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Chris Shaw’s “Fight”

Photographer Chris Shaw
Title Fight
Category June 2013 / Bronze/ Black and White / First Place
Location Galapagos Islands- Isla Ferdinandina
Reason For Making the Image This was one photo I took while visiting the Galapagos Islands. The marine iguanas are actually very peaceful animals. Most of them were sunbathing and ignoring us when we passed through them. It was lucky that we spotted the two iguanas fighting. I grabbed my Canon 7D and shot a series of images before they stopped fighting. Marine iguana are usually very dark in color so I converted the color image into black and white for submission.
Camera Canon 7D
Lens and Focal Length Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 at 154mm
f-stop F/8.0
Shutter Speed 1/800 sec
ISO 400

Google+ Second Anniversary Photowalk Hosted by HPS Members

+Alexandru Zaharia and +Dee Zunker are hosting the G+ photowalk this year.

 

You are welcome to come and participate in the walk, and also maybe take the opportunity to dabble with G+.

Here is the event on G+!

May Competition Results

May Photo Critique Judge – Frank White
Special Category Topic: “Beyond Appearances
Placing Photographer Title
1 Dee Zunker Mirror on Main
2 Laszlo Perlaky Leaf Stamens in Blue
3 George Phile Statues
HM Alexandru Zaharia Beyond Appearances
Category: Gold Monochrome
Placing Photographer Title
1 Laszlo Perlaky Crown
2 Tom Foster Hard Rain
3 Robert Green A Masculine View
HM Steve Balderrama Nadya
Category: Gold Color
Placing Photographer Title
1 Bob Jump Welcome
2 Dee Zunker Esperson Reflections
3 Geoffrey Koslov Light Expressions
HM Robert Davis Meteor Crater
Category: Silver Monochrome
Placing Photographer Title
1 Michael Sanderson Cloak&Drape
2 Clayton Gardinier Pleasure Pier Ride
3 Clayton Gardinier Anchor Chain – USS Texas
HM Bob Haring Twins
Category: Silver and Bronze Monochrome
Placing Photographer Title
1 Myriam Fornage Shrimpboat Cemetery
2 Thejas Rajaram Stripes
3 Henry Peterman Boguillas Canyon
HM* Denise Bossarte Ride on the Marth
Category: Bronze Color
Placing Photographer Title
1 George Phile Riding the Wind
2 Chris Shaw Beach
3 Alex Zaharia Notre-Dame
HM Bailee Bruce You’ve Got Mail

“Haunted” visual arts exhibit

HPS member Steve Balderrama has a piece in the upcoming visual arts show associated with the Stark Naked Theatre’s presentation of “MacBeth”.  The show, entitled “Haunted”, consists of a variety of visual arts, including but not limited to photography.  It opens Thursday night at 6:00 and runs until June 22, at Studio 101 in the Spring Street Studios,  1824 Spring Street.

More information at the following links:

Haunted – ArtsHound

Haunted – FaceBook

Steve’s image that was selected is called “Sands of Time” and is part of his surrealism series of digital art works.

Sands of Time Surreal Image

Monthly Print Competition Next week

The Monthly Print Competition is next week on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Tracey Gee Community Center.

This month’s Special Assignment is your interpretation of “Seen from Above.”

You can see all of the upcoming Special Assignments here.

For some basics on matting your work, click here.

Competition Overview

You may bring up to 2 matted prints to the competition and enter them into one of the seven categories.

We divide our prints into 7 categories:

Bronze – New members
Bronze Black & White
Bronze Color
Silver – Member with at least 1 year in HPS
Silver Black & White
Silver Color
Gold – Members with at least 2 years in HPS
Gold Black & White
Gold Color
Special Assignment – Assigned each month (Includes all levels)

After the competition, folks meet at the La Madeline to “critique the critiques”.
10001 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas

Click here to go to Meetup to see who has RSVP’ed:

Monthly Print Competition “Seen From Above”

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