Mike Thomas Photos: Blog http://mikethomas.photos/blog en-us (C) Mike Thomas Photos berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) Sun, 13 May 2018 20:46:00 GMT Sun, 13 May 2018 20:46:00 GMT http://mikethomas.photos/img/s/v-5/u1011284263-o153695030-50.jpg Mike Thomas Photos: Blog http://mikethomas.photos/blog 120 112 B-CCC May Open Photography Competition Winning Image NSFW http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/5/b-ccc-may-open-photography-competition-winning-image-nsfw The theme for May at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club was "Open," so anything goes. I had a five winning images.  I have posted this image separately since it is NOT SAFE FOR WORK or FACEBOOK for that matter. This image won first place in the B&W contest. Click on the NSFW image to see the winner.

NSFW  


 

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) liz ashley nude http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/5/b-ccc-may-open-photography-competition-winning-image-nsfw Sun, 13 May 2018 20:45:31 GMT
B-CCC May Open Photography Competition Winning Images http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/5/b-ccc-may-open-photography-competition-winning-images The theme for May at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club was "Open," so anything goes. I had a five winning images.  One of my best nights ever. The judge really liked my images. Below I have posted four of the winning images. I am going to post the other image separately.

Alice in the Clock TowerAlice in the Clock Tower1st Place Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Color Prints Open  
Superego and the IdSuperego and the Id2nd Place Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Color Prints Open
HandsHandsHonorable Mention Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Digital Open
Top HatTop HatHonorable Mention Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced B&W Open


 

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) alex alice bowie crofton camera club brandon bridget clock tower hands reflection self portrait sunglasses top hat http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/5/b-ccc-may-open-photography-competition-winning-images Sun, 13 May 2018 19:36:58 GMT
ACC April Digital Competition Winning Images - Surrealism http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/4/acc-april-digital-competition-winning-images---surrealism The theme for April at the Arundel Camera Club was "Surrealism".

“Surreal photography would be more about creating a world or image which goes beyond the physical world as we know it. It usually shows something which would be impossible in real life or tampers with the line defining what is real and what is imaginary. Surreal = beyond the real.”

I had two winning digital images. 

The Eye BeholdsThe Eye Beholds4th Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Digital Surrealism
Canned SunflowersCanned SunflowersHM Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Digital Surrealism

 

I had one loosing image

2018 Berl Thomas2018 Berl Thomas

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) arundel camera club blended eye flower jar sunflowers surrealism http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/4/acc-april-digital-competition-winning-images---surrealism Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:24:12 GMT
ACC April Print Competition Winning Images - Surrealism http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/4/acc-april-competition-winning-images---surrealism The theme for April at the Arundel Camera Club was "Surrealism".

“Surreal photography would be more about creating a world or image which goes beyond the physical world as we know it. It usually shows something which would be impossible in real life or tampers with the line defining what is real and what is imaginary. Surreal = beyond the real.”

I had four winning images. 

Time in a BottleTime in a Bottle1st Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints Surrealism ArizonaArizonaHM Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints Surrealism
PickledPickled4th Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Color Prints Surrealism Hat TrickHat Trick2nd Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints Surrealism

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) alex arundel camera club bottle hat multiple exposure silhouette surrealism time http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/4/acc-april-competition-winning-images---surrealism Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:46:28 GMT
B-CCC April Nature Photography Competition Winning Images http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/4/b-ccc-april-nature-photography-competition-winning-images The theme for April at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club was "Nature." I had a three honorable mentions.  Thanks to Vince and Roz for the compliments on and constructive feedback on my Frog Legs image. Thanks to Clarence for telling me he likes looking at my images. Thanks to Leslie for the lemon bars.

  Hummingbird and Cone FLowerHummingbird and Cone FLowerHonorable Mention Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced Color Prints Nature
Spider in the GardenSpider in the GardenHonorable Mention Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced Digital Nature
Another LotusAnother LotusHonorable Mention Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced Digital Nature

I had three loosing images. No disrespect to the winning images and respective photographers, but I was disappointed some of these didn't place.

Egret in FlightEgret in Flight MushroomsMushrooms FroglegsFroglegs


 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) birds bowie crofton camera club cone flower egret flower frog honorable mention hummingbird lotus mushrooms spider http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/4/b-ccc-april-nature-photography-competition-winning-images Tue, 03 Apr 2018 02:59:39 GMT
ACC March Competition Winning Images - Open http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/3/acc-march-competition-winning-images---open The theme for March at the Arundel Camera Club was "Open". I had five winning images.

