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Results – 2017/18 Digital Photo Contest #2 – March 22, 2018

Our second contest for the 2017/18 season was held on March122 displaying the photographic art of our members.  There were 134 entries in 3 groups (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) and 4 Categories:  Architecture and Cityscape, People and Portraits, Creative Vision and Open.  Judges for the evening were Anthony Schatzky, Craig Lauder and Ann Alimi – thank you!

For this and future competitions, our scoring system has been upgraded to allow for 1/2 scores:  7.5, 8.5 for example.  This allows for greater granularity and meets the GTCCC (Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs) standard to which the judges have been trained.

Winning images below are sorted by category and award:  Mouse Over for description and artist, Click for larger image and contest placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) and category.  

The image gallery displays winning images followed by a table with the winners results.  Full results for all entries are visible in the post just below.

GROUP CATEGORY IMAGE TITLE MAKER NAME J#1 J#2 J#3 Total AWARD
Judges:  Anthony Schatsky, Craig Lauder, Ann Alimi.   Shadow Judge:  Michael Nelson            
                 
    AR-B Architecture and Cityscapes – Beginner          
B AR The Royal Bank and Statue Anita Barber 8.0 7.5 7.5 23.0 1
B AR Beach Installation Jamie Carlisle 7.5 8.0 7.5 23.0 2
B AR historic havana Rick Hayward 7.5 7.5 6.5 21.5 3
B AR Game day at Rogers Centre Jeff Curran 7.5 6.5 7.0 21.0 HM
                 
    AR-I Architecture and Cityscapes – Intermediate          
I AR Winston_and_Ben Milos Brkic 8.5 7.5 8.5 24.5 1
I AR Dawn in Coleman Alberta Bill Komar 7.5 8.0 8.5 24.0 2
I AR San Sebastien Cathedral Ceiling Colleen Pollack 8.0 8.0 8.0 24.0 3
I AR Midwest_Marquee Milos Brkic 7.5 7.5 8.5 23.5 HM
I AR Twin_Cities_Art Milos Brkic 8.0 8.0 7.0 23.0 HM
                 
    AR-A Architecture and Cityscapes – Advanced          
A AR Flatiron in the Mist Selby Shanly 9.0 8.5 9.0 26.5 1
A AR ROM Reflections John Wallace 7.5 8.5 9.5 25.5 2
A AR Art Deco by Moonlight Selby Shanly 7.5 8.5 8.5 24.5 3
                 
    PE-B People and Portraits – Beginner            
B PE The artist Jeff Curran 7.5 7.5 7.0 22.0 1
B PE lost in thought adnan alkhoury 8.0 7.5 6.5 22.0 2
B PE lunch time adnan alkhoury 6.5 8.5 7.0 22.0 3
B PE MOTHER_AND_DAUGHTER Robert Stuart 6.5 7.0 8.5 22.0 HM
                 
    PE-I People and Portraits – Intermediate            
I PE Surrendering to Glutten Bill Komar 7.5 8.0 8.5 24.0 1
I PE Waiting For The Bus Colleen Pollack 7.0 8.5 8.0 23.5 2
I PE Taking A Break Patricia McVitty 8.0 8.0 7.5 23.5 3
I PE Muscles George Socka 7.5 7.5 8.0 23.0 HM
I PE Outstanding in a crowd Mark Kremblewski 7.5 8.5 7.0 23.0 HM
                 
    PE-A People and Portraits – Advanced            
A PE The Fighter David Sweeney 8.0 8.0 8.5 24.5 1
A PE All Eyes on the Marlborough Man John Wallace 7.5 9.0 7.5 24.0 2
A PE Pails Forever, on the Walls of Constantinople John Wallace 8.0 7.5 8.0 23.5 3
                 
    CV-B Creative Vision/Abstract – Beginner          
B CV Colourful Swirl Anita Barber 8.0 7.5 8.0 23.5 1
B CV The enchanted forest Jeff Curran 7.5 7.0 8.5 23.0 2
B CV Kitchener Jamie Carlisle 7.5 7.0 7.5 22.0 3
                 
    CV-I Creative Vision/Abstract – Intermediate          
I CV Ghost Trees June Galbraith 9.0 8.0 8.5 25.5 1
I CV Swril Susan Lappin 9.0 8.5 8.0 25.5 2
I CV Dancing Ghosts Patricia McVitty 7.5 8.5 9.0 25.0 3
I CV Ice Adam Tatarnic 7.5 8.0 8.0 23.5 HM
I CV Canoes In Motion June Galbraith 8.0 8.0 8.0 24.0 HM
I CV Flower of Time Susan Lappin 9.0 7.5 7.0 23.5 HM
                 
    CV-A Creative Vision/Abstract – Advanced          
A CV The Lined Forest David Sweeney 8.0 9.0 8.0 25.0 1
A CV Vortices of Light – Vuitton 1 John Wallace 7.5 8.0 8.0 23.5 2
                 
    OP-B Open – Beginner            
B OP Frog Shadow Anita Barber 8.0 8.5 8.0 24.5 1
B OP Hello There Anita Barber 7.5 8.0 8.0 23.5 2
B OP Cardinal with breakfast Jeff Curran 8.0 8.0 7.5 23.5 3
B OP tall ship Rick Hayward 7.0 7.5 8.0 22.5 HM
                 
    OP-I Open – Intermediate            
I OP Here Comes The Sun Colleen Pollack 8.0 8.5 8.5 25.0 1
I OP Musee d’orsay Mark Kremblewski 8.5 7.5 8.0 24.0 2
I OP No Exit Bill Komar 7.0 8.0 8.5 23.5 3
I OP Podwale Mark Kremblewski 7.0 8.0 8.5 23.5 HM
                 
