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Saturday, October 3, 2015

4th Annual RRPA Photo Contest Winners

Category Artist Title Prize $ #Chosen
Best in Show David Williamson Madison Courthouse $50 4
Alternate Best In Show Linda Cope Golden Afternoon at Trillium Lake $30 4

1st Rheanna Wolk Princess $20 3
2nd David Williamson Homeless Writer $15
3rd  Larry Braun Mingo Adventure $10 3
1st Honorable Mention David Williamson Crowing
2nd Honorable Mention Dan Buckenmyer Nature's Highlites

1st Linda Cope Majestic Times Two $20
2nd Kent Nelson Spring Flight $15 4
3rd  Laura Bennett Morning Ray $10 1
1st Honorable Mention Rheanna Wolk Welcome Home
2nd Honorable Mention Rheanna Wolk Morning Light

1st Linda Cope Crater Lake Preview $20
2nd Jane Nicholas The Lake $15 1
3rd  Dan Buckenmyer Smoky Mountain Morning $10 4
1st Honorable Mention Larry Braun Smooth Sailing
2nd Honorable Mention Pat Eftink Foggy Crescent Beach 1
OTHER = 20

1st Kent Nelson White Out $20
2nd Larry Braun Stay Focused $15
3rd  Laura Holmburg Imagine The Rush $10 1
1st Honorable Mention Dan Buckenmyer Glowing Sea Grape Leaf
2nd Honorable Mention David Williamson People Brushes

1st Dan Buckenmyer High Hill Chapel Sunset $20
2nd Linda Cope Preserving The Past $15
3rd  Kent Nelson During the Phall $10
1st Honorable Mention Kent Nelson Robinson Ritz
2nd Honorable Mention Bill Nace City Market Staircase 1

1st Martha Haertling Bright Bird $20 2
2nd Martha Haertling Sammy's Loving The Sand $15

Friday, September 18, 2015

4th Annual Photo Contest Categories and Rules

It's time for the 4th Annual RRPA Members Photo Contest.

Categories this year are as follows:

1. People

2. Animals

3. Landscapes

4. Architecture

5. Other than above

6. New Shooters - *This will be a generally self-policing category. We ask that those that are well versed in photography not submit in this category, but we reserve the right to disqualify photos if we think the shooter is overqualified.

Submissions are due at the September meeting on the 24th at the Cape Library.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 photos per category.

-All photos must be in the 8”x8”, 8”x10” or 8”x12” format. This is for display and competition purposes.

-All photos must be printed on matte, satin or glossy papers only. No metallics, canvas or other materials.

-No framing, matting or mounting of the photo. Winning photos will be matted by the club for display purposes.

-No watermarks, signatures, logos or identification of the photographer allowed on the front of the photo.

-Photos must be securely labeled on the back with at least the following info:

~ Top of photo must be labeled on the back

~ Name of member

~ Phone number

~ Title of photo

~ Category to be entered into (There were several photos last year that did not have a category listed. This must be included or the photo will be disqualified.)

-Photos must have been taken by the member.

-2 photos allowed per member per category.

-Decisions of the judges are final.

-Cash prizes will be the same as last year, $50 for best of show, $30 for Alternate Best of Show, $20 for 1st, $15 for second and $10 for 3rd.

For any questions, please contact Dan at 225-6593, message me on Facebook or email me at

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Worldwide Photo Walk 2015 - Downtown Cape Girardeau

Join us for this year's Worldwide Photo Walk in downtown Cape.

The walk will be on October 3rd, from 8 a.m. -11 a.m. and is open to 50 photographers.

We will be gathering in the parking lot across from Hutson's Furniture and shooting in the downtown area.

If you are interested in joining the walk, please go to the Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk and join up. The walk is free, but they ask for at least a $1 donation to help an orphanage in Kenya.

Invite your friends through the Facebook event page.

You do not need to be a member of the RRPA to join us.  We would love to see photographers of all skill levels and age levels joining us.

Use this Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk hashtag when sharing photos on social networking after the walk:  #WWPW2015 

After the photowalk, choose your best photo for submitting.  Here is some important information from the FAQ page:

Log into your account at and go to your walk page, you’ll see a box where you can upload your best photo. The suggested dimensions are 1000px on the longest side at 72dpi, and the maximum file size is 1MB.
Once your image has uploaded, you’ll see it on screen and be able to confirm that you’ve uploaded the correct image. If you change your mind and want to submit a different image, you will have until the cutoff date (October 9 at 12:00 noon ET) to upload a new image. After that, no changes can be made.
Join the Worldwide Photowalk Flickr group to share all of your photos.  (See last year's submitted photos in the 2014 Flickr group.)  Use this convenient link to share the event.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sons of American Revolution Photo Contest due tomorrow

Pictures for Sons of American Revolution Photo contest due tomorrow at Radiant Reflections, previously West Side Camera. Check out there Facebook page for more information:

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Meeting this Thursday!

MEETING NOTICE: The RRPA meeting for this month is one week earlier due to scheduling conflicts at the library. The meeting is this coming Thursday, August 20th 6:30pm in the Oscar Hirsch Room of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Any questions, phone Dan at 225 6593. Be there or be... absent.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Don't forget that the June meeting of the RRPA is this coming Thursday at the Cape Library, 6:30pm. Remember to bring your photos for the Mingo Display in July. Larry Braun will be discussing how to create line drawings and other interpretations from your photos.

Monday, June 8, 2015


MEETING CHANGE ALERT: Our June meeting is scheduled on the usual last Thursday of the month, which is the 25th. BUT, there are several future meetings that cannot be scheduled on the last Thursday of the months due to Library functions. The new schedule for the rest of the year is as such:

June 25th
July 23rd (not the 30th)
August 20th (not the 27th)
September 24th (normal)
October 29th (normal)
November 19th (early due to Thanksgiving)
December 17th (Christmas Party, early due to Christmas)
Jan thru June 30, 2016 are on last Thursday of each month.

If you have questions, please contact Dan at 225-6593