Meeting & Competition, March 16, 2010


We had 57 members and visitors attend our Panorama ‘Open” Competition and General meeting.

We started our evening off with Helen Henry introducing our judge for the evening, Stuart Lynn, the presiding President from Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club. Since our theme was "Open" this month our members entered a variety of different pictures for our viewing. Mr. Lynn critiqued each and every picture entered in the competition. Even if you didn’t enter this evening, you still learned from the critiques. We had a total of 24 prints, 27 digitals, and 12 slides for the competition and thank Mr. Lynn and all the volunteers who assisted, and made the evening happen.

Great participation and wonderful pictures enter by all!

Dave Anderson thanked Bonnie Matthews for the refreshments this month. Please volunteer to bring snacks for the monthly meeting. You are reimbursed up to $30. Sign up on the LPA Webpage.

Congratulations to Nereida Henderson for winning $35 at the 50/50 drawing.

Bonnie Matthews announced to those who attended the Modeling Portrait Workshop on Feb 20th and 21st at Hank Morris’ studio, she has the model release forms. Please contact her and she will supply you with the correct signed releases so you can show your pictures at the fair, your website etc.

Glenn Olson will lead the field trip on April 10 for the Art Deco Walking Tour to Downtown L.A. More info on the web.

Sue Craft reminded us of the workshop for March 23rd Small World by Noella Ballenger. Then on March 24th and March 27th the flower workshop. 9:30-3pm. Please go to the web for more information.

Poppy festival- April 24-25 Need volunteer for Sat/Sun shifts. All volunteers Sat/Sun to get free passes.

David Wilkins gave his newsletter report. He is looking for “Wildflower” photos for the newsletter.

Helen Henry reminded us the next competition theme will be “Nature” on May 18th and our judge will be Diane Racey.

Lyle Trusty reminded us of upcoming deadlines for S4C and PSA. Lakes & Valleys Master Salon Gallery-July 2010. J. Stolte will be the Judge.

If anyone wants to donate to the Library, please contact Cheryl Ross. If you would like to check out books, magazines or items in the Library, please contact Cheryl.

Everyone is invited everyone to attend the Friday night discussion group which meets every Friday night, 6:30pm at Denny’s, 20th West and K, Lancaster. Everyone is welcomed regardless of knowledge and all subjects covered.

Dave Anderson gave his AV Fair report: -Rules have been revised and submitted to the Fair; -Met with Becky from Fair Entry Office and Susan, Leader of Home Arts section and reviewed the submitted Rules. They had suggested changes to the rules, which have been incorporated and the rules were re-submitted. -Held initial meeting of Fair Planning committee and reviewed rules and Timeline of events for this year.

Dave Anderson announced the nominating committee is Lyle Trustee and Dean Webb. If you would like to run for an office let them know. You can also nominate yourself. Before you nominate someone else, please make sure they want the position.

The Photoshop class has been delayed for now but Bob Lion’s will resubmit our paperwork. Thank you Bob for all you hard work.

Nan stated she has donated the textbook to the library for the 1st year course for PSA members.

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

By:  Bonnie J. Matthews

Congratulations to all who participated!


View the Digital and Print & Slide winners.


Unless otherwise noted, webpage, photos and photo reproductions by Arley Clark



Digital Winners

Master Digital


Sue Craft
Leona Valley Pano
 Sue Craft    
White Pelicans
 Nan Carder  
Grand Tetons
 Sue Craft  
Zabriskie Point
 Sue Liberto  
Half Dome
 Nan Carder
Roping the Calf


Advanced Digital


Diana Edgel
Bryce Canyon
Douglas Wade  
Near Sunset in Cambria, CA
Anita Kratofil    
Bad Water, Death Valley
Paul Craft  
Rainbow Over Palmdale


Amateur Digital

Bill Sutton
Mono Lake Sunset
Bill Sutton
Bill Sutton
Mono Lake Sunrise

Novice Digital

Bill Liberto
Tucki Mountain
Bill Liberto
Bad Water
Bill Liberto
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes



Print Winners

Master Prints

Michael Harris
San Diego Night
Lyle Trusty
Yacht Basin
Lyle Trusty
Rocks & Surf
Michael Harris
Lake View


Advanced Prints

No Entries 

Dave Anderson
Panamint Valley North Entrance
Kurtiss Humphrey
Lake Havasu City
Dave Anderson
Bad Water, DV
Nola Zhang
Bomb Away


Amateur Prints

No Entries


Novice Prints


Christine Wilkins
Boardwalk in February
Christine Wilkins
Purple in Santa Cruz
Jim Skarsten
Little Red House


Slide Winners


Dean Webb
Evening Joshua
Darlene Sprunger
Rainbow Surprise
Darlene Sprunger
Smokey Sky
Walt Old
The Summit



by Bonnie J Matthews-Franke

Bonnie has been taking pictures since she was a little girl, but she didn�t get into digital photography until about four years ago, just before she joined the club.

Matthews finds the club to be very beneficial to her. “The interaction with other members, being able to ask questions, the workshops and the knowledge that I take away from the club is phenomenal.”

She is very active, attending most of the workshops and field trips. She has missed only a few workshops the last few years and has attended about 70% of the field trips. The fall color trip is one she�s really looking forward to.

When asked what kind of photography she prefers, she said landscapes. She just finished a vacation trip to Oregon where she photographed lighthouses, old barns and covered bridges. “I really like old structures,” she said. She now loves portraits and has her own studio.

Matthews has a Canon 5D MKII and a variety of lenses and accessories. Her favorite lens is a 28-135mm ,70-200mm. & 100mm.

Matthews is our new secretary of the club and has made many changes – to help us grow. One improvement she hopes to make, however, is to archive the meeting notes she takes so new members can have access to them online.

“I�m really proud that the club is growing like it is, and that the workshops are so great.

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