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Photo Reception Tonight

Sorry for the late notice, but if you are in the local area, we are having a reception tonight from 5:30 to 7 pm for the Tacoma Mountaineers Photography Exhibition at the Catholic Community Services Tahoma Gallery (1323 S. Yakima Ave. Tacoma). Come see some wonderful photography and share some refreshments with myself and the other photographers. You can also enter a drawing to win a free print of your choice from the exhibited works.

Don Thompson, the chair of our photo committee, sent out a list of the judging results along with the the judges notes. The judges this year were two photographers from the local newspaper, the Tacoma News Tribune. My photographers did well. Below are images of mine that won awards along with the judges notes.

Into the Blizzard

1st place – Hand of Man Division — “Into the Blizzard” by Joe Becker.

Judges’ comments: We love the humor and stark simplicity. Cleary the “Hand of Man” is at play here but the architect needs to go back to the drawing board.

Best of Show “Into the Blizzard” by Joe Becker.

Judges’ comments: There are many fine photos in this exhibit but we kept being drawn to Becker’s shot. It’s such an amusing blend of whimsy and cold-blooded nature. We kept waiting for the house to fall down. Any second now.

Winter, Palouse Falls

1st place – Nature Division — “Winter, Palouse Falls” by Joe Becker.

Judges’ comments: Lovely, ethereal image that made the thundering falls look like a fairy kingdom. Well-composed and opting for B&W was an effective choice. It made the scene chillier and brought out layers of detail that may not have registered in color.

Palouse Dusk

Honorable mention – Nature Division — “Palouse Dusk” by Joe Becker.

Judges’ comments: Gorgeous, subtle color palette. Nice minimalist composition. Light is well-captured. Very dreamy photo.

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3 responses

  1. Gerald Reed

    Congratulations Joe! You ran the table! Gerald

    The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog

    ~ Ambrose Bierce

    April 18, 2019 at 8:35 am

  2. Ernie Misner

    Thanks for the head’s up Joe, and great to hear from you!   I would love to be there but I’ll be preparing dinner for my wife who is still working. Way to go on the Best Of Show award!  I love your high key vision for that image and edit.  Masterful my friend as are your other images. Have an excellent spring, blessings, Ernie  

    #yiv9406047986 a:hover {color:red;} #yiv9406047986 a { text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;} #yiv9406047986 a.yiv9406047986primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9406047986 a.yiv9406047986primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;} #yiv9406047986 a.yiv9406047986primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9406047986 a.yiv9406047986primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E !important;color:#fff !important;} #yiv9406047986 | joebecker posted: “Sorry for the late notice, but if you are in the local area, we are having a reception tonight from 5:30 to 7 pm for the Tacoma Mountaineers Photography Exhibition at the Catholic Community Services Tahoma Gallery (1323 S. Yakima Ave. Tacoma). Come see so” | |

    April 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm

  3. Ernie Misner

    Is this your new email address Joe?  (comment-reply@wordpress.com)   Not being sure I also sent a copy to your old Seldomseen Comcast address but it came back. Thanks, Ernie

    #yiv9406047986 a:hover {color:red;} #yiv9406047986 a { text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;} #yiv9406047986 a.yiv9406047986primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9406047986 a.yiv9406047986primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;} #yiv9406047986 a.yiv9406047986primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9406047986 a.yiv9406047986primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E !important;color:#fff !important;} #yiv9406047986 | joebecker posted: “Sorry for the late notice, but if you are in the local area, we are having a reception tonight from 5:30 to 7 pm for the Tacoma Mountaineers Photography Exhibition at the Catholic Community Services Tahoma Gallery (1323 S. Yakima Ave. Tacoma). Come see so” | |

    April 18, 2019 at 2:44 pm

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