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10/17/2007 Competition Results

On Wednesday, October 17, the Catawba Valley Camera Club held an assigned subject competition on the theme of “Humor.” The winners were as follows:

A Group – First Place – John M. Setzler, Sr. – “Say No to Crack”

A Group – Second Place – John M. Setzler, Sr. – “Field Trip”

A Group – Third Place – Robert Dant – “Fish Smiles”

B Group – First Place – Eva Justice – “Buckie”

B Group – Second Place – Byrd Cornwell – “Laughingass”

B Group – Third Place – Steven Gold – “Who’s Away?”

** Reminder **

Please submit your winning images for publication on the website within 48 hours of the competition…

October 17th Meeting

The Catawba Valley Camera Club will meet on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:30pm.  This meeting will be an assigned subject print competition with the theme of "Humor."  Please bring up to three prints.




Our November meeting dates have been changed to November 7th and 14th to avoid having a meeting on Thanksgiving eve…


10/09/2004 - Oom Pah


Hickory’s annual Oktoberfest celebration begins on Friday around noon on Union Square and in the downtown area.  There are always lots of great photo opportunities here, so I hope to see a few of you wandering around peering through your lenses đŸ™‚

Note from the President…

CV Camera Club Members:

  • Thanks to all who brought animal photos and to Ed Lane and Bob Phipps for handling the sale.  I am sorry we did not sell but one photo, but glad that we have one more chance to meet the public and to cooperate with the Art Museum.
  • The task force planning the Digital Photography for Youth at the Library   1-3 PM Saturday October 20 is well on the way to a fine presentation.  They have chosen photos as examples, made plans for the session and are preparing a handout.  We will have fliers  at the meetings.   Youth 13-17 may call 304-0500 Ext 7271 for information or registration.  
  • CVCC CLUB MEETING: October 3  7:30.   It’s Info night with a special presentation by Pam Barbour on her photo trip to Antarctica.  See you there.
  • FIELD TRIP TO OLD SALEM: October 6.   Meet at Science Center (near meeting room door) at 8:30 AM.
  • FIELD TRIP TO HART SQUARE: October 27 – On your own – you must have ordered tickets.   We will take time at the meeting to organize car pools.


9/19/2007 Competition Results:

The Catawba Valley Camera Club held an open digital/slide competition during it’s regular meeting on Wednesday, September 19th. The results of the competition are as follows:

John M. Setzler, Jr. - Horn Worm

1st Place A Group – John M. Setzler, Jr. – Horn Worm


John M. Setzler, Jr. - Angel Trumpet


2nd Place A Group – John M. Setzler, Jr. – Angel Trumpet


Robert Dant - Boy & Dog


3rd Place A Group – Robert Dant – Boy & Dog


Steven Gold - Parallel Blooms


1st Place B Group – Steven Gold – Parallel Blooms


Dave Rhuberg - Lightning 6


2nd Place B Group – Dave Rhuberg – Lightning 6


Scott Powell - Amber Indian


3rd Place B Group – Scott Powell – Amber Indian


Congratulations to the winners đŸ™‚


September 19th Meeting

The Catawba Valley Camera Club meeting on Wednesday, September 19th will be an open projection (slides or digital) competition at 7:30pm.  Please submit your digital images to Robert Dant before the deadline on Monday or bring your slides to the meeting. 


I have posted all of the winning images that I received for the September 5th meeting.  This first posting from a print competition was just a little rocky, but I think everything is in order now…

9/5/2007 Competition Results:

The Catawba Valley Camera Club held an open print competition on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 during the regularly scheduled club meeting. The winners for this competition are as follows:

A Group Winners:

Rainy Seattle - Ed Lane

First Place – Ed Lane – “Rainy Seattle”

Courtney - John Hildebrand

2nd Place – John Hildebrand – “Courtney”

Bath Boy - Robert Dant

3rd Place (two way tie) – Robert Dant – “Bath Boy”


Bob Phipps - Pink Lotus Opening

3rd Place (two way tie) – Bob Phipps – Image Not Provided


1st Place B Group – “Fritillary on Sunflower? by Steven Gold (No Image Provided)

2nd Place B Group – Eva Justice for ?Pollen Gatherer? (No Image Provided)


Katy Did - Dennis Hacker

3rd Place B Group – Dennis Hacker – “Katy Did”


As a reminder, if you place in a print competition, you must submit that image to me in digital format (same format as projection competitions) within 48 hours of the competition to have your image included on the website. Please try your best to get those to me.


Photos have been updated

Day Lily - Bob Phipps

Bob Phipps – “Day Lily”


The club photo gallery has been updated with all of the projection competition winners from this season.  Beginning with our next projection competition, Robert Dant will be sending me the winners for publication on the website.  The winners will be posted along with an announcement and they will be added to the gallery collection as well. 

For print competitions, its up to YOU to provide me with your image if you want it added to the winners announcement and the web gallery.  The image must be submitted to me within 48 hours of the competition in the SAME format as the projection competition images. 

John M. Setzler, Jr.

Results: Assigned Subject – “Lines”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club competition on August 15th, 2007, was a digital projection competition with the subject of “Lines.” Each member was allowed to submit up to three images to this competition. Here are the winners from this competition. You may click on the image to for a larger view:

Cooper River Bridge - Ed Lane

First Place – A Group

“Cooper River Bridge” by Ed Lane


Charlotte Reflections - Ed Lane

Second Place – A Group

“Charlotte Reflections” by Ed Lane


Yarn Lines - Robert Dant

Third Place – A Group

“Yarn Lines” by Robert Dant


Brick Wall - Marv Higgins

First Place – B Group

“Brick Wall” by Marv Higgins


Cross Ties - Rick Bell

Second Place – B Group

“Cross Ties” by Rick Bell


Hydro Lines in Fog - Steven  Gold

Third Place – B Group

“Hydro Lines in Fog” by Steven Gold


The next competition at the Catawba Valley Camera Club will be on September 5th, 2007. The club will hold an open print competition and club members may bring up to two prints.

Images on the Website


Phalaenopsis by John M. Setzler, Jr.


Attention ALL camera club members:

Beginning with the August 15th meeting, we will be posting the winning images on the club website.  Robert Dant will be providing the digital projection images to me for use on the website, so there is no additional work required of you to make that happen.  When we have print competitions, it will be YOUR responsibility to email me digital versions of your photos (winners only) to have them published on the website.  These images must be emailed to me within 48 hours of the competition.  Since competitions are on Wednesday night, I must receive the images by Friday night in order to get them published.  I will be posting the winners on the website two days after each meeting, or sooner if I get them earlier. 

These winning images will become part of a photo gallery on the website as well.  There will be two galleries.  The first gallery will contain winning images, and the second gallery will contain photos submitted to me from club field trips. 

All images submitted to me must be in the SAME format as required by the digital projection guidelines. 

Please email your images to as soon as you have them available.

John M. Setzler, Jr.