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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

TOPS IN CONNECTICUT 2023

TOPS IN CONNECTICUT 2023

Photography Competition for Individuals Presented by the
Connecticut Association of Photographers

All Connecticut photographers are invited to submit up to five digital images to the 2023 TOPS in Connecticut competition. The photographs will be juried by three qualified judges. The award-winning images and approximately 100 top scoring images will be organized into the 2023 TOPS in Connecticut program. The presentation will be shown online. 

Awards: Makers of all selected photographs will receive ribbons. A Best in Show Award will be given to the highest scoring photograph. In addition, special awards will be given for Best Portrait (either formal or informal), Best LandscapeBest WaterscapeBest Open SubjectBest CityscapeBest MonochromeBest CreativeBest Photojournalism, and Best Nature (PSA rules). Also, each of the three judges will be asked to select a Judge’s Choice award.

Entry Fee: $10.00 for up to 5 digital images. Fee paid via Paypal at upload or make checks payable to “CAP, Inc.” If paying by check, it must be sent to Antoinette Gombeda, APSA, HonNEC, 817 Chickadee Lane, Stratford, CT  06614 by March 15, 2023.

Deadline for Entering: The website for submissions opens Feb 12, 2023. All photographs must be uploaded by 10pm Sunday, March 12, 2023. Photographs must be uploaded at https://cap.photocomp.org/

Judging: Sunday, March 19, 2023 via a virtual presentation. The public is invited to view live at https://cap.photocomp.org/ The competition will begin at 2:00 pm

Contest Rules:

1.     Only photographs taken and edited exclusively by the entering photographer may be submitted. In the case of composites all components must have been taken by the entering photographer.

2.     Identical photographs, near duplicates, different color or B&W versions of same image, or more than one photograph of the same subject (for example the same landscape, same bird or animal species, same portrait subject, etc.) may not be submitted.

3.     Photographs entered in previous TOPS competitions are not eligible. Photographers are urged to enter new work.

4.     Entries may display a realistic rendition of the subject(s) or be creative, having been manipulated using in-camera techniques or an image editing program. The judges will be asked to judge the photographs for overall photographic impact, not the amount of manipulation required to achieve the effect.

5.     Photographs must be in the JPEG format, SRGB profile and will be automatically scaled to a maximum of 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high. The aspect ratio will be preserved.

6.     Photographs must be uploaded to https://cap.photocomp.org/ by 10pm on Sunday, March 12, 2023. 

7.     The photographer may enter one image per category in up to 5 categories.

8.     Fees paid by check must be received by March 15th or the images will be disqualified.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Reminder: Two CAP Field Trips Coming Soon

Just a gentle reminder that there are two CAP field trips coming later this month.

The first is to Pierson Park and Tarrytown, NY, for Revolution on the Hudson, to meet revolutionary war soldiers, military encampments, and all that goes with them. This trip is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2022. To sign up contact Art Yost at arty43@comcast.net.

The second is to the Danbury Railroad Museum on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Please contact Linda Thomas for more information and to sign up. humbrd001@yahoo.com

For more information see the blog postings at http://capinct.blogspot.com/.

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Trip to Danbury RR Museum Rescheduled

CAP TRIP

DANBURY RR MUSEUM 
Rescheduled 
October 29th, 2022

Due to inclement weather the trip on 
10-1-22 to the Danbury Railroad Museum had to be postponed. The new date is Saturday October 29th, 2022.
Hope you can make it.

Please contact Linda Thomas to sign up.
humbrd001@yahoo.com
Details closer to the time. 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Trip: Revolution on the Hudson

 In yesterday's post the e-mail address for Art Yost was wrong.

The correct address to sign up for the Revolution on the Hudson is arty43@comcast.net 

Sorry for the confusion.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Two CAP Trips in October, 2022. CAP TRIPS ARE BACK!!!

Trip #1 Saturday October 1st, 2022

THIS SATURDAY

DANBURY RAILROAD MUSEUM, 120 White Street, Danbury, Ct.

Admission $16.00

Great photo opportunities at the 10 acre railway yard on 15 tracks with 60 train cars. 
An inside museum is home to artifacts such as model trains, lanterns, uniforms. and more. Special 20 minute train ride to their pumpkin patch and back, and scarecrow display with cider and cookies.

