PSA-PID Final results for 2018-19 Competition Year

TPS just completed its 5th year competing in the Open PID (Projected Image Division) Competition with stunning results. In addition to being in the top division, where competition is very stiff, members received two individual awards (a very big deal). Kudos to Tim Clifton (who received a ribbon but I still don’t know for which ‘honor’) for Radiance and Maggie Tieger, with an Honorable Mention for Penguins Blowing in the Snow. Thanks too for images submitted by Richard Price, Dan Suckow, Cheryl Thielhorn, and Kathy Admire for this most recent round.

TPS Members Receive Awards

TPS members Tim Clifton and Maggie Tieger have received awards from the PSA PID InterClub Competition for May. 

Tim received an Award of Merit, for his image “Radiance” and Maggie was awarded an Honorable Mention for her image “Penguins in Blowing Snow”.  Congratulations to both!

We appreciate and value the willingness of our membership to support TPS by allowing us to include their images in this competition. This is an international competition and is the highest level of competition for the PSA PID InterClub. It is therefore very competitive.

Thank you to all our TPS members who competed this year.

Please enjoy the slide show of our member images included in this final round. Images include those by Richard Price, Cheryl Thielhorn, Kathy Admire, Dan Suckow, Tim Clifton, and Maggie Tieger.

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Final Results for PSA Nature competition 2018-19

The final results are in for the 3rd and final round of the PSA Nature Competition. 

Northern Lights by Doug Hall

TPS ended up 3rd of 47 clubs in Group B.  This puts us in a good position for next year.  The moment we move up to Class A the competition will be incredibly more difficult.  The competition resumes in the fall.   

Three Amigos by William Harris

Thanks to the following members for their images, representing TPS:

Sandhill Crane Family Bruce Benson
Northern LightsDoug Hall
Three AmigosWilliam Harris
FocusedJoe Tieger
November SunriseJudi Kubes
OttersSteve Russell

Results for Print Division, April 2019

The April meeting of the Projection Division was held on Thursday, April 21st, at Bates Technical College, South Campus.

Unfortunately, our process for collecting digital images from our Print Division members requires more work so we don't have a gallery to show you at this time.

Division Competition

There were 20 prints entered into Division Competition. Top 3 places and HM as determined by popular vote. Congratulations to:

1st PlaceMt. Rainier & Milky WayTrinda Love13 Popular Votes
2nd PlaceSentinelsWilliam Bud Harris12 Popular Votes
3rd PlaceRetired MillDick Knudson11 Popular Votes
HMRed on WhiteWilliam Bud Harris10 Popular Votes
HMHis MajestyBruce Carpenter7 Popular Votes
HMLong Long AgoMaria DeKoker7 Popular Votes

Assigned Topic

The Assigned Topic, or Theme for April is: Playing With Water

There were 11 prints entered into Society Competition. Top 2 places as determined by popular vote. Congratulations to:

1st PlaceSplashMaria DeKoker12 Popular Votes
2nd PlaceMegasicklesBruce Carpenter7 Popular Votes

Please consult your Activity Report to see how your entries fared. A link to your Activity Report will be found at the bottom of Your Member Profile Page

Assigned Topics – Themes for 2019/2020

During each of our projection and print meetings, we show Theme of the Month images and conduct a popular vote. Members are invited to bring up to 2 images to show. We encourage you to go out and make new images specifically to show for the theme of the month rather than go through your catalog to find an image that fits.

May: Panorama

 – Have you ever looked at an image and just wished there was more, a wider perspective or sharper details? Creating a quality panorama of a scene can allow you expand the possibilities and create a better image. 

June: Juxtaposition

 – An act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. Interpret that as you will and have fun.

September: Americana

– Americana is a collective term for artifacts related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States of America. In its broadest sense, Americana is representative or even stereotypical of American culture as a whole. As American as baseball and apple pie. What comes to mind when you picture the United States?

October: Food

– “You eat with your eyes first.” Food contains all of the elements of design that can make a striking image. Color, texture, pattern, line, shape, and form are all there, A beautifully executed food image will make the viewer’s mouth water and their stomach rumble!

