Photos for Photo of the Month are chosen quarterly at the first regular meeting during the months of January, April, July, and October.

The winner's photos are hung in either the Flagstaff "Main" or "East" libraries for a month as listed in the following table.

2018

 

April

Don Hutter-Grand Canyon Light

March

 

February

1st Place: Don Hutter-Lake Mary Milky Way (Eastside)

January

 
 
 
 

April

"Grand Canyon Light"

"Don Hutter"

Grand Canyon LightGrand Canyon Light"Grand Canyon Light," was taken on January 10, 2018 at Desert View overlook at Grand Canyon National Park. It had snowed the day before, and while there wasn't much snow left to be seen, there were low, fast-moving clouds covering the Canyon rim. However, a friend and I were able to capture a number of shots through occasional holes in the cloud deck. Later, as the cloud layer began to rise and thin, a bright shaft of sunlight provided the opportunity for this very pleasing image. This photo was captured with a Canon 6D camera and an image-stabilized 70-200 mm zoom lens at focal length of 85 mm. The exposure was 1/200 second, at f/16, and ISO 400.

March

 

February

"Lake Mary Milky Way"

"Don Hutter"

Lake Mary Milky WayLake Mary Milky Way"Lake Mary Milky Way," taken on June 7, 2013, this was one of my early experiments with "nightscape" photography; long exposure photos of the night sky with recognizable foregrounds. The original image was made with a Canon 6D camera and 14 mm focal length lens at f2.8. This was a 20 second exposure at a very high ISO of 5000. Over the last several years I've reprocessed this image several times as my knowledge and software tools improved. The colors in this image are true to what one would see if our eyes were color sensitive at such low light levels. The green cloud-like features are due to airglow - fluorescence from atoms high in the atmosphere, and the yellow glow on the horizon is due to the lights of Phoenix - 140 miles distant!

 

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