Competition Winners – Febuary 2015

Competition Winners – Febuary 20152017-08-02T17:55:32+00:00

Judges: Greg Smith, David Vanderlip (Guest Judge), Marcia Fasey

Most images can be enlarged by clicking within the frame.

Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
First Place (tie)
Image of the Month

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Holding My Tongue”  Ozzie Cummins

My sons were down for a visit from Portland.  We decided to visit our local “Wildlife Images” for the afternoon.  Of course, I took my Nikon D90 with its Nikkor 18-200 mm zoom lens to take some photos to document our time there.  We all had a great time visiting all the “critters”.  Not only did I take images of our families, but I got quite a few of the wildlife, too.

This bald eagle seemed to be particularly photogenic and he didn’t seem to mind having his portrait taken, either.  This image was captured using the 255 mm (Equivalent full-frame length), a shutter speed of 1/640, an f-stop of 5.6 to blur the background, and an ISO of 200.

I‘ve always enjoyed the art of other’s photography, so decided to try it myself.   I joined our local camera club, the Caveman Camera Club (CCC) in October of 2008 to learn some of the many skills helpful in getting better images in most all lighting conditions. I enjoy the excuse to get out and about to capture images (moments in time) of landscapes, wildlife, and the flora and fauna of the area. Yes, I even enjoy the geeky technical photography stuff, too.

While I still do a little civil engineering and dozer work on the side (I am retired), I spend most of my free time playing tennis, getting out on back country Forest roads, inflatable kayaking our rivers, and capturing photos of “my world.”

“I thoroughly enjoy life — all my family, and the people, activities, wildlife, and places that enrich it.”


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
First Place (tie)

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“Ready for launch” Greg Smith

“Ready to Launch” is a shot I took at the Tulelake Wildlife Refuge, South of Klamath Falls, on New Years Day in 2013.  Temperatures for the day started at zero degrees and the eagles and hawks were abundant.  With my Canon 5D, Mk II set on burst mode, I waited for this subject to get uncomfortable with my presence and take flight.  I got several good images, with this on being my favorite.  My camera settings were:  ISO 500; 1/640 second; f/8; 280mm (200mm with a 1.4 extension tube).


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)

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“Proud Peacock” Patty Booth


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)

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“Kodachrome Basin” Dave Church


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)

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“The Tracks” Debbie Jallit


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)

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“Peacock Valentine” Jan Kloes


Electronic Image Competition – “Open””
Third Place (tie)

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“LaMerced Evening” Nomeca Hartwell


Electronic Image Competition – “Open””
Third Place (tie)

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“Ready to Rumble” Joel Takarsh


Electronic Image Competition – “Temptation”
First Place

Image of the Month

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“Tempted” Russ Williamson

This photo was made for the Club’s February assigned subject of “Temptation”.  The image of me was taken at home with my Nikon camera, using one flash from the right side.  I used an old pair of scissors that didn’t have a shiny surface.  I wore a warm colored shirt that combined with skin tones would not distract from the beard and scissors.  I’ve been an member of the club for 5 years, and assist as a mentor.  I also work as the club’s Electronic Image Coordinator, receiving and showing member’s photos at competitions and educational nights.


Electronic Image Competition – “Temptation”
Second Place (tie)

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“Tempted Religion” Lori Mitchell



Electronic Image Competition – “Temptation”
Second Place (tie)

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“Just one bite” Suzi Pratt




Electronic Image Competition – “Temptation”
Second Place (tie)

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“The temptation of Eve” Laurie Scaruffi


Electronic Image Competition – “Temptation”
Third Place (tie)

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“Temptation wins” Debbie Jallit


Electronic Image Competition – “Temptation”
Third Place (tie)

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“Gotta Push” Greg Smith




Electronic Image Competition – “Temptation”
Third Place (tie)

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“Scoping out the cheese” Laurie Scaruffi




Electronic Image Competition – “Temptation”
Third Place (tie)

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“Yummy Temptation” Marcia Fasy



Electronic Image Competition – “Temptation”
Third Place (tie)

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“Should I change to Nikon” Russ Williamson




Print Image Competition – “Open”
First Place

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“Reach for the Stars” Jim Ingraham

The image was taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-70 lens at 28mm. F8 @1/250th and ISO 400.
The subject is a male dancer. The shoot took place at night on the roof of my downtown building. There was a black cloth background behind the dancer. Lighting consisted of three studio strobes. One light is to each side and slightly behind the dancer to create a rim lighting effect. One light with an umbrella was positioned camera left to fill in shadows on the front of the dancer. When the dancer jumped, he threw flour into the air. Another person, to the side, also threw flour as he jumped. Flour, as I discovered, is a bit clumpy, but does create some fairly realistic looking stars!

Print Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)

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“The Maranatha” Debbie Jallit


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)

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“Prickly Pear” Ned Booth


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)

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“Melting Petals” Bobette Heern


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie) 

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“Flamingo” Russ Williamson


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)

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“Perserverance” Greg Smith



 

Print Image Competition – “Temptation”
First Place

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“One last shot” Lori Mitchell


Print Image Competition – “Temptation”
Second Place

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“Tempting Treat” Greg Smith