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September West Clips 2017 Results
« on: November 25, 2017, 01:11 PM »
Judges

The Globe and Mail

Tim McKenna- Assistant photo editor
Theresa Suzuki- Assistant photo editor
Randy Velocci- Assistant photo editor



Photographers-14
Feature-43
News-19
Sports-22
Spot News- 12
Portrait-21
Multi-Photo- 9 entries/134 photos



FEATURE

1. Kevin Light/Freelance

Comments: We loved how this un-posed photo captured the feel of an unobtrusive, fly-on-the-wall. The natural light and composition made the intimate moment feel real. And that’s what its about.


Two groomsmen shave prior to a wedding between 2016 Olympic silver medalist Lindsay Jennerich and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Gabriel Bergen in Keremeos, British Columbia on September 2nd, 2017.


2. Jeff Mcintosh/The Canadian Press

Comments: This is a classic Canadiana post card photo. The photographer happened upon a scene at a lovely time of day, showing brilliant colours. We noticed the overall composition, the reflection and the positioning of the mother moose and baby moose (is that the right terminology?)


A mother moose and her calf drink from a pond as fall colours reflect on the surface near Cochrane, Alta., Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

3. Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press

Comments: The Red carpet makes the photo. It adds colour and punch and draws the eye to the man cleaning the stairs. We like the candidness of the photo and the moment.


Cleaning staff and security ready for the day before the throne speech at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, September 8, 2017.



NEWS

1. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Comments: Very emotional photo with one woman throwing her arms around another. Good composition where we can see part of each of the three women’s faces even though they are looking in different directions. As a single, we felt that it didn’t necessarily require to be black and white. Strong story.


Vicki Hill, left, is comforted by Bernie Williams, back left, before testifying about her late mother Mary Jane Hill, during hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Smithers, B.C., on Tuesday September 26, 2017. Her mother was found dead along Highway 16 near Prince Rupert in 1978 at the age of 31.

2. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Comments: Nice bright and colourful photo. Composition is perfect even with the subject centred. The boy is the focus and everything else fades into the background.


Ben Paul, of the Musqueam First Nation, sings and plays a drum during the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday September 24, 2017. The two kilometre walk was held to promote positive relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.

3. Liam Richards/The Canadian Press

Comments: This photo is nicely framed with the singer, the guitar, the boy the fans, someone capturing it on a mobile phone and a shooting beam of light. But without the boys expression it wouldn’t work. He makes it happen.


Brett Kissel performs at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in Saskatoon, Sunday, September 10, 2017.



SPORTS

1. Liam Richards/The Canadian Press

Comments: Photographer perfectly framed an unexpected moment. We like the feeling expressed from the fans from a perspective not often seen.


Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid makes his way to the ice as he is announced the first star of the game in his team's victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in NHL pre-season action in Saskatoon, Sask. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

2. John Lucas/Freelance

Comments: Great action capturing a perfect moment with both players in mid-air. Would like to see more care taken in correcting white points, using levels in Photoshop.


Raiders Mason Rezewski has a mid-ice collision with SSAC's Kyle Lamont during a AAA Midget exhibition game between the St. Albert Tire Warehouse Raiders and SSAC at Akinsdale Arena in St. Albert on Thursday Sept 14, 2017.

3. David Bloom/Edmonton Journal

Comments: Anything can happen shooting sports. That’s why a photographer always has to be concentrating. Here, the photographer captured a crash that could have been easily missed. We liked the position of the racers and the athlete that fell, and being able to still see their faces - unaware or untroubled by the crash they left behind.


Travis McCabe crashes during the final finish line sprint during Stage 2 of the 2017 ATB Tour of Alberta, in Spruce Grove Saturday Sept. 2, 2017.

H.M. Yasmin Mayne/Cochrane Eagle

Comments: This photo needed to be deeper and include the entire two front legs of the horse, instead of being cut off at the knees, which is unfortunate, but the rodeo mans face and his position is key.


Brandon Dillman competes in the bareback event during the Rodeo Finals at the Lions Club Rodeo in Cochrane on Monday, Sept. 04, 2017.



PORTRAIT

1. Leah Hennel/Calgary Herald

Comments: This is where using B/W really works. It simply makes for a stronger photo. We liked Hart’s neutral expression and that all the lines on his face were sharp, each one, no doubt, telling its own story.


Wrestling star Bret Hart poses for a photo on Wednesday September 6, 2017.

2. Michelle Berg/The Star Phoenix

Comments: This environmental portrait is natural using window light only. Nice use of foreground.


Potter Tina Morton makes a mug on her wheel in her home studio just outside of Saskatoon on September 21, 2017.

3. Leah Hennel/Calgary Herald

Comments: Soft use of light in this portrait where b/w , is rich in tone. There natural expression is not overdone.


Canadian bobsledders Alysia Rissling, left and Heather Moyse met for the first time on Saturday September 9, 2017. The two have their sights set on competing together in Pyeongchang.



SPOT NEWS

1. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Comments: Firefighter resting on the ground. We liked this loose photo for its added value of telling a story. Exhausted firemen taking a break while fires continue to burn in the background, we wonder what they are thinking and feeling.


Firefighters, including Max Arcand, left, and Jordain Lamothe, right, take a brief break while conducting a controlled burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.

2. David Bloom/Edmonton Sun

Comments: This frame captured the devastation of the crash and the human loss.  The viewer becomes emotionally involved in the photo with the body being removed.


Officials remove the victim of a fatal single vehicle collision along westbound Whitemud Drive north of the Quesnell Bridge, in Edmonton Monday Sept. 25, 2017.

3. Ian Martens/Lethbridge Herald

Comments: Sometimes there is beauty in devastation. This is a spot news post card or poster moment.


An Alberta Wildfire airtanker flies off with a load of water from the Waterton Reservoir as smoke rises from the mountainside and grasslands following a night of intense fire activity that burned through Waterton Lakes National Park and into surrounding rural areas, destroying some houses and other buildings.




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Re: September West Clips 2017 Results
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MULTI-PHOTO

1. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Comments: This is a case of very strong editing, every photo was separate and distinct, yet part of the bigger picture.  The use of black and white helped the view focus on the emotion and the story giving us  a stronger connection to subjects.



Mabel Todd, centre, 83, of the Nak'azdli First Nation, leads a group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls as they walk along the so-called Highway of Tears, in Moricetown, B.C., on Monday September 25, 2017. Gladys Radek organized the walk along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 where dozens have disappeared or been killed in honour of the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman. The walk began in Prince Rupert and is ending in Smithers where the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding hearings beginning Tuesday.


Two women walk along their leg of the journey as a group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls walk along the so-called Highway of Tears, in Moricetown, B.C., on Monday September 25, 2017. Gladys Radek organized the walk along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 where dozens have disappeared or been killed in honour of the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman. The walk began in Prince Rupert and is ending in Smithers where the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding hearings beginning Tuesday.


Driving a car covered with photos of missing women, Gladys Radek, left, is overcome with emotion as she leads a group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls upon arrival in Smithers, B.C., after walking along the so-called Highway of Tears, on Monday September 25, 2017. Radek organized the walk along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 where dozens have disappeared or been killed in honour of the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman. The walk began in Prince Rupert and ended in Smithers where the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding hearings beginning Tuesday.


Marion Buller, centre, chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, dances with hereditary chiefs after a group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls arrived in Smithers, B.C., after walking along the so-called Highway of Tears, on Monday September 25, 2017. Gladys Radek organized the walk along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 where dozens have disappeared or been killed in honour of the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman. The walk began in Prince Rupert and ended in Smithers where the inquiry is holding hearings beginning Tuesday.


RCMP Const. Kayla Stephens and Hereditary Chief Madeek (Jeff Brown), of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation, embrace after dancing after a group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls arrived in Smithers, B.C., after walking along the so-called Highway of Tears, on Monday September 25, 2017. Gladys organized the walk along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 where dozens have disappeared or been killed in honour of the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman. The walk began in Prince Rupert and ended in Smithers where the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding hearings beginning Tuesday.


