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Westchester Photographic Society News

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December 2006

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IN FOCUS

Robert A. Baron, editor

Web edition: Dick Budnik

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Board of Directors for WPS

DICK BUDNIK:

President, Chairman of the Board,

Competition Scorekeeper & WebMaster

CHARLIE KOENIG:

Treasurer & Corporate Secretary

Board Liaison, Executive Vice President

ALBERT TANG:

Recording Secretary,

Assistant Treasurer

MARTIN KANTOR:

Program Director, WCC Liaison

LOIS BARKER:

Exhibits Chairman, Guest Book,

Membership Packs

RON CARRAN:

Field Trips

ROBERT BARON:

Newsletter Managing Editor

JOE POLLOCK:

WCC Photography Liaison

HARRY ARCHER:

Digital & Technical Support

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Volunteers

GLEN HALL:

WPS Historian

ROSE ANN & WALTER KIMMEL:

Competition Coordinators

ELINOR STECKER-OREL

Staff Photographer

ROGER CHENAULT:

Competition Judge Coordinator

DEBORAH COHEN:

Club Publicity Chairperson

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Committees

COMPETITION SLIDE

PRESENTATIONS:

Carol Finley & Dennis Thornton

HOST/HOSTESS COMMITTEE:

Lois Barker, Deborah Cohen

HOSPITALITY COORDINATORS:

Janet King & Marty Bernstein

COMPETITION EVALUATION

COMMITTEE:

Dick Budnik, Lois Barker,

Elinor Stecker-Orel,

Harvey Augenbraun

GREETER PROGRAM:

Ann & Bob Harper

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The Westchester

Photographic Society

meets 12 months a year. Our weekly

meetings are on Friday evenings at 8:00pm

(excepting school holidays) in the

Technology Building

(across from parking lot 11) of

Westchester Community College,

Valhalla, N.Y. Guests are welcome.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Unless specifically noted herein,

all images and articles are copyrighted by their respective

authors. Clip-art is used under license from Microsoft

Corporation and other sources. This publication is the

copyrighted property of the Westchester Photographic

Society (WPS) and may not be reprinted in whole or in

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usual exceptions for fair use as defined by §107 of the

U.S. Copyright code.

Through My

Electronic

ViewFinder

by Dick Budnik

12/01/06 – The Day Film Finally

Died (for me at least). Five years

ago this month Elinor showed me a

Minolta DiMAGE 7. It was the first

time I had looked through an Electronic

Viewfinder (EVF) on a still

camera. She said it gave great images

but she hated the EVF.

Instantly, I fell in love with it.

Imagine, as I changed the exposure,

the EVF lightened or darkened to

show me what the image would

actually look like before I took the

picture. For the previous thirty-five

years of my photography, I had to

guess at my exposures. How many

tens of thousands of slides had I

thrown out due to bad exposures

The next morning I ordered the

camera from B&H.

In the past five years I have used

the D7 and its sixth generation successor,

the A200, to capture over

70, 000 images. I had still kept my

three Olympus film cameras handy

just in case I ever needed to shoot

film again. However, the only film I

shot throughout this period were a

few rolls of slides needed for giving

lectures with a slide projector.

These were PowerPoint images shot

off of my computer monitor or slide

duplicates shot with a 1:1 slide copier

attached to my film camera.

Reality hit me as I was modifying

(Continued on page 3)

Front Cover: Digital Photo

by Eileen Kantor

Blue Plastic

See further, p. 5

IN FOCUS is a member of the PSA Photo Editors Group.

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Program Schedule:

Friday Meetings

December, 2006

22: Christmas Weekend. No meeting.

29: New Years Weekend. No meeting.

January, 2007

05: Robert Baron. On Judging Competition

Photography. See

http://www.wpsphoto.org/RobertBaron.pdf

The public is invited

12: Enid Alvarez

19: Competition #5.

The public is invited.

IN FOCUS published

20: 26: Out of the Box 5.

The public is invited.

February, 2007

02: To be scheduled. Plus a 7:15 Mini-

Session on sharpening techniques.

09: Movie

16: Competition #6.

The public is invited.

23: To be scheduled.

March, 2007

02:Roz Rosenblum, "Creativity."

The public is invited.

09: Nightmares: Special Competition.

The public is invited.

16: Competition #7.

The public is invited.

23: To be scheduled.

30: To be scheduled.

