2009 Contest Winners

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Container Contest

1st Place - Sharon Seki

Container Contest

2nd Place - Marcel Catellier

Container Contest

3rd Place (Tie) - Diane Escalante

Container Contest

3rd Place (Tie) - Marcel Catellier

A Garden View

1st Place - Linda Turnbull
This image is a feast for the viewer’s eyes with the interesting colors, shapes and textures all composed perfectly. Good even lighting and sharp focus bring it all together. A keeper!

A Garden View

2nd Place - Marcel Catellier
A strong composition that gives the viewer a line of lovely planters to enjoy throughout the image. The exposure is good and the focus/depth of field is very good. Because of the contrast range between the darker leaves and the white flowers there is some loss of detail by over exposure of the flowers near the center. The low angle of view chosen by the photographer gives this image added impact!

A Garden View

3rd Place - Audrey Barnes
Singing in the Rain! In spite of the fact that almost nothing is in focus, this is a very enjoyable image for the viewer. The rain drops streaking through the frame tell us that you have to have water to grow gardens. The composition and lighting are good and the concept is excellent! Well Done!

My 3 Seasons

1st Place - Silina Nakatsu

My 3 Seasons

1st Place - Silina Nakatsu

My 3 Seasons

1st Place - Silina Nakatsu

My 3 Seasons

2nd Place - Linda Turnbull

My 3 Seasons

2nd Place - Linda Turnbull

My 3 Seasons

2nd Place - Linda Turnbull

My 3 Seasons

3rd Place - Linda Turnbull

My 3 Seasons

3rd Place - Linda Turnbull

My 3 Seasons

3rd Place - Linda Turnbull

Visitors in the Garden

1st Place - Diane Escalante
This pleasing image of a Bumble Bee feeding on a pink flower works very well because the 2 interesting subjects are in sharp focus. The blurry green background compliments and sets off the subjects quite nicely. The lighting is soft, even, and without shadows so that detail is visible even in the dark portions of the image. The composition is good but would have been even stronger if the flower petals at the bottom were not clipped off by the edge of the frame. Well done!

Visitors in the Garden

2nd Place - Linda Turnbull
This interesting image of a statue in the garden is a very strong composition. The focus and lighting are also good allowing the viewer to visually explore the statue’s face. The photographer has chosen an angle that allows the statue face to be framed by foliage. The printing of this otherwise good image is less than ideal with the foliage being an unnatural green hue.

Visitors in the Garden

3rd Place - Ellen Berg
The smiling young visitor makes a perfect subject for this attractive and tidy garden. The lighting, composition and focus are all good. Fortunately the photographer just missed having the lamp pole coming out of #95’s head. Good photos of moving subjects are not easy to make and this one is very nice.

Garden Colour - Yellow

1st Place - Diane Escalante
A stunning image of an Iris flower. The soft even lighting and tack sharp focus allow the viewer to enjoy the subtle colors and interesting structures of this flower. The blurry daisy flower at the left should have been “picked”, covered up with a leaf or removed in the computer as it is a distraction in this otherwise excellent image. Nicely Done!

Garden Colour - Yellow

2nd Place - Audrey Barnes
A most interesting image allowing the viewer to enjoy a riot of yellow petals and twisting green stems. The lighting is even and the focus is acceptable on the closest flowers. The strong composition and unusual details make this image very appealing. Well Done!

Garden Colour - Yellow

3rd Place - Audrey Machin
A delightful close-up of this flower’s center. Sometimes “ center weighted “ compositions like this appear a bit static but in this case having the subject centered works very well. This composition forces the viewer to look closely at the delicate yellow structures standing out against the pink petals. The soft even light allows you to see all the color and details. Nice Work!