Contact information for sign up:
Linda Thomas
humbrd001@ yahoo.com
 (Please put "CAP TRIP" in the subject line)
203-605-8327


Trip #2 Saturday October 22nd, 2022

REVOLUTION ON THE HUDSON, Pierson Park, Tarrytown New York
238 W. Main Street, Tarrytown, NY (Along the Hudson River Walk)  

No admission fee.
CAP will pay the nominal parking fee at adjacent lots nearby.

Meet revolutionary war soldiers, military encampments, blacksmithing, weaving, military horses, and fife and drum demonstration along the Hudson River.
Also includes music and shows on the outdoor stage.

Contact information for sign up:
Art Yost
arty@comcast.net (Please put "CAP TRIP" in the subject line)
203-606-3894


- More details on meeting times and other arrangements to those who sign up. 
- Please include your cell number.

Hope to see you there!

Thank You,
CAP Trips Committee
Ann Yost
Art Yost
Linda Thomas

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

NECCC Conference Courtesy Enrollment for a CAP Member

 Here a chance for a CAP member to attend the NECCC Conference July 15,16, and 17, 2022, with registration being free of charge if you have never attended before. It is a great weekend filled with exceptional presenters, timely topics, and many photo opportunities.

The New England Camera Club Council, Inc. invites each NECCC member camera club to select one of its members to receive free registration to the next annual NECCC conference, held at U-Mass, Amherst, Mass. on July 15-17, 2022. The complimentary registration gives the person submitted by the club (Connecticut Association of Photographers) all the learning experiences, photo opportunities and inspirational programs that go along with the conference. Please note, that the enrollment covers only the registration fee. The three day registration is $205.  The recipient will be responsible for his or her own room, meals and transportation.

Rules governing the courtesy enrollment:
1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2022.
2. A candidate must be a member of an NECCC member club (Connecticut Association of Photographers) in good standing (i.e. dues paid for the current year).
3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference.
4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual clubs. If more than one person applies, the CAP candidate will be chosen by a random drawing.
5. A $40 co-pay has been established for the Courtesy Enrollment, due at the time of the application.  CAP will pay this co-pay for the individual accepted to represent CAP at the 2022 conference.  

CAP would like to give the opportunity to one of its members who has never attended the NECCC conference a chance to be part of this exceptional weekend. The dates are July 15, 16 and 17, 2022.  If you are interested in attending this conference (and follow the rules governing the courtesy enrollment) please submit your name, address, phone number and email address to Antoinette Gombeda at agombeda@optonline.net by March 30, 2022. Please put "Courtesy Enrollment" in the subject line. 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

CAP Hartford Field Trip Photos

 A couple of weeks ago CAP sponsored a field trip to downtown Hartford.  So many photo opportunities!! Below you will see a few examples of the beauty of that city and the excellent work of your fellow CAP members.  Let's all get out and shoot - you never know what subjects you might find.  








Saturday, October 30, 2021

CAP Hartford Architecture Field Trip Next Saturday

 CAP members, please join us for an outdoor field trip to photograph the numerous interesting buildings within walking distance of Bushnell Park in Hartford. This trip is next Saturday, November 6, 2021. Register now!

Details

  • What: Hartford Architecture
  • Where: Meet at the Bushnell Park Carousel (use 99 Trinity Street for your GPS)
  • When: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Parking: Free metered parking along the perimeter of the park.
  • Sign Up: Contact Linda Thomas (humbrd001@yahoo.com). Please include your cell number. You must be a paid CAP member to participate.

Map of the Area

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hartford Architecture Field Trip

CAP members, please join us for an outdoor field trip to photograph the numerous interesting buildings within walking distance of Bushnell Park in Hartford.

Details

  • What: Hartford Architecture
  • Where: Meet at the Bushnell Park Carousel (use 99 Trinity Street for your GPS)
  • When: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Parking: Free metered parking along the perimeter of the park.
  • Sign Up: Contact Linda Thomas (humbrd001@yahoo.com). Please include your cell number. You must be a paid CAP member to participate.

Map of the Area


Some Typical Photos of the Area







Monday, October 11, 2021

Zoo Photo Challenge Continues

 As we announced previously all CAP members are invited to submit up to four zoo images taken between September 15 and October 31, 2021. We have decided to expand from the Southwick Zoo and Beardsley Zoo to any zoo of your choice. The date range, however, is still in effect. You still have several weeks to take your photos if you haven't already done so.

The photos should be sized 1400 max pixels horizontal and 1050 pixels vertical. They should be named as follows: Fname Lname-xx Example: Jim Dionne-01. You may submit up to four photos to Jim at jimski42@gmail.com as an attachment. Jim will put them in a show and upload them to YouTube.