Memorial garden shot earns photo club honors

* March winners

ROCKINGHAM — A photograph of an Iris in the Memorial Garden at First Baptist Church in New Bern took top honors Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of the Richmond County Photography Group.

Photo by Jimmy McDonald

Photo by Jimmy McDonald

Group leader Jimmy McDonald took the photo during his morning walk after photographing the sunrise over the Neuse River. This month’s assignment was “Bloom.”

“Just a couple of blocks away was the garden full of various blooms for my photo submission,” McDonald shard with The Pee Dee Post. “The low sun position provided just enough back lighting behind the flower for this photo.”

McDonald used his trust Canon 5Dmkiii on 1/200 exposure, atop a tripod. Camera settings included an ISO of 400 at 105mm lens.

The group next meets at 6 p.m. on May 19 at the Arts Richmond building on East Washington Street in downtown Rockingham. Weather-permitting, “we plan to do a photo walk around,” McDonald said.

Photo by Jimmy McDonald "I provided an exanple of an Alphabet challange captured with my iPhone from items around the office."

Photo by Jimmy McDonald
“I provided an exanple of an Alphabet challange captured with my iPhone from items around the office.”

The assignment up for peer evaluation for the May meeting is “Alphabet Challenge.”

The Alphabet Challenge assignment is simple,” McDonald said. “Photograph objects which resemble letters of the alphabet.”

Said McDonald: The main restriction is that you may not photograph any objects, which are actually intended to represent a letter of the alphabet (i.e. neon signs, logos, badges on cars etc.). It is, however, perfectly OK to crop, rotate, invert, flip your images, as long as the basic shape of the image is true to the original (albeit back-to-front, in the case of flipped images). Every focal length, from ultra-wide down to macro photography is allowed (encouraged even), as this helps to develop different techniques for capturing the images that you see around you.  This will be a fun assignment.

An additional challenge was presented as to find the letters in your first name and present an 8×10 composite during the May meeting.”

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