Fall, 2015

PRINT COMPETITION WINNERS

Illustrative / Landscape Category

Best in Show: “Good Night Moon” – Sherrie Fryxell

Best in Show: “Good Night Moon” –       Sherrie Fryxell

Judges comments:

“This image is absolutely stunning.   The birds are in the perfect position. The ‘Impact’ and the presentation of this image is perfect.”

 

First Place: “All That Glitters” – by Dale Leifeste

First Place: “All That Glitters” – Dale Leifeste

Judges comments:

“The presentation is very nice.   The VW emblem – ‘All that Glitters’ is actually rust!   The thin-size stripe around this image is very nice.”

 

“Haunting Sky” – by Sheila Bogart

“Haunting Sky” – by Sheila Bogart

Judges Comments:

“Beautiful presentation especially with the pin-striping. Exposure and colors are very nice.   Suggestions for improvement: Crop out the foreground; crop out about an inch on top; and get rid of the bright sky in the upper left corner.”

 

 “Light and Shadow” – by Dale Leifeste

“Light and Shadow” – by Dale Leifeste

Judges Comments:

“This image has ‘Simplicity’, ‘Impact’ and ‘Great Lighting’ – the egg is casting a nice loooong shadow. Presentation is very nice. One minor suggestion for improvement – there’s not enough room above the egg.”

Portrait Category

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Judges Comments:

“This image absolutely epitomizes a picture that has Impact! It obviously represents the “Great Depression” years in the 1930s. The background goes from dark to lighter leading to the boy’s face. Absolutely gorgeous and stunning image.”

 

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Judges Comments:

“Is Norman Rockwell allowed to enter prints? This is a SPECTACULAR interpretation of a Norman Rockwell painting. Kudos to the Photographer.”

 

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Judges Comments:

“The ‘Technical Quality’ is very good, but the face should be brighter than the hands.   Wonderful two-thirds image of the face.   The ‘Story Telling’ and ‘Feeling’ in this image are perfect.”

 

Judges Comments:

“Great print – great execution.   Animals are very difficult to photograph.”

 

Our Judges: Frank Bulfamonte on Left, Frank Dispensa on Right

Our Judges: Frank Bulfamonte on Left, Frank Dispensa on Right

A very special thank you for our Judges Frank Bulfamonte and Frank Dispensa.  Your insight and valuable comments about presentation, printing and print titles will make us all better photographers.