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Oklahoma Camera Club, Inc

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Founded 1931 Special points of interest: Cover your What??? Gulf States Challenge Rocky Mountains in OKC - Where? Photorealism Featured - Where or perhaps What?

Inside this Issue: “Cover Your Ice”

Flash Point

“CoverbyYour Sandi HindsIce” (Sure We Locked Our Homes! A Defective Story)

Charles Taylor, APSA

“Goosenecks” 1, 3

Charles Taylor APSA

Meetings, Workshops, Members & Announcements

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Club News

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“Mark Henke” Scores 15

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Rocky Mountain 5 School of Photography in OKC January Competition Results & Images

February 2013

Volume 69, Issue 8

6-16

Photorealism Revis- 17 ited, Oklahoma City Museum of Art [ARTSPACE] at Un- 18 titled

For this month, I have “stolen” copies of Charles Taylor’s pics from the most recent trip he and several club members just returned from. Charles takes several (at least two) of these trips a year during which he kindly forwards a few images made along the way. Being a bit pressed this month for a front page narrative, I decided to share a few with you, yes, I have his permission and being pressed does not take away from his fantastic photography. I will add a few quotes from Charles’ narrative along the way but I do not want to spoil the release and signing party. As you can see, we will have the opportunity to see a number of “Ice Climbers” again this year.

“Teaser” (Cont’d page 3)


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Oklahoma Camera Club Inc. Meetings: 7:30 pm 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 50th and N. May Ave. Central Presbyterian Church For club information Contact wally.lee2@yahoo.com 405.751.8179

HypoCheck Schedule & Announcements Meetings

Workshops

February 12, 2013:

Beginning Image Workshop: This workshop will meet Thursday, February 14 at Jan and Wally Lee’s home. While the workshop tends to focus on Photoshop Elements 10, please bring any pictures or questions you would like to discuss. For more information, please contact Jan or Wally at 751-8179, you do not have to be a club member to attend, visitors are always welcome.

Print Competition: Open Monochrome A & B, Open Color A & B, Nature & Photojournalism Judges: Brad Smith, Dale Donlon, Lee Donlon Program: Our first meeting in February features a critique of prints by Jan Lee, APSA, EPSA Refreshments: Debbie Devonshire

February 26, 2013: Projected Image Competition: Color A & B, Creative, Nature, Monochrome & Photojournalism Judges: Ed Lamb, Charles Taylor, Lorraine Caddy Program: TBA

Visitors Board of Directors President Jan Lee APSA, EPSA 1st VP

Randy Carr

2nd VP

Jaci Finch APSA

Treasure Brad Smith

Kevin Eddings and his son Michael kevinandmike@att.net of Oklahoma City visited the January 22 club meeting after finding our website on the internet. Welcome Kevin and Mike, thank you for stopping by; please feel free to come again. Welcome!!!

Board Meeting

The Oklahoma Camera Club Board will meet on Wednesday, 15 February, at the home of Jan Lee, please arrive by 7:15 pm; let me know of any items you would like to be Directors: on the agenda. All club members are wel1yr. Aloma Anderson come; please let me know if you plan to at1yr Jennifer D’Agostino tend. Secretary Wally Lee APSA, PPSA

2yr. Ward Conaway 2yr. Sterling Ranne 1yr. Ex-officio Adviser Derrell Dover

Wally and I will meet for dinner at 5:30 pm, Applebee's on NW Memorial, all are welcome to join us; email if you plan on being there so we can arrange seating. Jan Lee, APSA, EPSA

Hands-on Workshop: Tom and Carol McCreary will conduct a photo shoot workshop in February, the date and subject will be announced later. If you have an interest in participating, please contact Tom or Carol McCreary at 634-1817 or tcmccreary@cox.net.. GIMP Workshop Part #2 of 2: Mar. 1, 2012, 7:00 pm. Sterling Ranne will continue the GIMP Workshop; Part#2 will cover the various functions in the ToolBox, Image, & Palette/Patterns Windows and general use of GIMP. Just for fun, we'll pick a goofy fun project and work it through, as time permits. Get here early and vote between Ageing a Photo, or turning one of your fellow members into a Zombie (maybe you), or suggest your own at Workshop Part#1.