    OP-A Open – Advanced            
A OP Raven Portrait David Sweeney 7.0 9.0 8.5 24.5 1
A OP Best Seat in the House Selby Shanly 8.5 8.5 7.5 24.5 2

Full Scores and Results from Digital Competition #2, March 22, 2018

Winners Summary and Images will be posted separately shortly

    BPC 20180322 MASTER 134          
GROUP CATEGORY IMAGE TITLE MAKER NAME J#1 J#2 J#3 Total AWARD
Judges:  Anthony Schatsky, Craig Lauder, Ann Alimi.   Shadow Judge:  Michael Nelson            
                 
    AR-B Architecture and Cityscapes – Beginner 12          
B AR historic havana Rick Hayward 7.5 7.5 6.5 21.5 3
B AR London_Tube_Station Norm Neilly-Spence 6.5 6.5 7.0 20.0  
B AR contrasts adnan alkhoury 6.5 6.5 7.0 20.0  
B AR Game day at Rogers Centre Jeff Curran 7.5 6.5 7.0 21.0 HM
B AR skyline Rick Hayward 6.0 6.5 6.0 18.5  
B AR Fiesta Street Anita Barber 7.0 6.0 7.5 20.5  
B AR Black_Rock_Mall Norm Neilly-Spence 7.0 7.5 6.5 21.0  
B AR ON_THE_WATERFRONT Robert Stuart 7.0 7.0 7.0 21.0  
B AR Brighton_Station Norm Neilly-Spence 7.0 7.5 6.5 21.0  
B AR CONTRASTS Robert Stuart 7.0 7.5 6.5 21.0  
B AR The Royal Bank and Statue Anita Barber 8.0 7.5 7.5 23.0 1
B AR Beach Installation Jamie Carlisle 7.5 8.0 7.5 23.0 2
                 
    AR-I Architecture and Cityscapes – Intermediate 15          
I AR Winston_and_Ben Milos Brkic 8.5 7.5 8.5 24.5 1
I AR Dawn in Coleman Alberta Bill Komar 7.5 8.0 8.5 24.0 2
I AR Chicago Mark Kremblewski 7.0 8.5 7.5 23.0  
I AR Museum Adam Tatarnic 6.0 6.5 7.5 20.0  
I AR View of Manhattan Sandra Meddick-Ruth 6.5 6.5 7.5 20.5  
I AR San Sebastien Cathedral Ceiling Colleen Pollack 8.0 8.0 8.0 24.0 3
I AR Nightscape Adam Tatarnic 6.5 7.0 7.0 20.5  
I AR Midwest_Marquee Milos Brkic 7.5 7.5 8.5 23.5 HM
I AR St Vitus Mark Kremblewski 7.0 8.5 7.0 22.5  
I AR Stairs Adam Tatarnic 7.0 7.5 7.5 22.0  
I AR Commute through the Glass Canion Bill Komar 6.0 6.5 7.5 20.0  
I AR Gaudi in the Sky Mark Kremblewski 8.0 7.5 7.0 22.5  
I AR Twin_Cities_Art Milos Brkic 8.0 8.0 7.0 23.0 HM
I AR Toronto Harbour Sunset Bill Komar 6.0 7.0 7.5 20.5  
I AR The Gooderham Building Patricia McVitty 7.0 7.0 7.0 21.0  
                 
    AR-A Architecture and Cityscapes – Advanced 8          
A AR ROM Geometry John Wallace 7.5 8.0 7.5 23.0  
A AR Art Deco by Moonlight Selby Shanly 7.5 8.5 8.5 24.5 3
A AR Striped Mosque Margus Kask 8.0 8.0 8.0 24.0  
A AR Flatiron in the Mist Selby Shanly 9.0 8.5 9.0 26.5 1
A AR Sears Triangles Margus Kask 7.5 8.5 8.0 24.0  
A AR House with Red Ivy Selby Shanly 8.0 8.0 8.0 24.0  
A AR Lines of Knowledge Margus Kask 8.0 8.0 7.5 23.5  
A AR ROM Reflections John Wallace 7.5 8.5 9.5 25.5 2
                 
    PE-B People and Portraits – Beginner 11          
B PE MOTHER_AND_DAUGHTER Robert Stuart 6.5 7.0 8.5 22.0 HM
B PE Eye_of_Contentment Cyndy Neilly-Spence 7.0 6.5 6.5 20.0  
B PE Kristyn Jamie carlisle 7.0 6.5 7.0 20.5  
B PE colourful lady Rick Hayward 7.0 6.0 6.5 19.5  
B PE WEAVER Robert Stuart 7.5 7.0 6.5 21.0  
B PE Tourists at Peggy’s Cove Jeff Curran 7.0 7.0 6.5 20.5  
B PE Bonding_across_3_generations Cyndy Neilly-Spence 7.0 7.0 7.0 21.0  
B PE lost in thought adnan alkhoury 8.0 7.5 6.5 22.0 2
B PE The artist Jeff Curran 7.5 7.5 7.0 22.0 1
B PE lunch time adnan alkhoury 6.5 8.5 7.0 22.0 3
B PE A_Capella Cyndy Neilly-Spence 6.0 6.0 7.0 19.0  
                 
