 2nd

Betty Prange, Pictorial PI, Advanced

2:14 N4C Pict PI Adv Betty Prange 2nd

Anita Rama, Monochrome Prints, Basic

2:14 N4C Mono Pts basic Anita Rama 2nd

Rick Calhoun, Pictorial PI, Basic

2:14 N4C Pict PI basic Rick Calhoun 2nd

Irena Miles, Pictorial PI, Advanced

2:14 N4C Pict PI Adv Irena Miles 3rd

Euclid Viegas, Travel PI, Masters

2:14 N4C Travel PI Masters Euclides Viegas HM

Alan Moore, Monochrome Prints, Masters

2:14 N4C Mono Pts masters Alan Moore HM

Jim Ludwig, Color Prints, Masters

2:14 N4C Color Pts Masters Jim Ludwig HM

Betty Prange, Journalism PI, Advanced

2:14 N4C Journ PI Adv Betty Prange HM

To see a list of all the N4C February winners visit the N4C website.  The results on the DVCC STANDINGS page have been updated to reflect these latest N4C results.

N4C 2013 Annual Competition Results

A special newsletter to celebrate the N4C 2013 Annual Competition winners!

Six DVCC members placed in the N4C annual competition with a total of 12 winning images. Congratulations:

  • Irena Miles: Best in Show/First Place and Fourth Place, Travel
  • Betty Prange:  First Place, Monochrome; Honorable Mention, Nature; Honorable Mention, Journalism; Honorable Mention, Travel
  • Alan Moore: Honorable Mention, Nature; Honorable Mention, Creative
  • Irene Bergamini: Third Place, Journalism
  • Euclid Viegas: Honorable Mention, Journalism
  • Anne Kohutanycz: First Place, Nature; Fifth Place, Monochrome

Irena Miles, Travel PI

N4C AN13 Travel PI Int Irena Miles BIS 1st HTTravel Projected Images – Intermediate
Market day, My Son, Vietnam
Irena Miles
Diablo Valley Camera Club

Betty Prange, Monochrome PI

N4C AN13 Mono PI Adv Betty Prange 1st

Anne Kohutanycz, Nature Prints

N4C AN13 Nature Prints Adv Anne Kohutanyz 1st HTDamselfly (Zygotera) with its catch becomes the catch of a white crab spider (Thomisidea), an ambush predator.
Anne Kohutanycz
Diablo Valley Camera Club

Irene Bergamini, Journalism PI

N4C AN13 Journ PI Int Irene Bergamini 3rd

Irena Miles, Travel PI

N4C AN13 Travel PI Int Irena Miles 4th

Anne Kohutanycz, Monochrome PI

N4C AN13 Mono PI Int Anne Kohutanycz 5th HTCalm waters at a small pond off the Spray Trail, south of Canmore, Canada
Anne Kohutanycz
Diablo Valley Camera Club

Alan Moore, Nature PI

N4C AN13 Nature PI Adv Alan Moore HM

Betty Prange, Nature PI

N4C AN13 Nature PI Adv Betty Prange HM

Euclides Viegas, Journalism Prints

N$C AN13 Journ Adv Euclides Viegas HM HT‘Burning rubber’ at the winner’s circle to the delight of the fans at the Sonoma raceway after a win.
Euclides Viegas
Diablo Valley Camera Club

Betty Prange, Travel Prints

N4C AN13 Travel Prints Adv Betty Prange HM

Alan Moore, Creative Prints

N4C AN13 Creative Adv Alan Moore HM

Betty Prange, Journalism PI

N4C AN13 Journ PI Betty Prange HM

To see a list of all the N4C 2013 winners visit the N4C website.  The results on the DVCC STANDINGS page have been updated to reflect these latest N4C results.

