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2012 Year-End Awards 2012 Points Report

December 2012
2012 Winners Windland Smith Rice International Awards

Larry Lynch ONCE AGAIN was recognized in the 2012 Fall/Winter Nature's Best Photography magazine. His Alligator picture appears on page 19 in the "Highly Honored Wildlife" section.

December 18, 2012
Pinellas County High School
Photo Contest Winners

High School Contest 1st Place 1st Place "Leaking"
by Sage Bohannon
East Lake High School
Teacher - Katie Tracy
Last year the three winners were students of hers
High School Contest 2nd Place 2nd Place "Time"
by John Reid
Tarpon Springs High School
Teacher - Mrs. Marmorale
High School Contest 3rd Place 3rd Place "Ponder"
by Madison Vorbrich
East Lake High School
Madison also won 3rd Place is our 2011 Contest as well as an Honorable Mention. She also received an Honorable Mention this year.
Teacher - Eileen Iacobucci

Pinellas County has 18 Public High Schools. Ten schools have art/photography teachers and all of these ten schools participated in the contest. Three-Hundred-Ninety-Four images were submitted. In addition to the awards above, the judges selected 51 images as Honorable Mentions. Our judges were Jim Goins, Lisa Sibley and Jeff Donald.

Upon notifying the teachers they expressed how excited they were and could not wait to notify their students.

Submitted by: Mary Burke, Chairperson of Contest – Suncoast Camera Club of Clearwater

Click below to view a slideshow of the award and honorable mention images.
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December 2012
Message from the President

Hi Members,
It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to an end. This is the time of year we look back and all the good things and sad things that happened in our lives during the year.
Suncoast Camera Club had a great year. Quite a few of our members had photo’s published in magazines, won national and international contests, had their photos shown in local exhibits, and some may have earned revenue for their photography art. Our sponsored High School Photo Contest was very successful, many more entries this year.
With “members helping members”, I have noticed improvements in the work of many of our photographers. Thank you to all who shared your expertise with others.
I’ve enjoyed this year as president and I hope to enjoy year 2013 also. I want to thank all who have volunteered as board members, committee chair persons, those who have accepted a task in a moment’s notice.
The New Year will bring opportunities to all of us at SCC, new places for field trips, new programs for meetings, new acquaintances, learning new skills.
I want to wish all of you and your families, a safe and Happy Holiday Season.
Happy Shooting,

November 10, 2012
Joint Meeting
with PSA Central Florida Chapter

SCC members enjoyed presentations by landscape photographer Lance Warley and well-known birding photographer Michael Rosenbaum. Many thanks to Lance and Mike for coming up from the Everglades to share their beautiful images and knowledge. Here is Michael's PSA Journal article titled, "Some Suggestions for Photographing Birds in Motion."

Also, the PSA Chapter Showcase slideshow was created and presented by Bill and Irene Kramer. Congratulations to Bill Kramer for winning the best individual image award.

October 2, 2012
Dave Cross Club Presentation

Dave Cross

SCC was honored to have Dave Cross of Dave Cross Workshops and NAPP present a very informative and practical workshop titled, “Work Smarter, Shoot Faster”.

September/October 2012
Members Excel in Local Magazine Contest

Photos submitted by five SCC club members are featured prominently in the September/October 2012 issue of Tampa Bay Magazine. The photos are shown in a multi-page layout titled “Views of Tampa Bay: The 2012 Photo Contest.” Congratulations to (alphabetical order) George Burke, Mary Burke, Jim Goins, Nick Muskovac and Liz Rylan. You may recall that some of these same photographers have had their work published in earlier years of the magazine’s annual photo contest, including last year.

September 27, 2012

Article from TB-TWO*

SNAP! You could be a photography winner

Do you dream of having your own photography exhibit, or just of being recognized for your genius work with a camera? The Suncoast Camera Club-Clearwater is looking for the photographic work of Pinellas County public high school students for its third Digital Image Contest. Entries (no more than three per student) must be submitted on CD to the students’ art/photography teachers by Nov. 27, and teachers forward submissions and entry forms by Dec. 4 to the Pinellas County schools digital arts office. Photographs are judged on impact, composition and technical excellence. Prizes are $100 for first place, $75 second and $50 third.

