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Color A On Topic

Muzzle Loader - Thomas E Hughes
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 98
Technique: 33 Impact: 32 Composition: 33
Very nice set-up, lighting and appealing color combination. First place in this category ... kudos!

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Color A On Topic

Thirsty - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 95
Technique: 32 Impact: 32 Composition: 31
Good set-up! The image is nice and clean and I like the rim light on the glass as well as the black background.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Color A On Topic

Violin - Tom Buckard
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 94
Technique: 32 Impact: 31 Composition: 31
Beautiful lighting. The black background adds a richness and I like the addition of the rose. If this were my image I would crop in just a bit closer because there is so much black.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Color A On Topic

White Orchid - Bill Down
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 92
Technique: 32 Impact: 31 Composition: 29
Interesting and unique image with a 'neighborly' feel! I have seen these balls advertised on FB and feel the maker utilized it well here. I like the sharp/unsharp aspect. There is a sliver of black at the bottom of the frame, easily corrected.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Color B On Topic

Grandma's Parlor Window - Carol A Hughes
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 98
Technique: 33 Impact: 32 Composition: 33
I love the old-time feel here! Great set-up, composition, lighting and exposure. This image 'speaks to me'! Kudos on receiving the highest points in this set. I hope those who received lower points are paying attention! * Note that the thumbnail in the results list for this image looks incorrect!

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Color B On Topic

My Parents' Married Life - Deborah Painter
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 96
Technique: 32 Impact: 32 Composition: 32
This is an interesting and thoughtful still life ... great job. Not just a single object but many giving us a lot to look at and absorb ... the image tells a story!

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Color B On Topic

Making Bread - Carol A Hughes
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 94
Technique: 32 Impact: 31 Composition: 31
Thought and preparation went into making this still life. I like the vignetting of the background. Very sharp and well executed!

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Color B On Topic

Rose on Mirror - G Daniels
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 89
Technique: 30 Impact: 29 Composition: 30
Because the maker arranged this single rose on a mirror it is more acceptable for the theme that some other close-ups. The lighting on the rose works beautifully. You might want to remove the blue horizontal streak upper right. (I have a very good monitor!)

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Color B On Topic

Daydream Believer - Joan V Smith
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 88
Technique: 30 Impact: 29 Composition: 29
I like how the window light accents the colorful flower arrangement here. I would add some dark vignetting as it seems there's a bit of flare in the corners. The vignetting would mask that and help pull the eye in even more.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Mono A On Topic

MONICA'S HAT - Kathy Buckard
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 97
Technique: 32 Impact: 33 Composition: 32
Even though the hat is a single object, it has been chosen wisely and placed in a very deliberate setting and composition. B&W is a very good choice here. I don't think I would like it as well if it were in color.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Mono A On Topic

Last Gasp - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 94
Technique: 31 Impact: 32 Composition: 31
A very minimalistic still life and I like it very much. The vase, tulip, position and lighting are a very deliberate arrangement.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Mono A On Topic

Hatman - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 93
Technique: 30 Impact: 32 Composition: 31
Cute idea. The pose and direction of the figure has a good deal of influence here. At first I thought I might like him facing inward but I like breaking the rule here. He looks dejected and contemplative. It is hard to tell if this is truly monochrome or sepia.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Mono A On Topic

Antique candle holder - Bill Down
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 90
Technique: 30 Impact: 29 Composition: 31
I like the limited depth of field here. We can see enough of the other objects and table to know that it belongs. Good lighting and B&W tones.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Mono B On Topic

Date Night - Deborah Painter
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 97
Technique: 32 Impact: 32 Composition: 33
Beautiful high key image and brilliant complement to its low key companion. Beautiful details throughout these wonderful artifacts!

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Mono B On Topic

Going Out with My Gal - Deborah Painter
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 96
Technique: 31 Impact: 32 Composition: 33
I get it ... the gal's dresser on date night and now the guys! Brilliant concept! Print these, frame them and hang them side by side! One is low key and the other high key! (This one scored a point lower because I would like to see more detail in the darks.) Now this is imagination and what I'm talking about! Sharp where it needs to be too! Kudos!

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Mono B On Topic

Firehose - G Daniels
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 94
Technique: 30 Impact: 32 Composition: 32
Hmmm ... kind of a still life/abstract ... a found 'arrangement'. This is a good find on the photographer's part and I like how they framed and isolated the layers of hose to create a more artistic image. I suppose the purpose of 'still life' is to create art.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Mono B On Topic

Tomato Frog - Scott A Elliott
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 90
Technique: 31 Impact: 30 Composition: 29
This is a good example of a background suiting the object ... I thought it was real at first. Also an example of how to take someone else's artwork and change it in a way to represent some of yourself. Good lighting and sharpness. * I wouldn't think added names would be allowed in a competition such as this but have not been informed what the OCC policy is.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Mono B On Topic

Woodworker - Tom Murray
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 88
Technique: 31 Impact: 28 Composition: 29
Good subject elements and relative background. With some skill and care perhaps the label inside the planer could be removed.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Novice On Topic

Put Your Record On - Dan Smith
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 94
Technique: 31 Impact: 31 Composition: 32
Very nice subject. The window, curtains, doily and old table relate to the subject to make this a strong still-life whether set up or found.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Novice On Topic

Spring Sake - Judy A Vaughn
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 93
Technique: 30 Impact: 31 Composition: 32
Very nice, fitting the still life theme. This could also be a product photograph in a catalog but it is more thoughtful than just photographing an object because of the stone and flower. I like the warm lighting/processing.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Novice On Topic

Native Arts - Judy A Vaughn
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 92
Technique: 31 Impact: 30 Composition: 31
Nice set-up and choice of objects we have not seen in this competition. I like the inclusion of the rock and stones. Nice lighting and colors. The image could also work as a product photograph ... a very nice one! There are a couple of spots on the black right, easily remedied.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Novice On Topic

Wild West Wheel - Judy A Vaughn
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 91
Technique: 31 Impact: 30 Composition: 30
I like this find and the composition. The window provides good juxtaposition with the wheel. The dead weedy flowers add interest and fit the scene.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Open Topic

Female red-winged blackbird - Bill Down
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 98
Technique: 33 Impact: 32 Composition: 33
A beautiful capture ... very sharp, catch-light in the eye, wonderful setting and depth of field ... kudos!

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Open Topic

JEKYLL SUN - Steven Burgess
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 97
Technique: 32 Impact: 32 Composition: 33
Very nice foreground subject and sharpness. These are the kind of clouds landscape photographers hope for. Very well executed.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Open Topic

Texting Elvis - Dan Smith
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 96
Technique: 31 Impact: 33 Composition: 32
Fun ... decisive moment image. A standout in this set for me.

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Open Topic

Escargot for lunch - Bill Down
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 95
Technique: 32 Impact: 32 Composition: 31
Very nice and much more than an average bird shot. Wonderful backlighting and background with specular highlights!

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99

Open Topic

The Adventures of Aspen - Joan V Smith
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 94
Technique: 31 Impact: 31 Composition: 32
Oh my ... how sweet. Great detail where it should be and how wonderful it is frolicking through flowers!

May 2019 - Still Life - 5/7/2019- CID:99