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JVH Digital Print Contest '12

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
JVH Technical Print Contest Winners '09
JVH Technical Print Contest Winners '10

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



Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 9890
Media: Epson Enhanced Matte Poster Board
Camera: Phase One 645 camera with P65+ digital back
Lens: Phase One 80mm f2.8 lens
Software: Capture and raw conversion in Capture One
Minor editing/print prep in Photoshop/Lightroom

Submitted By: Scott Sutherland


"Show me the treat first..."

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 3880 UC
Medium: EPSON Hot Press Bright White
Camera: Canon 5D MKII w/Canon 24-70 f/2.8L lens
Setup: Image created in client's home.  Main light to camera right, fill light (patio door) to the left
Software: Photoshop

General Info:
The only story I can think to add.. is more advice than anything.  When photographing animals, it is critical to
approach the portrait remembering animals have very distinct personalities, just like us.  Patience, and an
understanding of the animal/breed is critical to knowing what youíll get, and likely how youíll get the
expression youíre after.  I create portraits that capture the animalís personality,
as opposed to the look/build of the breed.

Submitted By: Nina Beheim


"The Tiger's Nest"

Printer: Epson 7900, Photo Black Inkset
Medium: Museo SilverRag
Camera: Nikon D3s / 17-35mm f/2.8 / HDR: 5 images from 1/3000th to 1/180th @ f/9.5
Location: Taktsang Monastery (Tigerís Nest), Paro, Bhutan
Software: Lightroom 3.6, Photomatix 4.1, Photoshop CS5, ImagePrint 8

General Info:
This view of the Tigerís Nest is the reward for the 2,000 foot ascent up a steep hillside to the monastery which is the considered the first place where Buddhism was introduced in Bhutan by Guru Rinpoche - the first reincarnation of Buddha.

Submitted By: Peter Feichtmeir
Copyright: 2011 Raincity Digital Arts, LLC



Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 4800
Medium: Harmon Gloss FB A1
Location: In Studio
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Software: Adobe CS4

Submitted By: Malcom Edwards


"Alpine Mist"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 4900 w/HDR Ink
Medium: Epson Hot Press Bright
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon 17-40mm f/4L
Panoramic Head: Nodal Ninja 5
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5

General Info:
This image was taken at Reflection Lakes in Mt. Rainier National Park in 2011.  An unseasonably cold August morning;
the mist was produced from the warmer lake surface at dawn.  The image is comprised of 8 vertical-oriented photos
stitched together and converted to black & white in CS5.

Submitted By: Joe Boyle


"Migration Time"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 3800
Medium: Epson Cold Press Natural
Camera: Canon 5D Camera with 70-200 mm f2.8 L Lens
Software: Layered file mastered in Photoshop CS 5 Extended with background painted in Corel Painter 12

General Info:
Photo is of a White Egret taken in Central California as they migrate southward for the winter.

Submitted By: Del Hoffman


"Nepali Sadhu"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 4800
Medium: Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
Camera: Canon EOS 20D - Canon 70-200 mm @ 200mm @ f/5.6
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Software: Adobe Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5

General Info:
Sadhus are Hindu ascetics, or wandering monks.
There are 4Ė5 million sadhus in India and Nepal today and they are widely respected for their holiness, and
sometimes feared for their curses.  It is also thought that the austere practices of the sadhus help to burn off their
karma and that of the community at large.  Thus seen as benefiting society, sadhus are supported by donations
from many people.  However, reverence of sadhus is by no means universal in India.  Historically and
contemporarily, sadhus have often been viewed with a certain degree of suspicion, particularly
amongst the urban populations of India.

Submitted By: Keith Bolling


"Ruby Beach"

Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 4900 HDR
Medium: Ilford Gold Fiber Silk
Camera: Hasselblad SLR, Zeiss 120mm f/4 lens
Film: Fiji Acros B&W
Scanner: Minolta Multi-Pro
Software: PhotoShop and QuadToneRIP

General Info:
I captured this image while looking into the setting sun at Ruby Beach in 2005. The upper left corner of the negative
shows my palm protecting the lens from direct sun. My palm shadow was cloned out.

What I like about the picture is the way the tree fits into the space in the rocks and the 3D layering that the haze
at the ocean provides. It all seems to have just the correct rhythm.

Submitted By: Donald Lysons


"First Snow over Tatoosh Range"

Printer: Canon ipf8300 w/Canon Lucia EX ink (OEM)
Medium: Canon Gloss RC paper
Camera: Canon EOS 5D II - Canon 70-200 mm @ 70mm @ f/11
Location: Mt. Rainier National Park
Software: Adobe Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5

General Info:
This image was taken after the first snow storm in October 2011 at Mount Rainier National Park.  During the
three hour shooting period, a large black bear appeared on the snow field, almost giving a heart attack to the
photographer who was waiting for sunset.  An eight shot sequence was stitched together into a single
panoramic image during post-processing using Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Submitted By: John Song

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