Photo of the Month

Selected by the TCCC Members


 2017 Photos


These photos are special, because they are chosen by the TCCC members themselves.
Starting with March 2013, we are asking the members to select what they consider the best "Photo of the Month", a Color and a Black and White photograph, chosen from the Prints and Digital Slides Judged to be Honors in that months competition.


September 2017 Photos

Black & White

Dennis Hafer - St. Anne's Chapel

St. Anne's Chapel was shot with a Sony A6500 camera using a Sony 10-18mm wide angle lens at 10mm.

Exposure: 2 sec. +- 2 sec. , f:13, ISO 100.

Processing: 3 exposure HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 6.0 as Fusion/Natural.
Opened up Shadows and closed down Highlights in Camera Raw to maximize the Dynamic Range.
Used Topaz Studio in Photoshop as a plug-in to adjust contrast & detail.
Then used ON1 Effects in Photoshop as a plug-in to convert a B&W.



Sandy Hafer - Copper Pots

The picture of the “Copper Pots” was taken this May when we were in Florida on vacation.  The window was inside a restaurant at Universal Studios.

 I used the Sony A6300, with an 18-200mm lens (f 3.5 -6.3) at 18mm.  The exposure was f5.6 - 1/125sec. - ISO 3200.  I used Camera Raw lens correction and then Photoshop.  I used Topaz studio to change the contrast, saturation, and added a vignette. 

It was my favorite picture from the trip.




Photo of the Month for the Year
2016 - 2017 Competition Season


The members have selected what they consider the best two (2) photos, a Black and White and a Color photograph, from all of the POM Winners that year, for the "Photo of the Month for the Year."

These are their selections.


Black & White

Photo of the Month for the Year Award Winner
Gary Huttenstine - Eagle Eye 3

Eagle eye 3 was taken at Howell Nature Center in 2014.  I shot it in camera raw on a bright overcast day using a Canon EOS T5i, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM zoom lens on a tripod.  Lens was maxed out at 300mm at f7.1, 1/25, ISO 100.
Post processing included conversion to black and white, some cropping, high contrast and clarity to increase detail and white balance set “as shot”.  Brought out the black tones a bit and the highlights slightly.  Even though it was misting, it was an enjoyable shoot.
Thanks to everyone who voted to include my black and white as photo of the month.  I appreciate it very much and am honored to be selected by such a talented group.



Photo of the Month for the Year Award Winner
Jim Lynch - Reflections

I think this is a Greater Scaup that I photographed at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.  At the time I was using a Cannon 50D with a 500 mm lens.  It was would have been shot at f4.0 on aperture - priority, ISO 100 with whatever light was available.

Photo was taken 3 or 4 years ago and for me it is all about the waterfowl that you might find up there. This was the reason I was up there.

There was some post processing done in Photoshop CC.




Additional Photo Galleries:

- Monthly Honor Images

- You are Here

- Photo of the Month images prior to the 2016 - 2017 Season

- Honor Images prior to 2005 - 2006 Season

- What We Do - It's all about photography and having fun...

 - Top 3 winners in each category.

  - TCCC Members Top Place Winning Photos in SWMCCC



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