Category: People This category normally includes both portraits and human interest images. A Portrait is likeness of a person especially of, but not limited to the face, and must be staged. Human Interest is an un-posed image of a person/people engaged in an activity. If a particular competition limits images to one or the other, it will be indicated in the subcategory. Learn more about categories Gallery is available Entries due: Judging: Showing: Apr 10 12:00pm This competition has been judged and shown at the meeting. You can see the results in the gallery below Dashing through the Snow Maker: Tia Gray -- 32 points 1st PlaceJudge's comments: Great triangular composition; separation from background; sharp; good whitesMaker's comments: Photograper at work Maker: Danette Jessie -- 31 points 2nd PlaceJudge's comments: Subject sharp & separated from background; B&W and depth of field works well to minimize background distrationMaker's comments: I shot this photo with my 100mm macro lens. ISO 1250, f2.8, 1/80 Hi jump Maker: Cindy Hanson -- 30 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Impact! Very nice diagonals and leading lines; clouds give the image depth; a faster shutter speed would stop the action a little more effectivelyMaker's comments: The Hunters Maker: Paula Clements -- 30 points 3rd PlaceJudge's comments: Nice composition; good colors & placement; could crop a bit from the top; maybe a little more depth of fieldMaker's comments: Toes Pointed - Perfect Back Walkover Form Maker: Sonja Haske -- 29 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Lines of the legs, shadow and the mowed area are parallel and diagonal; plain background sets off the gymnast; maybe a slightly faster shutter speedMaker's comments: Canon 7D, Used Shutter Priority 1/800 sec., f/5, ISO 100, -0.7 step, 70mm, Spot Metering, No flash. U.S. Army Golden Knights Maker: Gary Olds -- 29 points Judge's comments: Very interesting activity; like the yellow against the blue; chutes in various stages of opening; could crop bottom and right; the people are a very small part of the imageMaker's comments: While staying at Homestead AFB in Florida this past January I was able to take many photos of the U.S.Army Golden Knights Parachute Team making their jumps. This photo I took as the team members were jumping from the plane. Note the two team members just leaving the plane. One on the left parachute partially opening and the one on the right barely visible coming out of the plane and parachute hasn't opened yet. I used my 70x300mm lens hand held for this photo.One of the members who's parachute is fully open is a young man from Holmen,WI. We have become friends during our stays at Homestead AFB. "X" marks the spot Maker: Dave Halverson -- 29 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: The mist and water drops add much interest and mute the harsh lighting; could compose with no poles or both polesMaker's comments: Please let me hit this Maker: John McCormack -- 29 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Great perspective for this shot; no background distraction; good capture of the action; could increase shutter speed; the white frame is distracting because it is the brightest part of the imageMaker's comments: Derek and Yellow Reiner Maker: Cyndy Thorn -- 29 points Judge's comments: Very nice lighting; fence provides separation from background; good action on the part of the horse; hat merges with the poster; not quite sharpMaker's comments: The Carver Maker: Tia Gray -- 28 points Judge's comments: Subject's eyes direct viewer's attention; good lighting on hands; would like to see all of both hands since that's where the action isMaker's comments: Mardi Gras Participants Maker: Nancy Olds -- 28 points Judge's comments: Interesting image; lots of good color; nice diffused lightMaker's comments: This picture was taken just before the Mardi Gras Parade in Panama City Beach,Florida this past February. I was using my P&S camera. Killing Time Maker: Curt Murray -- 28 points Judge's comments: Subjects are well-placed; leg provides a lead-in; not quite sharpMaker's comments: Panning for Gold Maker: Lisa Gray -- 27 points Judge's comments: Tells a nice story; cute expression on Tia's face; good colorMaker's comments: Gotta have a picture of that! Maker: Donnalee Hoelzen -- 27 points Judge's comments: Nice overall light and skin tones; subject is sharp; could use more detail at the eye; fellow in the background is distracting but at least softenedMaker's comments: The Release Maker: Danette Jessie -- 27 points Judge's comments: Selective use of color draws eye to the action; great stop action; B&W minimizes potential distractions; could crop quite a bit off the topMaker's comments: This photo was taken around 4pm, I used my 70-300 zoom lens. ISO was at 200, f6.3 and shutter speed 1/500. It took quite a few pictures to finally get one with the arrow still in the frame after it was released! Mt Little Pony Maker: Lisa Gray -- 27 points Judge's comments: Nice action; good detail in the littel girl's face; could tone down the highlights; would like to see the face not blocked by the girl's armMaker's comments: Look Mom, a Parade Maker: Dave Halverson -- 23 points Judge's comments: Cute child; lighting is harsh and difficult for shooting; need to see all of the feetMaker's comments: Big Dog vs Chicken Wings Maker: Curt Murray -- 23 points Judge's comments: Image has impact; face is sharp; intense focus on the activity; strength of the flash is distracting; making a vertical would eliminate many of the distractionsMaker's comments: We Love a Parade Maker: Gary Olds -- 22 points Judge's comments: Sharp image; good stop action; would like to see the bottoms of the wheels and the mom's toe; possibly shoot from a higher angle to minimize people in the backgroundMaker's comments: I took this photo during the St.Patrick's Day Parade in LaCrosse. After looking at this photo on my computer my thoughts were these two young ladies were really enjoying riding in the wagon on the parade route. Thus came the title of "We Love A Parade". Take note of the little boy across the street with his eyes focused on the two young ladies in the wagon.