Photography, Cycling and the Internets

Some Photo Club Success

Last night I had some successes in the Light & Shadow Camera Club in Pictorial, Travel and Photojournalism.  A couple first places and thirds.  I’m excited since I still feel pretty new to photography and I have only had a DSLR since September of ’09.  Yes, I have had other point-and-shoot cameras, but I never took them too seriously.   The other photographers in the club are very experienced and constantly put out  amazing photographs and I learn quite a bit from their work, techniques and criticisms.   Placing in competition could be a bad thing however, it will just encourage me which will likely lead to wanting more lenses, filters, flashes, etc etc. 🙂

Here are the images I submitted that did well.

Sunset at the Dumbarton Bridge

Sunset at the Dumbarton Bridge - Travel

Return Flight to Kansas

Return Flight to Kansas - Color Pictorial

Power Hit

Power Hit - U6 Girls Softball San Jose - Photojournalism

Four Generations of San Jose

Four Generations of San Jose - Travel

Winter Beckons
Winter Beckons – Color Pictorial



15 responses

  1. Congrats, Sean – awesome! 🙂

    Besides bragging rights, what did you win?

    April 14, 2010 at 9:36 am

  2. Just the chance for those images to move on to the larger inter-club level and then hopefully beyond that if they place there. The club has competitions every month in rotating categories.

    Mainly, it’s rewarding to see that other photographers like the work and hear the criticisms during the review.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:41 am

    • I bet. I should have mentioned in my previous post how amazing the images are. I can see why they placed or won. “Return Flight to Kansas” and “Winter Beckons” are both outstanding!

      April 14, 2010 at 7:57 pm

  3. Great captures! I have to say that Return Flight to Kansas and Winter Beckons are just stunning. All are good but those two are just breathtaking. Well done!

    April 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm

  4. Thank you! Those are my two all-time favorites as well. Now to get them printed and hung on the wall!

    April 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm

  5. Congrats – easy to see why you did well, lots of strong compositions. I really like the winter leaf image, it’s excellent.

    April 14, 2010 at 7:01 pm

  6. those are gorgeous! i especially love return to kansas. congrats!

    April 15, 2010 at 4:32 am

  7. Great photos Sean. I especially liked the “Return Flight to Kansas”, partly because I was raised in Kansas but mostly because you did a great composition there. I also really liked Winter Beckons.

    April 15, 2010 at 6:21 am

  8. Congrats! I absolutely LOVE that last one of the leaf!
    (Thanks for stopping by my blog!)

    April 16, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    • Thanks! The leaf is turning out to be quite popular here. It wasn’t nearly the case at home with the family. I guess they see too many photos from me.

      Glad to have stopped by your blog. Some good stuff over there.

      April 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm

  9. Return flight to Kansas is awesome. Great job on all however. 🙂

    April 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    • Thank you, Jan. Also, thanks for stopping by as well!

      April 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm

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