Photo of the Month – August 2016

Congratulations to Kay Rhodes – winner of the Photo of the Month contest for August


This photo was taken on June 7th, 2016, in Stephen’s Pass near Juneau, Alaska. We were on a whale watching tour and while we did see quite a few whales (tails and backs), this scene showing a glacier between the mountains was one of my favorite photos from that day.  Our Alaskan adventure was unbelievably spectacular, especially for one who loves nature and photography. Not realizing it at the time, I even caught an eagle flying into my scene in the top left corner of the photo.

Photo specs: Canon 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, f/8.0, 1/1600 sec., ISO 160, Manual exposure, RAW, focal length 155mm

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Photo of the Month – June 2016

Congratulations to Jeff Longenbaugh – winner of the Photo of the Month contest for June

This photo was taken on the 4th day of a six day raft trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.  Every bend in the river exposed a new fantastic vista of towering walls made of rock a million years old.  In addition to these scenes that were almost religious in nature, we also found numerous, smaller side canyons created by streams making their way to the Colorado.  This intimate image is one of those streams that we waded against the current to find lush vegetation, falls and eddies.
Fuji XT-1 body.  Fuji 10-24 lens.  F 13, Iso 200, 1/9 of a sec. Polarizer filter.  Manfrotto tripod. Kirk Enterprises ballhead.
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Photo of the Month for May 2016

Congratulations to Kay Rhodes for winning the Photo of the Month contest.

Photo of the Month May 2016 by Kay Rhodes

This photo was taken on a cold, windy evening in February 2016, just before sunset. The location was the Naples, Florida pier. The pier is a famous spot for photographs, so my goal was to take a photo that wasn’t like the many others. I love the beauty of water and structure, so this photograph combined them both.  I was drawn to the sun shining though the legs of the pier, glistening off the water and the rolling waves, and the dark sky that warned of an upcoming storm. In my mind, it was a perfect combination for taking photographs.

Camera settings: Canon 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm lens, f/8.0, 1/1250 sec., ISO 200, Focal length 24mm

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Photo of the Month for April 2016

Congratulations to Larry Baumgardt for winning the Photo of the Month contest.

Lbaumgardt_hawkeye_Apr2016webThis hawk portrait was taken in March 2016 at Homosassa Springs in Florida. This particular hawk had been injured and was recovering at the Homosassa Wildlife Park, so he/she was rather used to being around people and was kind enough to pose for me.

Camera used was a Nikon D7200 with a 70-200mm f4 lens zoomed to 175mm. Exposure was for 1/125 sec. at f5.6 using an ISO of 400.

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Photo Challenge Themes for 2016

JANUARY - Holiday: on the go, still-life, windows and out door displays
FEBRUARY - Altered/Special Effects
MARCH - People/Portraits- natural surroundings, not posed
APRIL - Light
MAY - Agriculture
JUNE - Symmetry
JULY - No meeting, trip to Clifty Falls, Indiana
AUGUST - Travel; abroad/domestic
SEPTEMBER - Street Photography
OCTOBER - Performers: street musicians, fairs/festivals, concerts
NOVEMBER - Architecture
DECEMBER - (no meeting)

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