April’s North Austin Pƒotographic Society photo competition was open themed and judged by our speaker for the evening, George Brainard.
We had 23 Class 1 entries with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).
1st – Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan
2nd – Curves in the Dunes by Shawn Hutcherson
3rd – Battleship Wisconsin by Shawn Hutcherson
Honorable Mention – Balcony Life by Cynthia Stein
Honorable Mention – Schwabacker’s Landing by Jerry Zerbst
Honorable Mention – Georgetown Bluebird by Ken Brennan
We had 13 Class 2 entries with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).
1st – Tracks in the Sands by Andrew Fritz
2nd – Desert Queen by Josh Baker
3rd – Boxcar Girl by Josh Baker
The March 2017 Member Competition was judged by Geoff Hammond.
Our theme was “Colorful: Images that show your use of color in the most imaginative ways.”
We had 20 Class 1 entries with 5 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus 2 honorable mentions).
1st – Ecuadorian Jewel Long-Tailed Sylph by Patti Mitchell
2nd – Pop by Chloe Hunter
3rd – Pie Town by Shawn Hutcherson
Honorable Mention – A Long Walk Home by Cynthia Stein
Honorable Mention – Three Irises by Anthony Charles
We had 11 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).
1st – Vette by Andrew Fritz
2nd – Pow! by Josh Baker
We had 28 Class 1 entries with 7 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus 4 honorable mentions).
1st – Mountain Wild Flowers by Carol McAllen
2nd – Rainy Day in Reykjavik by Cynthia Stein
3rd – Firey Words by Chloe Hunter
Honorable Mention – House on the Plains by Cynthia Stein
Honorable Mention – Family by Jasper Yuen
Honorable Mention – Light Rain by Joshua Guenther
Honorable Mention – TEX by Katie Lewis
We had 18 Class 2 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, plus 1 honorable mention).
1st – Golf on the Edge, 2011 by Josh Baker
2nd – Ste Rural by Kimberly Fore
3rd – A Quiet Moment by Stephanie Sharif
Honorable Mention – Smooch by Russ Morris
We had 20 Class 1 entries with 5 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, plus 2 honorable mentions).
1st – Forsaken by Joshua Guenther
2nd – Skimmers take flight! by Dennis Eisenberg
3rd – Leaf by Russ Morris
Honorable Mention – Hey, There by Vickie Flaugher
Honorable Mention – Super Moon by Shawn Hutcherson
We had 10 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).
1st – Screw by Bill Bunton
2nd – Turning In by Bill Bunton
The December 1, 2016 meeting at The Green Red Barn celebrated our club’s inaugural People’s Choice Awards. Members in attendance voted for 6 of their favorite images from 82 competition winners selected at meetings throughout the past year.
Congratulations to all, and thank you to those attending and voting.
This year’s award for top photograph was split between two members, Chris Cina for her shot titled “I Hear the Train A Coming,” and Dennis Eisenberg for his shot titled “Sunset at the Fishing Pier.” They each received 7 votes.
Chris Cina, I Hear the Train A Coming
Dennis Eisenberg, Sunset at the Fishing Pier
“Proud Fella,” by Travis Johnson received 6 votes.
“Red on Red” by Andrew Fritz, “Palacious Shrimper” by Dennis Isenberg, and “Maty” by Elizabeth Zimmerman each received 5 votes.
Red on Red by Andrew Fritz
Palacious Shrimper by Dennis Isenberg
Maty by Elizabeth Zimmerman
November’s competition was open (no theme). Our guest judges were Greg Burger & Robert Backman from Precision Camera.
We had 17 Class 1 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, honorable mention).
1st – Ginger on Track by Brian Nixon
2nd – The Barber by Brian Nixon
3rd – Knock Out by Russ Morris
Honorable Mention – Rae by Malinda Baum
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We had 8 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).
1st – Moon Light Canyon by Andrew Fritz
2nd – Shirley by Joshua Guenther
October’s competition was open (no theme). Our guest judge was Keith Mitchell.
We had 20 class 1 entries with 5 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2x honorable mention).
1st – Wedding Singer by Kimberly Fore
I gave this photo 1st place because it had emotional impact and caused me to imagine a powerful story. Technically, the close cropping and effective use of shallow depth of field added to the impact of the image.
2nd – See the Ring by Ashley Piel
3rd – Secret by Kimberly Fore
Silvery Pony Foot, Russ Morris
1956 Lincoln Capri, Russ Morris
We had 12 entries in class 2 with 3 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd). The winning images are below.
1st – Red on Red by Andrew Fritz
I gave this photo 1st place recognition because it showed dramatic use of directional lighting as well as composition. The almost solid red tone throughout was both creative and impactful.
2nd – The Mystery of Space by Sirrah Lore
3rd – Davis Sunrise by Steve Coyle