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Manhasset, New York, U.S. Manhasset, New York, U.S. Manhasset, New York, U.S. BOB STUHMER looks at "Silver Dawn" - an oil and metallic pigment painting by LINDA LOUIS - at The Art Guild reception and awards ceremony for its Escape: Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes Juried Exhibition & Competition.

The Art Guild’s Great Escape

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
April 14, 2022

EscapeThe Art Guild
Exhibit: April 10 – April 30, 2022
200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset

The Art Guild’s Escape: Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes

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Manhasset, N.Y., U.S. April 10, 2022. The Art Guild’s Escape Award Ceremony.

(above photo) At center, NED PUCHNER, the Juror of Awards, poses with winners, l-r: JANA SHEINKER, “West” Honorable Mention • ANNE SIEFERT, “Meadow Clover” Honorable Mention • LYNDA SCHWARTZ, “River Runs Thru It” Second Place • DENIS PONSOT, “Kuerner Farm, PA” First Place • HOWARD ROSE, “Sagaponic Pond” Third Place • BARI FAGIN, “Evolution” Honorable Mention – at The Art Guild’s Escape reception.


The Art Guild’s Escape Awards Ceremony and Reception offered a varied, inspiring collection of art, which was no surprise. 

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Manhasset, New York, U.S. L-R, Co-Presidents SHELLEY HOLTZMAN and ILENE SILBERSTEIN, and Juror of Awards NED PUCHNER, chat at The Art Guild reception and awards ceremony for its Escape: Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes Juried Exhibition & Competition. (© 2022 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

EDWARD “NED” PUCHNER, the Juror of Awards, is the Executive Director of Gallery North in East Setaucket. He earned his PhD. in art history from Indiana University (where my younger brother John earned his advanced degree and worked.)

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Manhasset, N.Y., U.S. April 10, 2022. BOB STUHMER poses next to his Jack and the Beanstalk illustration at The Art Guild reception for its Escape exhibit. (© 2022 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

It was the first event I used my Nikkor Z 24-100mm f/4 S lens with the Nikon Z9 to capture photos. When I saw fellow photographer STEVE SILBERSTEIN, who also uses a Nikon Z9, we heartily agreed the mirrorless camera’s focus is amazing. 

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Manhasset, N.Y., U.S. April 10, 2022. Visitor leaves the historic Elderfields House, also known as the Hewlett-Munson-Williams House, after The Art Guild reception for its Escape exhibit. (© 2022 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

Though I didn’t take many photos that afternoon, the camera and lens combo was a solid fit for the occasion, which also was no surprise.


FEATURE PHOTO (at top of post): Manhasset, N.Y, U.S. April 10, 2022. BOB STUHMER looks at “Silver Dawn” – an oil and metallic pigment painting by LINDA LOUIS – at The Art Guild reception for its Escape Juried Exhibition & Competition.


T.A.G. Reception: my Photo Gallery

The Art Guild: theartguild.org

• Linda Louis: lindalouisart.comfamlyofhumans.com

• Denis Ponsot: denisponsot.com 

• Howard Rose: howardroseart.com 

• Lynda Schwartz: lyndaschwartzartist.com 

• Jana Sheinker: janasheinker.com 

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East Meadow, New York, U.S. April 2, 2022. Nassau County's Veterans Memorial is reflected on lake at Eisenhower Park.

Eisenhower Park Through Z Lens

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
April 11, 2022

a walk in the park

Soon after my Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera arrived, I researched which Z lens was best for walking around, for travel.

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East Meadow, N.Y., U.S. April 2, 2022. Veterans Memorial is at east side of lake at Eisenhower Park. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

I ordered the Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S. It captures a useful range of distances, has excellent focus, and – weighing a bit under 1.5 pounds – isn’t too heavy to carry for at least a couple of hours.

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East Meadow, N.Y., U.S. April 2, 2022. American Flag flies high in area of 9/11 Memorials along pond at Eisenhower Park. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

The Sunday after the lens arrived from B&H Photo Video, the weather was actually springlike, rather than the rainy days before it.

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East Meadow, N.Y., U.S. April 2, 2022. Veterans Memorial is at east side of lake at Eisenhower Park. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

So I chose focus and color camera settings good for landscapes, and went to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow for a test run of the Nikon Z9 + Nikkor Z 24-120mm combo.

NOTE:  I used DxO PhotoLab 5.2 to process the above photos.

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East Meadow, N.Y., U.S. April 2, 2022. 9/11 Twin Towers sculpture is at west side of lake at Eisenhower Park. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Walking around the lake, I captured images of the Veterans Memorial  along the east side and the 9/11 towers sculpture area on the west side.


FEATURE PHOTO (at top of post): East Meadow, N.Y, U.S. April 2, 2022. The Nassau County Veterans Memorial is seen from across Eisenhower Park Lake.


Eisenhower Park + Nikkor Z 24-120mm lens: my Photo Gallery

Nassau County, N.Y. gov’t site: Eisenhower Park

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