Competition Winners – December 2014

Judges: Dale George, Elaine Barker (Guest Judge), Jim Heern

Most images can be enlarged by clicking within the frame.

Electronic Image Competition – “Inner Child”
First Place
Image of the Month
RussWilliamson_CAVE_TheInnerChild
The Inner Child”   Russ Williamson

“This photo was made for the Club’s December assigned subject of “Inner Child”.  The image of the hoodie was taken at home with my Nikon camera, using one flash from above.  This image was combined with a photo that I had taken with my cellular phone of a child’s doll.  The dolls face was placed inside of the hoodie using Adobe Photoshop to complete the image”.


Electronic Image Competition – “Inner Child”
Second Place (tie)12A1_DaleGeorge_CAVE_DaysOfYouth
“Days of Youth”    Dale George


Electronic Image Competition – “Inner Child”
Second Place (tie)
12A1_DebbieJallit_CAVE_TheOldMan
“The Old Man”      Debbie Jallit


Electronic Image Competition – “Inner Child”
Second Place (tie)

12A1_GregSmith_CAVE_TwoForTheShow“Two for the Show”    Greg Smith


Electronic Image Competition – “Inner Child”
Third Place (tie)
12A1_LaurieScaruffi_CAVE_MyInnerChild
“My Inner Child”    Laurie Scaruffi


Electronic Image Competition – “Inner Child”
Third Place (tie)
12A2_GeneRimmer_CAVE_NotMYInnerChild
“Not MY Inner Child”     Gene Rimmer



Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
First Place
12G2_PattyBooth_CAVE_ItsColdOutHere
“It’s Cold Out Here”     Patty Booth

“This was taken in my backyard when we lived in Redmond, WA with a Nikon D3 at 1/100 sec. at ISO 250 using 80-200mm lens at 200mm. I was comfortably seated in a hunting blind that Ned had given me for just this purpose. It has proven to be a necessary item for backyard bird watching in snow, rain, or sun!”


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
12G1_DebbieJallit_CAVE_1-2-3Takeoff
“1-2-3 Takeoff”   Debbie Jallit


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
12G1_JoelTakarsh_CAVE_ScoringWhileIt'sPouring
“Scoring While It’s Pouring”   Joel Takarsh


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
12G1_LoriMitchell_CAVE_HelpMe!
“Help Me!”      Lori Mitchell


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
12G1_Ozzie_CAVE_SubtleShades
“Subtle Shades”    Ozzie Cummins


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
12G2_JoelTakarsh_CAVE_TheWarpedDoor“The Warped Door”   Joel Takarsh


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)
12G1_GregSmith_CAVE_SeaFuryShowdown
“Sea Fury Showdown”           Greg Smith


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)
12G1_RussWilliamson_CAVE_Denali“Denali”        Russ Williamson


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)
Snowy White Church
“St. Luke’s White on White”      Nomeca Hartwell


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Honorable Mention (tie)
12G1_DaveChurch_CAVE_ClimateCity
“Climate City”     Dave Church


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Honorable Mention (tie)
12G1_PamArbogast_CAVE_SmithRock
“Smith Rock”      Pam Arbogast



Print Image Competition – “Assigned”
First Place
GregSmith_CAVE_TheGreatIndoors
“The Great Indoors”   Greg Smith

For the concept of “My Inner Child” I wanted to covey the adventure of outdoor camping in the relative comfort and safety of home.  I fabricated a simple frame of wood dowel and 1 x 2 wood trim.  I set up three remotes on my camera; one for the diffused strobe inside the tent, one for the studio strobe to light the room, and a electronic shutter release with the transmitter concealed in the fold of the book.  I used a Coleman LED camp light ahead of me to illuminate the foreground, and I held a small penlight in the fold of the book for a little reflected light onto my face.  My camera settings were; 32 mm focal length, f/8 aperture, 1/30th of a second, and 1600 ISO.


Print Image Competition – “Assigned”
Second Place

PamArbogast_CAVE_Puddlespash_edited-2“Puddle Splash”     Pam Arogast


Print Image Competition – “Assigned”
Third Place
cropped to 4:3, can be uncropped, clean up masks
“Introspection”   Nomeca Hartwell



Print Image Competition – “Open”
First Place

Dream Dancer“Dream Dancer”      Jim Ingraham

Taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-70mm lens at 31mm. ISO 400. The model is local dancer Alicia Avalos. She is in the middle of a leap with the sheer material draped around her. Backdrop is black cloth. There were three studio lights used. Two were placed on either side of the subject and slightly behind for a rim lighting effect. The third was just behind the photographer and to the left 45 degrees for a front fill light at about half the power of the rim lights.


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place

Window & Wall“Altagracia Shutters”        Nomeca Hartwell


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place
DaleGeorge_Cave_The Last Stop“The Last Stop”    Dale George


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place
PattyBooth_CAVE_Squirrel
“Squirrel”              Patty Booth


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place
BandonLight
“Bandon Light”     Jim Ingraham


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place
PamArbogast_CAVE_Monet'sColors
“Momet’s Colors”     Pam Arbogast


Print Image Competition – “Open”
MonteJensen_CAVE_Deadline Falls North Umpqua RiverThird Place

“Deadline Falls”   Monte Jensen



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