    PE-I People and Portraits – Intermediate 16          
I PE Cosi Fan Tutti George Socka 6.5 7.5 7.0 21.0  
I PE Practice in the Park Bill Komar 7.0 7.0 7.5 21.5  
I PE Waiting For The Bus Colleen Pollack 7.0 8.5 8.0 23.5 2
I PE Muscles George Socka 7.5 7.5 8.0 23.0 HM
i PE Joy Sandra Meddick-Ruth 7.0 6.0 8.5 21.5  
I PE Batgirl Kersti Meema 7.0 7.0 7.5 21.5  
I PE Taking A Break Patricia McVitty 8.0 8.0 7.5 23.5 3
I PE What_do_I_see Kersti Meema 7.0 6.0 7.5 20.5  
I PE Elizabeth Sandra Meddick-Ruth 7.5 6.5 7.0 21.0  
I PE Turtle Egg Collection Colleen Pollack 6.5 8.0 7.5 22.0  
I PE Safe At Home Patricia McVitty 7.0 7.0 7.0 21.0  
I PE Surrendering to Glutten Bill Komar 7.5 8.0 8.5 24.0 1
I PE Morgan George Socka 6.5 7.0 6.5 20.0  
I PE Out For The Evening Patricia McVitty 7.0 7.5 7.5 22.0  
I PE Outstanding in a crowd Mark Kremblewski 7.5 8.5 7.0 23.0 HM
I PE Mothers Love Sandra Meddick-Ruth 7.5 6.5 7.0 21.0  
                 
    PE-A People and Portraits – Advanced 7          
A PE The Fighter David Sweeney 8.0 8.0 8.5 24.5 1
A PE Little Day Dreamer Margus Kask 7.0 7.5 7.5 22.0  
A PE All Eyes on the Marlborough Man John Wallace 7.5 9.0 7.5 24.0 2
A PE The final countdown David Sweeney 6.0 6.0 6.5 18.5  
A PE Class Reserved Margus Kask 6.5 7.5 6.5 20.5  
A PE Pails Forever, on the Walls of Constantinople John Wallace 8.0 7.5 8.0 23.5 3
A PE White Beauty Margus Kask 7.5 8.0 7.0 22.5  
                 
    CV-B Creative Vision/Abstract – Beginner 7          
B CV The enchanted forest Jeff Curran 7.5 7.0 8.5 23.0 2
B CV Beach Engineer Anita Barber 6.5 6.5 6.0 19.0  
B CV HAL_Atrium Norm Neilly-Spence 6.0 7.0 6.0 19.0  
B CV Elvis Sighting Jamie Carlisle 7.0 7.5 6.5 21.0  
B CV abstract adnan alkhoury 6.5 6.5 6.5 19.5  
B CV Kitchener Jamie Carlisle 7.5 7.0 7.5 22.0 3
B CV Colourful Swirl Anita Barber 8.0 7.5 8.0 23.5 1
                 
    CV-I Creative Vision/Abstract – Intermediate 22          
I CV Dancing Ghosts Patricia McVitty 7.5 8.5 9.0 25.0 3
I CV Ice Adam Tatarnic 7.5 8.0 8.0 23.5 HM
I CV London Lights Sandra Meddick-Ruth 7.0 7.5 8.0 22.5  
I CV Under the Overpass Adam Tatarnic 6.5 6.5 7.0 20.0  
I CV Clouds Over Lake Ontario Patricia McVitty 7.0 9.0 7.0 23.0  
I CV Trees And Dogwood Through Ice June Galbraith 7.5 7.5 6.5 21.5  
I CV Rushing Water Sandra Meddick-Ruth 8.0 8.0 7.0 23.0  
I CV Frosty_window Kersti Meema 7.5 8.0 7.0 22.5  
I CV Canoes In Motion June Galbraith 8.0 8.0 8.0 24.0 HM
I CV The Forest Susan Lappin 7.0 7.0 6.5 20.5  
I CV Confining Reflection 2 Colleen Pollack 7.5 7.0 8.0 22.5  
I CV Dog Park George Socka 7.5 8.0 8.0 23.5  
I CV Flower of Time Susan Lappin 9.0 7.5 7.0 23.5 HM
I CV Withering_in_a_Blade Milos Brkic 6.5 8.0 7.5 22.0  
I CV Confining Reflection 1 Colleen Pollack 7.0 7.0 7.0 21.0  
I CV Christmas_Lights_Dance Milos Brkic 7.5 7.5 7.5 22.5  
I CV Frothy Kersti Meema 7.0 6.0 7.0 20.0  
I CV Sinking Feeling George Socka 7.5 8.0 7.5 23.0  
I CV Swril Susan Lappin 9.0 8.5 8.0 25.5 2
I CV ON Ramp George Socka 7.5 6.5 7.5 21.5  
I CV Something_to_trip-over Kersti Meema 7.0 6.5 6.5 20.0  
I CV Ghost Trees June Galbraith 9.0 8.0 8.5 25.5 1
                 
    CV-A Creative Vision/Abstract – Advanced 5          
A CV Vortices of Light – Vuitton 1 John Wallace 7.5 8.0 8.0 23.5 2
A CV The Lined Forest David Sweeney 8.0 9.0 8.0 25.0 1
A CV Streetcar Impression Selby Shanly 7.0 7.0 8.0 22.0  
A CV Inverted Reality-Notre Dame Gargoyle 1 John Wallace 7.5 7.5 6.5 21.5  
A CV Forest Abstract David Sweeney 7.0 8.0 8.0 23.0  
                 
    OP-B Open – Beginner 16          
B OP Guardians Of Time  Jamie Carlisle 7.0 7.5 7.5 22.0  
B OP tall ship Rick Hayward 7.0 7.5 8.0 22.5 HM
B OP Hello There Anita Barber 7.5 8.0 8.0 23.5 2
B OP metal tree adnan alkhoury 7.5 7.5 7.0 22.0  
B OP Having_A_Nap Cyndy Neilly-Spence 7.5 7.0 6.5 21.0  
B OP Cardinal with breakfast Jeff Curran 8.0 8.0 7.5 23.5 3
B OP Lake_Huron_Sunset Cyndy Neilly-Spence 6.5 6.0 7.0 19.5  
B OP COMING_AND_GOING_ Robert Stuart 7.0 7.5 6.5 21.0  
B OP Sunrise_In_A_Safe_Harbour Norm Neilly-Spence 6.5 6.5 6.5 19.5  
B OP laid to rest Rick Hayward 8.0 7.0 7.0 22.0  
B OP Lighthouse_Dawn Norm Neilly-Spence 6.5 7.0 6.5 20.0  
B OP Frog Shadow Anita Barber 8.0 8.5 8.0 24.5 1
B OP Muskoka fall Jeff Curran 6.5 7.5 7.0 21.0  
B OP BLEST Robert Stuart 7.0 6.5 7.5 21.0  
B OP Bogart Jamie Carlisle 7.0 6.5 7.0 20.5  
B OP hype adnan alkhoury 7.5 8.0 6.5 22.0  
                 
