Monochrome Print of the Year

Well, the Livonia Camera Club 2014-2015 competition season recently came to a close and we had our annual banquet to celebrate the season and to hand out awards from our end of the year competitions.

I entered only the color and monochrome print competitions.  The prints were judged by guest judges who are not members of the Livonia Camera Club.

In the salon color print division I took home the first place award along with two honorable mentions and in the salon monochrome print division I initially won a first place.  Since I won a first place, I was in the running for monochrome print of the year.  My monochrome print was selected as the monochrome print of the year!  It is very exciting since this is the second time I have won this honor.  The last time I won it was during the 2013-2014 season.

Acadia Sunset

Acadia Sunset


The photograph was made during our vacation to Acadia National Park in 2013.  It is a five shot HDR and was processed in Photoshop using Nik’s HDR Efex processor.  It was then converted to a monochrome image using Nik’s Silver Efex plugin for Photoshop.  The image was then printed on true B&W paper at Miller’s Imaging, whom I have used for a few years now.

I hope you enjoyed the image and please feel free to leave any questions or comments below.