"Butterfly"; Bob Kowalczyk
The first digital competition of the new WCCC calendar year was held on October 6, and attracted a record number of entries from members. The open themed competition was judged by Andy Howard; winning images are displayed in the Home Page gallery, with full results shown below:
1st: Sarah Pinheiro - "Tulips in the Garden"
2nd: Diane Camacho - "Sequoia"
3rd: Joanne Lachance - "Reflections of Autumn"
HM: Jeff Shea - "Blue Jay in Fall"
HM: Kevin Flynn - "Sagamore Sunset"
1st: Janine Simmons - "Hungry Pelicans"
2nd: Scott Henderson - "Falling Water"
3rd: Janine Simmons - "Morning Walk"
HM: Brian Santerre - "Butterfly"
HM: Amanda Leeland - "Full Moon Sunset"
HM: Elizabeth Antonell - "The Racing Buddies"
HM: Scott Henderson - "Heaven and Earth"
1st: Bob Kowalczyk - "Butterfly"
2nd: Rich Castenson - "Blue City"
3rd: Chris Rosperich - "Fox"
HM: James Mahaney - "First Mate"
HM: Rich Castenson - "Ripples"
HM: Margie Joseph - "Playing Around"
"Duxbury" - Paula Xavier
Our May 19 competition was based on Astro & Night Photography, and was judged by Hazel Meredith. Winning images are displayed on the Homepage, with full results shown below:
1st Kerri Deptula- "MacMillian Wharf"
2nd Judy Buckley- "Mayflower II"
3rd Deb DeWolf- "Trotting Horse Across the Full Pink Super Moon"
HM Amanda Leeland- "West Island Milky Way"
HM Donna Bertholette- "P-town"
HM Amanda Leeland- "Downtown New Bedford Highway"
HM Donna Berthelette- "Bridges"
1st Paula Xavier- "Duxbury"
2nd Bob Kowalczyk- "Times Square"
3rd Jim Mahaney- "Beach Path Night Sky"
HM Margie Joseph- "Busy Harbor"
HM Suzanne MacDonald- "Downtown at Night"
"Giving Thanks to Our Heros" - Roderick Murray
The competition was stiff when Peter Perreira joined the WCCC meeting on April 7 to judge the 50 images submitted by members for the 5th Annual Photojournalism event. As always, Peter offered a wealth of ideas and suggestions in critiquing the submitted images. A gallery of the winning images is displayed on the Home Page.
Congratulations to all of the winners, listed below, for the excellent work:
1st: "Giving Thanks to Our Heros" - Roderick Murray
2nd: "The Big Haul" - Roderick Murray
3rd: "Chinatown"- Nina Mach
HM: "Tree Climber"- Dianne Camacho
1st: "Playing Outside"- Janine Simmons
2nd: "Mt. Washington"- Jeff Jenkins
3rd: "Say Their Names"- Amanda Leeland
HM: "Street Rally"- Janine Simmons
HM: "Palm Pruning"-Norm Buck
HM: "Mayflower Support"- Carole Mahaney
1st: "Keeping Company"- Rich Castenson
2nd: "Watch Your Step"- Rich Castenson
3rd: "A Large House"- Jim Mahaney
HM: "Walking My Cart"- Jim Mahaney
HM: "Moving Day"- Margie Joseph
HM: "A Cultural Celebration"- Paula Xavier
"Reflections"; Robert Kowalczyk
The club's Feb. 17 digital competition was open-themed, and was judged by Lisa Cuchara. Winning images are displayed on the Home page, and are listed below.
1st: Russell Whynacht- "Angel"
2nd: Carole Mahaney- "Galway Rain"
HM: Sarah Pinheiro- "Pilot Boat"
1st: Paula Xavier- "Plymouth Boat Harbor"
2nd: Deborah DeWolfe- "Soft Reflections"
3rd: Joanne Humphrey- "Snowy Day at Westport"
HM: Keri Deptula- "Cottage by the Sea"
HM: Brian Santerre- "Library"
1st: Robert Kowalczyk- "Needlepoint Work"
2nd: James Mahaney- "Uncle Tim's Bridge"
HM: Rich Castenson- "Are We Alone"
1st: Carole Mahaney- "Brigid's Blessing"
2nd: Sarah Pinheiro- "Old Boat"
HM: Debbie Bowers- "Bolt"
1st: Kelly Smith- "Snack Time"
2nd: Paula Xavier- "Fairhaven Marina"
3rd: Deborah DeWolfe- "White Egret Fishing"
HM: Scott Henderson- "A Mother's Touch"
HM: Janine Simmons- "Pelican"
1st: Robert Kowalczyk- "Reflections"
2nd: Jerry Lamothe- "January Day"
HM: Pat Bethel- "Good Ole USA"
"NYC Fabric Handler"; James Mahaney
The club's Jan. 20 digital competition focused on "Street Photography, and was judged by Arthur Vaughan. Winning images are displayed on the Home page, and are listed below.