2016 Berl ThomasWalt Disney Music Hall3rd Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Color Open Mill1st Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Open
2014 All Rights ReservedPuddleHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Open All Rights ReservedCanoe NY8475HJHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Color Open
StrengthHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Digital Open

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) abstract arundel camera club boat canoe hands mill http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/3/acc-march-competition-winning-images---open Fri, 30 Mar 2018 23:50:37 GMT
B-CCC February Abstract Photography Competition Winning Images http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/3/b-ccc-february-abstract-photography-competition-winning-images The theme for March at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club was "Abstract." I had a two winners.

  Escher LikeEscher Like1st Place Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced B&W Prints Abstract
Carnival AbstractCarnival Abstract3rd Place Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Color Prints Abstract


 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) abstract architecture bowie crofton camera club first place long exposure second place walt disney music hall http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/3/b-ccc-february-abstract-photography-competition-winning-images Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:06:16 GMT
ACC February Print Competition Winning Images - Reflections http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/2/acc-february-print-competition-winning-images---reflections The theme for February at the Arundel Camera Club was "Reflections". I had five winning images.

The Superego and the IdThe Superego and the Id2nd Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Color Prints Reflections SarahSarahHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Color Prints Reflections The MillThe MillHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints Reflections
Pocket WatchPocket Watch2nd Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints Reflections PuddlePuddleHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints Reflections

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 2nd place arundel camera club beard boat bride color honorable mention mill monochrome people reflections runner sunglasses watch http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/2/acc-february-print-competition-winning-images---reflections Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:17:43 GMT
B-CCC February Travel Photography Competition Winning Images http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/2/b-ccc-february-travel-photography-competition-winning-images The theme for February at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club was "Travel." I had a couple of winners.

  Halibut CoveHalibut Cove1st Place Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced B&W Prints Travel
Shish KebabShish Kebab 2HM Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Digital Travel


 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) bowie crofton camera club first place halibut cove honorable mention shish kebab travel http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/2/b-ccc-february-travel-photography-competition-winning-images Tue, 06 Feb 2018 04:57:19 GMT
ACC January Digital Competition Winning Images - Open http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/1/acc-january-digital-competition-winning-images---open The theme for January at the Arundel Camera Club was "Open". I had three winning images.

Streetcar2nd Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Digital Open Contest
CrabsHM Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Digital Open Contest
Chesapeake RunnerChesapeake RunnerHM Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Digital Open Contest

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) alex arundel camera club chesapeake crabs honorable mention people runner san francisco second place streetcar http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/1/acc-january-digital-competition-winning-images---open Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:13:20 GMT
B-CCC January People Working Photography Competition Winning Image http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/1/b-ccc-january-people-working-photography-competition-winning-image The theme for January at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club was "People Working." I had one Honorable Mention. 

  Pit BeefPit BeefHM Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Color Prints People Working

 

Here were my loosing images.

Brugal RumBrugal Rum JewelerJeweler Shish KebabShish Kebab
NYC PidicabNYC Pidicab Mural PainterMural Painter

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) artist bowie crofton camera club honorable mention people pidicab pit beaf rum shish kebab working http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/1/b-ccc-january-people-working-photography-competition-winning-image Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:07:18 GMT
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/1/franciscan-monastery-of-the-holy-land-in-america-2 So what do you do when you are furloughed? We decided that traffic in and around D.C. mid morning wouldn't be bad considering the Federal Government was closed today. So Dawn and I went to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. Beautiful grounds and church. It was kind of like a pilgrimage for people who couldn't afford to actually go to the Holy Lands. They recreated many pilgrimage sites for you to visit on the grounds.

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in AmericaFranciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in AmericaFranciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in AmericaFranciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in AmericaFranciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America Mike BMT_2850_AuroraHDR2018-editMike BMT_2850_AuroraHDR2018-edit

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) america christian church franciscan franciscan monastery of the holy land in america holy land monastery http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/1/franciscan-monastery-of-the-holy-land-in-america-2 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:37:53 GMT
ACC January Competition Winning Images - Open http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/1/acc-january-competition-winning-images---open The theme for January at the Arundel Camera Club was "Open". I had three winning images.

Top HatTop Hat1st Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints Open
Balloon FlowerBalloon Flower3rd Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Color Prints Open
Stormy SkiesStormy Skies4th Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints Open

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) arundel camera club barn blue color first place flower fourth place landscape monochrome third place top hat http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/1/acc-january-competition-winning-images---open Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:08:22 GMT
ACC December Competition Winning Images - Abstract Scapes http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/12/acc-december-competition-winning-images---abstract-scapes The theme for December at the Arundel Camera Club was "Abstract Scapes". Just what the heck is an abstract scape? Well its a landscape, cityscape, seascape that is abstract. This was a challenging theme for both the club members and the judge. Some images leaned to far towards a pure landscape, seascape, cityscape and some leaned to far towards the abstract. The judge also wasn't a big fan of some classic techniques where you move the camera while taking the photo (e.g., camera swipes and swirls). I had two honorable mentions.

