The Creme de la Creme

Bad Feather Day, by Ruth Massey

Ken Duquaine

On April 21 the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) had its annual year-end banquet in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club. Following dinner, the club held its end of the year competition. Entries in this final competition represent the best print and projected image photos that members submitted to monthly competitions throughout the 2021-22 season. Each competing member is allowed to submit up to four photos that had been submitted and judged in a previous competition during the past season. Those entries were evaluated by a three-judge panel that scored each image using a scale from 6 to 9 points. The final score received by a given entry is the total points awarded by the three judges. Tied scores were not broken by the judges so, in some instances, multiple members share an award. As one might expect, the overall quality of the photos being judged was quite high.

Prints: Class A winners were third place Lynn Thompson and Raul Lopez; second place Linda Davis; first place Linda Davis. In Class B, the top entries were third place Bob Little (three awards) and Dale Willey; second place Phyllis Peterson; first place Phyllis Peterson.

Projected Images: Class A winners were third place Linda Davis, Tom Jones (two awards), Lynn Thompson, Ken Duquaine (two awards), Nancy Thoma, and Janet Ballard; second place Wayne Divoky, Tom Jones, and Linda Davis; first place Lynn Thompson. In Class B, the top entries were third place Carol Smith, Shelley Hughes (two awards), and Bob Little; second place James Savage, Bob Little, Phyllis Peterson (three awards), and Dale Willey; first place Shelley Hughes. Class C awards went to third place Ruth Massey and Kathy Fiakas; second place Ruth Massey and Samantha Rose Palmatier; first place Ruth Massey.

Photographer of the Year awards, based on total cumulative points scored in monthly competitions, went to Linda Davis, Class A Prints; Bob Little, Class B Prints; John Thoma, Class A Projected Image; Shelley Hughes, Class B Projected Image; and Ruth Massey, Class C Projected Image.

Congratulations to all of our award winners as well as to all who entered the competition.

The Sun Lakes Camera Club meets on the first and third Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., from October through April. For more information about the SLCC and its activities, contact SLCC President Samantha (Sam) Palmatier at 902-727-0334 or [email protected], or past President Lynn Thompson at 480-734-0040 or [email protected], and visit our website