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Guest judge Kevin Gilligan selected the winning series and was impressed with the variety of images. “This was a fantastic collection, and the composition of each shot was excellent,” Kevin says. “There were architectural close-ups, historical monuments, animals, breathtaking landscapes, and striking color and black-and-white images. It was clear to me that Griffin really thought about each image he wanted to capture and took the time to make it beautiful. Viewing these makes me want to pack my bags and explore our amazing world.”
Professional photographer Hernan Rodriguez selected "Chinese Food Tapas" by Wilson Ng as the winning exhibit which featured images taken with his Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II zoom. The winning exhibit can be viewed at http://bit.ly/11q6dsF. Contest winner Wilson Ng chose the Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD All-In-One zoom lens. Contest Judge Hernan Rodriguez stated, "I put myself in the contestant's shoes. I know when I did competitions, I put in a lot of time and effort into creating my images. I believe that Wilson's exhibit had the best technical application for food photography along with well lit images.
Terry Mann’s love of photography started when he was stationed in Spain in 1971 and bought his first 35mm camera. He hasn’t stopped capturing the awe-inspiring sights he’s seen in front of his lens since. Terry used the Tamron 18-270mm VC lens on his walks around Albuquerque (including the Corrales section), Santa Fe, and El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living-history museum that shows the heritage and culture of 18th- and 19th-century New Mexico. “I don’t like to carry a lot of lenses around in my bag when I’m traveling, so the 18-270 has been perfect for shoots like this,” he says. “Plus, the Vibration Compensation was great. I’m older and shake a little bit, so I just turn that baby on and start shooting.”
Anna Meidinger spends most of her time raising cattle and horses with her husband on their farm in Wishek, North Dakota. When she’s not lugging hay to feed the livestock or grooming the horses, Meidinger roams the plains to take pictures of the animals under her care. The last two winters provided particularly amazing images — images that won Meidinger first place in Tamron’s “My Winter Exhibit” photography contest. Her winning exhibit, “Horses in Snow,” showcases pictures taken with her Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 and SP 70-200mm F/2.8 lenses.
Tamron USA announced the winner of the Tamron USA My Macro Exhibit Photo Contest. The contest, offered to Tamron lens users, required that entrants create a 3D virtual exhibit on www.MyPhotoExhibits.com showcasing at least 8-14 images. The winning exhibit would be based upon overall quality and originality of the collection. Professional photographer and My Macro Exhibit Photo Contest Judge, Mike Moats selected “Backyard Macros” created by Carolyn Derstine as the winner.
Mike Moats expressed his appreciation of her work through his remarks on the photographer; “Carolyn demonstrates an ability to produce excellent images with a variety of subjects in nature. All images are creatively composed in the frame, have good lighting, and nice sharp details. A well-balanced portfolio of subjects, beautiful colors, interesting textures, and nice blurred backgrounds.”
Honorable Mentions as chosen by Mike Moats
Underwater Macro life, Philippines by Wendy Capili
Macro Photography by William Folsom
Profjjw's macrophotography by Jules Weisler
Jeanine's Macro With Tamron Lens by Jeanine Hill
Macro Works by Brad Oliphant
The Beauty of Bugs by Steve Russell
Insects and a spider, 2011 by Amadee Ricketts
The Keys of Life by Alan French
Close ups in nature by Tom Croce
360 degree world by Allen Howard
Tamron USA, Inc. announced that Lois Settlemeyer of Camas, WA, was named the winner of Tamron's My Travel Exhibit photo contest as judged by American Photo editor Scott Alexander. Settlemeyer's breathtaking images of the fabled Antelope Canyon in Arizona are featured in a two-page spread in the September/October issue of American Photo magazine and she receives a Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD all-in-one zoom lens.
Lois' exhibit entitled Waves of Light features twelve stunning images of Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, at precise moments that illustrate perfectly the photographer’s skillful use of perspective and light.