Owen Fisher “The Goat Herder, Baracoa, Cuba”

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Photographer Owen Fisher
Website
Title The Goat Herder, Baracoa, Cuba
Category March 2014 / Gold / Color / Second Place
Location Baracoa, Cuba
Reason For Making the Image
Goat herder tending his flock on the hill below the hotel
Camera Nikon D800
Lens 70 – 200 f2.8 zoom at 200mm
f-stop f/4
Shutter Speed 1/320
ISO 400

James Woody “Blue Ridge Farm Land”

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Photographer James Woody
Website http://james-woody.artistwebsites.com
Title Blue Ridge Farm Land
Category Jan 2014/Silver/Color/3rd Place
Location VIrginia/ Blue Ridge Parkway
Reason For Making the Image I took this photo during a recent visit to Virginia, while driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway.   When I noticed the barn on the hill, I stopped to look closer, and  then realized that the overall landscape scene had a number of elements that I could bring together into a strong composition.  The barbed wire fence leads the viewer across the field to another fenced area, some trees, a beautiful dramatic sky, mountains in the distance, and then the barn with a rust colored roof.  The image is further enhanced by the strong contrast of colors and the texture of the fence posts.  Overall, this is one of my favorite images.
Camera Canon Rebel T1i
Lens 44mm ( EF15-85mm)
f-stop f/14
Shutter Speed 1/125
ISO 100

George Phile “Landing”

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Photographer George Phile
Website www.gphile.us
Title Landing
Category March 2014 / Silver / Color /  First Place
Location McCook, TX
Reason For Making the Image This was taken at an Images for Conservation Fund Photo Competition I participated in which was held at the Santa Clara Ranch near McCook South Texas.
Camera Nikon D700
Lens Nikkor 500mm f4
f-stop f/4.0
Shutter Speed 1/1500
ISO 800

Owen Fisher “Life Rolls On, Houston, Texas”

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Photographer Owen Fisher
Website
Title Life Rolls On, Houston, Texas
Category March 2014 / Gold / Color / Third Place
Location Houston, TX
Reason For Making the Image
The Adaptive Skate Clinic sponsored by the Houston Amputee Society at Jamail Skate Park
Camera Nikon D800
Lens 70 – 200 f2.8 zoom at 122mm
f-stop f/7.1
Shutter Speed 1/400
ISO 200

George Phile “Funky Sunset”

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Photographer George Phile
Website www.gphile.us
Title Funky Sunset
Category Feb 2014 / Silver Group – Color/  Second Place
Location Acajutla, Sonsonate, El Salvador
Reason For Making the Image I was on a Living Water Mission Trip helping drill a water well.
Camera Nikon D700
Lens Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 at 145mm
f-stop f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/250
ISO 400