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
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
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
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
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
3rd Place – Pretty in Pink by Leslie Zhang
Foggy Road, Len Bishop
Nevermore, Jasper Yuen
Photographer in the Sky, James Wright