An Indigenous woman holds a sign voicing support for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, after a group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls arrived in Smithers, B.C., after walking along the so-called Highway of Tears, on Monday September 25, 2017. Gladys Radek organized the walk along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 where dozens have disappeared or been killed in honour of the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman. The walk began in Prince Rupert and ended in Smithers where the inquiry is holding hearings beginning Tuesday.


Vicki Hill, left, is comforted by Bernie Williams, back left, before testifying about her late mother Mary Jane Hill, during hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Smithers, B.C., on Tuesday September 26, 2017. Her mother was found dead along Highway 16 near Prince Rupert in 1978 at the age of 31.


Tears stream down Vicki Hill's face as she pauses while testifying about her late mother Mary Jane Hill, during hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Smithers, B.C., on Tuesday September 26, 2017. Her mother was found dead along Highway 16 near Prince Rupert in 1978 at the age of 31.


Zoey Hill Harris, 15, discards a tissue into a paper bag to be burned in a sacred fire, that was used by her mother Vicki Hill to wipe away tears while testifying about her late mother Mary Jane Hill, during hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Smithers, B.C., on Tuesday September 26, 2017. Hill's mother was found dead along Highway 16 near Prince Rupert in 1978 at the age of 31.


Photographs of Destiny Rae Tom are placed on chairs in the hearing room at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Smithers, B.C., on Tuesday September 26, 2017. Her body was found outside a home on the Nadleh Whut'en First Nation in 2013.


Megan Printz, left, wipes away tears while resting her head on her mom Lorna Brown's shoulder while listening to Chief Vivian Tom testify about her late daughter Destiny Rae Tom, who was killed in 2013, during hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Smithers, B.C., on Tuesday September 26, 2017. They were attending to represent Printz's cousin and Brown's niece Tamara Chipman, who went missing in 2005 after being last seen hitchhiking on the Highway of Tears.


Wet'suwet'en First Nation Chief Vivian Tom, front, is comforted by Gladys Radek while testifying about her late daughter Destiny Rae Tom, during hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Smithers, B.C., on Tuesday September 26, 2017. Her daughter's body was found outside a home on the Nadleh Whut'en First Nation in 2013.


Vicki Hill holds a copy of her late mother Mary Jane Hill's death certificate while testifying during hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Smithers, B.C., on Tuesday September 26, 2017. Her mother was found dead along Highway 16 near Prince Rupert in 1978 at the age of 31.


Family members of Tamara Chipman, who went missing on the Highway of Tears in 2005, comfort each other while listening to her father Tom Chipman testify during hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Smithers, B.C., on Tuesday September 26, 2017.


Gladys Radek, left, and her sister Lorna Brown hold hands while listening to their brother Tom Chipman testify about his daughter Tamara Chipman, 22, who went missing on the Highway of Tears in 2005, during hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Smithers, B.C., on Tuesday September 26, 2017.


2. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Comments: This Fire package was strong and told the story of the firefighters. A 10-picture file could have been used instead of 12. More is not necessarily ever better and can lessen an impact.
 

B.C. Wildfire Service firefighter Max Arcand uses a torch to ignite dry brush as a helicopter drops water on the other side of a fire guard during a controlled burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


A firefighter uses a torch to set fire to brush during a controlled burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


Firefighters, including Max Arcand, left, and Jordain Lamothe, right, take a brief break while conducting a controlled burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


Firefighter Dwayne Isaac monitors a controlled burn being performed to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


A B.C. Wildfire Service firefighter uses a torch to ignite dry brush while conducting a controlled burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


With his face covered with soot, B.C. Wildfire Service firefighter Max Arcand jokes with a colleague during a brief break while conducting a controlled burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


B.C. Wildfire Service firefighter Jordain Lamothe takes a brief break while conducting a controlled burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


A helicopter flies overhead after dropping water outside a fire guard line as B.C. Wildfire Service firefighters conduct a controlled burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


Derek Campbell uses a hose to direct water outside a fire guard line during a controlled burn being performed to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


B.C. Wildfire Service firefighter Max Arcand uses a torch to ignite dry brush during a controlled burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


A helicopter outfitted with a drip torch is used to conduct a controlled burn on Mount Acland to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


Firefighter Dwayne Isaac monitors a controlled burn being performed to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017.