My first honorable mention was a multiple exposure

ForrestForrestHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints Abstract Landscapes

My Second honorable mention was this shop taken at the Walt Disney Music Hall in California. This one leaned more toward abstract architecture than a landscape. It's all about the patterns and lines. I printed it on metallic paper.

Walt Disney Music HallWalt Disney Music HallHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Color Prints Abstract Landscapes

 

Here are my loosing images.

Mono SwipeMono Swipe Reflected RedReflected Red Symatric Lines and TrianglesSymatric Lines and Triangles

 

SwipeSwipe Swipe Complementary ColorsSwipe Complementary Colors StutterStutter Sirling LeavesSirling Leaves


 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) abstract architecture arundel camera club honorable mention landscape leaves monochrome http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/12/acc-december-competition-winning-images---abstract-scapes Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:05:56 GMT
B-CCC December Silhouette Photography Competition Winning Images http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/12/b-ccc-december-silhouette-photography-competition-winning-images The theme for December at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club was "Silhouette." Where the subject is the silhouette of something; a dark object, usually black, with a lighter background. I had three winning images.  

  Radio CityRadio City1st Place Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Color Prints Silhouettes
Fishing from PierFishing from PierHonorable Mention Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Digital Silhouettes
Checking NetsChecking NetsHonorable Mention Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Digital Silhouettes

 

Here were my loosing images.

Kite SurferKite Surfer AnticipationAnticipation Santa Monica PierSanta Monica Pier  

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 1st place bowie crofton camera club city fishing honorable mention kite surfer radio silhouettes sunrise http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/12/b-ccc-december-silhouette-photography-competition-winning-images Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:21:24 GMT
ACC November Print Competition Winning Images - Open http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/11/acc-november-print-competition-winning-images---open The theme for November at the Arundel Camera Club was "Open". I had one winning images.

Damask B&WDamask B&W4th Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints Open

 


 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 4th place arundel camera club damask monochrome open pattern texture http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/11/acc-november-print-competition-winning-images---open Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:09:26 GMT
B-CCC November Textures Photography Competition Winning Images http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/11/b-ccc-november-textures-photography-competition-winning-images The theme for November at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club was "Textures." Where the texture is the dominant subject: the visual and tactile quality of a surface: bumpy, rough, smooth, wrinkled, prickly, etc. The bark of a tree, the roughness of sandpaper, the softness of satin, the scales of a fish, the fuzziness of a kitten; not to be confused with pattern. Here are my two winning images.  

  NS Savannah - Dining RoomNS Savannah - Dining Room2nd Place Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Monochrome Prints Textures
DamaskDamaskHonorable Mention Bowie Crofton Camera Club Advanced Color Prints Textures

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 2nd place honorable mention ns savannah textures http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/11/b-ccc-november-textures-photography-competition-winning-images Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:57:36 GMT
B-CCC October Open Photography Competition Winning Images http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/10/b-ccc-october-open-photography-competition-winning-images The theme for October at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club was "Open." Here are my winning images. If you looked at my last blog post you will notice "Alex" won 1st this time. Last time it won 4th. 

  Alex1st Place Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced Black and White Prints Open
Refreshing3rd Place Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced Color Prints Open
Balloon FlowerBalloon FlowerHonorable Mention Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced Digital Open

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 1st place 3rd place alex boy coca cola coke flower girl honorable mention people watch http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/10/b-ccc-october-open-photography-competition-winning-images Wed, 04 Oct 2017 03:51:55 GMT
ACC September Competition Winning Images - Open http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/9/acc-september-competition-winning-images---open The theme for September at the Arundel Camera Club was "Open". I had three winning images.

AlexAlex4th Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochome Prints Open
Hood OrnamentHood OrnamentHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Color Prints Open
DaylilyDaylilyHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Digital Open

 


 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 4th place alex arundel camera club car flower honorable mention hood ornament macro monochrome http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/9/acc-september-competition-winning-images---open Thu, 28 Sep 2017 03:14:12 GMT
Christmas In July OPEN CRUISE http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/8/christmas-in-july-open-cruise Dawn and I went to the "Christmas In July OPEN CRUISE" car show at Marley Station on August 5th. This was probably the best auto show I have seen in the local area. Hundreds of cars of all types. It was hosted by the "Lost in the 50's Custom Car Club of Maryland". This was a fundraiser for their Salvation Army Christmas toy fund. Here are a few images:

Mike P8050008-Edit1940 Chevrolet Hood OrnamentOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Mike P8050058-EditSunburstOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Mike P8050028-EditHoods UpOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

]]>
berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) automobile car hood ornament maryland show http://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/8/christmas-in-july-open-cruise Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:12:38 GMT