August 24, 2012
PSA's Who's Who in Photography 2011

The SCC is proud of the accomplishments of our PSA members and is honored to have them as part of our club. Top EID Exhibitors North America - Nick Muskovac & Frank Crommelin
Top North American Exhibitors in Nature Projected Images - Erik Rosengren
Featured photographs: Nick Muskovac - Jurassic Park III, Erik Rosengren - Good Fisherman - Royal Tern, and Frank Crommelin - Medieval Knight

May 15, 2012
PSA Inter-Club Competition

George McKenna received an Award of Merit award in a recent PSA Inter-Club Competition. George's picture will now be entered into the 2011/2012 Best of the Best Competition.

May 15, 2012
Photo Contest

Mary Burke Showgirl

"The editorial  team of Photo Contest regularly examines photographs submitted by professional and amateur photographers from all over the world. We have chosen to publish your photograph Showgirl in our acclaimed  "Best Of 2012 Photography". Your photograph was selected out of many entries. Your work above was appreciated for its structure and composition."

April 2012
PSA May Journal

PSA Journal cover May 2012 Crommelin PSA Award

Frank Crommelin’s image [above] is on the cover of the May PSA Journal. Frank has written an article, “A Day at the Zoo,” that is featured in the May issue of PSA Journal. Frank encourages all  members to join the Photograph Society of America. Many congrats go out to Frank.

April 15, 2012
National Geographic Photo of the Day

NG Photo of the Day by Larry Lynch

Larry Lynch's alligator photograph taken in Myakka River State Park was National Geographic's Photo of the Day on April 15th. This photograph was also included in the Best of April 2012 collection.

April 3, 2012
SCC Program Night

SCC Members Travel Near and Far 2011
ProShow Producer Slideshow by Mary Burke
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The club would like to like thank Mary Burke for proposing this slideshow and for all of her work in creating this slideshow.  The following club members submitted pictures: Terry Pallone, Dick Miller, Michele Frenzel, Dave Hart, Dennis Zuccardi, Mary Burke, Jim Goins, Jim Mahoney, Jo Devine, Dave Hutchinson, Nick Muskovac, George Burke, Len Lapka, Erik Rosengren, Matt Muskovac, Dawn Nichols, Mark Zielinski, Liz Rylan, George McKenna and Marsha McKenna.

March 22, 2012
Greyfield Inn

Phyliss Carlson attended an "Imke Lass Photography Workshop and More" at Greyfield Inn in Cumberland Island Florida. One of her photographs was featured in the ad for the next workshop. Congratulations to Phyliss

Phyllis Carlson Greyfield Inn 

March 20, 2012
PSA Inter-Club Competition

Irene Kramer received an Award of Merit in the February PSA Inter-Club Competition for her picture "Riders of the Purple Sage".  Her image scored 14 of a possible 15 points. It will be eligible for the PSA Best of the Best award for the 2011/2012 season.

March 20, 2012 Tampa Bay Magazine

Erik Rosengren's photograph of Plant Hall at the University of Tampa is the cover photo on the March / April issue of Tampa Bay Magazine.

March 6, 2012
SCC Program Night

Ron Mayberry gave a lecture on "Using Flash to Stop Action". This was one of the best interactive Program Night's ever. Ron taught everyone on how to photograph balloon's bursting. As the night progressed, the objects in the balloon varied widely. Click here to see photographs provided by Bill Kramer, David Erdman, Frank Crommelin, Jim Goins, and Liz Rylan.
Ron developed a microprocessor controlled milk drop device that precisely dispenses two drops of milk to show the initial drop's splash and then its collision with the second drop. Click here to see photographs provided by Bill Kramer, David Erdman, Jim Goins, Liz Rylan and Roy Colbert.

February 4, 2012
Annual Banquet Awards

The Annual Awards Banquet was held on February 4th to recognize the achievements of our club members.

Many thanks to George and Mary Burke for photographing and creating a slide show of the banquet.


