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: Mar 12 12:00pm This competition has been judged and shown at the meeting. You can see the results in the gallery below Icy Lily Maker: Judith Bautch -- 37 points 2nd PlaceJudge's comments: Great creative image; very sharp; bright area draw eye to the lily but whites are hotMaker's comments: Sunrise Maker: Cindy Hanson -- 37 points 1st PlaceJudge's comments: Draws the viewer in; lovely scene; could crop some off the bottom; might like to see the entire building on left in the frameMaker's comments: I can't hear you! Maker: Paula Clements -- 36 points 3rd PlaceJudge's comments: The eyes and ears are sharp; pretty atmospheric effect; image is muted; possibly more contrast; deer has a tree right behind its headMaker's comments: January Leaf Maker: Cyndy Thorn -- 35 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Nice diagonal line; the backlighting is great effect; very sharp; might consider cloning out the leaf in the backgroundMaker's comments: Wintery Country Roads Maker: Danette Jessie -- 35 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Tells a cold story; good composition; nice in B&W; could use more detail in the blacksMaker's comments: Here Comes the Sun Maker: Cyndy Thorn -- 34 points Hon. MentionJudge's comments: Lovely composition; sun is out of center; just enough light in the landscape; the clouds add interestMaker's comments: Whooo thinks I'm sleeping? Maker: Paula Clements -- 33 points Judge's comments: Very nice whites; head is sharp; discussed croppingMaker's comments: Study by Lamplight Maker: Judith Bautch -- 32 points Judge's comments: Everything is sharp; tells a story; may be a bit cluttered; might leave out the branchMaker's comments: Downy Woodpecker Maker: John McCormack -- 32 points Judge's comments: Great bokeh background; woodpecker is sharp; just a few hot spots in the white feathersMaker's comments: 5 bells and all's well Maker: Dave Halverson -- 31 points Judge's comments: Horizon well-placed; beautiful, interesting sky; rigging is sharp; there is considerable noise in the sky; might like to see more detail in the shadows of the shipMaker's comments: future photographer Maker: Autumn Hanson -- 28 points Judge's comments: Captured the activity and tells a story about the girl; might try cropping out people on the right and adding light to her faceMaker's comments: Snowy Squirrel Maker: Nancy Olds -- 26 points Judge's comments: Great detail in the fur and the snow; catch light in the eyes; it takes a while to find the animal; possibly lighten the shadows a bitMaker's comments: My Ship Came In, But Maker: Curt Murray -- 25 points Judge's comments: Interesting subject; nice placement; good color; sharp; horizon may not be straightMaker's comments: Pretty Summer Moss Maker: Rachel Gilbertson -- 25 points Judge's comments: Nice detail in the upper right quadrant; suggest cropping in to eliminate much of the out of focus areasMaker's comments: Please use this photo instead of the original one I submitted (same photo just colors where off when I uploaded it). Thank you!