September 2016

Judges: Jim Heern, Judy Cox and Cynthia Charat (Guest Judge)

Electronic Image Competition – Open category

1st Place – Image of the Month


“An evening in Louisbourg”  Eugene Keith

“This image was taken in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada.  My wife and I went to take sunset photos of a nearby lighthouse, and on the way back saw this awesome dock with lobster cages on them. That combined with a small town, beautiful sky, and calm waters created a nice reflection for this picture.”
The camera was a Canon Rebel T5i w/ Tokina 11mm lens,1/4s, f/5.6 ISO 400.
“My wife and I joined the Caveman Camera Club in September 2016, so we are new members.  I purchased my first DSLR in 2010, but I never got serious about it until earlier this year when I started learning about the different things you can do with a camera. Since then it has been almost my only hobby day in and day out…. and I have absolutely fell in love with it!  Thanks to Jim Heern, I now have a photography buddy to shoot and learn with, and he referred me to the Caveman Camera Club.”

1st Place – Tie

“Sunflower”  Marcia Fasy
Sunflower was grown by a friend and given to me because she knows I like photographing flowers. I wanted to do something different with it. So I decided to do a portrait of the back of the sunflower. I placed the flower on the table and using shop lights for the lighting,  I photographed it using the Canon 6D and the Canon 100mm f2.8 L lens. I wanted it to be dramatic so I got in close and shot only catching part of the flower. I was very happy with the finished product and I am happy the judges liked it too.

2nd Place – Tie

“Frozen in Flight”  Randy Clark

2nd Place – Tie

“The catch”  Jim Ingraham

2nd Place – Tie

“Aruban Friend”  Randy Clark

3rd Place – Tie

“Cadillac Shine”  Rose Christner

3rd Place – Tie
“Eagle Rock”  Eugene Keith

3rd Place – Tie

“Flower Bug”  Dave Church

3rd Place – Tie

“Fair or Foul”  Joel Takarsh

3rd Place – Tie

“Yellowstone Hot Spring”  Jim Heern

Print Image Competition – Open category

1st Place – Tie


“His Majesty”  Bobette Heern
Taken in midmorning light after feeding at West Coast Game Park Safari south of Bandon, OR.  I hand held my Nikon D610 while sitting on ground next to fence.  Settings:  f 2.8   1/200 sec   ISO 100

1st Place – Tie

“A loss of plumage”  Jim Ingraham
Taken on a gray over cast winter day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. The background is simply a gray building , out of focus. This is just the head of a very large bird – 5 feet or so. Emu perhaps…I don’t remember.
Technical data: Nikon D810 w/70-200 lens at 140mm. ISO 800, F4 and 1/500 second

1st Place – Tie

“Striking Distance”  Jim Heern
Taken at the West Coast  Game Park Safari. The leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but is smaller and lighter. Its fur is marked with rosettes similar to those of the jaguar, but the leopard’s rosettes are smaller and more densely packed.They do not usually have central spots as the jaguars do.
Settings: Shutter speed  1/60 sec.    Aperture 5.6,   ISO 100 

1st Place – Tie

“Milky Way Silhouette”  Patty Booth
This was my second attempt at milky way photos and YES it was taken at I SO 3200 (you were right Jim) with my Nikon D750 using my 14-24mm lens at 14mm set for NR for 20 sec. at F2.8. I fell in love with the tree and took many photos at different angles to get this photo. I’m very glad that I no longer have to use film!

2nd Place – Tie

“Hand to Hand”  Lynda Noles

2nd Place – Tie

“The Great Hall”  Dale George

2nd Place – Tie


“Help”  Ned Booth

Electronic Image Competition – Assignment (Rows of Things)

1st Place – Tie


“Seaward”  Nomeca Hartwell

I took this shot with my little Canon G9 on a trip to Tillamook and Astoria. Seemed like the perfect shot for the assigned subject. After processing in LR I took it over to CS6 and used Nik’s Granny’s Attic effect and then applied a favorite texture to help give it a ‘dreamy’ feel.

1st Place – Tie


“Matches”  Jan Kloes
Taken with Canon 7D different exposures for plain matches, fire, & smoke.
I’ve been trying to learn Layers and Masks in Photoshop and this month’s assignment was a perfect opportunity.  Because the unlit matches, the fire, and the smoke all required different lighting and different camera settings, it would be difficult to take the photo as a single shot.  And of course, timing the burning matches perfectly would have been nearly impossible.  The matches were photographed separately and then combined using layers and masks to produce the final composite.

2nd Place

“Flower Fields”  Jim Ingraham

3rd Place – Tie


“Pierless”  Bobette Heern

3rd Place – Tie
“Lifesavers”  Jan Kloes

3rd Place – Tie
“Bicycle built for too many”  Joel Takarsh

3rd Place – Tie
“Typewriter Keys”  Judy Cox

3rd Place – Tie
“The Sampler”  Debbie Jallit

Print Image Competition – Assignment (Rows of Things)

1st Place – Tie


“The Posse”  Marcia Fasy

The Posse was shot up in Washington state near Walla Walla. This was a photoshoot connected with the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs convention in October 2015. The horse riders rode all over the area giving us ample chances to shoot them in all kinds of ways. The beautiful black Morgan was the most gorgeous horse. It was a wonderful opportunity to capture the riders.  It was shot on a tripod using the Canon 6D and the Canon 24-105mm f4L lens.


1st Place – Tie


“Lines”  Patty Booth

Ned and I went on a photo safari to Trinidad , CA and stopped at a pretty little white church. Near the church were  beautiful tall, graceful plants. I took quite a few photos before finally getting up close and personal. This was taken with my Nikon D750 using a 70-200 lens at 70mm for 1/125 at F22 with ISO 250, natural light on a tripod.

2nd Place – Tie 


“Buttonhooks”  Lynda Noles

2nd Place – Tie 

“Really, We said Duck Derby”  Rose Christner