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: Dec 12 12:00pm This competition has been judged and shown at the meeting. You can see the results in the gallery below Minnesota Mosquito Maker: Daniel McKenzie -- 37 points 1st PlaceJudge's comments: Great impact! Wings are sharp; subject well-placed; an angled subject might be more dynamic; could clone out the dirt spotsMaker's comments: 1/500 sec, ISO 800, F/7.1Nikon D500 camera, Nikon 70-200 lens at 200mm Sunrise in Maine Maker: Cindy Hanson -- 36 points 2nd PlaceJudge's comments: Great impact--like a postcard; rocks lead to the house; very sharp; excellent exposure; could crop quite a bit from the bottom and straighten horizonMaker's comments: Little Max Maker: Cyndy Thorn -- 34 points 3rd PlaceJudge's comments: Great texture in the image; whites are bright; could reduce exposure; could also clone out the leadMaker's comments: Help me push Maker: John McCormack -- 34 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Great story; good composition; good period photo; room to move; overall the image is brightMaker's comments: Sunrise Gives a Special Swath of Light Maker: Sonja Haske -- 33 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Fantastic color; really bright areas could be toned down; not quite sharpMaker's comments: When the sunrise rose over the bluff, it cast this beautiful "swath of light" that created a magical light in the trees in its path. Canon 7D, f/22, 1/3 sec, ISO 200, -0.3 step, 67mm - using Aperture Priority. Neighbor's Windmill Maker: Cyndy Thorn -- 33 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Good color; very sharp; center of interest is well-placed; could be a vertical; image is busy; could move to get blades into the brighter blue area of upper skyMaker's comments: Road of Fall Colors Maker: Nancy Olds -- 32 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Great fall color; like the road off center; it could be darkened; road sharper than the leaves--maybe wind; could use a center of interestMaker's comments: Fog at Sunrise Maker: Paula Clements -- 31 points Judge's comments: Moody image; could crop from left to eliminate weeds; suggest moving the horizon higher or lower; post processing artifacts are visibleMaker's comments: Let's get happy Maker: Linda Clark -- 30 points Judge's comments: Very creative and colorful; interesting composition; could clone out reflections on balloon; might try a different style vignetteMaker's comments: Fishermen's Landing Maker: Paula Clements -- 30 points Judge's comments: Pier is a good leading line, but would be more effective if it led to center of interest, such as a boat, ducks, etcMaker's comments: My New Car Maker: Tia Gray -- 29 points Judge's comments: Good placement and angle of the car; interesting perspective; could cut down exposure, especially in the backgroundMaker's comments: Tee Time Maker: Linda Clark -- 28 points Voted Acc.Judge's comments: Nice layers of rolling hills; good depth; format suits the image; balanced; center green area is a bit bright; could need a stronger center of interestMaker's comments: Old Potato Picker Maker: Dave Halverson -- 27 points Judge's comments: Very unusual subject; nice diagonal; not sharp throughout; could darken the greens or move in on one aspect of the machineryMaker's comments: Reflective Biker Maker: Daniel McKenzie -- 27 points Judge's comments: Interesting idea; biker well-separated from the background; bright spot in beard draws eye away from the reflection which is the center of interestMaker's comments: 1/800 sec, ISO 200, F/5.3Nikon D500 camera, Nikon 18-140 lens at 85mm Moab Maker: Donnalee Hoelzen -- 27 points Judge's comments: Interesting and beautiful subject; suggest darkening highlights and opening the shadows; could crop from the bottomMaker's comments: Lift High the Cross Maker: Tia Gray -- 27 points Judge's comments: Good exposure; sharp; could be a nice vertical that would bring viewer's eye to the domeMaker's comments: Amnicon Falls Bridge Maker: Gary Olds -- 26 points Judge's comments: Nice scene; good frame; image is over-exposed; post processing effects do not add to the imageMaker's comments: Rear View Mirror Maker: Gary Olds -- 23 points Judge's comments: Nice idea; good color; may have been meant for CreativeMaker's comments: While driving on back county roads near Hayward, WI. I realized what gorgeous views appeared in my review mirror. As you can see by the position of my car in the oncoming traffic lane it was difficult getting the correct position of the car to take this photo.