    OP-I Open – Intermediate 11          
I OP Sunbird Kersti Meema 7.0 7.5 7.0 21.5  
I OP No Exit Bill Komar 7.0 8.0 8.5 23.5 3
I OP Emoji Adam Tatarnic 7.0 8.0 6.5 21.5  
I OP Ice And Spray At Cherry Beach June Galbraith 8.0 6.5 7.5 22.0  
I OP Podwale Mark Kremblewski 7.0 8.0 8.5 23.5 HM
I OP Blue  Susan Lappin 6.5 8.0 8.0 22.5  
I OP Musee d’orsay Mark Kremblewski 8.5 7.5 8.0 24.0 2
I OP The_Way_Out Milos Brkic 7.5 7.0 8.0 22.5  
I OP Here Comes The Sun Colleen Pollack 8.0 8.5 8.5 25.0 1
I OP Winter Solstice Sunrise June Galbraith 6.5 6.5 7.0 20.0  
I OP Flower Petals Susan Lappin 7.0 7.0 7.0 21.0  
                 
    OP-A Open – Advanced 4          
A OP Someone Still Cares Selby Shanly 7.5 8.0 7.5 23.0  
A OP Depot Lake Sunrise David Sweeney 7.5 8.0 7.5 23.0  
A OP Best Seat in the House Selby Shanly 8.5 8.5 7.5 24.5 2
A OP Raven Portrait David Sweeney 7.0 9.0 8.5 24.5 1

Full Scores and Results from Digital Competition November 16, 2017

        BPC 20171116 MASTER 130            
GROUP YOUR ID # CATEGORY IMAGE # IMAGE TITLE MAKER NAME COMMENTS J#1 J#2 J#3 Total AWARD
Judges:  Leif Peterson, Jeff Gardner, Bob Hawkins.  Judge In Training:  Michael Nelson              
        LG-B Landscape and Geology – Beginner 7 1st, 2nd, 3d      
B 06 LG 5 A Diffent View Jamie Carlisle X 8 7 7 22 3
B 17 LG 1 At_The_Beach Fernando Neves X 7 7 8 22  
B 32 LG 1 tranqual waters Rick Hayward X 7 8 7 22  
B 27 LG 4 Reflections of Toronto Anita Barber X 6 6 7 19  
B 03 LG 1 Harmony Adnan Alkhourly X 6 6 6 18  
B 17 LG 2 On_The_Coast Fernando Neves X 8 8 7 23 2
B 06 LG 6 Lime Stone Lake Jamie Carlisle X 9 7 8 24 1
                       
        LG-I Landscape and Geology – Intermediate 15 1st, 2nd, 3d, 2xHM    
I 29 LG 2 Devils Slide Colleen Pollack   8 6 7 21  
      I 37 LG 2 Worn OverTime Robert Stuart   6 5 6 17  
I 30 LG 3 Sentinel Milos Brkic   7 6 7 20  
I 07 LG 5  Taunusblick Reststop Bill Komar   6 6 7 19  
I 21 LG 4 Badlands Tree Adam Tatarnic   6 6 8 20  
I 35 LG 2 Morning Glory Sandra Meddick-Ruth   8 7 7 22 HM
I 21 LG 6 Moonlit Clouds Adam Tatarnic   7 8 7 22 HM
I 34 LG 2 Grand_Menan Patty McVitty   6 6 8 20  
I 37 LG 1 GrassTors and Sky Robert Stuart   7 7 7 21  
I 30 LG 2 VernalFall Milos Brkic   8 8 7 23 2
I 34 LG 1 Camps_Bay Patty McVitty   8 7 6 21  
I 33 LG 1 Ceylon Tea Trails Margus Kask X 8 7 8 23 1
I 07 LG 4  The Matterhorn Bill Komar   8 6 7 21  
I 14 LG 5 A_Hot_Icelandic_Landscape Kersti Meema   7 7 7 21  
I 21 LG 5 Birch Grove Adam Tatarnic   8 6 8 22 3
                       
        LG-A Landscape and Geology – Advanced 4 1st, 2nd        
A 19 LG 1 Hampton Marsh Selby Shanly   8 7 7 22 1
A 22 LG 6 Vinales Valley John.Wallace   7 7 8 22  
A 19 LG 2 Autumn Mist Selby Shanly   7 8 7 22 2
A 22 LG 3 Atlas Mountains Bordering Sky and Plain John Wallace   7 7 8 22  
                       
        RE-B Reflections – Begineer 2 HM          
B 03 RE 2 Untitled Adnan Alkhourly X 8 6 7 21 HM
B 39 RE 2 Steely Towers Ellen Fleck X 6 6 6 18  
                       