DVCC & N4C January Competition Results

Upcoming Events

You received flyers and registration information on these exciting events by e-mail, but just a reminder (if you’ve lost the flyer, let me know):

  • Annual Awards luncheon: Feb. 9 – 11:30 am – Lafayette Park Hotel
  • DVCC Field Trip: Feb 16 – Photographing an Icon – Golden Gate Bridge & Marin – Chris Nelson, host
  • DVCC Field Trip: March 14-16 – Fort Ross – Chris Nelson and Betty Prange, hosts
  • N4C Spring Program: March 29 – 9:00 to 4:30 – Darrell Gulin, speaking – San Leandro

What Are Your Photo Plans for the New Year? Some thoughts so far…

Mark and Cathy Pemberton:We have big plans for 2014. We plan to visit Japan and Brazil and hopefully Yellowstone and maybe Bosque del Apache. We had pretty good success last year with our conservation themed blog “One World” and hope to expand our reach with it (http://pembertonphoto.wordpress.com). We use the blog to explore conservation issues as well as photographic subjects. We invite everyone in DVCC to check it out and follow us. We will also attempt to mount a private, conservation themed, gallery show of our work in 2014. And finally we plan to resume our work in portrait photography and develop our skills in people travel photography.

Now, we’d love to hear what the rest of you DVCC’ers are planning. Can we help each other? Send us an email with any questions or comments.

Kathryn Stelljes: My family is off to Kauai so I’ll be shooting rainforests and beaches. I’ll also be visiting colleges with my daughter so I hope to get some good architecture and people photos. I’ve started a coaching business for artists and scientists and when my website is complete (http://www.freshviewcoaching.com), I’ll be featuring photos and other art, especially of patterns…if you’ve got something you want to share, let me know!

Let Us Know your plans and activities…some of us know each other well, but many of us don’t!

General and Competition Meeting Schedules are updated on the website for 2014. Let me know if you see any errors or have additions/changes. Standings are also up-to-date.

DVCC January Competition

On January 22, we had 53 images and the judge was Wayne Miller, a Certified Professional Photographer. He expressed his belief that each photographer should help others grow and improve, and he gave lots of helpful comments on each image.

Congratulations to Jim Ludwig, Anita Rama, Lynn Oakleaf, and Euclides Viegas for receiving Best in Show awards.

Congratulations to Cathy Huffman for being chosen as Editors Picture of the Month.

NT Editor's Choice Jan Cathy Huffman 3rd Pict PI Int

To view all the winning entries please visit our competition website.

If your images didn’t place in this month’s competition, you can always resubmit them.

Projected Images of the Night

Anita Rama, Journalism

HT Jan DVCC BIS Journ basic Anita Rama

Balancing business on 2 wheels. There are more than 3 million motorbikes for 7.4 million people in Saigon. 
Anita Rama

Lynn Oakleaf, Pictorial

DVCC_Jan Pict PI Int BIS Lynn Oakleaf

Euclid Viegas, Travel

DVCC_Jan_Travel PI Mast BIS Euclides Viegas

Print of the Night

Jim Ludwig, Color Prints

DVCC_Jan_Color Prints Mast BIS Jim Ludwig

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N4C January Competition Results

Four DVCC members placed in the N4C monthly competition with a total of six winning images. Congratulations to Jim Ludwig, Euclides Viegas, Lynn Oakleaf, and Cathy Cooper for their winning images.

Jim Ludwig, Monochrome Prints

N4C_Jan_Mono Prints Mast 1st Jim Ludwig

Lynn Oakleaf, Pictorial Projected Images

N4C_Jan_Pict PI Int  2nd Lynn Oakleaf

Euclid Viegas, Monochrome Prints

Mono Prints Mast 3rd Euclides Viegas

Cathy Cooper, Color Prints

N4C_Jan_Color Prints Mast 4th Cathy Cooper

Lynn Oakleaf, Creative Projected Images

N4C_Jan_Creative PI Int 4th Lynn Oakleaf

Cathy Cooper, Nature Prints 

HT N4C_Jan Nature Prints Masters HM Cathy Cooper

Common Green Darner Dragon Fly (Anax junius) in flight at Huntington Central Park, CA 
Cathy Cooper

To see a list of all the N4C November winners visit the N4C website.  The results on the DVCC STANDINGS page have been updated to reflect these latest N4C results.

