Tuesday, December 11, 2012
December 2012 News
Note: It has been a while since I wrote on my blog. During 2013 I will do much better with at least a monthly submission. Today, please accept this little bit of self promotion. Recently, I won a Silver Medal and several honorable mentions at the Wisconsin Area Camera Club Organization Fall 2012 Competition (WACCO). I thought I would speak briefly about this competition and link you to the photographs that received awards and honors both with a link to my website photo gallery that has an Honors and Awards Category as well as the WACCO Website.
On November 3, 2012, there was day long judging by a three judge panel of numerous submissions. The categories included nature, insect, and open categories of Large and Small Print as Monochrome or Color as well as Projected images. I submitted 4 large and small color prints each, 2 large monochrome prints and 12 projected digital image (4 Mono and 8 Color). I won both 1 Silver Medal and 1 Honorable Mention in the Large Monochrome Print Group. I won 4 Honorable Mentions in the Projected image categories as well as 2 Honorable mentions in the Large Color Print Group along with 1 Honorable Mention for a small color print.
To see those images visit my website www.jdroachphotography.com and click on Photo Gallery and then click on Honors and Awards in Photography. The Silver Medal Winner is a view of Milwaukee taken downtown and converted to Black and White shown also a thttp://wicameraclubs.org/index.html
This image was originally taken in color with my D700, 28-300mm lens at 28mm, as a 13 second exposure, f/13, ISO 200 using auto white balance. The color image (shown below) was converted using Nik Silver Efex Pro to get the black and white rending I sought.
I hope you enjoy seeing these images. I humbly thank all those who have inspired me, offered great and excellent suggestions to me both at BetterPhoto.com, Nikonians.org, and at my local Milwaukee Camera Clubs and the Chicago Area Camera Clubs in Elgin and Crystal Lake. Thanks everyone.
John D. Roach