        RE-I Reflections – Intermediate 24 1st, 2nd, 3d, 4xHM    
I 31 RE 3 Dancing In The Rain June Galbraith   8 7 8 23 HM
I 29 RE 3 Autumn Reflection Colleen Pollack   6 7 7 20  
I 14 RE 3 Reflections_of_a_Log_Cabin Kersti Meema X 6 6 7 19  
I 31 RE 1 Harmony Of Colour June Galbraith   6 8 7 21  
I 14 RE 4 Relfections_of_the_Fair Kersti Meema   6 7 7 20  
     I 37 RE 4 Just Splashing By Robert Stuart   6 7 6 19  
I 34 RE 3 The_Hearn Patty McVitty X 7 7 7 21  
I 29 RE 4 Moraine Mirror Colleen Pollack   8 7 6 21  
I 35 RE 5 Scottish Highlands Sandra Meddick-Ruth   8 8 7 23 3
i 20 RE 3 Mirror glasses George Socka   8 6 6 20  
I 31 RE 2 Brightening The Rainy Boardwalk June Galbraith   8 6 7 21 HM
I 10 RE 3 Coming up from Behind Susan Lappin   7 5 7 19  
I 30 RE 1 TrollBridge Milos Brkic   6 7 8 21  
I 08 RE 3 Marie Antoinette Mark Kremblewski X 6 6 7 19  
I 21 RE 1 Island Flood Adam Tatarnic   7 6 7 20  
I 35 RE 4 Dawn on Georgian Bay Sandra Meddick-Ruth   5 6 8 19  
I 21 RE 2 Centre Island Bridge Adam Tatarnic   7 7 7 21  
      I 37 RE 3 Reflecting Together Robert Stuart   6 5 6 17  
I 35 RE 3 Heart Lake Sandra Meddick-Ruth   8 6 8 22 HM
I 33 RE 3 Light Curves Margus Kask   6 8 8 22 HM
I 34 RE 4 Annapolis_Valley_Mansion Patty McVitty   9 8 7 24 2
I 10 RE 4 Way to Ride Susan Lappin   7 6 7 20  
I 33 RE 2 Mirrored Masts Margus Kask   8 8 8 24 1
I 08 RE 2 Chicago Mark Kremblewski   6 6 7 19  
                       
        RE-A Reflections – Advanced 5 1st, 2nd        
A 19 RE 4 Kingston Creek Selby Shanly   7 7 6 20  
A 22 RE 2 Fantasy in Glass, Queen Street John Wallace   9 8 7 24 1
A 19 RE 5 Mist and Colour Selby Shanly   6 6 7 19  
A 22 RE 1 Fantasy in Glass, Yonge Street John Wallace   8 7 7 22 2
A 19 RE 3 Autumn Morning Selby Shanly   6 7 7 20  
                       
        BO-B Botany – Begineer 2 1st, 2nd        
B 03 BO 3 Nature Protection Adnan Alkhourly X 6 6 6 18  
B 17 BO 3 Bird_Of_Paradise Fernando Neves X 6 6 7 19 HM
                       
        BO-I Botany – Intermediate 19 1st, 2nd, 3d, 2xHM    
35 BO 1 African Daisy Sandra Meddick Ruth   7 7 6 20 HM
I 14 BO 2 Cactus_Fruit_and_Flower Kersti Meema   6 6 7 19  
I 28 BO 1 Curves Mark England   6 6 7 19  
I 29 BO 6 Winter Ponderosas Colleen Pollack   7 8 6 21 1
I 10 BO 2 Carpet Susan Lappin   7 7 7 21 3
      I 28 BO 2 Life_Cycle Mark England   5 5 7 17  
I 30 BO 4 BloomingThistle Milos Brkic   7 6 7 20  
I 10 BO 1 Passion Susan Lappin   5 5 6 16  
    I 37 BO 5 Simply Pink Robert Stuart   5 5 6 16  
     I 28 BO 3 Life_CycleII Mark England   6 6 7 19  
I 30 BO 5 EternalSerenity Milos Brkic X 7 7 7 21 2
i 20 BO 4 Winter trees George Socka X 6 7 7 20  
I 30 BO 6 UnusualCompanions Milos Brkic   7 6 7 20  
I 07 BO 1  Red Berries Bill Komar   6 6 7 19  
I 14 BO 1 Fall_Fungus Kersti Meema   7 6 7 20  
I 31 BO 4 In Flanders Field June Galbraith   6 5 6 17  
I 14 BO 6 Ready_for _the_Wind Kersti Meema   7 6 7 20 HM
i 20 BO 5 Summer tree George Socka X 6 6 6 18  
I 07 BO 2  Pollinating Asters Bill Komar   6 6 7 19  
                       
        BO-A Botany – Advanced 2 HM          
A 22 BO 5 Pink Hollyhocks at a Garden Gate John Wallace   5 6 7 18  
A 19 BO 6 Ivy in the Fall Selby Shanly   7 7 7 21 HM
                       
        BE-B Beach – Begineer 9 1st, 2nd, 3d      
B 39 BE 6 Emerald Green Ellen Fleck X 6 6 7 19  
B 06 BE 1 The Black Boots Jamie Carlisle X 8 7 8 23 1
B 32 BE 3 leuty in water Rick Hayward X 8 7 8 23 3
B 03 BE 4 Fall in the Beach Adnan Alkhourly X 6 7 7 20  
B 27 BE 3 Catitude Anita Barber X 6 6 7 19  
B 39 BE 5 Foggy Path Ellen Fleck X 7 8 7 22  
B 32 BE 2 boardwalk under storm Rick Hayward X 7 7 7 21  
B 39 BE 4 Snowy Blue Ellen Fleck X 7 6 7 20  
B 06 BE 4 Bogart At The Beach Jamie Carlisle X 9 7 7 23 2
                       
