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The Pictorialist

June-July 2015
Newsletter of the Photo Pictorialists of Milwaukee
Established 1904
Affiliated with the Photographic Society of America
Wisconsin Area Camera Clubs Organization
And the Wisconsin Print Circuit
Richard Yehl, President; Kathy Braun, Vice President: Dixie Lowin, Treasurer
Linda Lee, Editor; Webmaster, Sandra Weber
Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, from September through May, except for Jan. 8, Mar. 19,
and Apr. 9, at 7pm, in the Luther Manor Conference Room, 4545 N. 92nd St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Spring Competition Results
The club sponsored students from Whitnall, Grafton,
Cedarburg, Nicolet and Waukesha West high schools in
the PSA Youth Showcase. Eight students had a total of
12 images accepted for the September Yellowstone
conference. Club member Leena Meyers had 2 digital
images accepted: Freshman Kill Day (Digital
Photojournalism) and Gray Days (Digital Mono Creative
Choice).
Two club members were recognized in the WACCO
spring competition. Sandra Weber - silver medal Canadian Grasshopper Feeds (Open Macro Projected),
honorable mention - The Big Bend Sotol (Open Color
Projected), Big Bend Ice in the Tree (Nature Weather),
and The Big Storm (Nature Mono Projected). John
Weber - Honorable Mention - Path Through the Ice
(Nature Weather) and Big Bend Icy Window View
(Nature Color Projected).
Awards from Photo Pictorialists competition:
Digital Monochrome:
Best of Show: Howard Vrankins Portals. Proficiency
(the best score of six images): John Lowin - Reticulated
Giraffe, Licking His Wounds, Zawadi Hiding on
Leopard Rock, Warthog, Cheetah Family, and Cape
Buffalo with Oxpeckers.
Honorable Mention:
Kathy Braun - Nubble Light; John Lowin - Cheetah
Family and Cape Buffalo With Oxpeckers.
Digital Photojournalism:
Best of Show: Richard Yehl - Marching in the Band.
Proficiency: Sandra Weber - Hawk Guarding His
Squirrel, Artist Painting An Image of a Mountain,
Cowboy Taking His Horse Home, Cowboy Lassoing A

Wild Horse, Dogs Playing Fetch, and Tourists in New


York.
Honorable Mention: John Lowin - Samburu Woman
Repairing Chiefs Hut and Hippos Hiding In Pond
Cabbage. Kathy Braun - Preparing A Meal.
Digital Nature:
Best of Show: John Lowin - Bumble Bee on Echinacea.
Proficiency: Richard Yehl - Mountain Laurels, Feeding
Time, Cactus Bloom, Pink Beauties, Elks and Full
Moon.
Honorable Mention: Michael Jeske - Golden Pollen
Covered Bee, Kathy Braun -Scuffle In The Snow,
Richard Yehl - Full Moon.
Digital Color:
Best of Show: Jerry Harders - Weathered Wood.
Proficiency: John Weber - Ice In The Window, Chisos
Fog and Ice, House In The Ice, Bowman Lake, Weborg
Coastline and A Path Thru The Ice.
Honorable Mention: Bert Hartinger - Miller Beer
Bottles; Kathy Braun - Geyser At Dusk; Pete Koenig Dyed In The Wool.
Photojournalism Print:
Photo of the Year: Jerry Harders - Beer and Burgers
Proficiency: Kathy Braun
Honorable Mention: Jerry Harders Indian Summer
Warrior and Lady Roper; Kathy Braun Wagons
Westward.
Monochrome Print
Best of Show: John Lowin - St. Andreas Spire
Proficiency: John Lowin
Honorable Mention: John Lowin Gondolas Tied Up
For Night; Pelican In Flight; Approaching Gondola
Color Print
Photo of the Year: Bert Hartinger Barbaras Desk
Proficiency: Leena Meyers

Honorable Mention: Leena Meyers Candy Dinner;


Pauline Beck Diamond Seas and Dahlia Bouquet
Year-end prints will be displayed in the Luther Manor
Welcome Center.
Picnic
On Thursday, July 16, Kathy Braun will again host our
annual potluck picnic at her home, 300 Lake Shore
Road, Grafton.
Directions: I-43 north to Ext 89. Go east until the road
turns north, then another mile to her house. Bring a
dish to share and your beverage. Come as early as 4:30
to socialize and take photos. Dinner will be at 6:00. And
bring a sweater or jacket because, as we know, its
cooler by the lake.
2015-2016 Dues
Dues are $20 single and $30 family, to be paid before or
at the September meeting. Bring them to the meeting or
send them to Dixie Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch Road,
Mequon, Wisconsin 53092.
Program Schedule for Next Year
Our next meeting is September 3. Topics were approved
at the April meeting and listed in the May newsletter
posted on the website, or you may contact Richard Yehl.
Fall Exhibit
We again will have a display in City Hall with the theme
of Transportation. Keep the theme in mind for local
picture-taking this summer, and bring 8x10 thematic
prints to the September meeting.
Photo Opportunities with thanks to Pauline Beck:

Old Falls Village, Menomonee Falls, Pilgrim Rd/Hwy Q.


Storytelling, cooking demos, scavenger hunts, weapons
drills, food, and ice cream social. Adults $6, under
12 $2, under 5 free,
262-250-3901 www.oldfallsvillage.com
Lakefront Air Show, July 25 26 featuring precision
jet and aerobatic themes.
http:www.milwaukeeairshow.com/
Summer Festivals
See http:www.visitmilwaukee.org for an event calendar.
The Milwaukee Public Museum is now free to
everyone on the first Thursday of the month, not just
Milwaukee County residents. Open until 8pm on
Thursdays.
Stay in Touch
You should have received email messages from
flickr.com when Howard Vrankin recently uploaded
several photos. We hadnt seen new photos in a while,
and thanks to Howard for remembering. Uploading
some favorite shots could keep us in touch with each
other as the summer progresses.
Sad News
A very active member of Photo Pictorialists since 1985
and one of this years best of show winners, Jerry
Harders passed away on Wednesday, June 3. Services
will be held June 9. An art teacher for many years, Jerry
passionately loved photography. Richard Yehl noted that
Jerry always was willing to give positive feedback on
images and to help with any task. His active presence
and his constructive feedback will be much missed.

Lake Park Friends History Walks


1-2:30 pm June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 (different area
explored each session). Old maps and photos
highlighting Frederick Law Olmsteds 1893 design will
be used to interpret the parks historical buildings,
bridges and statues. Meet at Warming House, 2975 N.
Lake Park Rd. Free. 414-962-1680
Fireworks Kite Festival July 3, Veterans Park, 11am6:30pm and then 7:30pm until fireworks start.
Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival & Race
July 11 7:30am-4pm at Veterans Park Lagoon.Vibrant
colored boats filled with racers paddling to the sounds of
pounding drums. Also featuring Dragon and Lion Dance,
Chinese Folk Music, martial arts, crafts, and parade.
Asian food for sale. Free.
Civil War Encampment and Battle Re-enactment
July 18-19, Sat. 10am-5pm/Sun. 10am-4pm.

Fresnel Lens
by Jerry Harder,
taken on a club
outing at the Port
Washington
lighthouse.