Competition Winners – October 2014

Judges:  Pam Arbogast,  Gene Rimmer,  Doris Welborn

Most images can be enlarged by clicking within the frame. 

Print Image Competition – “Open”
First Place (tie)
theshack
“The Shack”            Tony Mitchell

“The Shack” is a hidden piece of history near Cave Junction. I took this image in June with my Nikon D610 and a 24-85mm lens at 24mm. It was a beautiful day and the light filtered to through the trees perfectly lighting the structure. I later changed the photo to black and white and applied an antiqued plate filter to it to emphasize the age and history of the building.

Print Image Competition – “Open”
First Place (tie)

MarciaFasy_CAVE_White-Azalea-copy
“Translucent Azalea”           Marcia Fasy


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)

DSC_4800 copy
“The Parachutist”     Jim Ingraham


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
LindaBryant_CAVE_HidinginCorner

“Hiding In The Corner”  Linda Bryant


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
DaleGeorge_Cave_Lithia Park Fall.jpg

“Lithia Park Falls”      Dale George


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)
NedBooth_CAVE_Darlingtonia(CobraPlant)  (1)

“Darlingtonia”   Ned Booth


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)

BobetteHeern_CAVE_Mom'sSpritWalk
“Mom’s Spirit Walk”   Bobette Heern


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)
Great Pacific Chiton_14_5314

“Great Pacific Chiton”   Nomeca Hartwell

Nomeca provides this information: This was the strangest mollusk I had ever seen. The Chiton is also known as the ‘wandering meatloaf’. They are 44% blood, live for 20 years and move less than 20 meters in 2 years, snails will dine on them.  It is interesting to note that the Great Pacific Chiton is the world’s largest chiton and grows to 33 cm long. ( ~13”).  I would say this particular one was every bit of 13” long!  Taken at the Harris Beach Tidepools (Oregon): ISO 400, 1/15 sec., f/13.  Minimal processing in Lightroom , printed using Sean’s ‘test-strip’ hard copy process.


Print Image Competition – “Open”
Third Place (tie)

Sunset at Battery Point
“Sun at Battery Point”    Jim Ingraham


Print Image Competition – “Open”
HM Place (tie)

MonteJensen_CAVE_Face Rock
“Face Rock”          Monte Jensen


Print Image Competition – “Open”
HM Place (tie)

The Lighthouse copy
“The Lighthouse”         Tony Mitchell



Print Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
First Place (tie)
MarciaFasy_CAVE_FacelessCowboy
“Unknown Cowboy”     Marcia Fasy


Print Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
First Place (tie)

Folded-Figure_08_0201-copy
“Folded Figure”     Nomeca Hartwell

I took this image when I was still getting familiar with my Canon G9  way back in 2008 (ISO 200, 1/40 f/5.6).  It started as a jpeg, converted to B&W in LR , and then  a little Tonal Contrast added in CS6 with  Nik Color Efex Pro4 along with some Classic Diffusion. It is printed on the lovely  Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag paper, a museum quality  inkjet paper.


Print Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
First Place (tie)

LindaBryant_CAVE_Cassandra
“Cassandra”      Linda Bryant

Cassandra was taken with my Canon 6D.. Settings are f/4, SS 1/320, ISO 2000 and 105mm.
Photo was taken at Tom Pearce Park. It was Cassie’s 18th Birthday and we were just playing around.
Photo was taken in to Photoshop CC, turned into a b/w and did a little bit of selective coloring to bring the color back
into her eye. Then I put a frame around it using NIK collections color effects pro


Print Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
First Place (tie)
DaleGeorge_Cave_Under Wraps.jpg

“Under Wraps”       Dale George



Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
First Place
10A2_JimIngraham_CAVE_TheRogueAndAmy

“The Rogue And Amy”  Jim Ingraham

Jim says: It was taken last summer at the Illinois river. Shot with a Nikon D700 and 24-70mm lens at 52mm looking straight down into the water. ISO 400 and f11 at 1/350th.  Taken during the normally poor photographic light of mid day which is ideal for under water subjects such as this.


Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
Second Place (tie)
10A1_DaleGeorge_CAVE_IHateClowns

“I Hate Clowns”           Dale George


Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
Second  Place (tie)
10A1_JimIngraham_CAVE_PregnancySilhouette

“Pregnancy Silhouette”      Jim Ingraham


Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
Second Place (tie)

10A1_TonyMitchell_CAVE_SistersInHats
“Sisters In Hats”     Tony Mitchell


Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
Third Place (tie)
10A1_JimHeern_CAVE_BooneyAndTheChicken

“Booney and the Chicken”   Jim Heern


Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
Third Place (tie)
10A1_JoelTakarsh_CAVE_EndingTheInning

“Ending The Inning”         Joel Takarsh


Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
Third Place (tie)

10A1_LoriMitchell_CAVE_LittleFeet
“Little Feet”   Lori Mitchell


Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
Third Place (tie)

10A1_MarciaFasy_CAVE_FacelessAndHomeless
“Faceless And Homeless”              Marcia Fasy


Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
Third Place (tie)

10A1_RussWilliamson_CAVE_TheHoodie
“The Hoodie”     Russ Williamson


Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
Third Place (tie)
10A1_PattySeereiter_CAVE_Angie

“Angie”                 Patty Seereiter


Electronic Image Competition – “Faceless Portraits”
Third Place (tie)
10A2_LoriMitchell_CAVE_Preparation

“Preparation”  Lori Mitchell



Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
First Place (tie)
10G1_DorisWelborn_CAVE_PaintedHillSunrise

“Painted Hill Sunrise”        Doris Welborn

Ken and I visited the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds near Mitchell on September 25 and 26, 2014.  A distance from the entrance are two red hills.  We  arose well before dawn to get set up to photograph the sunrise.  Sunrise and sunset are two favorite times to photograph.  The dynamic range at those times is amazing.  The equipment was a Nikon 7000, a RRS tripod, Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 wide angle lens, and a release cable.


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
First Place (tie)
10G1_GregSmith_CAVE_CavemanBridge

“Caveman Bridge”         Greg Smith

This photograph was taken in March of this year.  The full moon and moody clouds drew me out for an evening shoot.  The set up for this shot had my feet and tripod in the river.  I love our Caveman Bridge and wanted an image that captured her in a unique and flattering way.  The river and clouds were moving fast, and the long exposure softened both.  I timed the shot to hide the bright full moon behind the clouds, and for some traffic on the bridges for the streaks of light.  I used a starlite filter on front of my 24-105 mm lens to accentuate the street lights.  My camera settings were:  ISO 800, f/8 at 15 seconds, and a 40 mm focal length.


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
First Place (tie)
PMatix 5 ( San Juan preset but Ltg at 9 (Artistic/Painterly4 + mods)

“Tapestry”          Nomeca Hartwell

Here is Nomeca’s story… we lucked out with third story rooms with a balcony at the Hotel Royal Chateau in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.    I took lots of pictures that evening of the town life going on below at the corner  with my new  Canon G1x travel camera (APS-C sensor point & shoot).  This particular image resulted  from 2 jpgs processed in Photomatix 5 and then cropped for more impact. Original images shot at ISO 1600, .8 and .2 sec, f/5.6


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
10G1_DaleGeorge_CAVE_AppleGreen

“Apple Green”           Dale George


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)

10G1_DaveChurch_CAVE_SurrealRushHour
“Surreal Rush Hour”    Dave Church


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)

10G1_LaurieScaruffi_CAVE_WinchesterBridge
“Winchester Bridge”       Laurie Scaruffi


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
10G1_LindaBryant_CAVE_MaddieAndOpie

“Maddie and Opie”  Linda Bryant


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
10G1_PamArbogast_CAVE_BridgeAtDelRio

“Bridge At Del Rio”           Pam Arbogast


Electronic Image Competition – “Open”
Second Place (tie)
10G1_PattyBooth_CAVE_St.Michael'sCathedral

“St. Michael’s Cathedral”   Patty Booth


End of Competition Results