Lisa Teman-Rosenberg took her second place photograph with an I-Phone at the Monterey Marine Museum in California. The facility has very impressive reef exhibits but no sea otters. But, they are everywhere in the bay and visible when one looks from the piers. Lisa considers blue her favorite color and she became mesmerized at the fluidity of the jellyfish. Camera used: Apple I-Phone 4S, f/2.4, 1/20 sec, ISO-320, fl4mm, maximum aperture, no flash.
October 2014 Photo Contest Winners
“Blues”Robert ThoresenHelen Phillips garnered the judges first place votes of a picture taken on the club’s first “Doors of Tucson” field trip to Barrio Viejo in fall, 2010. October’s contest theme was "The Color Blue". The door is at the Elysian Grove Market which was vacant at the time. Helen likes to make her photos look like a painting so she used “Topaz Simplify” in Adobe Photoshop with a water color setting to achieve the effect. Camera used: Cannon Power Shot A2000, f/3.2, 1/125 sec, ISO-100, fl6mm, aperture 3.34375, no flash, modified with Adobe Photoshop.
The Photography Club of Quail Creek has a monthly photo contest for its members and schedules numerous photo field trips throughout the year. The club meets the second Wednesday of the month in the Gold Room of the Madera Clubhouse at 6:30 PM. All meetings are open to Quail Creek residents.
Photography Club of Quail Creek 2017
This month’s contest resulted in another first time event, a three way tie for second place. John Standquist’s second place photograph was taken in the summer of 2013 at a beach house in Corolla, NC during a family vacation. The balcony above the pool was a great place to watch the grandchildren enjoying the warmer water of the pool. John was attracted to the surreal blue swirling around his granddaughter when she started her water ballet. Camera used: Nikon D300, f/11, 1/500 sec, ISO-200, fl105mm, aperture 4.9, no flash.
The PCQC made an overnight photo shoot to the Phoenix Botanical Garden in February 2014. Many of the Dale Chihuly glass sculptures on display were colored hues of blue. This particular installation caught Patricia Thoresen’s eye as the afternoon turned into evening. After multiple shots from all points of view, she chose this image because of the composition. The solid round sculptured forms were the anchor for the slender blue glass vertical forms. A third second place resulted. Camera used: SONY, NEX-5R, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO-400, fl20mm, aperture 3.6, no flash.