Category Archives: Competition Results

Results – September 2016

September’s competition was open (no theme). Our guest judge was the amazing Randy Kerr.

Class 1

We had 20 class 1 entries with 5 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2x honorable mention).

1st – Water Rings by Kimberly Fore

 

2nd – Bridal Beauty by Ashley Piel

 

3rd – Morning Light by Malinda Baum

 

Honorable Mentions

Class 2

We had 11 entries in class 2 with 2 awards (1st and 2nd). The winning images are below.

1st – Northern New Mexico by Sirrah Lore

Sirrah Lore - Northern NM

2nd – Held Grapes by Josh Baker

Josh Baker - Held Grapes

 

 

Results – August 2016

August’s competition was themed “After Dark”. Club founder Andrew Fritz was our judge.

Class 1

We had 13 class 1 entries with 3 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd).

1st – Dip by Warren Creech

Warren Creech%Evening Dip

 

2nd – Martian Photo Bomb by Shawn Hutcherson

Shawn Hutcherson%Martian Photo Bomb

 

3rd – Windchime by Russ Morris

Russ Morris%Windchime

 

Class 2

We had 10 entries in class 2 with 2 awards (1st and 2nd). The winning images are below.

1st – Enchanted by Emily Crowel Stevens

Emily Crowell Stevens%Enchanted

 

2nd – Sparkle by Josh Baker

josh baker%Sparkle

 

 

Results – July 2016

July’s competition was open (no theme). Tani James, Director of Education at Precision Camera & Video was our judge for the meeting. The winning images are below.

Class 1

We had 24 class 1 entries with 5 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd and two honorable mentions).

1st – John Deer by Kimberly Fore

Kimberly Fore%John Deer

2nd – Snail Soup by Janet White

Janet White%Snail Soup

3rd – A wee Hummingbird by Carol McAllen

Carol McAllen%A wee Hummingbird

Honorable Mentions

Class 2

We had 8 entries in class 2 with 2 awards (1st and 2nd). The winning images are below.

1st – Open Road by Andrew Fritz

Andrew Fritz%Open Road

2nd – I Hear the Train A Coming by Chris Cina

Chris Cina%I Hear the Train A Coming

 

Results – June 2016

June’s competition was open (no theme). Sports Photojournalist Jamie Harms was our judge for the meeting. The winning images are below.

Class 1

We had 21 class 1 entries with 5 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd and two honorable mentions).

1st – Openly Yellow by Chloe Hunter

Chloe Hunter%openly yellow

The judge’s paraphrased thoughts on why this image won:

The exposure of the sunflower and the sky are perfect, bright and colorful. The focus on the sunflower and bee are tack sharp with the right depth of field to make the image nice to look at. 

2nd – Red Poppies by Russ Morris

Russ Morris%Red Poppies 2

3rd – Refueling by Chloe Hunter

Chloe Hunter%refueling

Honorable Mentions

Class 2

We had 10 entries in class 2 with 3 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd). The winning images are below.

1st – Purple & Yellow by Josh Baker

Josh Baker%Purple & Yellow

 

The judge’s paraphrased thoughts on why this image won:

This is a fun and original image with perfect focus and depth of field. The purple and yellow of the jaw breakers juxtaposed with the reversed background is simple but brilliant. The post processing of the skin is natural and not over done. Just a great all around shot.

2nd – Good Morning Tetons by Bill Bunton

 

Bill Bunton%Good Morning Tetons

3rd – Get Away from My Wife by Andrew Fritz

Andrew Fritz%Get Away from my Wife

Results – May 2016

May’s competition was open (no theme). Alex Suarez was our judge for the meeting. Alex is a formal trained photographer and founder of APS. The winning images are below.

Class 1

We had 24 class 1 entries with 6 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd and three honorable mentions).

1st – Jungle Cruise by Shawn Hutcherson

Shawn Hutcherson%Jungle Cruise

The judge’s paraphrased thoughts on why this image won:

This image reveal many layers in its composition (water, elephants, more water, vegetation, rocks, etc.), the criss-crossing elements, the depth of field, the action all contributed to create a superb image.

2nd – Tasty Treat by Ashley Piel

Ashley Piel%Tasty Treat

3rd – Flow by Stacy Wells

Stacy Wells%Flow

Honorable Mentions

Class 2

We had 12 entries in class 2 with 3 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd). The winning images are below.

1st – A Sprinkle by Josh Baker

Josh Baker%A Sprinkle

The judge’s paraphrased thoughts on why this image won:

This image display great texture, well placed focus selection and a strong composition. The flying particles of powdered sugar take it one step further! Technically well lit, exposed, processed.

2nd – Blue & Silver by Josh Baker

Josh Baker%Blue & Silver

3rd – Embrasse-Moi by Emily Crowell Stevens

Emily Crowell Stevens%Embrasse-moi

Results – April 2016

April was our first themed competition, “April Showers: Enter your pictures of weather, good or bad. Photos must feature weather as a central element of the photo.”

Geoff Hammond of Hammondovi returned to be our judge tonight. Geoff is a a classically trained photographer working for clients, producing stock photography and who has a background evaluating images for iStock Photo. The winning images are below.

Class 1

We had 11 class 1 entries with 3 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd).

1st – Rooster on the Run by Kimberly Fore

Kimberly Fore&Rooster on the Run

The judge’s paraphrased thoughts on why this image won:

This photo shows a competent knowledge of composition, camera technique, and mood. The darkened, gloomy background gives a rainy day feel, while the rooster with its dimmed white and red hint at a dampened hope for the morning.

2nd – Snaily Rain by Kimberly Fore

Kimberly Fore%Snaily Rain

3rd – The Leading Edge by Keith Mitchell

Keith Mitchell%The Leading Edge

Class 2

We had 9 entries in class 2 with 2 awards (1st and 2nd). The winning images are below.

1st – Carrie-Ophelia by Josh Baker

Josh Baker%Carrie-Ophelia

The judge’s paraphrased thoughts on why this image won:

The position of the subject peacefully lying as if asleep in the water have a clear nod to Shakespeare’s Ophelia from Hamlet. Focusing on the foreground edge as the leaping point and freezing the rain in its descent add to the tension of this image. It is artfully thought out and expertly executed.

2nd – Sunshine by Naomi Loghry

Naomi Loghry%Sunshine

Results – March 2016

Josh Baker of AzulOx Visuals and co-founder of NAPfS was our judge tonight. Josh is a working professional photographer who shoot everything from weddings

Class 1

We had 18 class 1 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 1 honorable mentions).

1st – A New Year by Sabrena Rexing

Sabrena Rexing - A New Year

The judge’s paraphrased thoughts on why this image won:

A wonderful moment between father and son. There is a nice triangle between faces, fireworks and fading parallel lines leading from the bottom of the frame. The black and white processing furthered the image by highlighting the skin tones.

2nd – Teddy Bear by Kimberly Fore

Kimberly Fore - Teddy Bear

3rd – Fire Skirt by Kimberly Fore

Kimberly Fore - Fire Skirt

Honorable Mentions – Gone Fishin’ by Denis Eisenberg

Dennis Eisenberg - Fisher Glow

Class 2

We had 10 entries in class 2 with 2 awards (1st and 2nd). The winning images are below.

1st – Stormy Solo by Andrew Fritz

A Barn under Stormy Skies

The judge’s paraphrased thoughts on why this image won:

The big powerful storm clouds hovering over a tiny bastion of humanity in the form of a building create drama. The red contrasted against the heavy blue sky intensifies the drama.

2nd – The Beast Within Her by Naomi Loghry

 

Naomi Loghry - The Beast Within Her