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JVH Digital Print Contest '13

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
JVH Technical Print Contest Winners '12

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


"Leonard, The lone Survivor of the Café Racer Shootings"
* click image for larger version

Camera: Nikon D90
Software: Photoshop CS5 & Colorbyte Imageprint V9
Printer: Epson 4900
Medium: EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper

General Info:
The shootings took place on May 31, 2012.  Of six people shot (including the gunman) five died.  Leonard
was shot through the jaw and in the arm pit.  While lying on the floor in a pool of his blood he had the sense
to dial 911 with his cell phone.  He then got up and walked to the land line phone to call the Café owner. 
The miracle of all this is the fact that the .45 caliber bullet in his arm pit went between his aorta and
spine without damaging either.

These photos were taken on June 13, 2012, the first time Leonard was able to visit the Café after being shot.
On the following day all the memorial items were removed.

Taking photos from a distance was not an option because of obstructions so photos were taken vertically with
a wide-angle lens close up. The inevitable perspective distortion was minimized by using the center sections of
16 images to comprise the panorama. Unfortunately the only way they could be combined was manually

Submitted By: Ray Meuse

Astoria Bride

"Astoria Bridge"

Location: Astoria, Oregon
Camera: Canon 5D MK2 w/ Carl Zeiss Distagon 28/2.8
Technical Info: Technical info : Exposure 300 seconds @ F22 ISO 50
Software: Lightroom 4
Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 3880 UC
Medium: Premier Premium Photo Micropore Semi-Matte

Submitted By: Apichart Jandhanayingyong

Pietersite - Namibia, Africa

"Pietersite - Namibia, Africa"

Location: Namibia, Africa
Printer: Canon IPF 8300
Camera: Canon 5D Mark 3
Lens: Canon 180 macro lens + Canon 1.4 extender and 3 Kenko tubes
Setup: Tripod and Two 24”x 24” softboxes
Software: Photoshop CS6
Medium: Ilford Gold Fiber Silk

General Info:
Macro shot of a 3” x 2” slab of Pietersite rock.  Pietersite, formed from Blue Tiger's Eye, is extremely rare and
was discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 while he was prospecting some farmland in Namibia, Africa.  Currently
there are only two known sources of Pietersite; China and Africa.  Pietersite will always have
brecciated, fibrous bands of blue, gold or red tiger eye type fibers in quartz.

Submitted By: Gretchen Thompson



Printer: Epson 3800 UC
Medium: Epson Hot Press Natural
Location: Havana Cuba
Camera: Nikon 24-70 mm f2.8
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5

General Info:
In February 2012 I was in Havana, Cuba. In Havana, a city made for walking around with a
camera, there is music everywhere, all the time.  Sometimes if you follow the music, you will get
lucky and come across something truly amazing as I did

Submitted By: Danielle Cuvillier



Camera: Canon 5DII with Canon 24-105L
Location: Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest White Mountians, California
Software: Adobe Lightroom 4 and NIK Silver Efex Pro 2
Printer: Epson 9800
Inkset: Epson Ultrachrome K3

Submitted By: Marshall Mahler

Purple passiflora.jpg

"Purple Passion Flower"

Camera: Canon 5D
Format Raw
Software: Photoshop, Zerene Stacker
Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 9900

Submitted By: David Fishman

Life on the Lake

"Life on the Lake"

Location: Seattle; Lake Union
Camera: Nikon 24-70 mm f/2.8
Setup: 1/125 sec; f/9
Software: Photoshop CS6
Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 3800 UC
Medium: Epson Hot Press Bright

Submitted By: Sandy Moss



Camera body: Phase One 645DF medium format Body
Camera back: Phase One p65+ digital back
Lens Phase One Schneider 80mm f2.8 lens
Software: Minor adjustments in Capture One and Photoshop
Printer: EPSON Stylus Pro 11880
Medium: Premier Fine Art Smooth paper (laquered)
Submitted By: Scott Sutherland

Afterglow at Steptoe Butte

"Afterglow at Steptoe Butte"

Location: Eastern Washington - The Palouse - Steptoe Butte
Camera: Canon EOS 30D lens: EF70-200 F2.8 Focal
Lens EF70-200 F2.8 Focal Length 85.00 mm (with 1.4 extender)
Software: Photoshop(almost no manipulation)
Printer: EPSON Stylus Pro 3880
Medium: EPSON Exhibition Fiber Photo Paper

General Info:
To capture afterglow determine your location in advance.  Get to your location a hour or so before sunset.
I set up two cameras set up on tripods with cable releases.  I selected areas where I liked the composition.
I waited until sunset is over and took several captures -- all very different.  I moved the camera on the tripod as
the light shifted -- time is limited so be prepared to work quickly.  It is the atmospheric condition of the sky
that creates the afterglow.  The colors reflect the fields and will be different at different times of the yeas.
My photo was taken in May.  I did very little post processing in Photoshop -- the colors were real.

Submitted By: Mary Westerback

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