George Phile – The Tulips

Photographer George R Phile
Title The Tulips
Category Silver Color
Location The Netherlands
Reason For Making the Image

My wife and I were in Amsterdam on a river cruise and took this photograph on the way to the Keukenhof Gardens.  I liked the flowers merging in the distance and was able to get this before they cut the heads of the flowers off so they can market the Tulip bulbs later in the year.

Camera Nikon D800E
Lens Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 at 122mm
f-stop F/5.6
Shutter Speed 01/01/20
ISO 800

Alfred J Fortier – Private Balconies

Photographer Alfred J Fortier
Title Private Balconies
Category Special Assignment – Structure
Location New Orleans
Reason For Making the Image Went to photograph a decaying apartment complex whose large-scale graffiti is already famous for its splendor and spotted this unit that had none of the prized art work. This unit had already been stripped of all building ornamentation, and I was struck by the stark nature of the balconies protruding from each unit. The Structure special assignment came to mind and I wanted to capture this view of a unit that was once a really special place to live!
Camera Nikon D600
Lens 24-70mm, f2.8
f-stop F/7.1
Shutter Speed 1/125
ISO 800

James Woody – Wings of the City

Photographer James Woody
Title Wings of the City
Category Silver Color
Location Discovery Green
Reason For Making the Image This is my photo of a sculpture exhibit that was on display in Discovery Green.  The title of this exhibit is “Wings of the City”.   While there are many photos of this exhibit, my intent was to capture my own unique perspective, highlighting the texture, lines, and bronze color contrasted against the cloudy sky.
Camera Canon Rebel T3i
Lens 24mm
f-stop F/13
Shutter Speed 1/13
ISO 400

Tom Broughton – Cruising in Style

Photographer Tom Broughton
Title Cruising in Style
Category Bronze B&W
Location Napier, New Zealand
Reason For Making the Image The town of Napier (which is totally built in Art Deco architecture) encourages owners of old cars to display their cars dressed in period at the ships departure.
Camera Nikon 5200
Lens Sigma 18-250mm
f-stop F/9
Shutter Speed 1/320
ISO 200

July 2015 Print Competition Results

Special Category Topic: “Re-enactments” – Judge Jerry Brown
Placing Photographer Title
not enough entries
Category: Gold Color
Placing Photographer Title
1 Lexi Nemeth Balancing Leaf Bittern
2 Robert Green Sand Fences
3 Owen Fisher Meet Your Fate on the Great Wall of Skate
Category:Gold Monochrome
Placing Photographer Title
1 Laszlo Perlaky Shadow Play
2 Bob Jump Big Rock, Little Mountain
3 Orlando Morales Intense Negotiations
HM Geoffrey Koslov River Fishing
HM David Mann Power Boil
Category: Silver Color
Placing Photographer Title
1 James Woody Day Dreaming
2 Michael Devereux Black on Blue
3 Dwayne Fortier Slice of Old San Juan
HM Michael Devereux Picture at a Museum
HM Bob Haring Lone Tree
Category: Silver Monochrome
Placing Photographer Title
Combined with Gold
Category: Bronze Color
Placing Photographer Title
1 Newton Hightower Thirsty
2 JW Purdy My Nude Year – Day 40
3 Alfred Fortier Fjord Rain
HM Jerry Breaux Last Flight
HM Newton Hightower Lift Off
Category: Bronze Monochrome
Placing Photographer Title
1 John Chianis Evening Calm
2 Thejas Rajaram It’s Been a Long Life
3 Jerry Breaux 2014
HM Henry Peterman Cowboy


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