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Westchester Photographers Honored with Awards

The Color Camera Club of Westchester handed out its end-of-season awards in Briarcliff Manor.

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The Color Camera Club of Westchester met in Briarcliff on Sunday to dine and issue awards at their final meeting for the season. The club, formed in 1951, had a wonderful dinner at and brought in special judges to choose the images that will be dubbed the "Best of the Year." The judges, Jim Duggan and Steve Morton of White Plains and Elenore Steckler-Orel of Croton-on-Hudson, reviewed all the images of members that have been awarded ribbons during the past year. From these images were chosen the best of the best and were given the title of Best Images of the Year. All in all, 18 awards were won by club members who produced outstanding images, based on originality, composition, color and technical correctness. The first, second and third place winners were:

John Kramer, Pleasantville

Helen Spinali, Valhalla

Ashok Soni, Hawthorne

Jessica Stelling, White Plains

Tom O'Connell, Larchmont

Joe Cardella, Pleasant Valley

Linda Austrian, Harrison

Robert Piro, Scarsdale

Sherm Shiao, Yorktown Heights

Peter Nagy, White Plains

Jennifer Dooley, Port Chester

Don Klein, White Plains

Chuck Morrissey, Croton-on-Hudson

The members also thanked their outgoing president Eileen Whitney of Putnam Valley for her wonderful leadership over the past three years as they welcomed their new president Bernice Solomon of Ossining. The Color Camera Club is open to all photographers who wish to improve their camera skills, inspire their creative visions or to expand their love of photographic imaging.

The club meets in Valhalla most Mondays from September through May and visitors are always welcome. Visit its website for additional information.

Donna Li June 07, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Yes. What about the outstanding work of Frank Becerra??!!
Paula June 07, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Becerra's a wonderful photographer, but the article says they chose the awards from members who entered their photos throughout the year and won ribbons. Maybe he doesn't do that because he's busy being out there shooting for a living. Maybe some of these people also work as photographers but found the time to enter the contests. I don't think it's an oversight - he wasn't in it.
S.Stein of New York June 12, 2012 at 08:18 AM
A much well deserved congrats to Jennifer dooley
Helen Spinali August 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Color Camera Club of Westchester, Is a membership Camera Club in Valhalla NY. The Briars Restaurant, was booked by Helen Spinali for our end of the year dinner party followed by awards given to our talented members.
Helen Spinali August 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Frank Becerra, a wonderful, generous, humanitarian, Artist, Painter, Photographer, whom passed away almost three years ago who is most sadly missed by his family, friends and the world.


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