June 2018 Competition Winners

Here are the winning images for the June 2018 Competition. The theme was “Book Titles”.

Member Class Place Title
Ines Anderson B Color First The Chronicles of Narnia
Ines Anderson B Color Second The Fault in Our Stars
Darryl Lownsberry B Color Third Charlotte’s Web
Sally Lownsberry B Color Honorable Mention Gone With the Wind
Sally Lownsberry B Color Honorable Mention Green Mansions
Ines Anderson B Mono First Bird Box
Ines Anderson B Mono Second The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
Darryl Lownsberry B Mono Third Holes
Jim Goudy A Color First Let Your Life Speak
Dennis Seibert A Color Second The Mist
Bob Newell A Color Third The Magic Mountain
Jackie Henny A Color Honorable Mention The Perfect Storm
Jackie Henny A Color Honorable Mention The Color Purple
Bob Newell A Mono First The Good Earth
Steven Maerz A Mono Second Old City Hall
David Kramer A Mono Third The Haunting of Hill House
Don Shenk A Mono Honorable Mention Beneath the Apple Blossom
Phyllis Wimer A Mono Honorable Mention Hornet’s Nest

Centralia Field Trip

Come one, come all to Centralia Pennsylvania!

Centralia is a borough and near-ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from more than 1,000 residents in 1980 to 63 by 1990, to only seven in 2013—a result of the coal mine fire which has been burning beneath the borough since 1962.

Centralia, which is part of the Bloomsburg–Berwick metropolitan area, is the least-populated municipality in Pennsylvania. It is completely surrounded by Conyngham Township. All real estate in the borough was claimed under eminent domain in 1992 and therein condemned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Centralia’s ZIP code was discontinued by the Postal Service in 2002. State and local officials reached an agreement with the seven remaining residents on October 29, 2013, allowing them to live out their lives there, after which the rights to their houses will be taken through eminent domain.

Places of interest include…

Centralia’s graffiti highway, Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, Centralia, and Abandoned Highway PA-61.

Bring your camera gear, water and snacks, $ and your sense of adventure as we explore these interesting areas.

The date of this field trip is Saturday June 30, 2018. It may take about two hours to drive so plan on meeting at the Park City Mall Boscov’s parking lot at 8 am. (The parking area is closest to the Long’s Park tunnel entrance.)

I drive a silver Hyundai Elantra and I will have room for 3. Please email me if you have any questions or you would like to ride up with me (csperko@comcast.net). You may call my cell at 717-330-8325.

Don’t miss out!

2018 Lancaster Camera Club Summer Picnic

Come one, come all, for good food and photo conversation!

It’s a good time to enjoy relaxing and getting to know one another.

Saturday, July 21st at 4 p.m. — eating at 5 p.m.

 Manheim Township Community Park — Kiwanis II Pavilion

(Formerly Neffsville Park – 209 Petersburg Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601)

       Bring a dish to share that will serve 12 people or so.

Utensils, plates, napkins, and drinks with ice will be provided by the club.

 Please RSVP to pwimer115@gmail.com to say that you are coming

                    AND what dish you would like to bring.

If that item is already cared for, Phyllis will let you know

so we can try to have a good variety.

Bring one photo on the theme, “Red, White, and Blue”  (8×10 or 8×12)**

and any current photo projects that you’d like to show the group

such as a photo book or greeting cards.

Club members are welcome to bring family or a guest.

** We’ll have a friendly vote-for-your-favorite competition with these photos.  Do not frame or mat the print.  Don’t write anything on the back.  The focus will be on good subjects and composition… and having fun!

Plan to join in!  Here are a few more important details:

  • Board member, Phyllis Wimer, is in charge of the picnic.  If you can come early to help set up, please let Phyllis know.
  • Parkingis available next to pavilion.
  • The pavilion includes a full kitchen with refrigerator.
  • Rest rooms with flush toilets across from pavilion.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in the park.