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Congratulations to the GNPA Smokies Photo Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the GNPA Smokies Photo Competition Winners!

There were many great entries in this year’s photo competition, so thanks to all for entering.  The judges have selected their winning entries and several Honorable Mentions.  The prizes for winning entries are: $125 – Best In Show; $100 – First Place; $50 – Second Place; $25 – Third Place. All the winning entries can be viewed in the Galleries at https://gnpa.org/2022/11/18/2022-gnpa-smokies-weekend-contest-winners-gallery/

Here are the winners by category:

Best In Show:  Sunning Spider, James Day Sunning Spider - James Day

 

Wildlife:  1st Place – Big Bear, Emil Powella

Wildlife:

 2nd Place  – Meadowlark Singing, David Donagan

3rd Place – Buckeye Butterfly, Don Williams

Honorable Mention – Bear Poised, David Donagan

Honorable Mention – Red Bellied Woodpecker, Don Williams

Honorable Mention – Nursing Fawn, Traci Dickson

 

Landscape:  1st Place – Morning Rays, Tom Simpson

Landscape:

2nd Place – Tremont Stream, James Day

3rd Place – Sunkissed Sumac on the Foothills Parkway, Traci Dickson

Honorable Mention – Mountain Church and Sun Rays, Donna Thornell

Honorable Mention – Vestiges of Fall, Jerry Black

 

Macro/Close Up:  1st Place – Sunning Spider, James DaySunning Spider - James Day

Macro/Close Up:

2nd Place – Natures Silk, Don Williams

                                     3rd Place – Seed Catcher, Tom Simpson

Honorable Mention – Water Sun Mosaic, Marcia Brandes

Honorable Mention – Elkmont Strider, Ray Silva

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

 Make your plans now to come to the Smokies next year…

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: GNPA Smokies Weekend is Nov. 3-6, 2022

SAVE THE DATE: GNPA Smokies Weekend is Nov. 3-6, 2022

Plans will soon be finalized for GNPA’s annual Fall Smokies Photo Weekend— the committee is working on the plans for a safe and fun trip, filled with fantastic photography opportunities with experienced trip leaders.

Early November is one of the most beautiful times of the year to be in the Smokies.

We can’t wait to see all our friends at this year’s event.

Stay tuned for more information soon!

Come and Photograph Eagles in February with GNPA in Moline, Illinois

Come and Photograph Eagles in February with GNPA in Moline, Illinois

WHERE: QUAD CITY/MOLINE, ILLINOIS
WHEN: 2/16 – 2/19, 2023
COST: Registrants pay for FLIGHT/HOTEL/CAR RENTAL/MEALS ONLY!
No other GNPA FEE to join us.
WHO: GNPA MEMBERS ONLY/ Any skill level
REGISTER: LIMIT 20 , REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE 1/19/2023, REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.meetup.com/gwinnett-gnpa-chapter/events/288391894/

Come join your GNPA friends and travel with us to Moline, Illinois to photograph thousands of Eagles. The Eagles congregate on the Mississippi River every year to feed on the bountiful fish before continuing their arduous journey home. Other wildlife can also be seen such as Wild Geese, Ducks and White Pelicans.

We suggest arriving in Moline, IL on 2/16/2023 so you will be ready to start on Friday morning 2/17/2023. Returning to Quad City airport after a morning shoot ending at noon on 2/19/2023.
We will be visiting a variety of locations during our visit traveling up to 90 minutes away to many different shooting opportunities in the area.
Carpooling and sharing the expense of a car rental is recommended.

For equipment: Telephoto lenses with a range up to 500mm minimum. Tripod, extra batteries, rain gear (for wet snow), layers for a cold climate, hand warmers might be advisable and warm winter boots.
Specific hotel and flight details upon registration.

You must be a dues-paying member of GNPA to attend this event. Not a member? Go to www.gnpa.org to learn more about our organization and to join. We look forward to meeting you!

Most locations will be just a short walk from your vehicle. Ice and Snow can be treacherous on walkways and sidewalks, snow boots are recommended.
Hand warmers would be advisable.
Group size – 20 GNPA members. Waiting list once full.
Our guide will be another GNPA member Ray Silva who lives close to the area in Moline and knows all the best places to shoot.

Click here to review all the information.

 

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