Competition Winners-April 2014

Competition Winners-April 20142017-08-02T17:55:32+00:00

Judges: Jim Ingraham, Valerie Coulman (Guest Judge), Gene Rimmer

Most images can be enlarged by clicking within the frame.

Electronic Image Competition – “Stairs and Stairways”
First Place
04A1_JimHeern_Cave_StairwayToHeaven“Stairway to Heaven”      Jim Heern

Jim says ;  “This image was taken south of Sedona, Arizona at the Montezuma Well.  This ancient stairwell leads to an oasis in the desert providing over one million gallons of fresh water daily for thousands of years to the delight of wildlife and humans.  I used my Nikon D90, with an 18-200 mm zoom lens, at 1/25th second with a f7.1 aperture”.

 


Electronic Image Competition – “Stairs and Stairways”
Second Place (tie)
04A1_DaleGeorge_Cave_This Way Please“This Way Please”    Dale George


 Electronic Image Competition – “Stairs and Stairways”
Second Place (tie)
04A1_JoyLane_CAVE_CurvingStaircase“Curving Staircase” Joy Lane


Electronic Image Competition – “Stairs and Stairways”
Second Place (Tie)
04A2_DebbieJallit_CAVE_StepsInThePark“Steps in the Park”               Debbie Jallit


Electronic Image Competition – “Stairs and Stairways”
Third Place (tie)
04A1_LindaBryant_CAVE_EnchantedStairwell“Enchanted Stairwell”    Linda Bryant


Electronic Image Competition – “Stairs and Stairways”
Third Place (tie)
04A1_MarciaFasy_CAVE_IronLighthouseStairs“Iron Lighthouse Stairs”   Marcia Fasy



Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
First Place
04G2_JimIngraham_CAVE_RopeOnBarge“Rope on Barge”   Jim Ingraham

Jim’s Comments, “Exposure data: Taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-70 lens at 70mm. F16 at 3 seconds and ISO 1600. It was early morning and overcast and I was using a polarizer, hence the long exposure. The image is sharp even though the shot was taken on a barge that was swaying slightly on the water. That is because the tripod and camera were moving in sync with the barge. Taken in the harbor at Crescent City, California.”


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place
04G1_LoriMitchell_CAVE_Perspective“Perspective”         Lori Mitchell


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)
04G1_SuziPratt_CAVE_FoggyMorningEncounter“Foggy Morning Encounter”    Suzi Pratt


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)
04G2_PattyBooth_CAVE_BedHead“Bed Head”             Patty Booth


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
HM Place
SONY DSC“Glamour”   Dezerae Jobe


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
HM Place
04G1_JanKloes_CAVE_NapTime“Nap Time”              Jan Kloes


 Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
HM Place
04G1_JoelTakarsh_CAVE_GirlsJustWantToHaveFun“Girls Just Want to Have Fun”    Joel Takarsh


 Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
HM Place
04G1_Ozzie_CAVE_FantasyIsland“Fantasy Island”                      Ozzie Cummins


 Electronic Image Competition –“Open”
HM Place
04G1_PattyBooth_CAVE_Iris“Iris”       Patty Booth



Print Image Competition – “Stairs and Stairways”
First
Place
DaleGeorge_Cave_Decending Into Misery“Descending Into Misery”       Dale George

Dale’s Comments:   The title “Descending Into Misery” refers to the tragic history of the Commando family home where this 3 shot HDR was photographed. Built in 1911 by the wealthy banker Moise Commando to house his 18th & 19th century collection of French antiques. His only son enlisted and was killed during in WWI. Later, his only daughter and her family were deported to Germany and all perished in the Auschwitz death camp.
Upon his death in 1936, he left his home and entire estate to the city of Paris which now operates it as a museum for decorative arts. Truth be told, this was one of my favorite sites we visited on this trip. Each room was a treasure trove of the finest furniture and tableware you could imagine. Uncrowded and in a quiet neighborhood…it was well worth seeking out!!

Some shot info….3 shot exposure at 1/4, 1/6/, 1/8     ISO 400, no flash   F/stop 7.1  and lens open to 10mm
Processed in Photomatix and onOne software.


Print Image Competition – “Stairs and Stairways”
Second
Place
MarciaFasy_CAVE_StairwayToThe-Light-copy“Stairway to the Light”          Marcia Fasy



  Print Image Competition –  “Open”
First
Place
LoriMitchell_CAVE_WhenAppleBlossomsFall“When Apple Blossoms Fall”      Lori Mitchell
Lori’s Comments:   This image is a composite of two separate images.    ISO 50, 80mm, f/10


Print Image Competition – Open
Second Place
JimIngraham_Cave_FutureBride“Future Bride”    Jim Ingraham


 Print Image Competition – Open
Third
Place (tie)
PattyBooth_CAVE_UpSeeDaisies
“Up See Daisies”           Patty Booth


Print Image Competition – Open
Third
Place (tie)
MarciaFasy_CAVE_All-at-Once-I-Saw-a-Crowd-of-Daffodils
“All at Once I Saw a Crowd of Daffodils”     Marcia Fasy


 Print Image Competition – Open
Third
Place (tie)
1348-1resize“View Thru the Church”   Linda Bryant


Print Image Competition – Open
Third
Place (tie)
Reflections from 1935 _Post Office“Reflections from 1935”       Nomeca Hartwell


End of Competition Results