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NOVICE FIRST PLACE "Black Bellied Wood Duck" - Denise Gatchell
NOVICE SECOND PLACE " Heron in Black & White" - Denise Gatchell
NOVICE THIRD PLACE "Lynn" - Robert Wester
NOVICE HONORABLE MENTION "Sue" - Robert Wester
NOVICE HONORABLE MENTION "Time Waits for No One" - Dale Rubin
NOVICE HONORABLE MENTION "Reflection: Beauty from Within" - Dale Rubin
NOVICE "Dinnertime, All Mine" - Dale Gray
NOVICE "Gulf Frittilary Butterfly" - Denise Gatchell
NOVICE "Hunter Jump" - Dave Schultz
NOVICE "Yum Yum, I See Dinner" - Dale Gray
NOVICE "Charlie I" - Robert Wester
NOVICE "Chaos" - Dale Rubin
NOVICE "Majestic Percheron Team" - Dave Schultz
NOVICE "Great White Egret" - Dave Schultz
INTERMEDIATE FIRST PLACE "Yes, I See You" - Jan Jordan
INTERMEDIATE SECOND PLACE "Through Beveled Glass" - Pam Schmitt
INTERMEDIATE THIRD PLACEand WINNER of PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - "Ivy Path" - Matt Corey
INTERMEDIATE HONORABLE MENTION "Pont-du-Gard" - Martha Colyer
INTERMEDIATE HONORABLE MENTION "Kiawah" Pam Schmitt
INTERMEDIATE HONORABLE MENTION "American Lady Butterfly" - Sue Lassiter
INTERMEDIATE "Reflections' - Jan Jordan
INTERMEDIATE "The Beauty of a Thunderstorm" - John Bauer
INTERMEDIATE - "A Place to Contemplate" John Bauer
INTERMEDIATE "Paris By Night" - Martha Colyer
INTERMEDIATE "Courtship of White Egret" - Sue Lassiter
INTERMEDIATE "Puddle Posing" - Dave DeAngelis
INTERMEDIATE "Mr. Draft" - Gail Schultz
INTERMEDIATE "Lonely Tribute" - Pam Schmitt
INTERMEDIATE "No Room for Error" - Dave DeAngelis
INTERMEDIATE "Ho Ho Ho Green Giant" - John Bauer
INTERMEDIATE "I'm on Fire" - Matt Corey
INTERMEDIATE "The Bee and Sunflower" - Gail Schultz
INTERMEDIATE "Butterfly at Work" - Bill Osis
INTERMEDIATE "Six Mile Cypress Slough" - LLoyd Howell
INTERMEDIATE "Green with Passion" - Martha Colyer
INTERMEDIATE "Up and Over" - Sue Lassiter
INTERMEDIATE " Against the Wind" - Bill Osis
INTERMEDIATE "Dinner Time" - Gail Schultz
INTERMEDIATE "What to Do Today?" - Jan Jordan
INTERMEDIATE "Brown Wooly Fig Tree" - Lloyd Howell
INTERMEDIATE "Mirror Mirror" - Bill Osis
ADVANCED FIRST PLACE "Turtle for Lunch" - Tom Murray
ADVANCED SECOND PLACE "Nesting Little Blue Heron" - Gordon Daniels
ADVANCED THIRD PLACE "Silhouette" - Gordon Daniels
ADVANCED HONORABLE MENTION - "After a Shower" - Gordon Daniels
ADVANCED HONORABLE MENTION "Whispering Falls" - Harry Boyajian
ADVANCED HONORABLE MENTION "Brookgreen Gardens" - Tom Murray
ADVANCED "A Stitch in Time" - Harry Boyajian
ADVANCED "Sunfox Farm" - Tom Murray
ADVANCED "Memories" - Harry Boyajian
MASTER FIRST PLACE "Eagle Fight" - John Ware
MASTER SECOND PLACE "Skewered" - Connie Filip
MASTER - THIRD PLACE "A New Day Begins" Connie Filip
MASTER HONORABLE MENTION "Having Too Much Fun" - Connie Filip
MASTER HONORABLE MENTION "Alien Visitor" - John Ware
MASTER HONORABLE MENTION "Fish for Lunch" - John Ware
SPECIAL UNIQUE MAILBOXES FIRST PLACE "Medieval Gated Mailbox" - Martha Colyer
SPECIAL UNIQUE MAILBOXES SECOND PLACE "Bug & Baby" - Pam Schmitt
SPECIAL UNIQUE MAILBOXES THIRD PLACE - "Special Delivery" - Sue Lassiter
SPECIAL UNIQUE MAILBOXES - "Barrel Mailbox" Tom Murray
SPECIAL UNIQUE MAILBOXES - "Dolphin Delivery" - Dale Gray
SPECIAL UNIQUE MAILBOXES "Mailbox for Nobody" - Lloyd Howell
SPECIAL UNIQUE MAILBOXES "Motorcycle Mailbox" - Lloyd Howell
SPECIAL UNIQUE MAILBOXES "Speedy Delivery - Gordon Daniels
SPECIAL UNIQUE MAILBOXES -"Fish Sail Mail" - Dale Gray
SPECIALUNIQUE MAILBOXES "Horse Country" - Denise Gatchell
SPECIAL UNIQUE MAILBOXES "My Most Familiar Mailbox" - John Bauer
It seems like I was always interested in photography, as a Cub Scout we made little "pin-hole" cameras as a project which stirred up a life long interest. Later in the Army I took my first "Selfie" while in Germany, then learning to develop, and print raw film. I purchased my first "real" camera there - a 35mm Yashica - shooting film all over Europe.
After Service, I started a part-time Photography _ Photography Unlimited - business, with a friend. While employed by Chrysler I was involved in forensic photography for court cases and evidence retrieval for a number of years. In my thirty-one years with Chrysler I obtained a degree in Criminal Justice which included shooting autopsies, crime & accident scenes, and evidence work. I've done accident scene photography for insurance companies.
I am one of the original founders of the ShutterBugs holding the position as President for five years, and have just returned after a short hiatus.
My interest in digital photography continues, always striving to learn, teach and become a better photographer. I relish the look on a person's face when they create a beautiful photograph totally amazed by what they have created. Most of us lack the confidence to believe we CAN chronicle beautiful images. I want to change this.
We just need some urging.
I became interested in photography my junior year in high school when my parents gave me an Argus C-3, 35mm camera for Christmas and I set up a small darkroom in the cellar.
During my 56 years in photography I was able to save a few black & white photographs that were produced for camera clubs, exhibitions and work. I thought they would be of interest to our generation here at O.T.O.W.
My 46 year career began at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, MA. covering news, sports, advertising and photographing features for our weekly news magazine.
At the end of my career I received the "Master Photographer for 2012," by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors."
At the end of his career Mr. Daniels was honored with an exhibit of his photographs titled "Through his Eye." and was held in galleries throughout the county, a heartwarming way to end a great career.
My husband and I moved to On Top Of The World in 2003. My husband bought me my first camera years before we moved here but I never had the time nor patience to use it. Once the club began I joined the club and became interested in trying to learn as much as I could with my second camera.
Taking photographs is now a pleasure as is making new friends with the wonderful people we have met in the club. The trips we have been on have given me a whole new perspective on what to look for and how to make the photograph as interesting as possible.
This has now become a hobby with my husband and I and this is something we like to do together. What fun it has become.