At our regular club meeting on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7 PM at the Banana Factory, we will allow members to present their “5 Minutes of Fame”.
Everybody in this club has something to share. I’m sure of it. It could be
a favorite photograph, a technique you’ve been working on, a piece of
gear you just love, a favorite photographic destination, or … whatever!
This is your chance to share your passion with the rest of Lehigh Valley
Photography Club in a very casual, relaxed atmosphere. And who
knows, it may lead to you wanting to do a longer presentation in the
future… or not. But that’s okay.
At the March 20, 2014 meeting we are giving every member who wants
it, their five minutes of fame. You will be given five minutes, no longer,
to talk about your topic of choice. There is no restriction other than to
keep it clean and keep it photography-related.
There is no need to notify us in advance. Just show up, bring
your “show-and-tell” and be ready to take the floor. We’ll draw numbers
from a hat for presentation order and each person will be given a
maximum of five minutes to present. There will be an opportunity for
questions from the audience as well.
Just to provide an example or two of previous topics presented, Ed Vatza took five minutes to talk about and show some of his favorite papers for inkjet printing. Buddy Eleazer took five minutes to talk about translating a “busy” zebra photograph to a simplified work of art using a mix of Topaz and Fractalius.
THE RESULTS ARE IN! We Placed 33rd out of 85 positions! That’s up from 53rd out of 91 last year. This is a substantial improvement.
In addition to these fabulous team rankings, we had 4 images achieve acceptance merit status. “Acceptance” means that though the image was not an award winner it was one of the top 1/3 of scoring images and will be included in the slideshow. This year’s competition included 833 images from 85 clubs with 612 different photographers from 22 of the United States and 7 foreign countries.
The four entries achieving acceptance honors are:
- “Fox Kits Playing” by Diane Richter
- “Having Fun in the Water” by Mike Montalvo
- “Watch Your Step” by Buddy Eleazer
- “We Need Each Other” by Chris Hornaman
You can read more on the results at http://www.mvcameraclub.org/Glennie/glennie-2014-results.htm
Thanks to everyone for your submissions. Our selection committee had a really tough time selecting the 10 for the club to enter. Based on Glennie criteria, the our selection committee placed special emphasis on ‘Story Telling’ with the image. Below are our entries:
Yoga Lion by Stephanie Brooks
We need each other by Chris Hornaman
Watch your step by Buddy Eleazer
Turf battle by Chris Hornaman
Peering into the depths by Buddy Eleazer
Mommy and Me by Lee Levin Friend
Infestation by Rhonda Pagano
Here’s Lookin At You Kid, by Lee Levin Friend
Having fun in the water by Mike Montalvo
Fox Kits Playing by Diane Richter
TENTATIVELY POSTPONED TO MARCH 15 DUE TO LOW BIRD COUNT.
March Photo Shoot –Middlecreek Snow Geese on Saturday, March 1, 2014
Middle Creek Wildlife Area
100 Museum Rd,
Stevens, PA 17578
We will meet at the Visitor’s Center at 1:00 p.m.
The snow geese invasion at Middle Creek is somewhat weather dependent, but most years, late February through early March offers the peak of the activity. The Game Commission provides a wealth of information on their website (pgc.pa.state.us), including regular reports of the numbers of geese and swans present at Middle Creek.
The afternoon is better for viewing as the geese have returned to the sanctuary for the evening. They can repeatedly flush through the sky in the afternoon. The visitor center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. A good pair of binoculars is a must, as well as a bird field guide if you are not familiar with most species of ducks and waterfowl. Middle Creek boasts a number of walking trails as well a scenic drive.