The Photo Club of Quail Creek continued with its monthly members’ contest with November having a theme of fruit. Each club member could enter up to three photos taken in the last three years. This subject proved to be a bit challenging and only drew 17 entries. All of the photos can be seen on our Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129343350@N08/albums/72157704657051975.
Janice Swain won first place with her photo Pomegranates. Janice commented, “Our pomegranate tree in our back yard produces lovely flowers as well as good fruit. I appreciate the color in this photo as well as the intriguing center portion of the flowers. I have an old Canon that doesn’t take real large photos but I have a program that can make photos a bit larger without losing the detail. I can’t pass on taking a close up of these pomegranate or other plants and bugs. When I get a macro lens, watch out!” Janice shot this with a Canon Rebel XTi, focal length of 135 mm, 1/100 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400. The photo was post processed with Adobe Photoshop.
Lois Haglund took second place with her photo Rialto Market. Lois commented, “I was in Venice in October and, of course, the Rialto Market is a must see. Luckily, we could get there because the day before everything was underwater due to the “acqua alta” that occurred while we were there. I went to the market with this photo contest in mind and there was no shortage of subject matter. I liked the colorful display of this vendor’s fruit.” The camera was a Canon 70D with a Tamron 16-300 lens. The photo was at a focal length of 41 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO 640.
The photo When Life Hands You Lemons by Eleanor Houts placed third. Eleanor wrote, “Lemon pie? Lemonade? Limoncello? I was recently in the backyard of a friend, picking lemons from their bountiful crop. My thoughts were on the delicious lemon pie, lemonade or maybe limoncello those lemons could become in my kitchen. A single lemon hidden in the branches caught my eye and sent me for my camera. Its yummy color was heightened by the surrounding vibrant green leaves. It called to my attention the genuine loveliness of our food which we may fail to notice as we cook or bake. Caught in their natural settings they are things of beauty.” Eleanor used an iPhone 7 Plus to capture this. The photo was shot at 1/9 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100, focal length of 28 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.