1st: Debbie Bowers- "Lucky"
2nd: Janine Simmons- "Two Men"
HM: Diane Camacho- "Lost Calf"
1st: Scott Henderson- "Generations at the Market"
2nd: Paula Xavier- "The Big Catch"
3rd: Donna Berthelette- "Prayers for a Safe Toy Run"
HM: Judy Buckley- "Blacksmithing"
HM: Pat Bithell- "Fresh Catch"
1st: Jim Mahaney- "Traffic Split"
2nd: Hugh Fanning- "Wedding Guests"
3rd: Rich Castenson- "Wait for Me"
HM: Chris Rosperich- "Private Call"
1st: Janine Simmons- "Buying Bagels"
2nd: John Souza- "Mr. Clean"
HM: Russell Whynacht- "Colonnade"
1st: Paula Xavier- "Just Doing My Job"
2nd: Brian Santerre- "Road Girl"
3rd: Norm Buck- "Walking in the City"
HM: Donna Berthelette- "Wild Ride"
HM: Joanne Humphrey- "Joy of a Bird in Hand"
1st: Jim Mahaney- "NYC Fabric Handler"
2nd: Chris Rosperich- "City Biking"
3rd: Jerry Lamothe- "Lucky Day, Maybe"
HM: Hugh Fanning- "PTown Celebration"
Christine Rosperich; "Manhattan"
The club held its second digital competition on December 2. The open-themed event included entries in both Color and Black&White categories, and was judged by Scott D'Amato of the Cape Cod Camera Club. Winning entries are displayed on the home page gallery, and are listed below:
Black & White
The club's first digital competition was held on Oct. 21, with a theme of "Nature". Roughly half of the club's members submitted entries in the Wildlife and Landscape categories. The competition was judged by Robert Singer, from the Cape Cod Art Center. Congratulations to all of the winners listed below:
1st Place: Scott Henderson; "Still Life"
2nd Place: Sarah Pinheiro; "Buttercups"
3rd Place: Debbie Bowers; "Forge Pond Frozen in Time"
Honorable Mention: Carole Mahaney; "Cliffs of Moher"
1st Place: Hugh Fanning; "Morning Marsh Grasses"
2nd Place: Jim Mahaney; "Driftwood"
3rd Place: Jerry Lamothe; "Among the Dunes"
Honorable Mention: Christine Rosperich; "Solitude"
Honorable Mention: Margie Joseph; "Jack's Cove"
Honorable Mention: Paula Xavier; "The Gazebo"
1st Place: Scott Henderson; "Grace & Balance"
2nd Place: Janine Simmons; "Racoon Mom"
Honorable Mention: Keri Deptula; "Sunbathing"
1st Place: Pat Bithel; "Cackling Blackbirds"
2nd Place: Jerry Lamothe; "Snack Time"
3rd Place: Christine Rosperich; "Catch of the Day"
Honorable Mention: Hugh Fanning; "Green Heron"
Honorable Mention: Norm Buck; "Snipeshot"
First Zoom Meeting: September 2, 2020
The Whaling City Camera Club kicks off the 2020-21 club year with a Zoom meeting on September 2. A full calendar of activities is planned, including:
The club's third annual photojournalism competition was held on May 20 in our first Zoom competition. Peter Perreira judged the event, offering his critique of each image, along with suggestions on ways to potentially improve results through set-up, composition or post-processing. Making good use of the digital format of the online event, Peter frequently demonstrated alternate ways to crop and edit photos to increase the impact of the story told.
Members could submit up to two images (color or Black and White) in either the Basic or Intermediate categories. A complete list of the winning images is shown below; also see the gallery of winning images on the home page.
Basic Category Winners:
Intermediate Category Winners:
Following the Club's March 6 Zoom meeting with Peter Perreira, a small group of members descended on downtown New Bedford on Friday, May 8 to practice their photojournalism and street photography. Wearing facemasks and maintaining safe social distancing (generally), the group walked around the downtown area in the late morning to capture images that reflected on how the current pandemic is affecting the city.
There weren't many people on the streets, but we captured multiple images of those who came within our range. Expect to see some of these images at the Club's May 20 competition on photojournalism.