DVCC & N4C November Competition Results

It’s Party Time!

  • When: December 11, 7:00 pm
  • Where: First Congregational Church (normal meeting room)
  • What to Bring: Something Yummy to share; Gift to steal/exchange (up to $20 value); Significant Other if you’d like

See you there!

2014 Fun

Join DVCCers at upcoming field trips for great photo opportunities and socializing! So far the plans include shoots of an historic Chinese town, the Golden Gate Bridge/Ft. Point/Marin Headlands, Ft. Ross, wildflowers/macro, and Yosemite Valley. See details on the Field Trips page of the website.

Have an idea for a great field trip and/or willing to host?  Contact Chris Nelson (cnelson@DNG-Group.com), or Betty Prange (greatbeeper@yahoo.com).

General and Competition Meeting Schedules are updated on the webpage for 2014.

Be sure to let me know of any updates (or mistakes) on the schedules so I can keep them current.

DVCC November Competition

On November 13, we had 73 images and the judge was Randy Hake.

Congratulations to Alan Moore, Betty Prange, and Euclides Viegas for receiving best in show awards.

Congratulations to Chris Nelson’s Pagoda 3 for being chosen as Editors Picture of the Month.

DVCC Nov Ed Choice  NT

To view all the winning entries please visit our competition website.

Keep in mind that our judges comments are their own personal opinion and if your images don’t place in this month’s competition, you can always resubmit it.

Projected Images of the Night

DVCC Nov BIS Proj Creative Masters Viegas

DVCC Nov BIS Proj Nature Adv Prange

DVCC Nov BIS Proj Pict Masters Moore

Print of the Night

DVCC Nov BIS Prints Mono Masters Viegas

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N4C November Competition Results

Three DVCC members placed in the N4C monthly competition with a total of five winning images. Congratulations to Cathy Cooper, Lance Guelfo, and Euclides Viegas for their winning images.

N4C Nov Color Prints Cooper Masters 3rd
N4C Nov Color Prints Guelfo Adv 5th

N4C Nov Color Prints Cooper Masters 5th

N4C Nov Journ Prints Adv Viegas HM halt title

‘Burning rubber’ at the winner’s circle to the delight of the fans at the Sonoma raceway after a win.  
Euclides Viegas

N4C Nov Travel Proj Viegas Masters  HM Half titleNarrow streets dotted with cars are typical of the sights seen in the UNESCO heritage city of Valetta the capital of Malta 
Euclides Viegas

To see a list of all the N4C November winners visit the N4C website.  The results on the DVCC STANDINGS page have been updated to reflect these latest N4C results.

DVCC & N4C October Competition Results

DVCC October Competition

Just a short newsletter this time to catch up on competition results. On October 23, we had 53 images including 15 prints and 38 projected. The judge was Terry Toomey.

Congratulations to Euclides Viegas, Irena Miles, Bob McNutt, and Lance Guelfo for receiving best in show awards.

Congratulations to John Anunti’s A Dog’s Best Friend for being chosen as Editors Picture of the Month.

KSedch_dogsNT

To view all the winning entries please visit our competition website.

Keep in mind that our judges comments are their own personal opinion and if your images don’t place in this month’s competition, you can always resubmit it into another months competition with a different judge.

Projected Images of the Night

KSDVCCViegasTravelNT

Best in Show
First Place

Travel Projected Images – Masters
Narrow streets dotted with cars are typical of the sights seen in the UNESCO heritage city of Valetta the capital of Malta.  
Euclides Viegas

KSDVCCMilesJourn

KSDVCCMcNuttPict

Print of the Night

KSDVCCGuelfoMonoP

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N4C October Competition Results

Five DVCC members placed in the N4C monthly competition with a total of five winning images. Congratulations to Anne Kohutanycz, Betty Prange, Grant Kreinberg, Irene Bergamini, and Irena Miles for their winning images.