New Member We have a new club member, Randy Jones randystrees@yahoo.com. Randy is selfemployed and lives in Norman; he enjoys Nature and Scenic photography. Welcome Randy, you will find a number of nature and scenic photographers here. We take pride in having you join the club; please feel free to ask questions about photography as well as any of the club activities, we are all here to learn and have fun with photography. Welcome!!!


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Club Dues

HypoCheck Cover Your Ice . . .

Cont’d from page 1

Individual $30 Family or Joint $40 (other rates available as well as partial for less than year) Make Checks Payable To Oklahoma Camera Club Mail To Club Treasurer Brad Smith 1008 NW 18th, Oklahoma City, OK 73106-6417

“Dead Horse Point”

“Potash Road”

“Frozen Colorado River”

“Colorado River Gorge”

Contact bradsmith5@cox.net

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Small Club Newsletters 1st Place - 2010 HM - 2012

Three club members joined Charles this time around; T.C. or John Key, (his regular side-kick), N.C.1 or Randy Carr and N.C.2 or Bob Protus; no I have no idea how they selected these acronyms or what they mean (or, as Charles may say; I can guess but probably would be best not to). These four “...set sail for the four corners of the world, or of the American southwest, whichever was closer. (The world doesn’t really have corners, but that’s an argument for another day.) The four corners of the southwest make up the Colorado Plateau, which is chock-a-block with scenic wonders. It includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.” Having joined Charles on one of his journeys sometime ago along with John and Wally Lee, he typically has a well laid out plan down to the number of hours and miles per day; however, he is subject to making changes if he is out voted by other members of the party (this took Wally and I a little time to figure out). But, as you can see, his plans typically work out well for photographers. From this teaser, I am sure you will look forward to Charles’ final publication. Doug Finch, APSA


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HypoCheck Club News . . .

Club Members PSA Positions: Doug Finch APSA Jaci Finch APSA PPD Co-Chairmen 2013 PSA Exhibition Jan Lee APSA, EPSA PSA Treasurer Wally Lee APSA, PPSA CPID Star Ratings Director EID Star Ratings Director Randy Carr PJD Exhibitions Standards Director Carol McCreary APSA, PPSA Director, PSA Pictorial Portrait Portfolios

Club Members GSCCC Positions:

For Sale Mary Bean, cell (405) 609-0100, has a Sony A300 SLR Digital Camera with a 100mm telephoto lens for sale. The package includes a battery charger, memory sticks, camera case and instruction book. Mary is selling the camera for a relative who no longer can use it; the price is negotiable. Please give Mary a call if you have an interest.

Gulf States Area Photographic Society I would like to invite the Oklahoma Camera Club to participate in the Gulf States Area Photographic Society of America Showcase. All Gulf States PSA member camera clubs are being invited to send six images by six different makers to be included on a CD to showcase the very best photography being produced by PSA club members. The subject matter is open. Please note that all members of the Oklahoma Camera Club are eligible to have their photos included. Individual participants do not have to be PSA members. Each participating club will be sent a CD that will include all the submissions from the Gulf States clubs. This is not a contest, but rather an opportunity to show our best work. Each photograph that is submitted will be included. This CD will be a ProShow Producer presentation that will be suitable for use as a camera club program. Jim Mahoney, APSA, EPSA PSA Gulf States Area Membership Director Note: The club’s methodology for selecting images for submittal will be determined and sent out later.

Ed Lamb GSCCC Director Carol McCreary APSA, PPSA Editor, GSCCC News

Have you read any good photography books lately that you would like to bring to the club’s attention? How about photography magazines? A few words about either would be welcome and appreciated by our club members. Perhaps you would be willing to write a short article for the newsletter, that would certainly be welcome. Please contact me at dmfinch@cox.net . Doug Finch APSA


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HypoCheck Scored 15 Congratulations Mark!!!

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what

Sunset Beach Mark Henke

should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal. ~ Elbert Hubbard

RMSP Photo Weekends February 16-17

Oklahoma City, OK RMSP Photo Weekends are a breath of fresh air for beginner and intermediate photographers. These inspiring two-day events are a chance for you to experience RMSP's unique style of education, meet their instructors and have fun while learning photography. Each weekend consists of 10 different course offerings, in-depth lectures, a group critique and an opportunity to connect with our instructors, your fellow photographers, and industry reps (at most events). Plus, you are always in charge of choosing which courses you want to attend, and can decide at the door. Note: Some of you may have missed this notice in the email cover for the December issue of the HypoCheck; we thought it would be worth repeating. See RMSP site for more information http://www.rmsp.com.


