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Monthly Photo Contest

Photography contests are much more than competitions. They are a way to see great images from your peers. These images provide insight and motivation to push ones own work to the next level. The senior members of the club are fantastic teachers.
Below are a few of  my images that have been recognized by the club.
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“The Station at  Dust”  – For January ‘18,theBCC  topic was Trains, and I was fortunate enough to get third place
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“The New Bride” – This is a wedding photo I took at Mejii Shrine of a great FB friend that was selected for First Place in the BCC March ‘18 photo contest
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“Killing Fields of Cambodia” _ This photo was taken at Choeung Ek, which is the site of the Killing field Memorial in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  It was selected for honorable mention in the BCC April 2018 competition.
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“Cremation on the Ganges” – This photo was taken  at the Manikarnika Ghat in in Holy City of Varanasi,  India. It was selected  for 1st place int the October, 2018 BCC Photo Contest.
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“Poe and Friends” – The theme for the December competition was Edgar Allan Poe.  Two representatives from Poe House in Baltimore were present to serve as judges.  My composite photo was awarded 4th place.
“The Lighthouse” and “Kimonos int he Snow;” These were two images that were honored in the Print Competition for January, 2019.
“Big Sister” and “Monk at the Window;” These were two images that were honored in the Digital Competition for February 2019.
“The Stare” and “The Station:” These were two images that were honored in the Print Competition for February 2019.
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“Looking Up”  – This image is from the Shichi-Go-San (Seven-Five-Three) day n Japan. It is a traditional rite of passage and festival in Japan for three, five, and seven year-old girls and boys. Parents take their children to the shrine or temple for a blessing to celebrate the growth and well-being of their young children. This image of the little girl was honored in the Digital Competition for October, 2019.
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Had an interesting evening yesterday at the BCC’s print competition. We are allowed to enter six mounted photos, 3 color and 3 B&W. I was fortunate enough to have five of my six photos recognized. “Going for the Goal,” a photo of some great students and athletes from Zama, received the first place award in the color division.
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For the November ’19 print competition at the BCC this week,  I was fortunate to have two photos recognized.  My image, “Red,” was honored as number one in the color division.
For the January ’20 print competition at the BCC this week,  I was fortunate to have three photos recognized.  Print competitions are by far my favorite.  There is something about seeing all the color or B&W prints from the artists in the club that is so motivating.
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For the January ’20 digital competition at the BCC this week,  I was fortunate to have my photo, Couple on the Steps,  from Cordoba, Spain receive recognition.
For the January ’20 print competition at the BCC this week,  I was very fortunate to have two photo  recognized. My photo, “Royalty,” received 1st place honors in the color category, while my photo, “Peaceful Bridge,” received 2nd place honors in the B&W division.
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In the January ’20 digital competition at the BCC this week, one of my favorite images, “Innocence”.  was honored.  This is a photo that simply gives me joy…
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In the February ’20 print competition at the BCC this week, one of my favorite B&W  images, “Cotton Candy Girl,” received first place honors.  This photo from Kawagoe, Japan was a joy to take.
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At the end of each year, the BCC announces their final awards from the competitions of that year. For year 2019-2020, my body of work received the third place “Medal of Excellence” award.  It was an honor especially in light of all the fantastic photographers in the club.
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In the September ’20 BCC Photo Contest, my image, Writing Girl, was honored.
For the January 7, 2021 meeting, two of my photos were honored – Foggy Morning and Hair Washing Day.
For the February 4, 2021 meeting, my photo received 2nd place honors – Child of Cairo.
For the February 18, 2021 meeting, my photo was honored – Towers Above.
For the March 4, 2021 meeting, the theme was “Water.” My two photos above received 2nd and 3rd place honors – Peaceful Pond and Fall Colors.
For the March 18, 2021 meeting, there was an open theme. My photo above, Lines and Curves, was honored.
For the April 9, 2021 meeting, The theme was “Baltimore.” My photo above, Baltimore’s Charm, was honored.
For the April 22, 2021 meeting, for an open theme night, my photo above, Circle Bisection, was honored.
For the May 6, 2021 meeting, the theme was “trees.” My photo, Angry Roots, received 2nd place honors. It was taken while walking the peaceful beach
At the end of each year, the BCC announces their final awards from the competitions of that year. For year 2020-2021, all the competitions were digital due to Covid. My body of work received the second place “Medal of Excellence” award.  It was indeed an honor especially in light of all the fantastic photographers in the club.

For the first meet of the 2021/22 season, my image, “The Student,” received first place recognition. It was a very pleasant surprise.
For the second meet of the 2021/22 season, my image, “Relaxing Bubbles,” received second place recognition. It was indeed an honor.
For the October 21st open digital meet, I was very lucky and received 1st place honors with my image, “Questioning Eyes,” It was again an honor!
For the November 4th open digital meet, I was again very lucky and received 3rd place honors with my image, “My Big Brother,” This was taken at a high school football game in Baltimore City. At the time, I only processed the images of he players for their benefit. A couple of weeks ago I revisited the file and discovered this lost gem.
For the November 18th, the BCC had a themed competition. The topic was Edgar Allan Poe, who is a Baltimore native. My image, “Evil Forces,” received 1st place honors. This was a fun image to put together.
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