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July Web Competition Results

1st Place
Color
by Jerry Clark
"Spoonbill Ballet" 


Image Information
High Island Rookery, Texas
Shutter Speed 1/5000 sec
F/5              ISO 800
Focal Length 300mm
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF300mm f/2.8L-IS USM

To capture the graceful beauty of
Roseatte Spoonbills

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 2nd Place
Color
by
Rose Trigg
"Floral Explosion"


Image Information
Country Road, Texas
Shutter Speed 1/125 sec
F/16              ISO 100
Focal Length 80mm
Nikon D500
Tamron 18-400
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 3rd Place
Color
by
Mark Richter
"Reflections of Chihuly"

Image Information
Dallas, Texas
Shutter Speed 1/100 sec
F/5.6              ISO 100
Focal Length 52mm
Nikon D799
24-70mm f/2.8

Dale Chihuly was exhibiting at the Dallas Arboretum.
This floating display provided the dramatic color
against the neutral tones of the trees and gate.


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 Honorable Mention
Color
by Anatoliy Kosterev
"Forgotten Cinderella"
Image Information
St. Petersburg, Russia, Peterhof Palace
Shutter Speed 1/320 sec
F/5.6              ISO 80
Focal Length 34.8mm

Shadows, natural framing, memories of a fairy tale.
 
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 Honorable Mention
Color
by James Woody
"On the Trail to Cascade Falls"
Image Information
Near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
F/11              ISO 100
Focal Length 17mm

Wanted to capture a dramatic and unique
image of this historic structure.


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 Honorable Mention
Color
by Owen Fisher
"Blazing Sunset" 


Image Information
Southwest Freeway, Houston,Texas
Shutter Speed 1/125 sec
F/2.8              ISO 800
Focal Length 33mm
Fuji X100T
23mm plus Tele Converter
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  1st Place
Monochrome
by Owen Fisher
"Baby Elephant" 


Image Information
Houston Zoo, Texas
Shutter Speed 1/500 sec
F/10              ISO 400
Focal Length 250mm
Nikon D500
28 -300 f3.5 - 5.6

Birth of “Nelson” Baby Elephant
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   2nd Place
Monochrome
by Jerry Clark
"Thor's Well" 


Image Information
Cape Perpetua, Oregon
Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
F/22              ISO 100
Focal Length 24mm
Canon EOS 5DSR
Canon EF24-105 f/4L-IS II USM

Part of a series "Where Land and Sea Collide"
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    3rd Place
Monochrome
by Anatoliy Kosterev
"Shadows of the Glory" 


Image Information
Downtown Houston, Texas
Shutter Speed 1/500 sec
F/2.8              ISO 110
Focal Length 24mm equivalent
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone camera

Unusual sculptures, long shadows
 2020-07-M-Shadows-of-the-Glory-Anatoliy-Kosterev-G_Copyright_697149048.jpg
    Honorable Mention
Monochrome
by Rose Trigg
"Crustaceans"

Image Information
Galveston, Texas
Shutter Speed 1/125 sec
F/5.6              ISO 2500
Focal Length 50mm
Nikon D500
Tamron 18-400

Unusual things

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    Honorable Mention
Monochrome
by Robert Davis
"Tuftas at Mono Lake "

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    1st Place
Abstract/Creative
by Robert Davis
"Abandoned V-8" 


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     2nd Place
Abstract/Creative
by George Phile
"Psychedelic Wind Chimes" 


Image Information
Santa Fe, New Mexico, Artist Row
Shutter Speed 1/350 sec
F/5.6              ISO 200
Focal Length 38mm
Nikon D700
28-300mm f/3.5-5.6

I thought this would be better as a creative image
rather than what came out of the camera which was
somewhat bland.

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     3rd Place
Abstract/Creative
by Mark Richter
"The Storm Rolls In" 


Image Information
GALVESTON, tEXAS
Shutter Speed 1/600 sec
F/9              ISO 100
Focal Length 24mm

The waves of rain clouds mirrored the waves in the gulf.
It required several images, stitched together as a
panorama to capture the full impression of the
clouds. While the color version is primarily gray,
converting to black and white highlighted the drama of the dark rain clouds.

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    Honorable Mention
Abstract/Creative
by Rose Trigg
"Arrow on Rust"

Image Information
Galveston, Texas
Shutter Speed 1/80 sec
F/5              ISO 3200
Focal Length 18mm
Nikon D500
Tamron 18-400

Putting an idea into action

 
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  Honorable Mention
Abstract/Creative
by Anatoliy Kosterev
"Tribute to Monet"

Image Information
Lost Maples State Park, TX
Shutter Speed 1/90 sec
F/5.6              ISO 200
Focal Length 26mm
Canon EOS 77D
Sigma 18-300 Contemporary

Colorful Reflections resembling paintings
of impressionists

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