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HypoCheck OCC Member Successful

One does what one is;

Jessica and Umbrella Carol McCreary, APSA, EPSA

Harley 2 Robert Green

Nile II Harbor Carol McCreary, APSA, EPSA

one becomes what one does. ~ Robert von Musil

Evergreens Forever Jack Melton

Pot of Gold Jack Melton

Showing Off Eva Ryan

I Can’t Believe I got the Whole Thing George Williams


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HypoCheck January Competition

If we shall take

Old Truck in Bodie #3 Wally Lee, APSA , PPSA

Cont’d next page . . .

Old Church Alter Jan Lee, APSA, EPSA

the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures.

Inside Sky Dance Sterling Ranne

Spurs Pizzazz Jack Melton

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Big Wagon Jan Lee, APSA, EPSA

Arroyo Grande Robert Green


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HypoCheck January Competition

Cont’d next page . . .

The greatest gift you can give yourself is

Fall in Smoky Mountains Tom McCreary, EPSA

Woodworking Eva Ryan

Lauren and Glasses Carol McCreary, APSA, EPSA

joy, because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you. ~ Jack Bolande

Listening Ears Eva Ryan

Red Cardinal J. D. McClung

The Enchanted Forest 2 Leda Mancom

Lovely Lady in Hat Aloma Anderson


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HypoCheck Competition

The closer you

Driving into Yesterday Jan Lee APSA, EPSA

Cont’d next page . . .

Skydance Mosaic Brad Smith

come to your core, the greater is your joy. ~ Torkom Saraydarian

Mallard and Fall Reflections George Williams

Sunset View Inge Vautrin

White Sands Desert Eva Ryan

Mountains Under Arch John Key


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HypoCheck Competition

Everything in the universe

Striped Red Head Carol McCreary APSA PPSA

Cont’d next page . . .

Lone Snowy Egret Male Jan Lee APSA EPSA

Reflection Delight Jack Melton

goes by indirection. There are no straight lines. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Racing Home Jim McIntosh

Devon George Williams

Sunset Beach Mark Henke

Up in the Air Jan Lee APSA, EPSA

The Old Gringo Robert Green


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HypoCheck Meet our New Members, Cont’d

My wife has a slight impediment in

Maybry Mill Calm Fall Morning Tom McCreary, EPSA

White Pony Jack Melton

her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. ~ Jimmy Durante Prickly Eva Ryan

Umbrella Surprise Jack Melton

IMPORTANT!!!

Have you invited anyone to visit the club lately? Why not? We are always interested in having visitors and meeting new photographers. And, if we’re lucky, they will elect to become a member.


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HypoCheck Competition Results - Prints January 8, 2013 Page 1 of 5

Name

Entry No. 1

Place

Entry No. 2

Place

Monochrome - Class B Eva

Ryan

Listening Ears

1

Rt. 66 Farm

2

Monochrome - Class A Carol

McCrary

Harbor Montage

1

Glade Creek Grist Mine - Infrared

1

Charles

Taylor

Half Dome

3

Missed It by That Much

2

2

Prickly

1

Color Prints - Class B Eva

Ryan

Showing Off Proudly

Color Prints - Class A Charles

Taylor

La Push Beach

HM

Colonial Bakery

2

Dennis

Corbin

Maroon Bells in Fall

2

Old Truck

3

Tom

McCreary

Fall in Smoky Mountains

2

Mabry Mill Calm Fall Moon

1

Carol

McCreary

Courage in the Rough

3

White Veiled Beauty

3

Color Prints - Nature Eva

Ryan

Make a Wish

White Sands Desert

1

Leda

Mancan

The Enchanted Forest

HM

No Entry

J. D.

McClung

Lady Cardinal

Mother & Child

3

Charles

Taylor

Dall Sheep

1

Painted Desert View

2

Dennis

Corbin

Red Fox

2

Wood Pecker

2


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HypoCheck Competition Results Prints January 8, 2013 Page 2 of 5

