Photo Contest 32
Winners and Runners Up
David Miller of Lower Sackville, N.S. got this charming photo of his cat Pistachio drinking from the bathroom sink using a Canon PowerShot S5 digicam. David placed a homemade flash diffuser over the lens to soften the light, and set shutter speed of 1/200 second to freeze the water coming out of the faucet. As a grand-prize winner, David receives a Casio Exilim EX-FH20 High-Speed digital camera, with 9.1-megapixel sensor and 20x wide-angle zoom lens.
Annette Koolsbergen of Hamilton, Ont. wins a Casio Exilim EX-FH20 digital camera, which has ultra-high-speed video and still-photo modes, for this amazing picture of a rough-legged hawk framed against the setting sun. Annette captured the photo with a Canon EOS 50D and Canon EF 400mm f/4L USM telephoto lens, and later adjusted colour and darkened the foreground using Paint.NET.
To create a sense of motion, Cheng Ze Liang of Toronto set a shutter speed of 1/25 second, and then panned his Nikon D200 DSLR and Nikkor AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom as these two geese flew above Toogood Pond north of Toronto. As a runner-up prizewinner, Cheng receives a Casio Pathfinder PAW1500-1V solar-powered watch, which has atomic-clock accuracy.
Bill Griffin of Mississauga, Ont. is a runner-up prizewinner for this atmospheric photo, taken on a foggy day in Caledon Region, northwest of Toronto. Bill shot on Kodak Gold 100 colour-print film using a Canon Elan II 35mm SLR and Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lens, and later scanned the photo, and converted it to black-and-white. He receives a Casio Pathfinder PAW1500-1V watch, which has barometer, thermometer, altimeter, digital compass, tide-graphing and moon-phase-tracking functions.