YE2011 Most Improved Devine YE2011 Lifetime Muskovac YE2011 Galaxy Award Hutchinson
Most Improved Photographer
JoAnn Devine
Lifetime Service Award
Nick Muskovac
Galaxy Award
Dave Hutchinson


Piers End Joshua Tree Short-Eared Owl
Electronic Image
"Medieval Knights"
Frank Crommelin
Monochrome Print
"Fountain at Night"
Dick Miller
Color Print
"Day at the Museum"
Chuck Platz
Electronic Image
of the Year
Frank Crommelin "Medieval Knights"
Class B    
1st Place Michelle Frenzel "Goal"
2nd Place Joyce Gentry "You Talkin' to Me"
3rd Place Terry Pallone "West Tower Brooklyn Bridge"
Class A    
1st Place Jo-Ann Devine "Lucy"
2nd Place David Erdman "Snowy with Reflection"
3rd Place Karen Hallett "Lone Buffalo"
Class AA    
2nd Place Chuck Platz "Yellow Balloon"
3rd Place Marsha McKenna "Bible Study"
Monochrome Print
of the Year
Dick Miller "Fountain at Night"
Class A    
2nd Place Dick Miller "The Long Climb Home"
3rd Place Liz Rylan "Join us for a Drink"
Class AA    
1st Place Len Lapka "Round Up"
2nd Place Irene Kramer "Windswept Cypress"
3rd Place Chuck Platz "Monument Valley 2"
Color Print
of the Year
Chuck Platz "Day at the Museum"
Class A    
1st Place Robin Rebeck "New Orleans Trolley"
2nd Place Phyliss Carlson "Great Blue Heron"
3rd Place Dick Miller "Soaring"
Class AA    
2nd Place Marsha McKenna "Hummingbird 6"
3rd Place Bill Kramer "Painted Lady"

Click here to see the list of Year-End Competition Winners, High Point Winners, Star Awards, and Promotions

October 13, 2012
FCCC 3rd Triannual Digital Competition

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Class A Color
Blue Ribbon (Top 10%)
  Class A Color
Yellow Ribbon (Top 25%)
This One's Mine   Sunrise on Lake Tarpon
This One's Mine
Dawn Nichols
  Sunrise on Lake Tarpon
Marsha McKenna
Class B Color
Yellow Ribbon (Top 25%)
  Class B Mono
Blue Ribbon (Top 10%)
Shooting the Moon   Time to Nest
Shooting the Moon
Terry Pallone
  Time to Nest
Terry Pallone

June 22, 2012
FCCC 2nd Triannual Digital Competition

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Class A Color - Blue Ribbon (Top 10%)
Asian Elder   Osprey with Fish
Asian Elder
Dawn Nichols
  Osprey with Fish
George McKenna
Ready to Mate Great Egret   Rockport
Ready to Mate Great Egret
Erik Rosengren
George McKenna
Calm, Cool, Collected Iceland   Heres Looking At You Kid
Calm, Cool, Collected Iceland
Dawn Nichols
  Here's Looking At You Kid
Bill Kramer
Purple Hibiscus
George Burke
Class A Color - Yellow Ribbon (Top 25%)
Bathing in the Ganges   Bringing Home Lunch
Bathing In The Ganges
Dave Hutchinson
  Bringing Home Lunch
Marsha McKenna
Chief Wow   Final Approach Marbled Codwit
Chief Wow
Leonard Lapka
  Final Approach Marbled Codwit
Erik Rosengren
Gardinia   Miss Happy
Mary Burke
  Miss Happy
Terry Pallone
Forks, Spoons and Knives   Grand Tetons
Forks, Spoons and Knives
Mary Burke
  Grand Tetons
Leonard Lapka
New Born Snowy Egrets   Scrub Jay
New Born Snowy Egrets
Erik Rosengren
  Scrub Jay
JoAnn Devine
Class A Mono - Blue Ribbon (Top 10%)
JoAnn Devine
Class A Mono - Yellow Ribbon (Top 25%)
Dust Bath Namibia   Cape Cod Highland Light
Dust Bath Namibia
Dave Hutchinson
  Cape Cod Highland Light
Bill Kramer
Mr. Roosevelt    
Mr. Roosevelt
Liz Rylan

April 11, 2012
FCCC 1st Triannual Digital Competition

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Mary Burke White, Red, and Black

White, Red, and Black Abstract
Mary Burke
Class A Color
Yellow ribbon (Top 25%)