Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tops in Connecticut Winners Announced

The 2014 Tops In Connecticut judging was held last Saturday, November 15. 2014. The judges chose 82 images for the upcoming show including 12 award winning images. Click for a complete list of the accepted and award winning images.

The 82 images will be combined into a show along with commentary and presented at the CAP annual dinner on April 18, 2015, at Whitney Center in Hamden CT. Mark your calendars now.

Winning Images
Best in Show: Paul Peterson - "Orangutan Family"

Best Travel: William Barnett - "Goats and Bagan Pagodas"

Best Seascape: Lisa Cuchara - "Ocean Beach Pier"

Best Cityscape: Sal Defini - "NY Christmas"

Best Monochrome: Lewis Fink - "Father and Daughter"

Best Landscape: Cindy Gosselin - "Milky Way Over Moss Lake"

Best Portrait: Sara Roche - "Portrait of Leo"

Best Creative: Aleksander Rotner - "Lost"
Best Nature: Harold Sisken - "Going Down"
Judges Choice: Lisa Cuchara - "Memories of a Pier"

Judges Choice: Rick Sereque - "Late 1800's Pool Hall"

Judges Choice: Sandee Harraden - "Heron Hug"

Monday, November 17, 2014

CAP Winter Field Trip to Old Sturbridge Village

If you can't beat em, join em. Winter is coming whether we like it or not! CAP is fighting against just staying indoors until it is over. Sooooo... come out and join us for a festive fun time on Friday, December 5th, 2014, before we get too busy preparing for the Holidays!! Escape the frenzy of our modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride around the town square. Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus. Enjoy strolling carolers around the town in vintage clothing. There are endless opportunities to photograph quaint buildings and doorways with your tripod (no tripods allowed inside the buildings, however). Period characters involved in preparing for an old fashioned Christmas are fun to photograph both inside and out.

Event: Christmas by Candlelight
Where: Old Sturbridge Village Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Road, Sturbridge, MA.
When: Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, rain/snow date Saturday, Dec. 6.
Time: The village is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $10 on Friday, slightly more for Saturday.
Lunch: Travelers Restaurant, Union, CT, prior to the Sturbridge event at 2:30 p.m.

Departure: 1:30 for Travelers Restaurant from Exit 13 off I91 north.

Signup: Contact Linda Thomas at Humbrd001@yahoo.com. please include your cell phone number, town you live in, and if you are meeting at the commuter lot or in Sturbridge.

Hope to see you there. Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all from the Trips Committee.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Connecticut Tops In Photography Deadline is Monday

Just a reminder that the 2014 edition of Tops in Connecticut closes in two days, at midnight on Monday, November 3, 2014. We have received many entries, but if yours isn't one of them there is still time to send it in. Here is your chance to be part of the Tops in Connecticut 2014 program to be shown at the Annual CAP Dinner planed for Saturday, April 18, 2015. Any photographer living in Connecticut or a member of a Connecticut photography club may enter.

  • Deadline for entering: Monday, November 3, 2014
  • Entry fee for up to 6 digital images: $8.00
  • Judging: Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014, at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT
  • Awards: eleven awards will be selected including a Best in Show award, awards for best in a selection of different categories, and three judge's choice awards

Click to download a copy of the complete rules and an entry form. If you have additional questions please e-mail them to CAPinCT.Photo@yahoo.com.