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Results – March 2017

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.”

Class 1

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

Ecuadorian Jewel - Long-Tailed Sylph by Patti Mitchell

2nd – Pop by Chloe Hunter

Pop! by Chloe Hunter

3rd – Pie Town by Shawn Hutcherson

Pie Town by Shawn Hutcherson
Honorable Mention – A Long Walk Home by Cynthia Stein

A Long Walk Home by Cynthia Stein
Honorable Mention – Three Irises by Anthony Charles

Three Irises by Anthony Charles

Class 2

We had 11 Class 2 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Vette by Andrew Fritz

Vette by Andrew Fritz

2nd – Pow! by Josh Baker

Pow 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

brian-nixonginger-on-track

2nd – The Barber by Brian Nixon

brian-nixonthe-barber

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 – 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 – January 2016

Our second competition was judged by Geoff Hammond, a classically trained photographer working for clients, producing stock photography and who has a background evaluating images for iStock Photo. We had 22 entries and gave out 6 awards, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 3 honorable mentions. The winning images are below.

1st Place – The Astrophotographer by Andrew Fritz

Andrew Fritz - The Astrophotographer

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

While the technical skill of this image is obvious, the feeling communicated is what completes this image. There is a definite sense of awe from the silhouetted photographer.

2nd – Najatt in Gold by Joshua Baker

Joshua Baker - Najatt in Gold

3rd – Proud Fella by Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson - Proud Fella

Honorable Mentions

Results – December 2015

Our first competition was a great success. Josh Baker was our judge for the night. We had 25 entries and gave out 6 awards, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 3 honorable mentions. The winning images are below.

1st Place – Illuminate by Emily Crowell Steven

1st Place, Illuminate, Emily Crowell Stevens

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

It appeared to be the closest best execution of the photographer’s vision. The back lighting is well executed and not overdone. The skyline looks good with lots of star flares and the couples pose in an almost kiss is visually compelling.

2nd Place – What We Love About Speedway by Brendan Towlson

2nd - Brendan Towlson-What We Love About Speedway

3rd Place – Pretty in Pink by Leslie Zhang

3rd - Leslie Zhang-Pretty in Pink

Honorable Mentions