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JVH Digital Print Contest 09'

Thank you to all who showed up for our show.  We had a great time and we hope you did too.   The shots
looked great and the speakers were very informative.  Below are the winning prints in the order of most votes.
Also, make sure to check out previous years' winners below!

JVH Technical Print Contest Winners '04
JVH Technical Print Contest Winners '05
JVH Technical Print Contest Winners '06
JVH Technical Print Contest Winners '07
JVH Technical Print Contest Winners '08

So thanks again for coming, and without further ado, here are the winning pieces.


"Astilboides tabularis"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 4800
Medium: Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
Camera: Canon 5-D
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

General Info:
The Astilboides tabularis is a specimen perennial from China.  At full growth it is 5 ft. tall with leaves 3 to 4 ft. wide, looking like umbrellas.  In this image I captured the Astilboides just as it was emerging out of the ground.

Submitted By: David Fishman


"Nepal Sadhu"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 4000
Medium: Epson Textured Fine Art Paper
Location: Kathmandu
Camera: Canon 20D
Software:Adobe Photoshop

General Info:
This photograph was taken at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Pashupatinath is Nepal's holiest
Hindu Pilgrimage site.  Dedicated to Lord Shiva (one of the Hindu trinity), the shrines and temples of Pashupatinath
straddle the now-polluted Bagmati river which, like the Ganges, is considered sacred by the faithful.  To die and to be
cremated here is to be released from samsara (the cycle of rebirth in this world).

In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi) who has given up pursuit of the first
three Hindu goals of life: kama (enjoyment), artha (practical objectives) and even dharma (duty).  The sadhu is solely
dedicated to achieving moksha (liberation) through meditation and contemplation of God.  Sadhus often wear
ochre-colored clothing, symbolizing renunciation.

Most of them follow Shiva.  They don't cut or wash their hair.  They are sometimes totally naked, but usually
wear a simple, loose cloth, decorated with strings of tulsi beads.  They put ash on their heads and bodies, and marks on
their foreheads to indicate their religious affiliation.  Three white, horizontal stripes means Shiva, while red and white
vertical stripes means Vishnu.  They have no other possessions.

Submitted By: Keith Bolling



Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 9800 w/Ultrachome K3 Inks
Medium: Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper
Location: Yakima
Film: Medium Format
Software: Colorbyte

General Info:
Taken in Black Rock Vally along State Hwy 24 east of Yakima in January during a week of freezing fog.

Submitted By: John Kane


"In My Tub"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 10000
Medium: Epson Premium Satin Canvas

General Info:
The tub came from a old hotel in Seattle that was being remodeled and slatted for the dump.
The tub was build in 1909 and is 100 years old.  Now it is part of a book I am working on.
The book :  In My Tub...101 nudes.....     I am now 75% complete.
Thank you for the recognition.

Submitted By: Mark Dickerson
A Memory Photography


"Split Window"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 4880
Medium: Epson Epson Premium Canvas Matte
Software:Painter X

General Info:
The picture was hand drawn then scanned and colored in Painter X

Thanks for putting on the show. I really appreciated every one voting for my art.

Submitted By: Steve McCool



Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 3800
Medium: Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Matte
Camera: Canon 40D
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3(Raw processing)

General Info:
The image is part of a Boudoir Series I took for "Jasmine" as a suprise
wedding gift for her soon to be husband.

Submitted By: Kim Nowell


"Clear Lake, Washington"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 2200
Medium: Epson Enhanced Matte Paper
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel, 18-55 EF-S kit lens at 18mm, f/11, 1/320 sec
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2

General Info:
A lucky shot on a winter morning paddle at Clear Lake, Washington.  I grabbed just
two frames as Lew passed me like I was standing still. Always keep your camera ready!

Submitted By: Bob Rock



Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 7900
Medium: Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art paper
Camera: Canon DSLR
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

General Info:
This is Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, who at age 80, wrote her first book, Looking Like the Enemy, about
her experience growing up in a Japanese American concentration camp.  The writing behind her
is taken from a letter written by Mary’s mother from camp, after Mary had left the camp and her
family to attend nursing school.  Mary speaks regularly to schools and community groups to
raise awareness and to prevent this injustice from happening again.

Submitted By: Julie Sotomura


"Mount Shuksan from Table Mountain"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 3800 w/Ultrachome K3 Inks
Medium: Epson Enhanced Matte
Camera: Nikon D-90
Software: Windows Live Photo Gallery, Photoshop, Colorbyte

General Info:
The image is comprised of five vertical-format photos taken with a Nikon D-90 camera and stitched
together using Windows Live Photo Gallery.  Photoshop was then used to optimize the final image.

On September 7, 2009 the first major snowfall of the season dropped one-to-two feet of new snow
above the 6000 foot level.  On the next day the new snow plus perfect weather with just the right
clouds provided this view of Shuksan from the 6000 foot level of Table Mountain.

Submitted By: Ray Meuse


"Hard at Work"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 7800 w/Ultrachome K3 Inks
Medium: Premium Luster Photo Paper
Location: Seattle, WA
Camera: Nikon D300
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom

Submitted By: Sally Halvorsen



Original: 5x7 Tri-X
Scanner: Epson V750
Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 3800
Medium: Ilford Gold Fiber Silk
Camera: Canon 5D
Software: Quadtone Rip

General Info:
Jim is a photographer whose work is very enigmatic.  This portrait was my reaction to his work.

Submitted By: Alan Sanders


Photographed October 2009.

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 3800 w/Ultrachome K3 Inks
Medium: EPSON Utra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Camera: Nikon D300
Software: Mac Pro with Adobe Photoshop CS3

General Info:
I photograph a wide variety of floral portraits. The orchid was photographed late October for my Mothers 81st birthday.

Submitted By: Marc Caryl


"Iceland Horses"

Camera: P45 + Mamiya 645
Location: Iceland (2008)

Submitted By: Kostas Mallios

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