November 2017

Judges: Judy Cox, Jan Franz and Gene Rimmer (Lead Judge)

Electronic Competition – Open Category

1st Place – Image of the Month

“Curious Spider” by  Jeremy Vanschoonhoven

“This Image was taken in October near Wilderville Oregon while on a hike looking for bugs! This spider was floating through the air and landed on this blackberry bush, and was so cute he kept hiding from me then peaking around the leaves to look at me! I think he could see his reflection in the lens. I was using my Sony a99ii with the Sony 100mm macro lens. My shutter speed was 1/125th ISO 2000 F9. I used an off camera flash hand held. I was also shooting hand held with the camera so it was quite a tricky shot to get the spider in focus get the flash in the right spot and take the shot.”

“I started getting serous about photography last year and am loving it! I cant wait to see what the future holds!”

2nd Place (3-way Tie)

“Color Riot” by Bobette Heern

2nd Place (3-way Tie)

“Jaded Eyes” by Jim Heern

2nd Place (3-way Tie)

“Water Bouquet” by Nomeca Hartwell

3rd Place (5-way Tie)

“Want Some” by Daniel Allen

3rd Place (5-way Tie)

“Richie” by Dave Church

3rd Place (5-way Tie)

“Budding Artists” by Jim Ingraham

3rd Place (5-way Tie)

“A Perfect Day at the Beach” by Patty Booth

3rd Place (5-way Tie)

“Gotham City” by Jim Ingraham

Print Competition – Open Category

1st Place (2-way Tie)

“The Warrior Beetle” by Rose Christner

This was a total of 23 stacked macro photos compiled into one in Photoshop. Jeremy V. taught me how to do it with this model beetle. Dale G. loaned me his 100mm and I was really enjoying trying to capture everything. I used the Canon 80D and shot this at 1/80sec, F7.1, 100mm, ISO 1600 and on a tripod with extra lighting. The world of macro fascinates me and has given me a greater respect for our smaller creatures of this planet and I look forward to learning more.

1st Place (2-way Tie)

“Eyes” by Jeremy Vanschoonhoven

2nd Place (3-way Tie)

“IOOF Charlie Nichole” by Gene Rimmer

2nd Place (3-way Tie)

“The Grasshopper” by LexiGasperson

2nd Place (3-way Tie)

“Gabriella Marie” by Linda Bryant

Electronic Competition – Assigned Category (Bridges)

1st Place (2-way Tie)

“Leafy Bridge” by Dave Church

“This image was shot late in October on my visit to the Taylor Creek area to capture fall colors.  It is of a bridge along the Taylor Creek Trail that parallels Forest Service Road #25 near Galice, Oregon.  Photo was shot with a Canon 6D, with a 24-70mm f4 lens at 24mm.  Exposure is 1/80 sec, f8 at ISO 320.”

1st Place (2-way Tie)

“Breaking Fog” by Nomeca Hartwell

Breaking Fog was  a quick shot from the downriver side of Hellgate Bridge on a  second field trip up Taylor Creek. A Soft and Muted Glow effect added a nice feel to the image.  ISO 250, 1/400, f/7 with  handheld Nikon D750 and zoom set at 38mm.

2nd Place (2-way Tie)

“6th & Taprock” by Vince Williams

2nd Place (2-way Tie)

“Gold Hill Train Tressel” by Linda Bryant

3rd Place

“Barnacle Brdige” by Rose Christner

Honorable Mention (6-way Tie)

“London Bridge” by Dave Low

Honorable Mention (6-way Tie)

“Abandoned and Forgotten” by Debbie Jallit

Honorable Mention (6-way Tie)

“Green Bridge” by Linda Bryant

Honorable Mention (6-way Tie)

“Golden Gate” by Debbie Jallit

Honorable Mention (6-way Tie)

“Portland Bridge” by Judy Cox

Honorable Mention (6-way Tie)

“Bridge Into a Misty Morning” by Ozzie

Honorable Mention (6-way Tie)

“Bridge Up & Over” by Theresa Kubat

Honorable Mention (6-way Tie)

“Florence” by Vince Williams

Print Competition – Assigned Category (Bridges)

1st Place (2-way Tie)

“Tilikum Bridge” by Jim Heern

Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People is a cable-stayed bridge across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, United States. It was designed by TriMet, the Portland metropolitan area‘s regional transit authority. The bridge also serves city buses and the Portland Streetcar, as well as bicycles, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles. Private cars and trucks are not permitted on the bridge. It is the first major bridge in the U.S. that was designed to allow access to transit vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians but not cars.

Construction began in 2011, and the bridge was officially opened on September 12, 2015. In homage to Native American civilizations, the bridge was named after the local Chinook word for people. The Tilikum Crossing was the first new bridge to be opened across the Willamette River in the Portland metropolitan area since 1973.

ISO 250, f 5.6, 2.5 sec.

1st Place (2-way Tie)

“Old Golden” by Russ Williamson

This photo was taken while passing under the Golden Gate bridge on a cruse ship for the club’s monthly assigned category.  This month it was for bridges.  I used my Nikon camera and captured a RAW image which I refined in Photoshop.  The camera was handheld with a 24 – 70mm lens set at 70mm, ISO 400, F/14, at 125 sec.

2nd Place

“Covered Bridge” by Judy Cox