Competition Winners-January 2014

Competition Winners-January 20142017-08-02T17:55:32+00:00

Judges:  Jim Ingraham,  Darrell Stafford,  Gene Rimmer

Most images can be enlarged by clicking within the frame.

Print Image Competition – Reflections
First Place –  Image of the Month
Spalding Pond Reflections
“Spalding Pond Reflections”   Nomeca Hartwell

Nomeca’s Comments: This reflecting image caught my eye last April during a Camera Club Field Trip outing to Spalding Pond, a former mill site in the Rogue-Siskiyou forest.  To make the image really shine, I had to remove several intrusive small branches in Photoshop CS6 and adjust the tonal values with some Luminosity masks.  The Oil filter in Photoshop added a lot of richness and movement and turned an ordinary image taken in flat morning light into something special.  Capture data:  ISO 100, 126mm  lens focal length on my Canon T2i, f/8 and 1/60 second.
I have belonged to our local camera club almost forever (1989, 25 years Mon Dieu!).  I have had a camera in my hands Forever (except when playing Pickleball 🙂 .


Print Image Competition – Reflections
Second Place (tie)
Sunset2.jpg
“Ocean Reflection”                    Jim Heern


Print Image Competition – Reflections
Second Place (tie)
LoriMitchell_CAVE_SmokeyMorningFly-by
“Smoky Mountain Fly-by”      Lori Mitchell


Print Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
Dale_George_Cave_Ashford Castle
“Ashford Castle”                               Dale George


Print Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
IMG_0378-clock-tower-2d-sm
“Clock Tower”           Arlene Pence


Print Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
“Water Drops, Patterns and Reflections”  Marcia Fasy



Print Image Competition – Open
First Place
JimIngraham_CAVE_Smokestack
“Smoke Stack”        Jim Ingraham

Jim’s Comments: “Smokestack” was taken in Grants Pass, just off M St on SE Ashley Place. I think it may be called  the ‘Timber Products Company’.  Taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-70mm lens at 70mm. Exposure was 1/125 at f16 and ISO 200.


Print Image Competition – Open
Second Place
LoriMitchell_CAVE_MoreThanStories
“More than Stories”                                Lori Mitchell


Print Image Competition – Open
Third Place

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“Gray Friday”              Pam Arbogast


Print Image Competition – Open
Honorable Mention

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“A Giant’s Nursery”                 Dale George


Print Image Competition – Open
Honorable Mention

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 “San Francisco Firefighter”        Michael Williams



Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
First Place (tie)
01A1_LoriMitchell_CAVE_MirrorMirror
“Mirror Mirror”                    Lori Mitchell

Lori’s Comments: “Since the assigned subject was “reflection” I tried and tried to find the best reflective surface I could.  Unfortunately all the mirrors that I had available where absolutely useless.  They created a fuzzy double image in the reflection which I found to be quite unappealing so I thought I would experiment with water instead.  As long as I had my angle of view correct the water did a fantastic job.  Just a cookie sheet and about 1/2 inch of water, voila.”  Canon 5d Mark iii and an EF 24-105mm f/4 L.  ISO 50, 105mm, f/11 at 1 second.


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
First Place (tie)
01A2_LoriMitchell_CAVE_PetalsAdrift
“Petals Adrift”                Lori Mitchell

Lori’s Comments: “Shot with a Canon 5d Mark iii and an EF 24-105mm f/4 L.  ISO 50, 97mm, f/14 at 2.5 seconds.”


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
Second Place (tie)
01A1_JanKloes_CAVE_Candle
“Candle”                         Jan Kloes


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
Second Place (tie)
01A1_RussWilliamson_CAVE_Reflecting
“Reflecting”      Russ Williamson


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
01A1_JoelTakarsh_CAVE_DoubleTrouble
“Double Trouble”         Joel Takarsh


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
01A1_NomecaHartwell_CAVE_ChurchPurple
“Church Purple”     Nomeca Hartwell


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
01A1_PamArbogast_CAVE_RailwayReflection
“Railway Reflection”             Pam Aborgast


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
01A1_TonyMitchell_CAVE_GravesCreekReflections
“Graves Creek Reflections”        Tony Mitchell


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
01A2_DaveChurch_CAVE_Reflection1951
“Reflection 1951”   Dave Church


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
01A2_JanKloes_CAVE_DrinkItUp
“Drink It Up”      Jan Kloes


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
01A2_JimIngraham_CAVE_ReservoirReflection
“Reservoir Reflection”    Jim Ingraham


Electronic Image Competition – Reflections
Third Place (tie)
01A2_JoyLane_CAVE_LightHouseReflections
“Lighthouse Reflections”      Joy Lane



Electronic Image Competition – Open
First Place
01G1_JoelTakarsh_CAVE_ThatsALottaBull
“That’s A Lot of Bull”               Joel Takarsh

Joel’s Comments:  ” ‘That’s A Lotta Bull’ was taken at the Josephine Co. Fair back in Mid-August, 2013.
Bull riding was part of that week’s evening events at the fair.  Picture was taken with a Nikon D4 camera. Lens was a Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom.  Shot at ISO 2200, 1/1250th shutter speed, f/stop 3.2. @ 11 frames per second.   I had clearance to get up next to the bull pen and shot through the piped rails.
When rider and bull came out the stall….I fired away and this was one of the more interesting captures.


Electronic Image Competition – Open
Second Place
01G2_PattyBooth_CAVE_SittingPretty
“Sitting Pretty”             Patty Booth


Electronic Image Competition – Open
Third Place
01G1_DezeraeJobe_CAVE_AMothersJoy
“A Mother’s Joy”     Dezerae Jobe


Electronic Image Competition – Open
Honorable Mention
01G1_MarciaFasy_CAVE_RedneckWeddingParty
“Redneck Wedding Party”  Marcia Fasy


Electronic Image Competition – Open
Honorable Mention

SONY DSC“Brittanie”      Dezerae Jobe


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