Competition Winners-April 2015

Judges: Jim Heern, Cynthia Charat (Guest Judge), Ozzie Cummins

Most images can be enlarged by clicking within the frame.

Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Black and White”
First Place – Tie
Image of the Month

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“Mountain Survivor”  Nomeca Hartwell

Mountain Survivor: Lives in the Whetstone Butte area where there are a lot of snags dotting the landscape from the 2002 Biscuit Fire: ISO 100, 1/500 at f/8 on Canon Rebel T2i . Converted to B&W in LR , refined  in CS6


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Black and White”
First Place – Tie
Image of the Month

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“White and Black Kiss”  Gene Rimmer

My initiation into photography was in taking four photographic art classes at Arizona State University.  After a career in hospice but years of doing little with his photography, I finally entered into the world of digital photography with a point-and-shoot in 2006 and progressed to using professional level Canon camera equipment and doing my own printing and mounting.  The Caveman Camera Club gave me the opportunity to interact and grow artistically with other serious amateur and professional photographers.  My work can be seen on Facebook and especially on my website:   www.GeneRimmerPhotography.com .
    For this image of the young women, I had originally intended to get a soft shot of two women softly kissing.  I asked Ona, the girl on the left who had modeled for me befoe, to locate a friend who would shoot with us.  When she came with Tara, a darker skinned woman, I shot a number of images but felt doing them in black and white was more than appropriate.  I chose this shot because of the interesting space between them and their overall look, and I processed it with a gradient on the background for added emphasis.


Electronic Image Competition -Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Fallen Angel”  Gene Rimmer


Electronic Image Competition -Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Zig Zag”  Jan Kloes


Electronic Image Competition -Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Calendula Officinalis”  Marcia Fasy


Electronic Image Competition -Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Cole Stage Station”  Ozzie Cummins


Electronic Image Competition -Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Iridescent Dancer”  Bobette Heern


Electronic Image Competition -Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Eiffel Tower”  Doris Welborn


Electronic Image Competition -Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Nutcracker Ballerinas”  Linda Bryant


Electronic Image Competition -Assignment “Black and White”
Third Place – Tie

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“Table Rock Tranquility”  Greg Smith


Electronic Image Competition -Assignment “Black and White”
Third Place – Tie

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“How About a Kiss”  Debbie Jallit



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

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“Bugle Boy”  Lori Mitchell

This shot was taken near Prairie Creek in Northern California with a Canon 5D III and a 70-200mm.  I was with a few fellow photographers spending the day wondering around the Redwoods and we decided to stop at this campground before heading back home.  There had been a few elk here in the past and we hoped that we might spot them and get some shots.  
 
    Once we arrived we discovered quite a crowd watching this bull and a small group of cows.  He wondered around a bit giving us plenty of opportunities and angles to shoot from but quickly became agitated with various other onlookers trying to see how close they could get.  After he grew tired of the paparazzi he followed the cows across the highway where he then took his frustrations out on an individual in a car that tried to get too close to him and his girls.

Electronic Image Competition -“Open”
Second Place – Tie

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“Temples and Tides”  Ted Demetriades


Electronic Image Competition -“Open”
Second Place – Tie

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“In the Rut”  Tony Mitchell


Electronic Image Competition -“Open”
Second Place – Tie

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“Lawrence Elk”  Dale George


Electronic Image Competition -“Open”
Third Place – Tie

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“High Plains Ranch”  Dave Church


Electronic Image Competition -“Open”
Third Place – Tie
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“Brief Awakening”  Jim Ingraham


Electronic Image Competition -“Open”
Third Place – Tie

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“Dragons Teeth”  Pam Arbogast


Print Image Competition – Assignment “Black and White”
First Place
Image of the Month

The Palace Doors

“The Palace Doors”  Dale George

The wife and I took a trip to France in the fall of  2013. On of the places we visited was the Palace at Versailles. This too is a photographers paradise with its lavish and over the top interior. We had finished our tour of the inside just before closing time and everyone was hurrying to catch their trains to Paris. This shot is just is not possible any other time of the day as the hordes of tourists are always in the courtyard by the hundreds. I wasted no time as any second someone could exit, so I quickly set myself and clicked off a couple shots.  Originally this was color, but converted to monochrome. Some careful editing out of scaffolding near the roofline was done, as well as adding some clouds to give the sky some interest.  For me, it was all about capturing this fabulous tile work and its geometric patterns against the backdrop of the beautiful palace.
          !/125th sec. exposure     focal length 10mm     ISO 400     aperture f/10

Print Image Competition – Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Courtney”  Linda Bryant


Print Image Competition – Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Jazzy”  Linda Bryant


Print Image Competition – Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Phantom Dweller”  Jim Heern


Print Image Competition – Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Where do we go from here”  Jim Heern


Print Image Competition – Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Guess Who”  Russ Williamson


Print Image Competition – Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“The little look-out”  Debbie Jallit


Print Image Competition – Assignment “Black and White”
Second Place – Tie

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“Golden Church”  Tony Mitchell


Print Image Competition –  “Open”
First Place
Image of the Month

Grave Creek

“Grave Creek”  Dale George

It took me 10 years to finally try and photograph this covered bridge in Sunny Valley. I was returning from an outing with friends and remembered that I had always wanted to try and capture this photo and as luck would have it, the sun was going down. This bridge is difficult to find a good angle for a classic look as there are a lot of obstructions around it. I set my camera to take multiple exposures  to try and capture a wider range of light. I combined the 3 images to make this HDR photo.  The overall look of this image was achieved using a Painterly preset in Photomatix and then further processed in Lightroom. 1/200th sec exposure, focal length 16mm, ISO 100, aperture f/8.0  Photo taken with a Canon T2I and Canon 10-22m lens.


Print Image Competition –  “Open”
Second Place
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“Fallen Redwood-Growth and Decay”  Jim Ingraham


Print Image Competition –  “Open”
Third Place-Tie

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“December Firehouse”  Nomeca Hartwell


Print Image Competition –  “Open”
Third Place-Tie

45s

“45’s”  Lori Mitchell


Print Image Competition –  “Open”
Honorable Mention-Tie

Native Girl

“Native Girl”  Doris Welborn


Print Image Competition –  “Open”
Honorable Mention-Tie

 

“Clouds in the Crater”  Pam Arbogast