2016 Club Photo Contest Results

We had another great club photo contest this year. There were lots of excellent entries and our judge, Scott Papek really had his hands full determining the winners.

Here is a list of this year’s winning entries:

Novice Categories

Flora

1st – TORY EWING – BLOOMING LILY
2nd – DONNA TROJANOWSKI – ROSE
3rd – FRANK DYE – BLACKBERRIES IN BLOOM
Honorable Mention – ZAC GEORGE – DAISY

Scenic/Landscape

1st – RICHARD CALLOWAY – GLIMPSE OF GALAPAGOS
2nd – JUDY DYE – BEAUTY OF BLUE RIDGE
3rd – DONNA TROJANOWSKI – POND PATH
Honorable Mention – DONNA TROJANOWSKI – GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING

Animals

1st – TORY EWING – BIGHORN SHEEP
2nd – RICHARD CALLOWAY – SEALED WITH A KISS
3rd – KATHLEEN CRAWFORD ROSE – ROATAN GEKCO
Honorable Mention HM – ZAC GEORGE – PARROT

Advanced Categories

Flora

1st – SUE MININNI – PINK LOTUS
2nd – CHERRIE BEAM CALLOWAY – BLOSSOM DEW
3rd – SUE MININNI –  PINK FLOWER MILKWEED

Scenic

1st – PETE CARBONELL – LAKE MARIE
2nd – RICHARD MAGERS – X MARKS THE SPOT
3rd – SUE MININNI – CREEK

Animals

1st – HEATHER INGRAHAM – ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD
2nd – TRACY UTTER – TERRITORIAL SPOONBILLS
3rd – DONNA GRAY – HERON

Anything Goes (Combined Class)

1st – HOWARD CARSON – OLD MAN
2nd – TRACY UTTER – CHURCH SPIRES
3rd – PETE CARBONELL – FALL RIVER ALLUVIAL FAN
Honorable Mention – HOWARD CARSON – RAIN

Best Black & White

DOUG WATSON – THE TREE

Best Fontenelle Forest Photo

TORY EWING – AUTUMN BOARDWALK

People Choice

DONNA TROJANOWSKI – GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING

Members Choice

DONNA GRAY – MOUSER

Best of Show

PETE CARBONELL – LAKE MARIE

A big thanks to Scott Papek for taking the time to judge our contest. Scott’s critique during our June 16th meeting was very informative and educational. Listening to opinions from a successful professional photographer is one of the best ways for us to improve our photography. Scott did a great job of providing constructive criticism.

Congratulations to all the winners and I hope everyone enjoyed this year’s contest. And an especially big thanks to everyone that helped put the contest together, most of all our contest coordinator, Doug French! Great job once again Doug!

Contest Take Down is This Saturday!

The contest take down is this Saturday, June 25th at 10 am at the Bellevue University Hitchcock Humanities Building so please take the time to come by and pick up your images promptly at 10 am.

First and second place winners as well as the overall winners images will be returned in September as they will be on display at the Bellevue Library and Fontenelle Forest over the summer.

I will have all of the winning images on display on the website shortly. If we don’t see you at the take down, please have a safe and fun summer and we’ll see you all at our next meeting on Thursday, September 15th!

Peter Carbonell
President & Webmaster
Fontenelle Forest Photography Club

June Meeting Minutes

37 members were in attendance.

The Fontenelle Forest raptor center will open July 15th for members and July 16th to the public.

If you have suggestions or criticisms to help determine the programming beginning in September, please email them to Pete.

Please keep the photo displays in mind while you are out with your camera this summer.  The photos due in September are rows of things and city skylines.  The photos due in November are leaves and fountains.

Congratulations to Tracy Utter who has agreed to be the club’s secretary beginning in September.

Thank you to Doug French for all of his work preparing this year’s photo contest and critique.

Saturday, June 25th, please meet and the Bellevue University Humanities building at 10:00AM to pick up your contest entries.  If you are unable to make it, please contact Doug French to make other arrangements.

Scott Papek, a self-taught fine art photographer served as judge for the evening offering critiques and praise.  If you are ever in the area of Westroads Mall, please stop by and check out his photo gallery.

The results of the contest will be announced in a later post.

Enjoy your summer!

 

June Photo Club Meeting & Contest Reminder – June 16th

Our next meeting is Thursday, June 16th at 7 pm. It will be held at the Bellevue University Hitchcock Humanities Building Auditorium. Before the meeting, club members will have the opportunity to place their vote for the Members Choice Award. So if you can, please arrive early in order to take the time you need to vote for your favorite photo.

The meeting will consist of the awards presentation along with a critique of every photo submission by our judge, fine art photographer, Scott Papek. You can visit Scott’s website, http://www.papekphotography.com, to learn more about him.

See you next Thursday and good luck!