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 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 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
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
3rd – Proud Fella by Travis Johnson
Honor Flight, Andrew Fritz
Temptress of Light, Elizabeth Zimmerman
360 180, Joshua Baker