Name

Entry No. 1

Place

Entry No. 2

Place

Photojournalism Carol

McCreary

Red Soccer Tornado

1

Joy in the Breakaway

2

Eva

Ryan

Safe Landing

3

Working with Wood

1

Claude

Klutz

Below the Surface

3

No Entry

Competition Results - Digital January 22, 2013 Name

Entry No. 1

Place

Entry No. 2

Place

Monochrome Jim

McIntosh

Wheeler Storage

HM

Falling Apart

Eva

Ryan

Nature’s Flower or Weed

No Entry

Wally

Lee

El Capitan

HM

Old Wood and New

HM

Jan

Lee

Old Church Alter

2

Old House, New Flowers No. 2

3

Aloma

Anderson

Milady’s Bath, BW #3 ED3

3

Lost in the 50’s Tonight

HM

Jack

Melton

Spurs Pizzazz

1

Umbrella Surprise

2

Kay

Williams

Water Lilly

HM

Flower

Diane

Hogue

The Lookout

HM

No Entry

Brad

Smith

Soap Berry (Mono-2)

HM

Vermont Lilly Blossom Pair (Mono)

Mark

Henke

Girl with a Sundress

HM

Hefner’s Moma Roja

2

Carol

McCreary

Nile II in Harbor

2

Jessica and Umbrella

2


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HypoCheck Competition Results - Digital January 22, 2013 Page 3 of 5

Name

Entry No. 1

Place

Entry No. 2

Place

Beginning Color J. D

McClung

Fishing for Tacos

HM

No Entry

Kay

Williams

Owl

Heron & Friend

Jim

McIntosh

Coming out the Brush

Roosevelt Dam

HM

Leda

Mancon

Red Passion

Serenity

Diane

Hogue

Best Friends

3

No Entry

Mark

Henke

Sunset Beach

1

Tree Hugger

HM

Sterling

Ranne

Bridge Reflections at Night #1

3

Inside Sky Dance

2

Eva

Ryan

Sumac at Lake

No Entry

Inge

Vautrin

Old Truck

3

Sunset View

3

Advanced Color Brad

Smith

1st Christian Scientist Reflecting Pool #1

3

Soap Betty Cluster

HM

Jack

Melton

Pot of Gold

2

White Pony

2

Bob

Green

House at Marble Canyon

HM

Cuervo, NM 3

3

George

Williams

Sunset on the Refuge

3

No Entry

Carol

McCreary

Lauren and Glasses

1

Train on Stormy Night

3

Wally

Lee

Old Truck Bodies #3

2

Mandrill Closeup

3

Aloma

Anderson

Lovely Lady in Hat

1

Here’s Looking at You

3

Jan

Lee

Big Wagon

2

Blue Door

3

We’re on the web! www.Oklahomacameraclub.com


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HypoCheck Competition Results - Digital January 22, 2013 Page 4 of 5

Name

Entry No. 1

Place

Entry No. 2

Place

Creative Aloma

Anderson

Trees

3

Evening Shadows

Bob

Green

Harley 2

2

The Old Gringo

2

Jack

Melton

Candle Cube

3

Reflection Delight

2

Eva

Ryan

Cedar Path Sketch

HM

No Entry

Brad

Smith

Painted Desert Relic

3

Skydance Mosaic #1

1

Jim

McIntosh

Needs Fixing

Christmas Lights

Jan

Lee

Driving into Yesterday

1

Old Lock

3

Diane

Hogue

Sunflower

HM

Dream Ride

HM

J. D.

McClung

Blue Lions

HM

No Entry

Mark

Henke

Southern Cross

HM

Party’s Over

HM

Kay

Williams

Cherries

No Entry

Carol

McCreary

Striped Red Head

1

Train Weave

3

George

Williams

Devon

2

No Entry

Photojournalism Aloma

Anderson

We Girls Eat our Veggies

HM

Home of the Brave

3

Eva

Ryan

Christmas Fireworks Downtown

HM

No Entry

Mark

Henke

Frigid Elvis Run

2012 Oklahoma Drought

-HM

Jan

Lee

Up in the Air

2

Wave Jumper

3

Jim

McIntosh

Smell Mommy

HM

Racing Home

1

Wally

Lee

Climbing El Capitan

HM

Short Dirt Track Racing

HM

George

Williams

Goose Pied Piper

HM

I can’t believe I got the whole thing!

2

Carol

McCreary

Header Attack

3

Soccer Bad Hair Day

3

Kay

Williams

Look Ma, No Hands

No Entry

Diane

Hogue

Pole Dancing Pirate

Singing the Blues


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HypoCheck Competition Results - Digital January 22, 2013 Page 5 of 5

Name

Entry No. 1

Place

Entry No. 2

Place

Nature Aloma

Anderson

Wood Duck Leaves Trail

3

Cardinal Camouflage

3

Inge

Vautrin

River Otter

HM

Sunset Reflection

HM

Jack

Melton

Cactus Flower

HM

Evergreens Forever

2

Jim

McIntosh

Did you say something?

