Why did Bill Martone take a picture of the lowly onion? The striking color of a red onion was his motivation. That resulted in Bill receiving first place in December’s PCQC contest theme of Food. The onions were shot against a light monotone background to enhance their rich color. Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 60 mm 60 mm focal length 94.5 mm equivalent in a 35 mm camera. f/2.8 Macro Lens. f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO 800.
Bob Johnson had guests from California and took them to Stables Restaurant at the Tubac Country Club. Bob had a fantastic meal and when dessert arrived, out came his camera. The presentation was like a page out of a gourmet dining magazine. This was the first time Bob has taken a picture of food on a table. Bob received second place using his trusty SONY Digital NEX-3 shot on scene selection macro without flash or a tripod 42 mm focal length 63 mm equivalent. f/4.5, 1/80 sec, ISO 1000.
Larry Phillips took his third place photo in New Zealand at Hobbiton or Shire for the Hobbits as imagined in the movies Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The wheelbarrow and garden vegetables are part of an outdoor set used for scenes for those two movies. The picture evokes the feeling of a country farm home and harvest time. Nikon D70S with 24 – 120 mm f/3.5 – 5.6 lens. 32 mm focal length 48 mm equivalent. f/10, 1/400 sec, ISO 800.
The Photography Club of Quail Creek has a monthly photo contest for its members and also schedules numerous photo field trips throughout the year. Monthly meetings with summer exceptions are held the second Wednesday of each month in the Gold Room of the Madera Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. Guests and those interested in joining the club are encouraged to attend those meetings.