Category: Open This category is open to any subject that doesn't violate club rules or the law. There are no restrictions on digital manipulation. Learn more about categories Gallery is available Entries due: Judging: Showing: Jan 8 12:00pm This competition has been judged and shown at the meeting. You can see the results in the gallery below Goin' Fishing Maker: Kim Ambrose -- 35 points 1st PlaceJudge's comments: Like the simplicity; excellent mood shot and story; solitude; sensor dirt is distractingMaker's comments: You Looking at Me? Maker: Mike Hanson -- 34 points 2nd PlaceJudge's comments: Great impact; nice shot; yellow on right a bit distractingMaker's comments: Over-parked Maker: Sue Retzlaff -- 34 points 3rd PlaceJudge's comments: Good texture; could back off a bitMaker's comments: Beech 18 Maker: Barrie Monks -- 32 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Like the mood; bright spot on lower left a little distractingMaker's comments: High Living Maker: Brian Narveson -- 31 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Like the color & exposure; upside down sign adds interest as do the woodpecker holesMaker's comments: Handheld shot with Aperature Priority. ISO-200, with f/5.0 at 1/100 sec. Challenge was to get a bright photo (cloudy day) without washing out the snow. First Snow Fall Maker: Cindy Hanson -- 30 points Judge's comments: Nice lead in line; good idea; could crop much off the bottom to eliminate some of the white with no detailMaker's comments: Grasshopper Maker: Kim Ambrose -- 30 points Judge's comments: Head is sharp; good detail; a bit more depth of field would be helpfulMaker's comments: I am trying to open up Maker: Stephanie Lee -- 29 points Voted Acc.Judge's comments: Great detail in petals and spines; good background; greater depth of field would helpMaker's comments: Up, Up and Away Maker: Sue Retzlaff -- 29 points Judge's comments: Simple; like the colors and the flame inside the balloon; could be cropped tighterMaker's comments: Mother Squirrel and Her Baby Maker: Haldis Seiler -- 28 points Judge's comments: Head in focus; something not seen everyday; fill flash would be helpful; cropping the top bright area would eliminate distractionMaker's comments: Downtown Wabasha Maker: David Skoog -- 28 points Judge's comments: Very crisp photo with good colors; angled shot is nice; bringing in the right side might help compositionMaker's comments: Mode of Transportation - Cano Negro Maker: Sonja Haske -- 28 points Judge's comments: Like the colors; could use more room on both sidesMaker's comments: On a very scenic boat trip in Cano Negro, Costa Rica--this great scene with the reflection presented itself to me. This would be the way the local people would make it to a village--the river was filled with Caimans. Rotary Lights Maker: Mike Hanson -- 27 points Judge's comments: Neat idea; nice colors and reflections; would be nice to see full reflection of tree; begs to largerMaker's comments: Pictographs Maker: Jason Skoog -- 26 points Judge's comments: Great reflection; waterline well-placed; tells a story; could crop out black on leftMaker's comments: True Beauty! Maker: Samantha Smith -- 25 points Judge's comments: Colors are pretty; could be brighter; would work well as a horizontal; brightness of sun is distractingMaker's comments: jet over moon Maker: John Bates -- 22 points Judge's comments: Interesting idea; image is soft; a square crop would workMaker's comments: View from Lake Onalska. Watching jet and then the vapor trails crossed the moon.