Please note:

The public is invited to all meetings except the

Annual Members Meeting in April. Check WPS

website (wpsphoto.org) for recent changes.

Anita Reilly

Exhibit

Moonbean Cafe

1123 Pleasantville Rd.

Briarcliff Manor, NY

(914) 945-9061

9061

www.moonbean-cafe.com

1/15 thru 2/28/2007

Lois Barker

Hugh and Laura Bell

"Snap"

The Art Gallery at the

Rockefeller State Park

Preserve

Pocantico Hills.NY.

Until Jan. 31, 2007

MIND’S EYE

A Photo Exhibition by

Harry Archer

Now at the

Bronxville Public Library

201 Pondfield Rd.

Bronxville, New York

Until December 31, 2006

For information:

www.bronxvillelibrary.org

(914) 654-8647

harche1@optonline.net

The Quintessential

Photographers

Group

Tony Gezirjian

Mano Orel

Elinor Stecker-Orel

Robert Baron

Deborah Cohen

Yonkers Downtown Waterfront BID

2-4 Hudson St., Yonkers

(between: S. B’way & Riverdale Av)

Information: (914) 969-6660

January 10th through 28th

Reception: January 21, 2007, 2-4 pm.

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Host for November:

Patrycja Adamowska

Host for December

Hugh Bell

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NEW MEMBERS:

Dan & Olga Barba

Michael Holstein

(ViewFinder: Continued from page 2)

my old slide copier to work with my

digital camera for a new slide copying

project. I realized that I would

never shoot with film again. I collected

all my film equipment, removed

all the batteries, and packed it

all away in three camera bags for

storage. 12/01/06 was for me the day

that film finally died.♣

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Or call toll free:

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Ask for the WPS store.

Weather Notice:

If driving conditions are hazardous, meetings

will be cancelled. Look for announcements

of Westchester Community

College (WCC) closings on the following

media outlets.

WFAS 103.9 FM / 1230 AM, WHUD

100.7 FM, WCBS 880AM, TV News

12, or visit www.wfasfm.com

Members are advised to check their

email for emergency weather notices

from WPS.


Museums, Exhibits, and Events of note

Current & Forthcoming

NYC Museums

THE JEWISH MUSEUM

(www.jewishmuseum.org)

Dateline Israel: New Photography & Visual Art, 23

artists. 3/9/07 - 8/5/07

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

(www.metmuseum.org)

Discovering Tutankhamun: The Photographs of

Harry Burton, to 4/29/07

(Vintage Excavation Photographs)

Impressed by Light: Photographs from Paper

Negatives, 1840–1860, 9/25/07 — 12/31/07

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

(www.moma.org)

Of Interest: Out of Time: A Contemporary View, to

4/9/07. Representation of time in contemporary

art, video and photography.

New Photography 2006: Jonathan Monk, Barbara

Probst, Jules Spinatsch. 9/21/06 - 1/8/07.

Jeff Wall, 2/25-5/15/07, including his lightbox

photographs.

BROOKLYN MUSEUM

(www.brooklynmuseum.org)

Looking Back from Ground Zero: Images from the

Brooklyn Museum Collection (includes

photographs), to 1/7/07.

Annie Liebovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005.

10/20/06 -- 1/21/07.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR

PHOTOGRAPHY (www.icp.org)

Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography

and Video 9/14 - 1/7/07

Henri Cartier-Bresson's Scrapbook

1/19/07 - 4/29/07

Martin Munkácsi: Think While You Shoot! 1/19 -

4/29/07.

The Biographical Landscape: The Photography of

Stephen Shore, 1968 - 1993. 5/11 - 9/9/07.

MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

(www.mcny.org)

Willing to Be Lucky: Ambitious New Yorkers in the

Pages of LOOK Magazine. through - 1/7/07.

THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

[No photographic exhibits listed]

THE WHITNEY MUSEUM

Photography and the Self: The Legacy of F. Holland

Day, to 3/11/07.

Lorna Simpson, 3/1/07 to 5/6/07

Taryn Simon, opens 3/9/07

Westchester Events

NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART

(www.neuberger.org)

The Early Works of Richard Prince

1/28/07-- 6/24/07

HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM

(www.hrm.org)

Guy Gillette: Photographs, to 1/7/07. News and

newsmakers from the heyday of photojournalism.