November: Complementary Colors

– Colors that are opposite each other on the traditional color wheel are complementary colors. These pairings work well to create vivid color combinations, creating the greatest contrast and vibrancy. Common pairings include: red and green; yellow and purple; orange and blue; green and magenta; red and cyan; or blue and yellow.

December: Home

– What does home mean to you? There’s no place like it, whether it’s a cozy bed you can’t get out of in the morning, your loved one’s everyday objects or the cat curled up in a sunny spot. How do you say there’s no place like home in a photograph?

January: Creative Self-Portrait

– Self-Portrait, not Selfie! If you’re used to directing others from behind the safety of your camera, putting yourself on the other side of the lens can seem like a daunting task. Taking a self-portrait, however, can be a uniquely satisfying experience. After all, where else can you find such a cooperative subject?

February: Altered Reality

– When it comes to photography, creative alteration of an image, or combining more than one image into a single element, is referred to as “Altered Reality”. The image may be of any subject matter but must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of these three. Creative images are often montages (a blending or composite of multiple images). All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. Artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be incorporated if the original photographic content predominates.

March: Urban Landscapes

– Cities are truly amazing places, the interaction of people and architecture gives each city a unique essence. Cities are living breathing places that provide a varied and fascinating photography subject.

April: Trees

– Trees are a classic photography subject. They possess a character that inspires us and transcends their form, working great as the background, foreground, or sole subject in a photo. They display texture, color, and basically everything you could want from a subject.

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
—From "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer

May: Humor

– Make ‘em laugh! Humor is actually one of the more challenging photographic subjects. There aren’t really any compositional rules or camera settings or filters you can use for that laugh-out-loud image. Some subjects just lend themselves to humor, children and animals are naturals. An unusual angle or forced perspective can create a humorous image of an ordinary subject. If you’re in pursuit of funny photos, make sure you always have a camera with you, because funny moments come and go very quickly. If you’re not ready, you’ll miss them.

June: Long Exposure

– Long-exposure, time-exposure, or slow-shutter photography involves using long-duration shutter speeds to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements.

PSA Interclub Competition Results – April, 2019

Round three results are now in for the PSA Projected Image Division InterClub Competition.  TPS has participated in this international competition for the last several years. 

After three rounds, TPS is 20 out of 26 clubs. This year we are competing in the top competition group, Group A. This is a very high level of competition and we should be very proud to have reached that level of competition.

One of our members, Bruce Benson, received an Award of Merit for his image Reddish Egret. Congratulations to Bruce!

I’d like to thank the following TPS members for allowing us to include their images in the third round of competition:

Bud Harris –           City Bikes

Judith Lilly –          Emilia

Kathy Admire –    Nesting in Provence

Nancy Mooney – Pemaquid Lighthouse

Dan Suckow –       Taking a Break

Bruce Benson  –    Reddish Egret

We have one more round of competition for this competition year. I have just submitted our club entry.  Results for that final round and year end results will be announced in June.

Here are the images for your enjoyment.

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Results: Projection Division – April 2019

The April meeting of the Projection Division was held on Thursday, April 4th, at Bates Technical College, South Campus.

This is the last division competition for the 2018-2019 Society Year.

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Division Competition

There were 37 images entered into Division Competition. Top 3 places and HM as determined by popular vote. Congratulations to:

1st Placeworld cupBruce Benson11 Popular Votes
2nd PlaceMorning StareDavid Pickles10 Popular Votes
2nd PlacePaper SpiralDorinda Wills10 Popular Votes
2nd PlaceBarn CatBud Harris10 Popular Votes
3rd PlaceA Winter DayNancy Mooney9 Popular Votes
HMHyatt DomeMaria DeKoker8 Popular Votes
HMBeach SunsetRichard Price7 Popular Votes

Assigned Topic

The Assigned Topic, or Theme for April is: Playing with Water

There were 17 images entered into Society Competition. Top 3 places as determined by popular vote. Congratulations to:

1st PlaceDancing-WaterRichard Wendt21 Popular Votes
2nd PlaceBig SplashKathy Admire14 Popular Votes
3rd PlaceUnder WaterDawn Umstot6 Popular Votes
3rd PlaceCobbleJoe Tieger6 Popular Votes

Please consult your Activity Report to see how your entries fared. A link to your Activity Report will be found at the bottom of Your Member Profile Page

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