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Results – November 2017

The November 2017 Member Competition theme was Faces of Man and judged by Kirk Marsh.

To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. If it’s your first time submitting, please be sure to review the competition rules.

Class 1

There were 26 Class 1 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st – Smiling on the Inside by Brian Nixon

Smiling on the Inside by Brian Nixon

2nd – Melodrama by Malik Whitaker

Melodrama by Malik Whitaker

3rd – Eye for Details by Brian Nixon

Eye for Details by Brian Nixon

Honorable Mention – Feather by Chloe Hunter

Feathers by Chloe Hunter

Honorable Mention – Empty Nesters by Patti Mitchell

Empty Nesters by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Sisters by Allen Irby

Sister by Allen Irby

Class 2

There were 9 Class 2 submissions with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – New Yorkers by Peter Livadas

New Yorkers by Peter Livadas

2nd – Henry by Chris Cina

Henry by Chris Cina

Results – July 2017

The July 2017 Member Competition theme was Moment of Impact and judged by Rick Kent. To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. If it’s your first time submitting, please be sure to review the competition rules.

Class 1

There were 26 Class 1 submissions with 5 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable mentions).

1st – Kapow by Chloe Hunter

kapow by ChloeHunter

2nd – Mega Moments by Marsha Robinson

Mega Moments by Marsha Robinson

3rd – Orange Slice One by Anthony Charles

Orange Slice One by Anthony Charles

Honorable Mention – Heron Diving for Dinner by Patti Mitchell

Heron Diving For Dinner by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Cymbal CRASH by Evelyn Bunton

Cymbal CRASH by Evelyn Bunton

Class 2

There were 14 Class 2 submissions with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

1st – Eat With Nifty Socks by Eric Edge

Eat With Nifty Socks by Eric Edge

2nd – Jenna Spike by Josh Baker

Jenna Spike by Josh Baker

3rd – Wrecked by Bill Bunton

Wrecked by Bill Bunton

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

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