Contemporary Photography and the Garden -

Deceits and Fantasies, 2/1/07 — 5/13/07

Gallery Guides

Photography galleries, NYC:

http://art-support.com/galleries_ny.htm

http://www.photography-guide.com

WPS Exhibits

Hudson Valley Hospital Center

1980 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

(914) 737-9000 - Take down: 1/20/07.

Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, Northern

Westchester Hospital

Exhibit: to-4/30/07. Note Change:Reception: 1/13

3-5pm. 10-12. Pick-up: 4/30/07, 10:00-12:00.

Rye Free Reading Room

Hanging Date is Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Down Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 10:00 a.m

January 7 - February 16, 2007

Hiram Halle Library

March 3 - April 14, 2007

Jewish Community Center, Scarsdale

February 6 - March 15, 2007, Drop off, 2/1 & 2/2,

Hanging 2/5 Pick up, 3/16 & 3/18

(See further: wpsphoto.org/Exhibits.html, and

www.studiolo.org/WPS/PR/index.htm)

WPS — Member Exhibits

Harry Archer: Bronxville Library, to 12/31/06.

Anita Reilly: Moonbean Café, 1123 Pleasantville

Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY (914) 945-9061

www.moonbean-cafe.com. I/15 — 2/28/07

Lois Barker and Hugh and Laura Bell: Exhibit

title:“Snap.” The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller

State Park Preserve In Pocantico Hills.NY.

Until 1/31/07

The Quintessential Photographers:

Tony Gezirjian, Mano Orel, Elinor Stecker-

Orel, Robert Baron & Deborah Cohen. At

Yonkers Downtown Waterfront BID. 2-4 Hudson

St. (bet: S. B’way & Riverdale Av),

Yonkers, NY 10701. Info: (914) 969-6660.

1/10 - 1/28/07. Reception: 1/21/07 2-4 pm.

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Eileen Kantor 1930-2006

Members of WPS mourn the passing

of our dear colleague and constant

friend, Eileen Kantor. Below

is an adapted version of the obituary

that appeared in the Journal

News on December 18, 2006.

Pocantico Fences

Eileen (Ratchik) Kantor.

Born January 6, 1930, died

December 16, 2006 of complications

of heart failure.

Eileen was born and grew

up in Brooklyn. She graduated

from JHS 210 and Tilden High

School. From there she went to

Brooklyn College where she

graduated with a Bachelor’s

degree in Home

Economics and a

minor in Art. After

going back to teach

at Tilden for two

years, she worked at

Long Island College

Hospital as a dietician.

She then moved to

Downingtown,

Pennsylvania with

her husband. Eileen

obtained a teaching

degree at West Chester Community

college and went on to

teach at the Devereaux school

for problem children. Her two

sons, Ken and

Eric, were

born in West

Chester.

After

moving back

to New York,

Eileen obtained

a Masters

in Education.

She

taught Home

Ec. At Yorktown

High

School for

several years and then Art at

Mildred E. Strang Middle

School for 20 years, commuting

from Mamaroneck.

Eileen was an excellent

tennis player, winning a number

of trophies. She played 20

hours a week. At age 49, she

had a heart attack on the tennis

Eileen & Marty Kantor, photo by Elinor Stecker-Orel

court at Flint Park, which damaged

much of her heart. She

had bypass surgery the following

year but was not able to

play tennis anymore. She channeled

her competitive spirit by

joining her husband in photography,

where she also won

many awards. Her photography

was shown around Westchester

and the Hamptons, where she

had a summer home that she

loved. At the time that she died,

she had an ongoing exhibit with

her husband at the Rye Free

Library.

She was forced by her disability

to retire from the public

schools because of the strenuousness,

and turned to teaching,

first, elementary school at

Murray Avenue for several

years, and then preschool. She

taught at a number of preschools

in the area, ending up at

the Westchester Jewish Center

Nursery School, from which

Clown

she finally

retired.

She left an

indelible

and uplifting

mark

on all the

children

and parents

that

were lucky

enough to

have her as

teacher.

Eileen

was active in a number of societies.

She was a docent at the

Neuberger Museum guiding

visitors of all ages through

the museum. She was very

active in Hadassah and

was President of the local

chapter three times.

She was a member of the

Westchester Photographic

Society and an active participant

in both the photographic

and social aspects

of the club.

She was a Democratic

Double Cabbage

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District Leader

for a number of

years.

