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Featured Images from the Quad Cities Photography Club PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 08:55

The best images from members of the Quad Cities Photography Club are submitted and judged each year, and selections are made by outside judges for Image of the Year in three categories: nature, pictorial, and creative. Awards are presented to the first three places at the yearly banquet in June.

Photo by Marty Farwell

Marty Farwell captured the first-place nature image this year with her black-and-white photo of a milkweed pod. She writes of the making of her image: “I have always been intrigued by the intricacies of milkweed pods and their gossamer-like seeds. This image was captured in my studio using window light as my main light source. This was the best way to prevent the wind from moving the very delicate white hairs attached to the seeds, as well as to assure a background that was not distracting.” This Christmas-day 2014 image was taken with a Canon 7D camera and a very sharp Canon 100 macro lens, which brought out all the exceptional details that the milkweed exhibits. The manual settings were 4 seconds at f/11. The ISO was 100, and a tripod and cable release were used. “The color image was processed using Photoshop CS6. Because of the very clear details produced, I decided to change this image to a black-and-white using NIK’s Silver Effect Pro filter and was very pleased with the final effect.”

 
Winners from the Reader’s 2015 Photo Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2015 05:46

Many thanks to those who submitted entries to our 2015 photography contest, with the categories “On the Waterfront,” “School’s Out,” “Summer in the City,” and “Hot Stuff!” Our favorites are presented here, along with any comments from the photographer. Click on each photo for a larger version.

Photo by Terry Skaggs

Summer in the City, Second Place
Terry Skaggs

“Because of road construction, we had the bridge to ourselves. We floated there for a time with the sound of a ballgame in the stadium on one side and music from Ya Maka My Weekend on the other. It was a dreamlike no man’s land where the sunset roared in reds and golds. We were happily abandoned between two worlds, alone among the crowds.”

Photo by Aric Keil

Hot Stuff, Third Place
Aric Keil

“Clouds of steam rising from the Excelsior Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.”

 
Enter the Reader’s 2015 Photo Contest! June 1 Deadline! PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 May 2015 08:55

The River Cities’ Reader’s summer photo contest has returned, with four new categories for your submissions: “On the Waterfront,” “School’s Out,” “Summer in the City,” and “Hot Stuff!

The deadline for entries is June 1, and the rules are below. We plan to publish the winners in June.

(The photo above, by Tom Pickering, was a winner from our 2014 contest.)

 
Winners from the River Cities’ Reader’s 2014 Photo Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 May 2014 05:57

We received 116 entries in our 2014 Photo Contest in four categories: Fun in the Sun, In the Garden, Summer Nights, and Heat Wave. We’re happy to present this selection of winners.

Thanks to all who entered!


Mary Scott
Heat Wave, First Place
“Taken near the Santa Monica beach along the bike path. Although it was nearing the end of the day it was still very hot.”


Tom Pickering
Heat Wave, Second Place
“Photographed at a luau in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.”

 
Enter the River Cities’ Reader’s 2014 Photo Contest! May 9 Deadline! PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:20

A 2013 photo-contest winner by Jess Ellis

The theme for the River Cities’ Reader 2014 photography contest is summer – in large part because we want to erase memories of our beastly winter.

The four categories are “Fun in the Sun,” “In the Garden,” “Heat Wave,” and “Summer Nights.”

The deadline for entries is May 9, and the rules are below. We plan to publish the winners in our May 29 issue.

(The photo above, by Jess Ellis, is a winner from our 2013 contest, incidentally.)

 
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