October 2017

Judges: Arlene Pence, Vince Williams, and Timothy Bullard (Lead Judge)

Prints Competition – Open Category

1st Place – Image of the Month

“Upside Down Breakfast” by Rose Christner

“This is a Chickadee eating a sunflower in August 2017.  I stood out most of the day taking pictures hoping to get an unusual shot.  By the end of the day, the sunflower seeds were all gone!  It was taken with a Canon 80D, 1/250 at f7.1, ISO 100 with a 400mm lens.  I’ve been with the Club for 1 1/2 years and have learned a great deal from all the awesome photographers.”

2nd Place (4-way Tie)

“Old Grey Wolf” by Jim Heern

2nd Place (4-way Tie)

“Purdy Parrot” by Bobette Heern

2nd Place (4-way Tie)

“Marissa by the Stream” by Nomeca Hartwell

2nd Place (4-way Tie)

“Aliens Among Us” by Jim Ingraham

Electronic Image Competition – Assigned category (Fear/Horror)

1st Place

 “Bloodshot” by Linda Williams

I used a Nikon D5500. It was shot at 28mm 1/80 sec f4.5 ISO 800.  The skeleton was the scariest thing that I could find. Used double black backdrops behind it and a soft red flashlight to make a red glow on the burlap.  It took a few shots to make sure that the eyes were glowing.

2nd Place

“Found While Hiking” by Dave Low

3rd Place (5-Way Tie)

“Don’t Hike Alone” by Debbie Jallit

3rd Place (5-Way Tie)

“The Hand” by Ozzie

3rd Place (5-Way Tie)

What Lurks Below” by Julie Padgett

3rd Place (5-Way Tie)

“Rubies” by Linda Williams

3rd Place (5-Way Tie)

“Boo” by Ozzie

Electronic Image Competition – Open category

1st Place

 

“The tatted Vaper” by Jim Ingraham

Shot with a Nikon D810 and 24-70 mm lens at 45 mm. f5.6 at 1/125 and ISO 64. Subject (my stepson) is lit from both side with studio strobes.

2nd Place

“Midnight in Moab” by Bobette Heern

3rd Place (5-Way Tie)

“Anticipation” by Dave Church

3rd Place (5-Way Tie)

“Grey Wolf” by Jim Heern

3rd Place (5-Way Tie)

“Neptune Pool” by Judy Cox

3rd Place (5-Way Tie)

“Textured Tabitha” by Nomeca Hartwell

3rd Place (5-Way Tie)

“Boats of Glass” by Russ Williamson

Print Competition – Assigned category (Fear/Horror)

“The Death Angel’s Coming” by Rose Christner

“The Death Angel’s Coming”   This was done in layers in PS. My moon was shot in Feb. 2017, the time was 11:54pm shot at 1/200sec, F5.6, ISO 100 with my 400 lens on my Canon 80D. I studied how to shoot the moon and was mentored well. It was very cold and I only took 20 shots.  Then the Angel was taken in July of 2016 with my Canon 80D at 1/60sec, F5, ISO125, 50mm in late afternoon. Taken at the ‘Back to the 50’s’ event in Grants Pass, OR. It is a hood ornament on a 50’s Cadillac. I am learning how to use PS and layered another pic of stars I had, but there were only a few visible, so I cloned them in….took hours….I know now there is a shorter way. I played with the eyes and put color in them and from there cloned some color for the trail and then blurred them on another layer. My son came over and taught me how to use more of the tools (he’s very, very patient)😁 . I still have so much to learn and appreciate all the mentors in our club and the teaching classes as well.

2nd Place

“To Kiss or to Kill” by Dave Low