3. Kevin Light/Freelance

Comments: Some great and very creative photography with nice full range. We thought there were a few photos that were weaker and took away from the stronger pictures thought. It would have benefited from a tighter edit.


Hunter Moricz joined the North Vancouver Fencing Club at ten years old after his mother suggested it would be something he would be interested in. It was there that Moricz met maitre d’armes Zbigniew Pietrusinski and they have been working together to where now Hunter is one of the top ranked fencers in the country and represented Canada at the Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships April 1-10, 2017 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.


Pietrusinski (left) and Moricz (right) demonstrate a warm-up drill where they balance their sabres and move further and further apart and on command lunge forward in an attempt to catch their partners weapon before it hits the ground.


Pietrusinski explained that "in fencing repeatedly practicing blade movements is necessary to properly learn how to respond in the face of split-second decisions." When Hunter was 9 or 10 years old Pietrusinski tested Hunter to see if he could follow instructions that would seem pointless and boring. "Most kids would lose interest in a few minutes performing drills such as hitting a mask, but Hunter continued to hit the mask until the end of class demonstrating the work ethic and trust a student needs to have in their coach to excel" said Pietrusinski.


"In the first class Pietrusinski got me to hit a mask hanging on the wall. After hitting the target for a while, Zbig was busy coaching someone else and I think he forgot about me, but I kept hitting the mask until the end of class" explained Moricz.


Moricz explained that Pietrusinski can be tough and brutally honest, but also is very caring and the older he gets the line between coach and friend is beginning to blur and he is becoming more of a friend, but also still very clearly the coach.


Pietrusinski says "I see a lot of gifted young people try to fence, but their natural gifts are not enough to succeed in higher level competition. In Hunter I see the exceptional self-discipline in training combined with natural abilities, and I believe that combination will continue to lead to greater success.”


Hunters dedication to continual improvement has allowed Pietrusinski to work Hunter harder than most athletes at his level. "He constantly rises to both physical and mental challenges and pushes forward in his training" said Pietrusinski. "Hunter clearly understands that investing in all aspects of his performance, fitness, nutrition, psychology, and mental wellbeing enables him greater perseverance to the difficulties he will face in fencing and in life.”


Pietrusinski and Moricz mainly talk about fencing, training, competition, changes in rules and refereeing, but also Hunters options moving forward in terms of his goals in life and post-secondary schools. They spend quite a lot of time discussing which Universities with strong fencing programs Moricz might be interested in scholarships from.


Pietrusinski and Moricz dual during an extra one on one training session held at a small gym in North Vancouver. Moricz leaps scoring a point on Pietrusinski by hitting him in the target zone between the waist and the neck.


One of Moricz older jackets lays on the gym floor outside his bag. Jackets like this one made of stainless steel fibres can last over a year before having to be replaced, whereas cheeper ones made of copper only last a few months.


"I started fencing when I was 10 years old and the club had many members of various ages which gave me the opportunity to try and beat kids one year older, and then two years older, and so on and so on" said Moricz. "When I got better I entered more tournaments and that helped further accelerate my improvement as the current fencers at my club don't go to as many tournaments as I do."  Moricz further explained that because of his success at those tournaments, Pietrusinski gives him more personalized training which results in his skills developing at a higher rate than his friends at the club.


Pietrusinski watches as his group of 13 athletes tethered to electronic scoring systems fence lengthwise across a gym  floor with the score displayed on a monitor at centre court. The photo is a multi exposure of 9 photos taken at a slow shutter speed. 


Moricz explains that if he had to choose between a father figure, brother, friend or mentor Pietrusinski would be a "mentor because he uses the experience and knowledge he gained from years of fencing and passes it along allowing me to grow as a student and person.


"The larger international tournaments allow Hunter the exposure to top competitors and referees that he needs to continue his progression as a high performance athlete while he is training at home in North Vancouver" said Pietrusinski.


Moricz and Pietrusinski mostly talk about fencing related activities, such as preparing for tournaments, keeping healthy, and current fencing rules. But Moricz is also interested in when Pietrusinski shares life lessons. "He has many stories from his own personal trips, tournaments, and general experiences" explained Moricz.