        BE-I Beach – Intermediate 14 1st, 2nd, 3d, 2xHM    
I 29 BE 5 Kew Butterfly Colleen Pollack   6 6 7 19  
I 34 BE 5 Lifeboat Patty McVitty   7 6 6 19  
I 34 BE 6 A_Chair Patty McVitty   6 6 6 18  
I 26 BE 3 High School Huddle Catherine MacKinnon   6 5 6 17  
I 08 BE 5 Woodbine Park Mark Kremblewski   5 6 6 17  
I 26 BE 2 Drama on Lakeshore Catherine MacKinnon X 6 5 7 18  
I 21 BE 3 High Water Adam Tatarnic   8 7 7 22 1
i 20 BE 2 Over exposed George Socka   7 6 7 20 HM
I 07 BE 3  Carload On The Beach Bill Komar   6 7 7 20  
I 26 BE 1 Pounding Up Woodbine Catherine MacKinnon   6 6 5 17  
I 13 BE 1 Morning Ride Michael McAuley   8 7 6 21 HM
I 33 BE 4 Sunset Guard Rails Margus Kask   7 7 8 22 3
I 08 BE 6 Driftwood Mark Kremblewski   6 6 7 19  
i 20 BE 1 Walk on water George Socka   7 8 7 22 2
                       
        BE-A Beach – Advanced 0            
                       
                       
        OP-B Open – Begineer 11 1st, 2nd, 3d, 1xHM    
B 06 OP 3 Boy George and Culture Club Jamie Carlisle X 7 7 8 22 2
B 39 OP 1 Office Night Ellen Fleck X 8 7 7 22 HM
B 27 OP 5 No Fries For Me Anita Barber X 9 6 7 22  
B 32 OP 4 cosy harbour Rick Hayward X 7 7 7 21  
B 06 OP 2 Sowing The Seeds Of Love Jamie Carlisle X 8 7 6 21  
B 39 OP 3 Princess Gates Ellen Fleck X 7 6 7 20  
B 17 OP 4 Suit_Of_Armour Fernando Neves X 7 8 7 22 3
B 32 OP 5 fishing village Rick Hayward X 6 6 6 18  
B 17 OP 5 Waiting_For_The_Sun Fernando Neves X 7 7 7 21  
B 27 OP 6 Basilica by Night Anita Barber X 7 8 7 22  
B 03 OP 5 Abstract Adnan Alkhourly X 8 7 7 22 1
                       
        OP-I Open – Intermediate 15 1st, 2nd, 3d, 2xHM    
I 08 OP 1 Clock Dorsay Mark Kremblewski   6 8 7 21  
     I 37 OP 6 Celebrating Sundown Robert Stuart X 7 5 7 19  
I 31 OP 6 Heart Of Old Barcelona June Galbraith   7 7 8 22 HM
I 33 OP 5 Play Time Margus Kask   7 7 8 22 2
     I 28 OP 4 Committed Mark England   6 5 6 17  
I 07 OP 6  Granite Vase Bill Komar   7 6 7 20  
I 13 OP 2 Preparing for Flight Michael McAuley X 6 5 6 17  
     I 28 OP 5 Tonquin_Sunset Mark England   5 6 7 18  
I 10 OP 5 Laid Back Susan Lappin   8 6 7 21  
I 08 OP 4 Maze Mark Kremblewski   8 6 8 22 HM
I 29 OP 1 In The Shadows Colleen Pollack X 6 6 7 19  
I 31 OP 5 Kaleidoscope Of Colour June Galbraith   6 6 6 18  
I 10 OP 6 Uncovered Susan Lappin   7 7 7 21  
i 20 OP 6 Face forward George Socka   8 7 7 22 3
I 33 OP 6 Quiet Meditation Margus Kask   7 8 8 23 1
                       
        OP-A Open – Advanced 1            
A 22 OP 4 Hamming it up in Havana John Wallace   6 8 8 22  

Results – 2017/18 Contest #1 (Digital) – Thursday November 16

Our first contest for the 2017/18 season was held on November 16, displaying the photographic art of our members.  There were 130 entries in 3 groups (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) and 5 Categories:  Landscape and Geology, Reflections, Botany, The Beach and Open.  Judges for the evening were Leif Peterson, Jeff Gardner and Bob Hawkins – thank you!

Due to the large number of images to judge and to better align our scoring with the GTCCC standard we looked for scores of 5-10 vs. 6-10 in the past.  This allowed for a little more granularity but not moving to the full standard of 1/2 points.

Winning images below are sorted by category and award:  Mouse Over for description and artist, Click for larger image and contest placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) and category.  

The image gallery displays winning images followed by a table with results .

Landscape and Geology – Beginner  
1st Lime Stone Lake Jamie Carlisle
2nd On_The_Coast Fernando Neves
3d A Diffent View Jamie Carlisle
Landscape and Geology – Intermediate  
1st Ceylon Tea Trails Margus Kask
2nd VernalFall Milos Brkic
3d Birch Grove Adam Tatarnic
HM Morning Glory Sandra Meddick-Ruth
HM Moonlit Clouds Adam Tatarnic
Landscape and Geology – Advanced  
1st Hampton Marsh Selby Shanly
2nd Autumn Mist Selby Shanly
Reflections – Beginner  
HM Untitled Adnan Alkhourly
Reflections – Intermediate  
1st Mirrored Masts Margus Kask
2nd Annapolis_Valley_Mansion Patty McVitty
3d Scottish Highlands Sandra Meddick-Ruth
HM Dancing In The Rain June Galbraith
HM Brightening The Rainy Boardwalk June Galbraith
HM Heart Lake Sandra Meddick-Ruth
HM Light Curves Margus Kask
Reflections – Advanced  
1st Fantasy in Glass, Queen Street John Wallace
2nd Fantasy in Glass, Yonge Street John Wallace
Botany – Beginner  
HM Bird_Of_Paradise Fernando Neves
Botany – Intermediate  
1st Winter Ponderosas Colleen Pollack
2nd EternalSerenity Milos Brkic
3d Carpet Susan Lappin
HM African Daisy Sandra Meddick Ruth
HM Ready_for _the_Wind Kersti Meema
Botany – Advanced  
1st Ivy in the Fall Selby Shanly
Beach – Beginner  
1st The Black Boots Jamie Carlisle
2nd Bogart At The Beach Jamie Carlisle
3d leuty in water Rick Hayward
Beach – Intermediate  
1st High Water Adam Tatarnic
2nd Walk on water George Socka
3d Sunset Guard Rails Margus Kask
HM Over exposed George Socka
HM Morning Ride Michael McAuley
Open – Beginner  
1st Abstract Adnan Alkhourly
2nd Boy George and Culture Club Jamie Carlisle
3d Suit_Of_Armour Fernando Neves
HM Office Night Ellen Fleck
Open – Intermediate  
1st Quiet Meditation Margus Kask
2nd Play Time Margus Kask
3d Face forward George Socka
HM Heart Of Old Barcelona June Galbraith
HM Maze Mark Kremblewski

