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.

Congratulations to Melodie Rodgers for winning the Photo of the Month contest.

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Photo by Melodie Rodgers – Photo of the Month March 2016

I shot the photo at River Preserve County Park, at around 7:30 in the morning. It had snowed the day before and of course I didn’t have my camera. I was hoping that the snow would stay on the trees, since it was the last snow of the year, thankfully it did.

Settings: Lens 24-105 @ 4mm, F8, 1/25 sec., ISO 250

The Photographers Guild will showcase photos in the Arts on the Millrace, an annual Arts Festival in Downtown Goshen, IN featuring local artists and musicians.

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2016, noon to 8 p.m. along Goshen’s Millrace at the Millrace Powerhouse.

From the Powerhouse Station to the Hawks Building, Goshen’s beautiful Millrace trail will transform into an outdoor gallery, showcasing fine art ranging from painting to woodworking to metalwork, and so much more. There will be live music, dancing, food vendors, and beer, wine, and cocktails to make for a lively celebration of our community’s many talented artists.

Congratulations to Derek Jager and Ron McAllister, both receiving the honors of being chosen for Photo of the Month at our last Guild meeting.

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Derek Jager – February 2016 Photo of the Month

The shot was captured at an Elkhart Central gymnastic meet. The female athlete performed wonderfully on the floor routine in front of the judge. I was positioned just behind the judge on the right side of her shoulder standing up.

I shot the photo using a Sony A6000 body, shutter speed 1/800 sec, Aperture 5.6, and ISO 10000 with an E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens.


Ron McAllister – February 2016 Photo of the Month

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society was founded in 1978. The museum is located on the shores of Lake Superior near White Fish Point in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula.

The museum houses artifacts salvaged from the many historic and fabled shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. The most prominent and poignant is the bell retrieved from the Edmund Fitzgerald, immortalized in song by Gordon Lightfoot.

I always like to tell the story of my young daughter prancing around the house, pigtails flailing in the air, earnestly singing: “The Wreck of the Ella Fitzgerald”.

Photo taken with Nikon D5200, Nikkor 18-200mm lens —  f/18, 1/1250 sec, ISO 2500, Focal Length 18mm