A Lazy Day

HM

Jan

Lee

Sunbittern Fishing

HM

Lone Snowy Egret Male

1

George

Williams

Mallard and Fall Reflections

2

Roseate Spoonbill coming at You

3

J. D.

McClung

Red Panda-1

HM

Twisted Lizard

Mark

Henke

Pink Hibiscus

HM

Lion

3

Bob

Green

Female Black-chinned Hummingbird

3

Arroyo Grande

2

Wally

Lee

Stork on Nest

HM

Painted Desert Landscape #2

3

Eva

Ryan

Nature’s Knot

HM

No Entry

Kay

Williams

Little Lizard

HM

Let me out of here!

John

Key

Looking out the North Window

3

Mountains under Mesa Arch

2

Diane

Hogue

Doe Eyes

3

Blue Ice


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HypoCheck Illuminations: Rediscovering the Art of Dale Chihuly The Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73102

You cannot depend on your eyes if your

Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

imagination is

Sunday:

out of focus.

Closed: Monday

~ Mark Twain

noon – 5 p.m.

Photorealism Revisited will be exhibited at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art from January 24 through April 21, 2013. The exhibition features approximately sixty works from some of the most well known Photorealist artists. Photorealism—the first modern movement to assert reliance on photography as a crucial part of the artistic process—has been an influential force on the art scene since the late 1960s. Though the original Photorealists were initially denounced for using photography, their work eventually gained recognition, becoming part of a resurgent interest in both painting and realism that flourished in the 1970s and has continued into the post-millennium years. The return of representation among avant-garde artists has also prompted a new review of photorealism that will be explored in Photorealism Revisited. Quintessentially American, many of the works in Photorealism Revisited focus on aspects typical of urban and suburban landscapes with subjects ranging from trucks, motorcycles, cars, and roadside eateries. Works that fell within the category that became known as Photorealism were produced by pioneers such as Robert Bechtle, Charles Bell, Chuck Close, Audrey Flack, Don Eddy, Richard Estes, Tom Blackwell, Ralph Goings, Richard McLean, and Ben Schonzeit. Though the height of Photorealism was in the 1970s, artists such as Randy Dudley, David Parrish, Anthony Brunelli, and others, continue to build upon the foundation set by their predecessors. Photorealism has continued to emerge on the international art scene since the mid-1990s. (See okcmoa.com for more information.)


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HypoCheck

Editors: Doug Finch APSA Jaci Finch APSA dmfinch@cox.net

1 NE 3rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, P: 405.815.9995 F: 405.813.2070 E: info@artspaceatuntitled.org, www.artspaceatuntitled.org

A collection of PSA Prints are a popular attraction at [ARTSPACE] at UNTITLED. It is well worth your time to stop by to view both showings.

Reflections: The Photographs of Allison V. Smith & Stanley Marcus

Left: Red Shoes on Red Square, November 2010, Moscow, by Allison V. Smith Right: Designer Pauline Trigere at Her Home in Westshecter, New York, June 1963, by Stanley Marcus

Allison V. Smith is the granddaughter of the legendary merchandiser Stanley Marcus. As a passionate amateur photographer, Marcus mentored Smith who has today become a recognized photojournalist and magazine photographer living and working out of Dallas. Marcus, former President of the well-known luxury brand Neiman Marcus, discreetly made photographs during his international travels for the company. In the late 1990’s he gifted his granddaughter with 5,000 slides of his personal photographs. Smith recognized the monumentality of such a gift and subsequently produced the book, Reflection of a Man: The Photographs of Stanley Marcus. This exhibition, which contains 64 prints, will be the first in which both artists’ photographs have been shown together.

The Photographic Society of America (PSA) archive, part of the [Photographic Resource Center] at Untitled, is so extensive that selections of prints from the collection can address virtually any theme. As a compliment to the exhibition Reflections: The Photographs of Allison V. Smith and Stanley Marcus we have assembled a group of photographs that echo the feeling of sophistication and the spirit of travel found in the images Stanley Marcus made during his international travels for Neiman Marcus as well as the simplicity of everyday life and the importance of ‘place’ expressed in the work of Allison V. Smith.

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