Mike Thomas Photos: Blog https://mikethomas.photos/blog en-us (C) Mike Thomas Photos berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) Sun, 27 May 2018 16:08:00 GMT Sun, 27 May 2018 16:08:00 GMT https://mikethomas.photos/img/s/v-5/u541811516-o153695030-50.jpg Mike Thomas Photos: Blog https://mikethomas.photos/blog 94 120 ACC End of Year Competition Winning Images https://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/5/acc-end-of-year-competition-winning-images Here are my winning images from the Arundel Camera Club end of year competition and banquet.

 I had two first place images. The images of a pocket watch reflected won Best of Show.

Pocket WatchPocket Watch1st Place and Best of Show Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome Prints - End of Year 2018
F Market FerriesF Market Ferries1st Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Digital - End of Year 2018

 

I had one Second Place

Stormy SkiesStormy Skies2nd Place Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome - End of Year 2018

I three honorable mentions

Walt Disney Music HallWalt DIsney Music HallHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Color Prints - End of Year 2018 The Eye BeholdsThe Eye BeholdsHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Digital - End of Year 2018 Hat TrickHat TrickHonorable Mention Arundel Camera Club Unlimited Monochrome - End of Year 2018

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) arundel camera club contest end of year https://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/5/acc-end-of-year-competition-winning-images Sun, 27 May 2018 16:08:03 GMT
Eastern Red Columbine https://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/5/eastern-red-columbine I planted these Eastern Red Columbine's in my garden a couple of years ago. They don't appear to like the heat. I'm surprised they survived. this year for some reason they have grown into a small bush and look great. I hope they keep propagating. I made this shot by focus stacking in Helicon Focus. I lit it with a Lume Cube.

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) eastern red columbine flower lume cube red https://mikethomas.photos/blog/2018/5/eastern-red-columbine Tue, 22 May 2018 03:41:42 GMT
B-CCC May Open Photography Competition Winning Image NSFW https://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.

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) liz ashley nude https://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 https://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


 

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) alex alice bowie crofton camera club brandon bridget clock tower hands reflection self portrait sunglasses top hat https://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 https://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

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) arundel camera club blended eye flower jar sunflowers surrealism https://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 https://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

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) alex arundel camera club bottle hat multiple exposure silhouette surrealism time https://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 https://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


 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) birds bowie crofton camera club cone flower egret flower frog honorable mention hummingbird lotus mushrooms spider https://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 https://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

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) abstract arundel camera club boat canoe hands mill https://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 https://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


 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) abstract architecture bowie crofton camera club first place long exposure second place walt disney music hall https://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 https://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

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 2nd place arundel camera club beard boat bride color honorable mention mill monochrome people reflections runner sunglasses watch https://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 https://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


 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) bowie crofton camera club first place halibut cove honorable mention shish kebab travel https://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 https://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

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) alex arundel camera club chesapeake crabs honorable mention people runner san francisco second place streetcar https://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 https://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

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) artist bowie crofton camera club honorable mention people pidicab pit beaf rum shish kebab working https://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 https://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

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) america christian church franciscan franciscan monastery of the holy land in america holy land monastery https://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 https://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

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) arundel camera club barn blue color first place flower fourth place landscape monochrome third place top hat https://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 https://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


 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) abstract architecture arundel camera club honorable mention landscape leaves monochrome https://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 https://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  

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 1st place bowie crofton camera club city fishing honorable mention kite surfer radio silhouettes sunrise https://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 https://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

 


 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 4th place arundel camera club damask monochrome open pattern texture https://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 https://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

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 2nd place honorable mention ns savannah textures https://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 https://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

 

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berlthomas@hotmail.com (Mike Thomas Photos) 1st place 3rd place alex boy coca cola coke flower girl honorable mention people watch https://mikethomas.photos/blog/2017/10/b-ccc-october-open-photography-competition-winning-images Wed, 04 Oct 2017 03:51:55 GMT