Friday, May 24, 2019

MARCH 2019 Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners of the 
“Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge” for March 2019!

27 images @ $10.00 = $270.00
50 % $135.00

1st Place ~ Lynda Dyke  "Payback" $67.50 in prize money and a $129.00 credit with Shiny Prints Metal Prints!
2nd Place ~ Lou Lower "Monks of Burma" $40.50 in prize money!
3rd Place ~ Joe Semkow "Launch" $27.00 in prize money!

Winners will be chosen and announce on our Facebook page by the 5th of the following month. LIKE images on the Facebook page to help in breaking any ties!

First Place
Linda Dyke

The Judge wrote...
Absolute peak action in this photo. With some types of photography, you can take all the time you'd like to setup a scene just the way you'd like it. With sports, especially rodeos, you have zero control and only fractions of a second to get the best image. Well done.

Second Place
Lou Lower
“Monks of Burma”

The Judge wrote...
I'm really enjoying the composition of this image. From the position of the kneeling kid, to the perfect framing of the standing kid in the series of archways, this image is a winner.

Third Place
Joe Semkow

The Judge wrote...
I've seen a lot of images of rocket launches from Vero over the years, but this is one of the cleanest and well exposed I've seen. Often times the detail where the rocket comes up from the horizon is either extremely over or under exposed. This one is spot-on, and the color is wonderful. The people standing out on the pier add to it as well.

Enter NOW for the -“Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge” for APRIL 2019!

To See all the submitted images for this contest please visit the gallery HERE:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge

The First “Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge” is off to a great start due to the Adventure Photography and Photo Walks photo group.

This first month of February 2019, we have received 48 entries that will be competing for $240.00 in prize money and a “20 x 24” OR a 20” x 30” print of the first place winning image.  That winning image will also have a reserved spot in the window of our gallery for a one month period and will also be one of the images exhibited in our annual “Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge” exhibit that will be held in our gallery once we have completed 12 successful months of the challenge.

We are honored to have Ron Rosenzweig as our guest judge for the first “Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge.” Ron is a full-time professional photographer specializing in architectural and advertising photography serving clients throughout Florida.

Ron has over 30 years of experience photographing weddings, portraits, model portfolios, automobile racing, and small products and architecture.

Located in Stuart, Ron and his wife Cheryl (watercolor artist) enjoy travel, creative workshops and sharing their passion for the visual arts.

You can review Ron’s work at

Winners will be chosen and announce on our Facebook page by the 5th of the following month. LIKE images on the Facebook page to help in breaking any ties!

The First Place winner will receive instructions on how to obtain their SHINY PRINTS metal print and winning prize money will be mailed by the 10th of the month.

Distribution of Prize Money

25%     1st Place
First Place will also receive a 20”x 24” or 20” x 30” metal print sponsored by Shiny Prints Metal for exhibit in the gallery for the following month and also to be a part of the annual Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge exhibit.

15%     2nd Place

10%     3rd Place

Thank you all for your participation and we look forward to the entries for this month of MARCH 2019.  Please visit the contest page for submission information!

Distribution of Prize Money For February 2019

48 images entered at $10.00 to of $480.00
1st Place           $120.00 + a Metal Print from Shiny Prints
Chetty Smith - FLOATING IN AIR


The Judge wrote...
Excellent lighting and composition as well as good macro focus. Would have liked to reveal a little more of the stem so that the flower doesn't appear to be floating.

2nd Place          $72.00
Dave Saville - LEAP OF JOY


The Judge wrote...
Timing is everything in this shot. Excellent composition but suggest that the subject should be off center if you adhere to the rule of thirds. Again, perfect timing!

3rd Place           $48.00

The Judge wrote...
Excellent use of a vertical crop in a landscape photograph. The position of the landscape valley leads your eye toward the sunset sky. It looks like a neutral density filter was used to enhance the sky. The neutral density filter effect extends to far down into the middle of the photograph. Otherwise very eye catching landscape shot.

To See all the submitted images for this contest please visit the gallery HERE: