Monthly Image Themes for 2019-2020

September 2019 – Macro

  • Take an extreme closeup such that the resulting image is larger than life-size. Any small subject such as insects, flowers, food, or plants can be the focus of your image.

October 2019 – Doors as frames

  • Use a door or doorway to frame the subject of your image. The door or doorway shouldn’t be the subject; it should only be a frame for it.

November 2019 – Mirror Image

  • A mirror image has two parts that are reversed from each other. You can create a mirror image in the computer or find one naturally in the physical world.

December 2019 – Portraits

  • A portrait should not show just the physical side of the subject but should try to capture the essence of who the person is. Show us more about the person, not just how he or she looks.

January 2020 – Musical Instrument

  • Make an image of any type of musical instrument, either by itself or one being played.

February 2020 – Texture

  • Textures are how things feel to the touch, they can be rough or smooth, with large or small repeating or non-repeating patterns and shapes. Make the texture of objects or elements in the image a key component of your image.

March 2020 – Abstract

  • Make an image that relies on form, color, and shapes to present a non-literal, interpretation of your subject.

April 2020 – Pairs

  • Take a picture of any two related items, parts, creatures, 
    or people.

May 2020 – Composite

  • A composite is a digital montage from at least 2 images. Use any editing techniques such as masking, layering, selections, etc. to create a composite from at least 2 images. Subject matter is open.

2018-2019 Projected Image of the Year Competition

First Place – “Kismet And Karma” – copyright Karen McClymonds

Second Place – “Broken” – copyright Stephen Hawthorne

Third Place – “Buddies 2” – copyright Karen McClymonds

2018-2019 Best Nature Competition


First Place – “Lower Lewis River Falls” – copyright Karen McClymonds
Second Place – “My Happy Place” – copyright Susan Sheets
Third Place – “Nap Time” – copyright Mike Baynes

May 2019 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner (tie) – “Crossing The Bay Bridge” – copyright Ross Kaplan
Theme Winner (tie) – “Dalles Mountain Milky Way” – copyright Karen McClymonds
Open Winner – “A Wrinkle In Time” – copyright Karen McClymonds

April 2019 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner (tie) – “Caught In The Act” – copyright Raychell Rohrwasser
Theme Winner (tie) – “Fried Egg I’m In Love” – copyright Janel Vaisbort
Open Winner (tie) – “Kismet And Karma” – copyright Karen McClymonds
Open Winner (tie) – “Duke” – copyright Karen McClymonds
Open Winner (tie) – “Under Burnside” – copyright Mike Burgess

March 2019 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner (tie) – “Heading Home” – copyright Paula Burgess
Theme Winner (tie) – “Upside Down” – copyright Dean Zimet
Open Winner (tie) – “Yellow Crown” – copyright Dean Zimet
Open Winner (tie) – “2 Crowns” – copyright Dean Zimet
Open Winner (tie) – “You’re Getting Sleepy” – copyright Mike Burgess

February 2019 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner – “Antiquities” – copyright Paula Burgess
Open Winner – “Lower Lewis River Falls” – copyright Karen McClymonds

January 2019 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner (tie) – “Fiesta” – copyright Paula Burgess
Theme Winner (tie) – “Three Curves And Some Lines” – copyright Robert Sleator
Theme Winner (tie) – “Arch” – copyright Mike Burgess
Open Winner – “Rowena Loop” – copyright Victor Dallons

December 2018 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner (tie) – “Orange” – copyright Victor Dallons
Theme Winner (tie) – “Rite Aid Rain Reflections” – copyright Mike Burgess
Theme Winner (tie) – “Siena Street” – copyright Elaine Aragon
Theme Winner (tie) – “Falling On My Head Like A Memory” – copyright Janel Vaisbort
Open Winner (Tie) – “Hair Spray” – copyright Karen McClymonds
Open Winner (Tie) – “Dreamer’s Eye” – copyright Karen McClymonds
Open Winner (Tie) – “Fall River Run” – copyright Mike Burgess

November 2018 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner – “1888 Wagon” – copyright Elaine Aragon
Open Winner (Tie) – “My Life Will Never Be The Same” – copyright Harry Apelbaum
Open Winner (Tie) – “Breaking Away” – copyright Karen McClymonds