Photo Club March Contest Winners

Monte Hudson’s first-place photo Pioneer Home

Steve Piepmeier’s second-place photo Looking into the Past

Larry Hudson’s third-place photo Cabin Home

Tom Allen

The Photo Club of Quail Creek continued with its monthly members’ contest, with March having the topic of “Abandoned Buildings.” Each club member can enter up to three photos taken in the last three years. This subject drew many entries with a wide variety of subjects. All of the photos can be seen on our Flickr site

For March 2023, Monte Hudson won the first-place award for her photo Pioneer Home. Monte comments, “The photo was taken in Phoenix. I wanted to shoot the cabin showing the desert setting rather than just photographing the cabin itself.”

Second place goes to Steve Piepmeier’s photo Looking into the Past. Steve says, “This old adobe structure, circa 1850, is on the Tubac Presidio, which is one of the earliest established state parks in Arizona. Many notable events in Arizona history took place on the Tubac Presidio grounds, some dating over 10,000 years ago. Because of the doorway and window cut-out, I titled it Looking Into the Past. History is interpretive. Coming across this structure had me feeling I discovered a piece of that past.”

Third place this month goes to Larry Hudson for his photo Cabin Home. Larry comments, “The photo I took of Cabin Home was taken south and west of New River, Ariz. The antlers on the wall of the old cabin with obvious roof problems and sunlight caught my eye. I found the black and white rendition of the photo more appealing than the color photograph.”

The Photography Club of Quail Creek has a monthly photo contest for its members and schedules numerous photo field trips for members throughout the year. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Kino Conference Center, Mesquite Room. Room venue could vary each month. Consult the club’s constantly updated website, as well as the weekday HOA What’s Happening for additional information.