Meeting & Competition, July 20, 2010


Sue Craft our President welcomed 62 members and guest to our July Pictorial Competition and General meeting this evening.

We started our evening off with Helen Henry introducing our judge for the evening, Mel Carll, from the Santa Clarita Camera Club. Since our theme was "Pictorial" this month our members entered a variety of different pictures for our viewing. Mr. Carll critiqued each and every picture entered in the competition. We had a total of 30 prints, 56 digitals, and 14 slides for the competition and thank Mr. Carll, and all the volunteers who assisted, and made the evening happen.  Great participation and wonderful pictures entered by all!

David Wilkins our Vice President gave his report on the upcoming programs.  Aug 17 – The American West by Greg Russell.  Sept 21 – Landscape Photographer by Micheal Gordon.  Nov 16 – Nature & Landscape Photog by Dan Sniffin. Dec 20 – Holiday Photo Contest & Dinner.

Douglas Wade our Workshop Chair announced the upcoming workshops. They are: July 20th Framing Photos – Glenn Olson;  Aug 24th  Wordpress for Photographers – Douglas Wade.

Helen Henry our Competition Chair reminded us of the upcoming competitions. The schedule is: July 20th Pictorial, Oct 19th Prime Desert Woodlands, Jan 18th or 25th 2011Portraits, Mar – Open, May – Step Into The Past and June – “Best of Year” competition – Judged by membership.

Bill Sutton our Fieldtrip Chair announced the following field trip calendar. Be sure to mark your calendar and watch the website for more information. Jul 24 & 31 – Junkyard Photography – Glenn Olson; Jul 31 – Tropico Gold Mine – Arliss Dawson;  Aug – Aquarium of the Pacific – Bill Sutton; Sep 24-25– Alabama Hills – David & Chris Wilkins; Oct 3 – Acton Rangers Gymkhana – Sue Craft; Nov – Vasquez Rocks w/ costumed horses/riders – Bill & Leslie Sutton; and Nov – Tejon Ranch – Christine Wilkins.

Bonnie Matthews, our Secretary, spoke about the Release of Liability Forms. We are having all members complete updated information sheet as well as sign a Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk. This document is usually required for private property events and after speaking to other clubs since we are working diligently towards our non-profit status, we are choosing to follow their lead. In acting so responsible, there could be other benefits the board will be looking into once we can prove the general membership is compliant with the waiver. For those attending the Tropico field trip this must be signed  before attending the field trip as it was a requirement from the owners in order for us to schedule the trip.

David Wilkins is still doing the newsletter while seriously looking for someone to take over the editor’s position, so if you are interested, please contact David or Sue. David will teach you and work with you and the members supply the pictures and stories to print. You can download a copy of the newsletter from our website.

Dave Anderson gave his fair report. IT IS APPROACHING FAST!!! There is a sign up on the web site, we need clerks, monitors, helpers for decorating, take-in day etc. Please help. AV Fair Kick Off Dinner July 30th-DON’T FORGET!!!

Lyle Trusty gave his report on the Lakes & Valleys Master Salon Gallery, July 2010 – Lyle said Helen Henry received Best of Show and  a 2nd, David Wilkins received a 3rd,  Pat Ware and Lyle received a HM.

Nan Carder gave her PSA report. The 72nd Annual Conference will be held in Charleston, SC form Oct 3 to Oct. 7, 2009. PSA will offer many fieldtrips, workshops and classes during that time. Congratulations Anita Kratofil. Her picture Sunrise Glow will be part of the 2010 Honorable Mention Images from all of the competitions. These images will be included in the 2010 BOB Best of Best -DVD that will be presented at the PSA conference in October. The Lancaster Photography Association ended up 17th out of 31 clubs in the CPID “D” Group.  Congratulations Nan Carder won her PSA Editorial Bronze Star and to Sue Craft for an Honorable Mention in the 3rd PSA Nature Interclub Contest for her Yosemite Valley View. The Lancaster Photography Association ended up 12th out of 26. In the EID (Electronic Imaging Division) Interclub Competition Diana Edgel (Yellow Iris) received a HMs.  We need your help getting pictures this year for the PSA Interclub Competitions. Pictures need to be 1024 x 768. Lancaster Photography Association will be judging the PSA Nature Interclub contest between May 1-15th. This year PSA competitions start October 1, 2010. George Glennie awards to David Wilkins (Merit) and Sue Craft (Merit and Gold Medal).

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.  Items available for checkout can be found on the LPA website, under the Members Only section.

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.

Congratulations to all the winners!!


By Bonnie Matthews

View the Digital and Print & Slide winners.


Unless otherwise noted, webpage, photos and photo reproductions by Lee Garner



Digital Winners

Master Digital


Sue Liberto
Mono Star Trails
Diana Edgel  
Alabama Hills
Nan Carder  
Florece Overview
David Wilkins  
Seattle Sunset
David Wilkins  
Yosemite Valley View
Sue Craft
Wildflower Explosion


Advanced Digital


Bill Sutton
Looking Out to Sea
Anita Kratofil  
Old Juniper Tree
Bill Sutton  
Canoes at Los Osos
James Pemberton  
Arizona Mission
James Pemberton  


Amateur Digital

Sharon Martinez
The Falls
Scott Shackelford
Joshua Tree Snow Blanket
Sharna Lee
Grand Canyon
Maryann Ryan
Utah Truck
Sharon Martinez
Mono Tufas

Novice Digital

Wayne Staley
Road to Mt. Greylock
Wayne Staley
Snowy Creek
Cheryl Ross
Jayda Knemeyer
I Can't See You
Christine Wilkins
Mono Lake Tufa in September



Print Winners

Master Prints

Nan Carder
Juno Evening
David Wilkins
Goosebury Mesa
Helen Henry
Camden, Maine
Helen Henry
Hudson River Lighthouse
Helen Henry
Camden Maine Harbor


Advanced Prints



Nola Zhang
 Fran Marroquin  
Water Everywhere
Dwight Franke
Death Valley
Kurtiss Humphrey
North Lake
Dwight Franke
Zion National Park


Amateur Prints


Leslie Sutton
Canoes For Rent
Leslie Sutton
Reflections of the Past
Arliss Dawson
June Lake
Arliss Dawson
North Lake
Leslie Sutton
Tufa Glow


Novice Prints


Christine Wilkins
Zion Mountain Ranch Sunset
Cheri Preciado
Jodi Champagne
New Zealand Swim
Jodi Champagne
New Zealand Drive


Slide Winners


Darlene Sprunger
A.V. Sunset
Richard Wood
Nepal Farm
Darlene Sprunger
Old Barn in Winter
Walt Old
Bay Sunset
Richard Wood
Bosporous Sunset

Prints and slides are photographed during the presentation, and so will be of significantly lower quality than the original item.


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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