H.M. Liam Richards/Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Comments: The dog portrait idea was unique, light and fun. A cool feature.  We know that it can be quite challenging to photograph dogs well.
 

Dogs of Saskatoon- Jody Busch with a horse and her dog Bree at Rivers Edge Stables right, and Bree on a white background, left, outside of Saskatoon, SK on Thursday, May 18, 2017.


Dogs of Saskatoon-On the right Yvonne Dyck and her dog Lisbon walk near the Farmer's Market in Saskatoon, SK on Monday, June 5, 2017. On the left Lisbon on a white background.


Dogs of Saskatoon- On the left, Sam Lock with his dog Kenji at Chief Whitecap dog park in Saskatoon, SK on Monday, June 12, 2017. On the right Kenji on a white background.


Dogs of Saskatoon- On the left, Sam Lock with his dog Kumo at Chief Whitecap dog park in Saskatoon, SK on Monday, June 12, 2017. On the right Kumo on a white background.


Dogs of Saskatoon- On the right Indy, the dog of Spencer Clark, enjoys a carrot in the office of Noodlecake studios in Saskatoon, SK on Thursday, June 29, 2017. On the left Indy on a white background.


Dogs of Saskatoon-  Huey, the dog of Jordan Trask, explores Chief Whitecap dog park in Saskatoon, SK on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. On the left Huey on a white background.


Dogs of Saskatoon- On the right, Liza, the dog of Sheryl McRorie walks along the sidewalk on Spadina Crescent East in Saskatoon, SK. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. On the left Liza on a white background.


Dogs of Saskatoon-On the left, Haven, the dog of Venessa Martens practices her flyable skills at Henry Kelsey North Park in Saskatoon, SK on Saturday, August 12, 2017. On the right, Haven on a white background.


Dogs of Saskatoon-On the right, Fred, the dog of Eric Anderson and Jennifer Nairn leads a walk a Cranberry Flats outside of Saskatoon, SK on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. On the left Fred on a white background.


Dogs of Saskatoon- One the left, Charlie, the dog, walks while his human Tyler Billay rides his bike at Crocus Park in Saskatoon, SK on Wednesday, August 17, 2017. On the right Charlie on a white background.


Dogs of Saskatoon-On the left, Rush, the dog of HenryTye Glazebrook, plays with a tennis ball at Rotary Park, SK on Monday, August 21, 2017. On the right Rush on a white background.


Dogs of Saskatoon-On the left, Ginger the dog, with her humans Atul Dhir, and his mother Raj Dhir, (not pictured) explores the beach at Gabriel Dumont Park in Saskatoon, SK on Monday, September 11, 2017. On the left Ginger on a white background.


Dogs Of Saskatoon- On the right, Mr. Wilbur, the dog of Brianne Wiebe, not pictured, sits at the dinner room table at their home in Saskatoon, SK on Friday, September 29, 2017. On the left Mr. Wilbur on a white background.



2017 CURRENT STANDINGS:                      MONTH…TOTAL


1. Darryl Dyck/Freelance…230…1730
2. Leah Hennel/Calgary Herald…80…1010
3. Kevin Light/Freelance…80…710
4. Jeff Mcintosh/The Canadian Press…40…460
5. Michelle Berg/The Star Phoenix...40...430
6. David Bloom/Edmonton Sun…70…410
7. Chad Hipolito/Freelance…30…330
8.Ben Nelms/Freelance…0…300
9. Liam Richards/Saskatoon StarPhoenix...110...280
10. Ian Martens/Lethbridge Herald…30…230
11. John Lucas/Freelance…40…160
12.  Shane MacKichan/Freelance…0…160
13. Jay Wallace/Freelance…0…100
14. Kayle Neis/Saskatoon StarPhoenix…0…80
15. Crystal Schick/Moose Jaw Times-Herald…0…80
16. Tijana Martin/The Lethbridge Herald…0…70
17. Yasmin Mayne/Cochrane Eagle…10…40
18. Nick Didlick/Freelance…0…40








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