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THE HAL PRIZE 2017

PHOTOGRAPHY 1ST

“Surf Sisters” by Laura Joeckel

I was amused at the sight of these nuns hoisting their skirts to cool off in the surf of Monterosso al Mare, a Cinque Terre resort town in Italy.

This terrific travel photograph succeeds on several levels: The nuns are captured in a nonintrusive manner and we see just enough of their facial expressions to give it life. The viewer knows that we’re in Italy by the writing on the boat. Great use of composition and a telephoto lens to visually compress the elements. I would have been excited to have made this picture while on assignment!

Photography Judge Kevin J. Miyazaki

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“Chinta’s Love” by Shannon Thielman

I live in rural Marathon County with my six-year-old son, where we raise chickens. We travel to Panama every other year because after having served in the Peace Corps there from 2002-2003, people in these villages seem like family. This woman cradles her granddaughter. As is frequently the case here, the child’s mother is working away from home as a teacher while the grandparents take care of her children.

This photograph is a winner because it’s both touching and informative. Good environmental portraiture is respectful and provides information about the subjects. This photograph does just that via clothing, posture, the home environment. Effective use of soft, pleasing light.

Kevin J. Miyazaki

“New Friend” by Ron Maloney While taking a swim at the Murphy Park beach, this friendly pooch decided to come over and say hi.

This is a lively, fun photograph that immediately registers with the viewer. But it also has terrific composition and lots of information and details, the closer you look. Great use of camera position within the water setting. The photographer truly put themselves into this experience.

Kevin J. Miyazaki

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Peninsula Pulse - 2017 Hal Prize - August 4-11, 2017 v23i31  

Each fall, the Peninsula Pulse newspaper in Door County, Wisconsin invites people of all ages, backgrounds and artistic abilities to submit...

Peninsula Pulse - 2017 Hal Prize - August 4-11, 2017 v23i31  

Each fall, the Peninsula Pulse newspaper in Door County, Wisconsin invites people of all ages, backgrounds and artistic abilities to submit...