All 3 of the following Weekly Photography Google+ Theme Recognition Winners have won a complimentary large print of their winning pictures from our sponsor, Vivyx Printing!
Also, as weekly winners, they are each in the running for the monthly Grand Prize of a $100 print credit with Vivyx Printing. Last month’s Grand Prize winner was Joe DiFlorio. The next monthly Grand Prize winner will be announced at our June 13, 2013 PAC meeting – our featured speaker will be Melissa Jill!
::Google+ Weekly Photography Theme Recognition – “Blowing in the Wind”::
From last week’s Google+ PAC Photography Community weekly “Blowing in the Wind” photography theme challenge, the judges have chosen to highlight “Amber Waves” – a picture made by another two-time (so far) winner! They chose Archie Tucker’s picture he took of his wife standing in a field on a breezy day!
Why the judges love this picture:
Love the movement of the field and in her hair. Not seeing her face gives this a bit of mystery and maybe that she is reflecting on something, or in deep thought.
The way the wind is moving across the field, like ripples on a lake just work for me. Great shot!
Beautiful and elegant. Wonderful color contrasts as well. The movement and position of the model add to a story left up to the viewers interpretation.
When asked about the story behind this picture, Archie told us:
The photo was taken in the West Valley, same area I grew-up in. Thought that my wife’s hair would go well with the field of barley.
Archie, a Semi-Professional Photographer who lives in Glendale, Arizona made this picture using his Sony A77.
His settings are as follows:
Shutter Speed 1/320 sec
Focal Length 45mm
Archie’s background in photography may be found here.
Congratulations, Archie, on the well-deserved G+ Weekly Photography Theme Recognition!
::Google+ Weekly Photography Theme Recognition – “PRO – Magazine or Blog”::
For last week’s Google+ PAC Photography Community theme, “PRO – Magazine or Blog” our judges have chosen to highlight this gripping picture that could easily be on the cover of an “Alien Abduction” magazine, which was made by Bob Johnston.
What the judges said about this picture:
Fun shoot, good light…great illusion!
I thoroughly enjoy this image. It’s imaginative and fun. I like the colors used and the setting of a room void of anything but a curtain helps you focus on the subject.
Bob is a Hobbyist Photographer who lives in Cave Creek, Arizona. He made this picture with his Canon Rebel T1i.
His settings are:
Focal Length 15mm
Shutter Speed 1/60sec
When asked about the story behind this picture, Bob said:
My son and I had some fun… moved the piano out of the living room, set up a couple speedlites outside the window with blue and green gels. I had to do some post to clone out the drum stool that (he) was balanced on as well as the dents in the carpet from the piano.
Bob is active in our G+ Community. We appreciate your participation, Bob, and look forward to more of your photos! Congratulations, again!
::Google+ Weekly Photography Theme Recognition – “Plant Life”::
For last week’s Google+ PAC Photography Community theme, “Plant Life” our judges selected Amanda McCaffrey’s beautiful flower macro!
Why the judges love this picture:
Love the colors … and the petals blurred out really draws me into the image.
Great color & focus point!
Beautiful colors & love the composition!
Amanda is a Semi-Professional Photographer, whose work may be found here: https://www.facebook.com/MandiMPhotos . Amanda lives in Chandler, Arizona. She made this picture with her Canon 5D MKIII and macro lens.
Her settings for this picture are as follows:
Shutter Speed 1/60s
Focal Length 100mm macro
Amanda shared with us the story behind this picture:
This shot was in San Diego. I was in a leg cast! Balancing on one leg camera in hand is tough, but nothing is impossible if you have passion!
When asked about her photography background Amanda said:
My favorite thing is to second-shoot weddings! I’m a total romantic, so I think it’s a really sacred thing.
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Please comment on this post to show our three PAC Weekly Photography Theme Recognition winners some love! Also, don’t forget to take some time to check out the other awesome themed photos, on Google+ and on Facebook, get inspired to go out and shoot!
To be considered for this PAC challenge, simply check the calendar for the weekly photo assignments.
• Photos submitted for the Google+ Community Weekly Theme must be shot during the assignment week—no archived
• Hash tag #PACWeekly.
• Photos submitted for the 3-day Themes may be archived, or shot during the run of the theme.
• Post your BEST three shots each week based on the current theme.
• Any details you can add to your post, such as: camera used, settings, caption, and/or a brief story of your
subject, will also be considered a plus!
The winning photographers will have their photos published here on the PAC blog for all to enjoy, and will receive
a large print of their winning photos, compliments of our sponsors, Vivyx Printing!
To learn more about our Amazing Photo community check out our website here: www.PhotoAdvClub.com (Open to all States and Countries!)
~ Sarah Hales
on behalf of the PAC Community Leaders