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Featured Image from the Quad Cities Photography Club PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 May 2015 09:20

(The River Cities’ Reader each month will feature an image or images from the Quad Cities Photography Club. Click on the image for a larger version.)

Photo by Vicki Wassenhove

Lilacs are a wonderful reminder of spring. Vicki Wassenhove’s lovely lilac image was one of the top-scoring images in the latest monthly competition of the Quad Cities Photography Club. Vicki related this about her image.

“My image was shot in Davenport’s lovely Stampe Lilac Garden at Duck Creek Park. The setting offers ample photo opportunities, especially for a photographer who enjoys the spring blossoms of lilacs as I do.

“My camera is a Canon 60D, and I was using a 135-millimeter prime lens. It was handheld with settings of f/5, 1/250 of a second, and ISO 100.

“Using Corel’s PaintShop Pro, I added the border and suggested a three-dimensional effect with overlapping leaves and a drop shadow. I love how today’s photo-editing software has given me this artistic control of my digital images.”

The Quad Cities Photography Club welcomes visitors and new members. The club sponsors numerous activities encompassing many types and aspects of photography. It holds digital and print competitions most months. At its meetings, members discuss the images, help each other to improve, and socialize. The club also holds special learning workshops and small groups that meet on specific photography topics, and occasionally offers interesting shooting opportunities. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month September through June at the Butterworth Center, 1105 Eighth Street in Moline.

For more information on the club, visit QCPhotoClub.com.

 
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.)

 
Winners of the River Cities’ Reader’s Spring Photo Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:56

We had 69 entries in our spring photography contest, with the categories “brazen,” “future,” and “illumination.” As you might guess, that last one got the majority of the entries, and there were admittedly some struggles in making connections between the prompts and the pictures in the other two.

That’s part of the fun of these contests, however. On these pages you’ll find some of our favorites, with whatever commentary the photographer provided.

Thanks to all who entered!

Illumination, First Place: Skylar Davis. “I decided to submit this piece to the illumination category because it shows both actual light and a representation of being illuminated by God. The subject was praying before a dress rehearsal of a play she was nervous about participating in.”

Brazen, Third Place: Jess Ellis. “Na Pali Coast, Kauai.”

 
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