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September Pic of the Month

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Upcoming themes - please DO NOT enter your images before the theme opens
as it will be missed.

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PIC OF THE MONTH

THEME: SUNRISE | SUNSET

Post your best photo on your Instagram account according to this month’s theme
"CLOSE-UPS". (September).

Include #contestPRAC to enter our online art contest. Photographer must be:

  • over 18 years of age
    resident of Ontario
    follow PRAC on Instagram
    and tag two friends.

Maximum two images per artist per theme.

At the end of the month PRAC will select the image with the most likes and award the photographer $50.

Not sure how to tag a friend in Instagram?
Check HERE.

Please do not enter your photograph before the theme opens - we may miss it!

If you some info on "How To" nightime photography, check HERE.


August 2021

Congratulations to Todd Murrison HERE
"Under the Boardwalk" the Brant Street Pier is not exactly a boardwalk, but it sure is a great place to be! Got up early on Sunday morning and strolled down under the pier to capture the morning’s first light.


July 2021

Congratulations to Michael Lavender HERE
I see this young swan almost everyday on my walk but this was the first time it came close while i was along the beach. The family of swans swam over to where i was and i watched them as they young ones slowly dozed off for a nap. The bright warm sun made for some night lighting with this one.
It was a nice moment that i was happy to capture of this common, yet beautiful swan.


June 2021

Congratulations to Mark Cassell for his peony bud HERE
This photo of a peony just starting to open was taken with a 105mm macro lens on a very overcast day, which usually provides the best
lighting for outdoor flower photography. As a welcome bonus, it had just rained and I was able to capture water droplets on the flower
which always add a nice element to any flower photo.


Congratulations to Marianne McLinton, winner of Oshawa's Culture Counts prize for her peony HERE
A beautiful early blooming peony. It's so delicate and pretty in the afternoon sunshine. This is definitely one of my favorites.


May 2021

Congratulations to Margaret Brackley for her Alcohol Ink Painting "Australis Borealis". It was created on a ceramic tile 9x12 and mounted on panel board.


April 2021

Congratulations to Michael Lavender of Ajax winner of Signs of Spring with his wasp waiting for a blossom to open.
"Every spring my son and I look forward to searching the gardens at home for some interesting insect life. My wife found this wasp for us, and it was in such a nice spot on some of our flowers that I coudnt resist taking some macro shots of it as it. We love doing macro at home to view the insect infront of our eyes then enlarging it on the computer to get a closer look!"


March 2021

Congratulations to Pickering's Gary Myers for “Winter’s Teeth” our March Pic of the Month photographer HERE.


February 2021

Congratulations to Mark Cassell for his fabulous Frozen Bubble photograph! https://www.instagram.com/p/CLb7I8epjeL/

Mark shared his recipe for making these:
I use the pretty standard online recipe (1/2 to 3/4 cups water, 2tbsp soap, 2tbsp corn syrup) and yes I do just use a straw (McDonald’s drink size) to blow them. The biggest challenges are avoiding wind and reflections in the bubble, and now has also become about finding new and interesting ways to create and photograph them.


JANUARY 2021

Congratulations to Susana Mingram, our January Pic of the Month Digital Artist for "Weird Times"
"Weird Times" reflects people's emotions during the beginning of this pandemic; some were in panic, and some felt in despair. They all remained together, but cannot wait to be separated.
Until the lockdown is over, we shall stay home and remain in contact with our beloved friends and family, but never forget the lessons we’ve learned along the way!


DECEMBER 2020
Congratulations to Jackie Ferrier, our December Pic of the Month Photographer for her family photo "I wanted to create an experience inspired by still life and portrait paintings of the Golden Age in the 17th century. But my girls weren’t too thrilled with the idea of dressing up for it so I came up with the idea of doing a portrait so none of us would have to. I shot each of us separately and made the head pieces in secret and shot them individually, too. Then brought it all together in photoshop." https://www.instagram.com/p/CJRxgqeA98J/


NOVEMBER 2020
Congratulations to Anjalie Rampersad of Pickering our November Pic of the Month photographer for her photo of her friend's pup Jax, a sweet little Cockapoo (10-weeks- old). https://www.instagram.com/p/CHuE9tKAVMw/


OCTOBER 2020
Congratulations to Kelley Lenkeit, of Ajax winner of our October Pic of the Month for her beautiful photo taken around sideline 24 - between York Durham 30 and 5th Concession, Stouffville area. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGTud9rgpX7/

           

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