KSN4Cdamselhalftitle
Damselfly (Zygotera) with its catch becomes the catch of a white crab spider (Thomisidea), an ambush predator. 
Anne Kohutanycz

KSN4CPrange4th

KSN4CKreinberg4th

KSNC4Bergamini5th

KSN4CMiles5th

To see a list of all the N4C September winners visit the N4C website.  The results on the DVCC STANDINGS page have been updated to reflect these latest N4C results.

DVCC & N4C September Competition Results (revised)

DVCC September Outing: Mission Accomplished

Joe and Mary Crosby, Mike and Laurie Espinoza, Bob and Cathy McNutt along with Chris Nelson met at Mission San Juan Bautista for our September outing. The day was lovely with spotted clouds. After exploring the mission and surrounding museums we met for a nice lunch in the outdoor seating at Jardens De San Juan restaurant. We elected to forgo the Soledad mission and concentrated the rest of the afternoon on the Carmel mission. We explored the mission and museums and watched three different weddings, with three different photographers during the afternoon. All in all an interesting day rich with photographic opportunities.

The biggest challenge for photography was shooting in relatively dark chapels while remaining discrete and respectful.  Using tripods in the chapels or museums was inconvenient or not an option so ISO had to be pushed up to achieve usable results,  the aperture had to be opened way up, or one had to hold very still when shooting or brace one’s self on something when shooting at slow shutter speeds–or all of the above.

–Chris Nelson

Here are a couple shots to give you the flavor of the day.

Mission Inside     

Chapel at San Juan Baptista (f3.5 at 1/40s, ISO 800, -1.0 exposure compensation, 70mm using a 70-200VR lens on a Nikon D7000)     

    

Mission Door

Door detail, Carmel Mission (f11 at 1/10s, ISO 1600, -1.0 exposure compensation, 80mm using a 70-200VR lens on a Nikon D7000)

More DVCC mission photos are at our members website under My Account/Galleries.

DVCC September Competition

We had 86 images submitted into competition last month. Judge Joe Hearst told us his philosophy: for beginners he looks at technique but for more advanced photographers, he wants to see something new and unusual. Then he gave detailed, helpful feedback on each image.

Congratulations to Rick Calhoun,  Anne Kohutanycz, Irena Miles, Betty Prange, and Euclides Viegas for receiving best in show awards.

Congratulations to Sara Calhoun’s The Greek Orthodox Church image for being chosen as Editors Picture of the Month.

Sept Ed Choice Pictorial basic  Calhoun

To view all the winning entries please visit our competition website.

Keep in mind that our judges comments are their own personal opinion and if your images don’t place in this month’s competition, you can always resubmit it into another months competition with a different judge.

Projected Images of the Night

Best in Show Nature basic R.Calhoun

Best in Show
First Place

Nature Projected Images – Basic
Ladybug Metamorphosis Hatched from eggs the Larvae looks like small alligators, when the larva hangs upside down it turns intoPupae which quickly turns translucent orange with black spots.

Rick Calhoun

Sept Best in Show Travel adv Prange

Sept Best in Show Pictorial I.Miles

Sept Best in Show Journalism Calhoun

Sept Best in Show Creative Viegas

Print of the Night

Sept Best in Show Nature Prints adv Anne Kohutanycz


Best in Show
First Place

Nature Prints – Advanced
Damselfly (Zygotera) with its catch becomes the catch of a white crab spider (Thomisidea), an ambush predator. 
Anne Kohutanycz

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N4C September Competition Results

Ten DVCC members placed in the N4C monthly competition with a total of 16 winning images. Congratulations also to Irene Bergamini, Roberta Brooks, Gary LaMusga, Anne Kohutanycz,  Jerome Larson,  Hugh Miles, Irena Miles, Alan Moore,  Lynn Oakleaf, and Betty Prange for their winning images.  And congrats to Roberta Brooks and Gary LaMusga for advancing to the Intermediate level.