Results – 2016/17 Photo Contest #3 (Print) – Thursday May 18

Our third and final contest for the 2016/17 season was held on May 18, displaying the printed photographic art of our members.  There were 44 entries in 3 groups (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) and 2 Categories:  Monochrome and Colour.  Judges for the enving were Eric Chan, Victor Peters and Cynthia Smith – thank you!

Winning images below are sorted by category and award:  Mouse Over for description and artist, Click for larger image and contest placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) and category.  (Please note, due to insufficient numbers of entries, the Beginner and Intermediate Monochrome categories were combined)

The image gallery displays winning images followed by a table with results .

 

Monochrome Print – Beginner/Intermediate    
1st Remembering Jim Balfour
2nd Flying Frost B&W Colleen Pollock
3d Ghost Tree B&W Colleen Pollock
Monochrome Print – Advanced    
1st Introduction Selby Shanly
2nd Snowy Heights John Wallace
3d Icon on the Danube John Wallace
Colour Print – Beginner    
1st Sisters Ghost Tree Colleen Pollock
2nd Standing on one leg Fernando Neves
3d Grand Prismatic Spring Colleen Pollock
Honourable Mention Catch of the Day Fernando Neves
Colour Print – Intermediate    
1st Kinston Train Station Bill Komar
2nd Joe Perry Lake Bill Komar
3d GP Train at Danforth Bill Komar
Colour Print Advanced    
1st Icelandic Landscape Andrew Oliver
2nd Group of Seven Country Andrew Oliver
3d Lilies Selby Shanly
Honourable Mention Ancient Shore – Lobster Cover NFLD John Wallace

Results – 2016/17 Photo Contest #2 (Digital) – Thursday March 23

Our second contest for the 2016/17 season was held on March 23, displaying the digital photographic art of our members.  There were 119 entries in 3 groups (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) and 4 Categories:  Shadows, Rural, The Beaches and Open.  Judges for the evening were Eric Chan, Anthony Achatzky and Bob Hawkins – thank you!

Winning images below are sorted by category and award:  Mouse Over for description and artist, Click for larger image and contest placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) and category.  (Please note, there were insufficient numbers of entries in Beginner and Advanced Shadows to award prizes)

The first image gallery displays winning images

A table with results is posted just below the image gallery.  Below that is a gallery of showing all the entrants.

Shadows Intermediate    
1st Jumping Shadows Joanne Kaashoek
2nd Over the Dune Jim Balfour
3d Red Bag Jude Marion
HM Bubbles Sandra Meddick-Ruth
Rural Beginners    
1st Frosty Inversion Colleen Pollack
2nd Forgotten Wagon Fernando Neves
Rural Intermediate    
1st Farm Whimsey Jim Balfour
2nd Moos with a View Margus Kask
3d Lock of Skene Farm Sandra Meddick-Ruth
Honourable Mention Doune, Scotland Sandra Meddick-Ruth
Honourable Mention Scotny Estate Sandra Meddick-Ruth
 Rural Advanced    
1st Georgetown Harbour Alex Bruce
2nd Hills of Andalucia John Wallace
3d On the Uxbridge Route David Sweeney
The Beach Beginners    
1st Leslie Spit Anita Barber
2nd Rough Water Rick Hayward
3d Leuty Lifeguard Station at Night Anita Barber
Honourable Mention Bashing Waves  Colleen Pollack
The Beach Intermediate    
1st  Lake Spray June Galbraith
2nd Lights George Socka
3d Night Trees Adam Tatarnic
Honourable Mention Caffeine Induced Collective Memory Michael McAuley
Honourable Mention Winter Night on the Beach Kersti Meema
Honourable Mention Leuty Sky Line June Galbraith
Honourable Mention Blizzard Adam Tatarnic
The Beach Advanced    
 1st By the Light of the Silvery Moon  Alex Bruce
2nd A Waverly Spring Scene John Wallace
3d A Whale of a Tail Alex Bruce
Open Beginners    
1st Dog Dance Colleen Pollack
2nd Aqueduct Fernando Neves
3d Opporto  Terry Reid
Honourable Mention Splash Rick Hayward
Open Intermediate    
1st Glorious October June Galbraith
2nd Blue Wire Jude Marion
3d Sunset on Clearwater Beach Bill Komar
Honourable Mention Kokopelli Susan Lappin
Honourable Mention Waterton park Sandra Meddick-Ruth
Open Advanced    
1st Cardinal on a Cold Day David Sweeney
2nd Crossing That Bridge Selby Shanly
 3d Teacup Rock Alex Bruce
 Honourable Mention Clapel on the Creek Marley Adams

 

Results – 2016/17 Photo Contest #1 (Digital) – Thursday November 17

Our first contest for the 2016/17 season was held on November 17, displaying the digital photographic art of our members.  There were 100 entries in 3 groups (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) and 3 Categories:  Twilight, Rivers, Animals and Open.  Judges for the evening were Norm Ullock, Randy Nickerson and Leif Petersen – thank you!

