The Photo Club of Quail Creek continued into 2017 with its monthly members’ contest having a theme “Rust.” This month it drew another large number of entries – we had 36 shots submitted by members, all of which can be seen on our Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129343350@N08/sets/72157681406769371
Pete Murphy won first place with his photo Sunken Ship. Pete said, “My rusty ship picture was taken on our 10-day Caribbean cruise in January of 2015 off the island of Antigua. I have always been fascinated with sunken ships. One thing that caught my eye was the tree growing up in the middle of it and the surrounding wrecks.” The camera I used was a Nikon Coolpix P500. The settings were: f/5.6, 1/160 sec focal length 66mm.
The photo Wheels of Steel by John O’Rourke placed second. John commented, “The photo of the rusty train was taken outside of the Ajo Historical Society Museum which is located within a former Indian mission church in Ajo, Arizona. This small museum features many artifacts from the old copper mine located in that area. One of the artifacts outside the museum was this old train which, in its heyday, hauled copper ore from the mine. This shot was taken on an early March morning when the sun was at an angle to highlight the robust features of the train. The photo was taken with a Fuji X100T with a 23mm fixed lens at ISO 200, f4 and 1/250. Other than some minor cropping, there was no computer processing.”
Steve Piepmeier placed third for his image Rusty Bike. Steve said, “Walking at sunrise on the streets of Ajo, Arizona I noticed this bicycle that had been locked into a skid with a timeless past. This Last Ride had been buried in the shifting sands. Shot with a Canon Powershot, a handy friend in my pocket as I scout the territory.” The camera settings were 1/60 sec at f/4, ISO 100, with the lens at 7.25 mm.
The Photography Club of Quail Creek has a monthly photo contest for its members and also schedules numerous photo field trips for members throughout the year. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Kino Conference Center, Mesquite Room. Room venue could vary each month. Consult the club’s constantly updated website http://www.pcqc.org as well as the weekday HOA What’s Happening for additional information.