Her heart disability

slowly

increased and,

in November,

she went for

extensive valve

surgery. She

was slowly

improving and

was transferred

to a rehab center

after five

weeks in intensive care at Montefiore

Hospital.

Her death was

sudden and not

expected.

Any gathering

that she attended,

whether it

was social, political,

educational,

or business, benefited

by her humor,

cheeriness,

intelligence, and

creativity.

She leaves behind her husband

Marty, of 57 years; her

two sons, Kenneth, in California,

and Eric; her brother and

sister-in-law, Elliot and Sydelle

Ratchik of New City; brothersin-law

Stuart Kantor of Parrish,

NY and Jay Kantor, of Brooklyn,

and many, many friends.

Donations may be made in

her name to Hadassah, or the

charity of your choice.♣

Ed. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs

are by Eileen Kantor.

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Competition

Results

11/17/06 #3

Judge: Steve Morton

Black & White Prints

1. J. Gordon

2. Z. Kuo

3. F. Shapiro

3. A. Tang

Color Prints—Group B

1. J. Azar

2. A. Tang

3. F. Shapiro

3. W. Rosenberg

Color Prints—Group A

1. D. Thornton

1. J. Gordon

3. Z. Kuo

4. D. Thornton

Prints—Open Mind

[none submitted]

Slides

1. M. Gersh

2. Z. Kuo

2. C. Gewirtz

4. C. Gewirtz

4. D. Thornton

Digital Projector—Black &

White

1. N. Castillo

2. N. Castillo

3. L. Barker

4. D. Thornton

Digital Projector—Color B

1. M. Bernstein

2. F. Schapiro

2. M. Wilson

4. H. Goldfrach

Digital Projector—Color A

1. C. Fisher

2. C. Fisher

2. R. Fitzgerald

2. W. Kimmel

Digital Projector—Color

Salon

1. A. Reilly

2. J. King

3. J. Palmer

3. E. Rosenstrach

3. E. Rosenstrach

Digital Projector—Open Mind

1. E. Rosenstrach

2. A. Tompkins

2. L. Barker

2. R. Dublin

Nature Abhors a Vacuum. Nature Abhors a

Vacuum. Nature Abhors a Vacuum. Nature

Abhors a Vacuum. Nature Abhors a Vacuum.

Nature Abhors a Vacuum. Nature

Abhors a Vacuum. Nature Abhors a Vacuum.

Nature Abhors a Vacuum. Nature

Abhors a Vacuum. Nature Abhors a Vacuum.

Nature Abhors a Vacuum. Nature

Abhors a Vacuum. Nature Abhors a Vacuum.

Nature Abhors a Vacuum. Nature

Competition

Results

12/15/06 #4

Judge: Ana Gonzalez

Black & White Prints

1. R. Baron

2. A. Tang

3. F. Shapiro

4. A. Tang

4. F. Shapiro

Color Prints—Group B

1. R. Kimmel

1. R. Kimmel

3. F. Shapiro

3. F. Shapiro

4. J. Azar

4. L. Constantine

Color Prints—Group A

1. D. Thornton

2. W. Kimmel

3. W. Kimmel

4. R. Baron

Prints—Open Mind

[none submitted]

Slides

1. R. Micklisch

2. D. Thornton

3. A. Raine

4. Z. Kuo

4. H. Rauch

Digital Projector—Black &

White

1. A. Raine

2. L. Barker

2. A. Harper

4. L. Freedman

Digital Projector—Color B

1. F. Schapiro

2. P. Adamowska

3. R. Kimmel

4. C. Finley

4. J. Shihoten

Digital Projector—Color A

1. C. Fisher

2. L. Freedman

2. R. Dublin

4. C. Fisher

Digital Projector—Color

Salon

1. D. Thornton

2. H. Augenbraun

2. E. Stecker-Orel

4. J. Palmer

4 H. Augenbraun

4. D. Thornton

4. A. Reilly

Digital Projector—Open Mind

1. W. Kimmel

2. R. Dublin

2. W. Rosenberg

4. L. Freedman

Abhors a Vacuum. Nature Abhors a Vacuum.

Nature Abhors a Vacuum. Nature Abh

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A note on scoring: Scores are awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable

Mention (here as 4th place). Ties are resolved by awarding consecutive

places and reported as the highest of the two. Thus a tie for

2nd place uses 2nd and 3rd place and appears as two instances of

2nd place. The number of ties permitted for Honorable Mention (4th

place) is not limited.

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