County Fair Photos

Here is a slideshow of a selection of photographs that were displayed. Click on Image below.

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County Fair 2015

Thanks very much to all of the members who participated in the County Fair Exhibit between Sep 10-13th, 2015. Special thanks go to Claudia for all of the hard work that was put in organizing this.

Steve and George hard at work putting up the booth:

The booth:

Also See: Facebook Photos 1 and Facebook Photos 2.

The winners of the popular choice contest were:

1. Charles Wood, “Puna Sunrise”

2. Charles Wood, “Haleakala Dawn”

3. Claudia Hagan, “Sensing Nature”


Hawai‘i Nei 2015 — A Juried Art Exhibition

The Three Mountain Alliance, the Natural Area Reserves System, the Wailoa Center, and the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project are proud to announce Hawai‘i Nei 2015, a juried art exhibition celebrating the native flora and fauna of Hawai‘i Island. Amateur and professional artists and photographers of all ages are invited to submit works of art celebrating the native plants, animals, and habitats of our beloved island, our Hawai‘i Nei. All artwork must be registered online by October 22.

To find out more, go to:

Hawaii Nei 2015 will be displayed at the Wailoa Center from November 6 through December 17, 2015. The opening reception will be November 6, 2015. There will be a youth reception 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Wailoa Center in Hilo. A formal reception and award ceremony for the adult division will follow from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded.

Meeting for September 23rd, 2015

Meeting on September 23rd at 7:00PM at Kamana Senior Center


On September 23rd we have two talented gentlemen sharing their photographic expertise.

Macrophotography of Tiny Animals – By Bob Peck

First up is Bob Peck, local entomologist, who will share his images of insects and other arthropods that inhabit Hawaiian forests. Last year at the juried Hawaii Nei exhibit at Wailoa Center, Bob received several awards for his amazing photographs.

Bob Peck: I have been involved in photography for over 25 years, reluctantly retiring my 4×5 landscape camera to embrace digital technology. Most recently, I have been concentrating on documenting the world of tiny terrestrial and marine animals through macro photography. Most of my images are taken using a 90 mm macro lens, but an old-school manual focus 1-5x 65mm lens allows the capture of extreme detail. As an entomologist studying Hawaiian ecosystems, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to search for insects on regular basis. Many of these arthropods become subjects of my photography.


Using Corel Painter 12 to Modify Digital Photo Images

For Member’s Choice, Michael Poore’s presentation will be on how to manipulate digital photos using Corel Painter12. He will show examples of before and after images.

Michael Poore: My short presentation will be on how to use Corel Painter 12 to modify digital photograph images to make them over into what might be called a painting. Using the computer in this way to produce a final image is somewhat of a pioneering effort.