Sept1 N4C Mono Prints1st basic Brooks

Sept2 N4C Mono 2nd adv Betty Prange

Sept3 N4C Travel 2nd intermed Bergamini Sept4 N4C Pictorial 3rd masters Moore Sept5 N4C Travel 3rd basic  H Miles

Sept6 N4C Journ 4th masters Larson

Sept7 N4C Jour 4th basic Gary LaMusga Sept8 N4C Color Prints 4th basic Brooks Sept9 N4C Journ 5th masters Larson Sept10 N4C Travel 5th Adv I Miles

MonoPI5th Larson

Fifth Place
Monochrome Projected Images – Intermediate
Porch chairs await guests early in the morning at the 100 year old Glacier Lodge in Glacier National Park, Montana
Lynn Oakleaf
Diablo Valley Camera Club

Sept12 N4C Journ 5th intermed Bergamini Sept13 N4C Travel 5th basic H Miles Sept14 N4C Mono Prints HM masters Larson Sept15 N4C color prints HM masters Larson Sept16 N4C Mono HM inter Anne Kohutanycz

To see a list of all the N4C September winners visit the N4C website.  The results on the DVCC STANDINGS page have been updated to reflect these latest N4C results.

DVCC & N4C August Competition Results

Before we get to the results, let’s catch up on some news. First, I’m largely taking over the newsletter editor functions from Cathy Cooper though she’ll still contribute articles and answer my multitude of questions as I get used to WordPress. If you have any questions, catch any mistakes, or have an idea for an article, let me know at dvccnewsletter@gmail.com or at a meeting. I look forward to working with all of you!

Meet Our New Board!

Here’s this year’s group of volunteers to keep the club running smoothy. Thanks to all!
President – John Anunti
Vice Pres/N4C Rep – Lynn Oakleaf
Treasurer – Joe Crosby
Secretary/Web Master – Amory Donaldson
Newsletter Editor – Kathryn Stelljes
Projected Images Chair – Rick Calhoun
Print Chair – Lance Guelfo
Print Co-Chair – Irena Miles
Field Trip Chair – Chris Nelson
Judges – Sara Calhoun
Panoramic Images
Alan Moore gave a wonderful presentation at our 9/11 meeting, showing us the ins-and-outs of creating beautiful panoramas. Especially helpful were the list of equipment and the Photoshop instructions that simplified a complicated process.  His powerpoint presentation and list of steps to produce a panorama in Photoshop are on the DVCC RESOURCES page.
Here’s the raw panorama after all the separate images were merged:
raw panorama
And here’s the final image after Alan applied the “content aware” fill function of Photoshop:

finished panorama-correct any defects

DVCC August Competition

We had 79 images submitted into competition last month. Wayne Miller was our judge for the evening.

Congratulations goes out to Lance Guelfo and Irena Miles for receiving best in show awards.

Congratulations to Hugh Miles’s Beautiful Yacht, Unfortunate Opponent for being chosen as Editors Picture of the Month. Thanks for the timely combination of San Francisco yacht racing and bridges!

EP.Miles H2

To view all the winning entries please visit our competition website.

Keep in mind that our judges comments are their own personal opinion and if your images don’t place in this month’s competition, you can always resubmit it into another months competition with a different judge.

Best in Show

Congratulations goes out to Irena Miles for her projected image titled Barrio door, Tucson, Arizona

ABS.TPI_Miles I

and Lance Guelfo for his color print titled The top of the balloon.

ABS.CP_Guelfo

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N4C August Competition Results

Three of our DVCC members placed in the N4C monthly competition with a total of five winning images. Congratulations to Cathy Cooper for her 1st place Creative image.  Also to Lance Guelfo and Euclides Viegas for winning two awards each with their great images.

cathy test

AFr.CP_Guelfo

AFr.JP_Viegas

AFr.MP_Guelfo

MHm_PPI_Viegaas

To see a list of all the N4C winners visit the N4C website.  The results on the DVCC STANDINGS page have been updated to reflect these latest N4C results.