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August 2015 Winning Prints

Special Category Topic: “Dog Days of Summer” – Judge Tom Callins
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Category: Gold Color
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1 Tom Foster Fall Foliage
2 Vladimir Fruman There is no Pr…
3 Miriam Fornage Sharing in the Bounty
HM Bob Jump What is the Little Guy Doing Here
HM Dwight Theall Catching the Wake
Category:Gold Monochrome
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1 Tom Foster One Room Schoolhouse #2
2 Orlando Morales Waiting for a Ride
3 Dee Zunker Hip
HM Miriam Fornage Power and Focus
HM David Mann Sky Light (769 bwi)
Category: Silver Color
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1 James Woody Under the Pier
2 Michael Devereux Abstract – Museum Reordered Art
3 Michael Devereux Beauty is in the Details
HM Michael Devereux Picture at a Museum
HM Dwayne Fortier Dragon’s Breath
Category: Silver Monochrome
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Category: Bronze Color
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1 Jason Chen Through the Arch
2 Diann Hoops Where’s my Car?
3 Newton Hightower Lift Off at Sunrise
HM Newton Hightower Snack Time
HM Thejas Rajaram Meditative Morning
HM JW Purdy My Nude Year Day 206
Category: Bronze Monochrome
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1 John Chianis Symmetry at Dawn
2 Ted Cullen Idle Hands
3 JW Purdy My Nude Year Day 227
HM Thejas Rajaram Serene Storm


Laszlo Perlaky – “Hardwood Cove”

Photographer Laszlo Perlaky
Title Hardwood Cove
Category May 2014 BW Gold Third Place
Location Hardwood Cove, Great Smoky Mountains NP, TN
Reason For Making the Image During one of our early spring photo hikes, we looked all day to find and photographblooming Trilliums covered forest floor, but the blooming was delayed. We were sad about it, however, when I looked at the slopes of Hardwood Cove, I was impressed with the trees and the light behind them. Placing a Soft focus filter to my lens, I was able to express my feelings and the mystery of the Hardwood Cove.

Linhof Master Technika Classic, 4×5 film camera

Lens Schneider Super Angulon 75 mm f/5.6 + soft focus filter
f-stop f/16
Shutter Speed 1/2
ISO 100

Owen Fisher – “Mother & Child”


Photographer Owen Fisher
Title Mother & Child
Category April 2014 / Special Assignment / First Place
Location Baracoa, Cuba
Reason For Making the Image While visiting  old Spanish Fort  met  director of cultural center and her daughter
Camera Nikon D800
Lens 24 – 70 zoom at 42 mm
f-stop f 8
Shutter Speed 1/320 sec
ISO 400

James Woody “Island Castle”

Photographer James Woody
Title Island Castle
Category Jan 2014/Silver/Color/1st Place
Location Galveston / Historic District
Reason For Making the Image This is one of the images from the portfolio I recently did on the historic homes in Galveston.  This particular home, located on Sealy street, is referred to as the “Trube” castle.  It was originally built in 1890, was destroyed by the 1900 storm, was not restored until 1990, and is currently a private residence.   As I looked at the unique design of this house, I recognized it’s potential for a very interesting image.  My intent was to give the viewer an appreciation of the structure’s artistic design, texture, and architectural details, with particular emphasis on the building’s entrance which pulls the viewer up the steps to the front door.  I was able to enhance the three dimensional appearance of the image using HDR, along with further post processing in LightRoom.
Camera Canon Rebel T1i
Lens 15mm( EF15-85mm)
f-stop f/13
Shutter Speed 1/200
ISO 200
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