Winning images below are sorted by category and award:  Mouse Over for description and artist, Click for larger image and contest placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) and category.  (Please note, there were insufficient numbers of entries in Beginner Twilight and Advanced Rivers to award prizes)

Intermediate Twilight    
1st Long Pond Adam Tatarnic
2nd Sky at Twilight over Lake Ontario June Galbraith
3d  Pigeon Moon Adam Tatarnic
HM Teasels Adam Tatarnic
HM Dawn’s Early Glow Robert Stuart
Advanced Twilight    
1st Moon After Sunset Selby Shanly
2nd A Welcome Winter Glow John Wallace
Beginner Rivers    
1st Scarborough Beach Patricia McVitty
2nd Deep Harbour Patricia MaVitty
3d Minden Rapids Kersti Meema
Intermediate Rivers    
1st The Bend Jim Balfour
2nd The Don River June Galbraith
3d Niagara Illuminated Adam Tatarnic
HM Niagara Running Over George Socka
HM Yellow Canoe Bill Komar
Beginner Animals    
1st Majestic Bald Eagle Anita Barber
2nd Humber Bay Egret Anita Barber
3d Perched Great Egret Fernando Neves
HM The Lion King Anita Barber
Intermediate Animals    
1st Santorini Taxi Mark Kremblewski
2nd I’m Watching You Margus Kask
3d Not a Purrfect World Margus Kask
HM Horse Trail Michael McAuley
Advanced Animals    
1st Twins in Stripes Andrew Oliver
Beginner Open    
1st Napping Kersti Meema
2nd Sitting Pretty Anita Barber
3d Up Through the Trees Fernando Neves
HM Reflections Fernando Neves
Intermediate Open    
1st First Snow Jim Balfour
2nd Heartfelt Susan Lappin
3d Ferry Dock Wall  June Galbraith
HM Last Chance Margus Kask
Advanced Open    
1st Concentration Selby Shanly 

Results – 2015/16 Photo Contest 3 (Digital) – Thursday May 19

Our third and final contest for the 2015/16 season was held on May 19, displaying the digital photographic art of our members.  There were 88 entries in 3 groups (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) and 3 Categories:  Street Life, Reflections, Ice/Ice Formations and Open.

Judges for the evening were Ann Alimi, Elton Brown and Greta Grice – thank you!

Winning images below are sorted by category and award:  Mouse Over for description and artist, Click for larger image and contest placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) and category.

Beginner – Street Life
1st Boy Running Joanne Kaashoek
2nd Fruity Smile Justine Barbier
Intermediate – Street Life
1st Family Business Jim Balfour
2nd Evening Ride Michael McAuley
3d Waiting for Streetcar George Socka
HM Eyes Jim Balfour
Advanced – Street Life
1st Time to Kill John Carstens
2nd The Market Weaver Marley Adams
Beginner – Reflections
1st Florence Robert Dargie
Intermediate – Reflections
1st Bay Bulls Pond Pam Richards
2nd Downtown Adam Tatarnic
3d Bloor Street Reflected Adam Tatarnic
Advanced – Reflections
1st Hollywood Boulevard John Wallace
2nd Floating Through History John Wallace
3d In the Rearview Mirror Dean Askin
Beginner – Ice/Ice Formations
1st Frozen in Time Joanne Kaashoek
Intermediate – Ice/Ice Formations
1st Frozen George Socka
2nd Frozen Over George Socka
3d No Time to Fall Margus Kask
Advanced – Ice/ice Formations
1st The Hand of Winter Selby Shanly
Beginner – Open
1st Cat Eating Garbage Robert Dargie
2nd Hunting for Supper Rick Hayward
Intermediate – Open
1st Two Coats, Blond Hair and a Glove Michael McAuley
2nd Touching Creation June Galbraith
3d Strolling Michael McAuley
HM The Anachronist 1 Sarah Boutilier
Advanced – Open
1st Tobacco Roads Marley Adams
2nd January Selby Shanly
3d Having a Rest Marley Adams

 

Results – 2016 GTCCC Interclub Competition

The Beach Photo Club submitted 65 Print and Digital images by 9 or our members to the Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs (GTCCC) Open Challenge competition.

Congratulations to two of our members who achieved the following results:

1st Place – Nature Wildlife (digital) – John Carstens – Caribou

1st Place – Architecture (digital) – Margus Kask – Rye High Blues

Full competition results will be available the week of April 4 at www.GTCCC.ca

 

Results – 2015/16 Photo Contest 2 (Print) – Thursday March 10

Our second competition was a physical Print competition judging the entrant imaging and printing skills.  There were 41 entries in 2 groups (Intermediate and Advanced) and 2 Categories (Monochrome and Colour, Open Subject Matter).  A single Beginner entrant was scored with the Intermediates.

Judges were Harvey Rogers, Mark Girard and Ron Goodlin, from the Richmond Hill Photo Club.  Due to the limited number of prints, we enjoyed valuable and constructive critiques for all the images.

Congratulations to the winners and all who printed their work for this contest.

Winning images below are sorted by category and award:

Mouse-over for Description and Artist

Click for larger image and contest placement (!st, 2nd etc.) and category

 Monochrome Intermediate    
 1st Touch Jim Balfour
 2nd Drinking Buddies Jim Balfour
 3d Northern Landscape Andrew Oliver
 Monochrome Advanced    
1st Garden Cove Pride – No More John Wallace
2nd Gathering Storm over the Tablelands John Wallace
3d Boy  John Carstens
Colour Intermediate    
1st Peggy’s Cove Andrew Oliver
2nd Cabriolette George Socka
3d Blue Shutters Andrew Oliver
Honourable Mention Snow Train George Socka
Honourable Mention Oryx Jim Balfour
Colour Advanced    
1st Pimeval Shores John Wallace
2nd Verge of Change John Wallace
3d No Surface Left Untouched Selby Shanly
Honourable Mention February at Sugar Beach Selby Shanly