February 2013 Photography Club

Photo of the Month Contest Winners

February's contest returned to the traditional format of being open for only club members. The contest theme was "Reflections" and the three top finishers all made use of a lake as their device to obtain a reflection. Bob Aagaard, the club's webmaster, took first place for an image titled "Pinetop." Bob took the photograph because he was getting tired of fishing and loved the look of the trees reflected off the water. The setting was at the Lazy Oaks Resort, on Rainbow Lake in Pinetop, Arizona. Bob took the shot with a Nikon D60 with AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor 18- 55 mm f/3.5 lens. 1/60 sec, f/5.3, ISO 200. Auto exposure mode. "Mirror Lakes," photographed by John Hockemeier, garnered second place. John and Marge were in New Zealand last April. En route to Milford Sound on the South Island, their bus stopped at Mirror Lakes in Fiordland National Park. This park is a wild place, surrounded by mountains and small, crystal clear, beautiful reflective lakes - hence the name. They couldn't get closer because of quicksand. Everything about this island country is beautiful. The photo was taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ30 7.4 mm focal length (35 mm equivalent in a 35 mm camera). 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 60. Program exposure mode. Peter Murphy repeated as a top finisher after being the only club member to place in January's "Open Contest."  Peter and wife Carmen were on a transatlantic cruise on their way to Ireland last summer when they took a land tour in Scotland. While on a boat tour on Loch Lomond they passed an abandoned boat graveyard where Peter captured this picture.  The reflections in the water were perfect! You can see an exact replica of the boat in the water reflection. The camera was a Nikon CoolPix P500 13.5 mm focal length (76 mm equivalent in a 35 mm camera), 1/500 sec, f/4.8, ISO 160. Program exposure mode. Bob Aagaard will have the honor of having his prize winning photo on display at the entrance of the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom for the next two months. The 20" x 16" print will be given to the winner after the display period. The Photography Club of Quail Creek has a monthly contest for it's members and also schedules numerous field trips over the course of the year. Guests are also invited to monthly meetings and to many of the photo shoots. The club is changing to a new date, time and location starting in April. Meetings will be the second Wednesday of the month, in the Gold Room of the Madera Clubhouse at 6:30 pm.
To view all of our 2012 winners, use the links below: 2012 First Place Winners 2012 Second Place Winners 2012 Third Place Winners
To see the March winners 2013 of the  Contest, click here.
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