Competition Winners-February 2014

Judges: Jim Heern, Dennis Kirkland (Guest Judge), Debbie Jallit

Most images can be enlarged by clicking within the frame.

Print Image Competition – Food and Drink
First Place – Image of the Month
Still Life #1
“Still Life #1”                 Arlene Pence

Arlene’s Comments:  “For a long time, I had wanted to do a classic still life with my large format camera using 4”x 5” color film.   I had in mind using a wicker basket lid and a copper pot I found in an antique store and a variety of pears.   I did the setup beside my open patio doors on a slightly overcast day to take advantage of the naturally soft light, which I always think is so beautiful.  Unfortunately, I didn’t record the lens and exposure data.”


Print Image Competition – Food and Drink
First Place (tie)

LoriMitchell_CAVE_StrawberryDrop“Strawberry Drop”   Lori Mitchell

Lori’s Comments:  Shot with a Canon 5d Mark III, EF 24-105 f/4 IS USM @ 1/125; f/13; ISO 50



Print Image Competition – Open
First Place
SunriseAtCrescentCityPier“Sunrise at Crescent City Pier”      Jim Ingraham

Jim’s Comments:  Nikon D700 with 28-70 at 34mm. 1/320th at F22 and ISO 800. The higher ISO was unnecessary. I simply forgot to check it. Looking back I would have chosen ISO 200 and 1/160 at F16 to limit diffraction. I’m not sure F11 would have allowed everything from front to back to be in focus. An interesting note: I am on the west coast shooting a sunrise. Ozzie (aka Sherlock Holmes) pointed out that the sun should be behind me. Actually I am looking back toward land from a little U-shaped harbor.


Print Image Competition – Open
Second  Place (tie)
Star“Star and Steeple”      Nomeca Hartwell


Print Image Competition – Open
Second Place (tie)
Dale_George_Cave_Holiday House of Horors
“Holiday House of Horrors”                  Dale George


Print Image Competition – Open
Second Place (tie)
MorningFogAtTablerock“Morning Fog at Table Rock”   Jim Ingraham


Print Image Competition – Open
Second Place (tie)
Monument Sunrise_11_1310_“Monument Valley Sunrise”     Nomeca Hartwell


Print Image Competition – Open
Second Place (tie)
Dale_George_Cave_Cityscape Old & New“Cityscape Old and New”                   Dale George


Print Image Competition – Open
Second Place (tie)
halfdome.glacierpoint“Half
Dome from Glacier Point
”          Pam Arbogast



Electronic Image Competition – Open
First Place
02G1_JoelTakarsh_CAVE_PhotoFinish“Photo Finish”   Joel Takarsh

Joel’s Comments:  Photo was taken at the Josephine Co. fair-grounds race track on July 7, 2013.
Taken with a Nikon D4 camera.  Lens used was a Nikon 300mm f/2.8 lens but attached a Nikon 1.7x teleconverter…effectively giving me a 500mm lens.  Shutter speed was set at 1/1250th of a second. F/stop was 9.0. ISO at 800.  Used a monopod for stability.  Jockeys and horses were coming down the stretch
and I shot a series of images during that run and thought this particular shot really captured the feeling of race action and excitement.


Electronic Image Competition – Open
Second Place
02G1_PattyBooth_CAVE_IHeardYouTheFirstTime“I Heard You the First Time”      Patty Booth


Electronic Image Competition – Open
Third Place (tie)
02G1_JimHeern_CAVE_FoggyFriday“Foggy Friday”               Jim Heern


Electronic Image Competition – Open
Third Place (tie)
02G1_LindaBryant_CAVE_GettinDownAndDirty“Gettin’ Down and Dirty”      Linda Bryant


Electronic Image Competition – Open
Third Place (tie)
02G1_LisaEells_CAVE_CupieDoll“Cupie Doll”          Lisa Ellis


Electronic Image Competition – Open
Third Place (tie)
02G1_NedBooth_CAVE_Contented“Contented”                Ned Booth


Electronic Image Competition – Open
Third Place (tie)02G2_PattyBooth_CAVE_SmackDown“Smack Down”      Patty Booth



Electronic Image Competition – Food and Drink
First Place
02A2_LoriMitchell_CAVE_Chopped“Chopped”              Lori Mitchell

Lori’s Comments:   Canon EOS REBEL T3i;    EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM;   1/6 sec;   f/5.6;   ISO 100


Electronic Image Competition – Food and Drink
Second Place (tie)
02A1_DaleGeorge_CAVE_Donuts&Liquor...Death Comes Quicker“Donuts & Liquor .. Death Comes Quicker”      Dale George


Electronic Image Competition – Food and Drink
Second Place (tie)
02A2_DebbieJallit_CAVE_Shooter“Shooter”      Debbie Jallit


Electronic Image Competition – Food and Drink
Third Place (tie)
02A1_DebbieJallit_CAVE_PastaFlower“Pasta Flower”     Debbie Jallit


Electronic Image Competition – Food and Drink
Third Place (tie)
02A1_JanKloes_CAVE_RiceAndSpice“Rice and Spice”   Jan Kloes


Electronic Image Competition – Food and Drink
Third Place (tie)
02A1_Ozzie_CAVE_ThinkingMidnightOmelet“Thinking Midnight Omelet”   Ozzie Cummins


Electronic Image Competition – Food and Drink
Third Place (tie)
02A2_SuziPratt_CAVE_WineTime“Wine Time”       Suzie Pratt


Electronic Image Competition – Food and Drink
Third Place (tie)
02A1_TonyMitchell_CAVE_SweetTreats“Sweet Treats”   Tony Mitchell


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