McGarry/Image of the Year
Soaring at Salisbury
Magnificent capture of the “Decisive Moment”. Perfectly timed and executed.
Patrina-Metzger/Alternate Image of the Year
Mom and Daughter on the Bus, Hartford
The maker captured a beautiful, warm human moment. Wonderful. Black and white was the perfect medium to focus the viewer’s attention on the pair’s complementary facial expressions as well as their expressive hands.
Strindberg/Nature Image of the Year
Window Skimmer at Rest
Perfect capture of an extremely difficult subject. The intricate details of the wings, head and body are in sharp focus . The stunning blue color body and head are well complemented by the beautiful green bokeh of the background.
Emmons/Alternate Nature Image of the Year
Good Luck Manny
Terrific capture of an insect looking directly into the camera. Perfect execution. It seems to be posing for a portfolio headshot.
Kennedy/Portrait of the Year
Extremely creative human portrait with a lot of emotion. This is an instance where the maker has skillfully broken “the rules” by alternating overexposed and underexposed lighting to, I believe, reflect tension. It effectively focuses attention on the subject’s eyes.
Doherty/Travel Image of the Year
A remarkable capture of a local in a foreign country. I love the expression of the woman being attended to. Capturing the cup of tea, the attending hands and the expression in one frame tells a good story.
Rabinowitz/Alternate Travel Image of the Year
The Avenue of Oaks, Wormsloe Plantation
Wonderful capture of an iconic scene. Perfectly lit and processed. The sharp focus front to back and symmetric composition are striking.
Gutman/Creative Image of the Year
The Lady of the Forest
Such wonderful creativity in this image. It’s mesmerizing for the viewer. The character of the wood is cleverly blended into the woman’s complexion
5 Pictures Per Maker
Each year the images that score well in the club’s monthly competitions are evaluated by an independent judge from outside the club. That judge selects a winning image for each of the club’s 8 trophies. Each winning photographer and the year of their win are listed below under the name of each trophy.
- Robert Strindberg Memorial Award – Best Nature Image
- Patrina/Metzger Award – Alternate Class Best Image of the Year
- Patrick K. Doherty Award – Photo Travel
- Nathan Gutman Memorial Award – Best Creative Image
- Judy Rabinowitz Award – Alternate Class Photo Travel
- John R. Kennedy Memorial Award – Portrait of the Year
- John McGarry Award – Best Image of the Year
- Ed Emmons Award – Alternate Class Best Nature Image
In addition, the names of the winners of now retired awards for slide and print competitions are also listed below, the oldest dating to 1960.