September 2017 Photo Contest: Through the Window

Lauren Hillquist won First Place with his photo Rainbow.

Lauren Hillquist won First Place with his photo Rainbow.

Larry Michael won Second Place with his photo Window Frost.

Larry Michael won Second Place with his photo Window Frost.

The photo Eye of the Beholder by Steve Piepmeier placed third.

The photo Eye of the Beholder by Steve Piepmeier placed third.

Jim Burkstrand

The Photo Club of Quail Creek continued into 2017 with its monthly members’ contest having a theme Through the Window. This month it drew another large number of entries – we had 35 shots submitted by members, all of which can be seen on our Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157685915819812

Lauren Hillquist won First Place with his photo Rainbow. Lauren said: “This image was shot in August this year in Buena Vista, Colorado. Storms had rolled in off the mountains all day and I saw this through the back window of our fifth wheel RV. It is a very dark window so was not sure what, if anything, I could capture. I love the way it turned out. As many know, my motto is “Shoot the shot the others did not.” As to the camera settings and all, I do not have a clue – it was shot with my Samsung S7 Edge smart phone and it does not tell you a thing about that!”

Larry Michael won Second Place with his photo Window Frost. Larry commented: “Very cold nights in Wisconsin winters often have Jack Frost painting the windows. At dawn we can find interesting background colors. The sun soon burns away the window art. Carefully aligning the film plane to the window pane allows for sharp focus throughout. No post processing. Shot on Velvia slide film and scanned as shot.” Nikon with macro lens, Bogen tri-pod, Kirk ball head.

The photo Eye of the Beholder by Steve Piepmeier placed third. Steve said: “On the High Road to Taos New Mexico was an old adobe mission in disrepair that the pigeons were hanging out as a rain storm passed. A fleeting moment that was captured with a Canon PowerShot.” The camera reported the shot was at 1/200 sec, f/5.6, and ISO 400.

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.