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Results – April 2017

April’s North Austin Pƒotographic Society photo competition was open themed and judged by our speaker for the evening, George Brainard.

Class 1

We had 23 Class 1 entries with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st – Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan

Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan

2nd – Curves in the Dunes by Shawn Hutcherson

Curves in Dunes by Shawn Hutcherson

3rd – Battleship Wisconsin by Shawn Hutcherson

Battleship Wisconsin by Shawn Hutcherson

Honorable Mention – Balcony Life by Cynthia Stein

Balcony Life by Cynthia Stein

Honorable Mention – Schwabacker’s Landing by Jerry Zerbst

Schwabacker's Landing by Jerry Zerbst

Honorable Mention – Georgetown Bluebird by Ken Brennan

Georgetown Bluebird by Ken Brennan

 

Class 2

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

1st – Tracks in the Sands by Andrew Fritz

Tracks in the Sand by Andrew Fritz

2nd – Desert Queen by Josh Baker

Desert Queen by Josh Baker

3rd – Boxcar Girl by Josh Baker

Boxcar Girl by Josh Baker

Results – February 2017

Class 1

We had 28 Class 1 entries with 7 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus 4 honorable mentions).

1st – Mountain Wild Flowers by Carol McAllen

Mountain Wild Flowers by Carol McAllen

2nd – Rainy Day in Reykjavik by Cynthia Stein

Rainy Day in Reykjavik by Cynthia Stein

3rd – Firey Words by Chloe Hunter

Firey Words by Chloe Hunter

Honorable Mention – House on the Plains by Cynthia Stein

House on the Plains by Cynthia Stein

Honorable Mention – Family by Jasper Yuen

Family by Jasper Yuen

Honorable Mention – Light Rain by Joshua Guenther

Light Rain by Joshua Guenther

Honorable Mention – TEX by Katie Lewis

TEX by Katie Lewis

Class 2

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

Golf on the Edge, 2011 by Josh Baker

2nd – Ste Rural by Kimberly Fore

Ste Rural by Kimberly Fore

3rd – A Quiet Moment by Stephanie Sharif

A Quiet Moment by Stephanie Sharif

Honorable Mention – Smooch by Russ Morris

Smooch by Russ Morris

Results – January 2017

Class 1

We had 20 Class 1 entries with 5 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, plus 2 honorable mentions).

1st – Forsaken by Joshua Guenther

Forsaken, Joshua Guenther

2nd – Skimmers take flight! by Dennis Eisenberg

Skimmers take flight!, Dennis Eisenberg

3rd – Leaf by Russ Morris

Leaf, Russ Morris

Honorable Mention – Hey, There by Vickie Flaugher

Hey, There, Vickie Flaugher

Honorable Mention – Super Moon by Shawn Hutcherson

Super Moon, Shawn Hutcherson

Class 2

We had 10 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Screw by Bill Bunton

Screw, Bill Bunton

2nd – Turning In by Bill Bunton

Turning In, Bill Bunton

Results – November 2016

November’s competition was open (no theme). Our guest judges were Greg Burger & Robert Backman from Precision Camera.

Class 1

We had 17 Class 1 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, honorable mention).

1st – Ginger on Track by Brian Nixon

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2nd – The Barber by Brian Nixon

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3rd – Knock Out by Russ Morris

russ-morrisknock-out

Honorable Mention – Rae by Malinda Baum

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Class 2

We had 8 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Moon Light Canyon by Andrew Fritz

andrew-fritzmoon-light-canyon

2nd – Shirley by Joshua Guenther

joshua-guenthershirley

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 – Feb 2016

Club founder Andrew Fritz was our judge tonight for our first competition with multiple classes.

Class 1

We had 25 class 1 entries with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st – Misty Morning by Carol McAllen

Misty Morning_Carol McAllen

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

This is a great landscape photo. The photographer hit all the key elements. They were there at the right time of day (early morning presumably), during the right time of year (leaves changing) under the right conditions (mist rising over the creek). The composition is pleasingly broken into triangular elements.

2nd – Cambodian Mother and Child – Janet White

Cambodian Mother and Child_Janet White

3rd – Palacious Shrimper by Dennis Isenberg

Palacious Shrimper_Dennis Isenberg

Honorable Mentions

Class 2

We had 17 entries in class 2 with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 1 honorable mention). The winning images are below.

1st – The Eyes Have It by Keith MitchellThe Eyes Have In_Keith Mitchell

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

Photos of babies are hard to make interesting to viewers beyond the friends and family context. This photo transcends that. While the lighting and post processing are good, what really makes the photo is the babies eyes. They are staring straight and intensely into the camera which creates a connection with the viewer.

2nd – Maty by Elizabeth Zimmerman

Maty_Elizabeth Zimmerman

3rd – A Gargoyles View by Travis Johnson

A Gargoyles View_Travis Johnson

Honorable Mention – Drowning in Love by Emily Crowell-Stevens

Drowning in Love_Emily Crowell-Stevens