Pilchuck Camera Club's

2018 Image of the Year, Assigned Subject & Wildflower Winners

The 2018 Image of the Year, Assigned Subject and Wildflower competitions were judged by
 Arkansas Outdoor Photographer's Club, Little Rock, Arkansas

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2018 Image Of The Year Competition

1st - "Heron In Low Key"

by Sonya Lang ©

"Beautiful portrait; Great Composition; great detail; beautiful light."


2nd - "Aquatic Acrobat"

by Sharon Ely ©

"Wonder focus, brilliant colors accented beautifully by the stark, contrasting background!"


3rd - "Cactus Star Trail"

by Bill Schwarz ©

"I like the image overall. I feel a different composition to help highlight the north star more could help and the random iridium flare on the left edge is distracting."


HM - "By The Sea"

by Donna Branscome ©

"Calm, peaceful, silhouette is well done."


HM - "Lower Sunwapta Falls"

by Bill Schwarz ©

"Excellent depth of field and composition for a stunning landscape!"


HM - "Wintering Bison"

by Sonya Lang ©

"Another fantastic image. The focus on the eye is perfect."

2018 Assigned Subject Competition-"Bokeh"

1st - "Wolf"

by Sonya Lang ©

"Very well done - photo shows the emotions and yeah - kinda scared me! Incredible focus, great Bokeh with a great use of shutter to capture the snow!"


2nd - "Howling"

by Sonya Lang ©

"Good lighting, Good use of light background, nice Bokeh."


3rd - "Garden Fantasy"

by Sharon Ely ©

"Beautiful Color, excellent use of DOF, good bokeh."


HM - "Falcon"

by Steve Lightle ©

"Beautiful bokeh, Nice composition and detail & texture in bird."


HM - "Cormorant With Creamy Bokeh"

by Juan Stout ©

"Good bokeh."


HM - "Sally's Flower"

by Paula Kelley ©

"Incredible capture with Bokeh at it's finest! Great use of light and the lack there of. The yellow really pops with purple hues!."

2018 Wildflower Competition 

1st - "Lady Astor"

by Paula Kelley ©

"Love the colors and the background separation."

2nd - "Dogwood"

by Renee Deierling ©

"Good light, focus and composition."


3rd - "Fawn Lily 2018"

by Steve Lightle ©

"Great composition and details on the middle."

HM - "My Little Sweetpea"

by Renata Kleinert ©

"Superb focus!"

HM - "Trillium"

by Bill Schwarz ©

"Striking colors, Great control of depth of field. Nice composition. High impact."