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PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2009

Published by Dave Kile [dkile] on 11/23/2009 (2173 reads)
The power of photography is a wonderful way we capture and share our perspective for fly-fishing. Those images are moments in our life we see forever. This year has been an especially fun and exciting year for sharing those memories.

We’re proud to recognize the winners of the first Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Photography contest. We announced the contest in July. Many wonderful pictures were entered over the summer and into the fall.

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Our first place award goes to Tom Frank for his photograph "Early Morning Rise in Paradise.” Tom lives in Bellefonte and spends a lot of time in his neighboring stream of Spring Creek. The photograph was taken as he found himself on one foggy summer morning in the Paradise Meadow. Tom explained that as the fog began to clear and sun started to peak the trout were rising every so often. The one soft riseform captures the essence while keeping the balance of the reflections in the water. Tom’s picture can be found here. rising fly

Josh Slaymaker is awarded second place with his photograph, “Sal on the Letort.” Josh’s deep range of greens and sunlight provide a mesmerizing and tranquil moment on one of Pennsylvania’s most historical trout streams. You can see Josh’s picture here.

rising fly

The third place award is a photograph taken by Chris Ulmer called, “The Ideal Stream.” Chris’s quiet and serine picture is from Sand Run in Tioga State Forest. You can see Chris’s picture here.

There were several more photographs that we would like to recognize as honorable mentions that were submitted from: Flip Michaels, Anthony Naples, Ryan Gouldsbarry, John Forys, Anthony Pagley, Art Feldman and Craig Bollinger. All our honorable mentions will be part of upcoming calendar.

We are working diligently in getting the 2010 Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Calendar ready for printing. Now that we have announced our winners our efforts to announce more details about the calendar will be coming shortly.

Please congratulation all our winners and everyone that entered in this years contest.
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Published: 2009/11/23 9:13  Updated: 2009/11/23 9:13
Joined: 09/09/2006
From: Gettysburg
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 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2010
Great stuff Dave. The photo contest drew some top caliber pics and the winners are - of course - beautiful. There are some talented photographers on this site who know a great scene and how to "catch" it when they see it. Kudos to Tom F and all those who submitted photos. I've enjoyed looking at all of them.
Published: 2009/11/23 10:12  Updated: 2009/11/23 10:12
Joined: 08/24/2008
From: Mount Joy, PA
Comments: 2390
 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2010
All great pix and I'm sure it was hard to pick a "winner". They all seem to capture the essence of fly fishing in PA...
Published: 2009/11/23 10:29  Updated: 2009/11/23 10:29
Joined: 09/09/2006
From: Monessen, PA
Comments: 24618
 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2010
Excellent. I like the frames. You need to teach me how to do that Dave. Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions.
Published: 2009/11/23 11:50  Updated: 2009/11/23 11:50
Joined: 04/25/2007
Comments: 6022
 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2010
Nice Pics!
Published: 2009/11/23 14:22  Updated: 2009/11/23 14:22
Joined: 09/10/2006
From: Fayettenam
Comments: 3140
 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2010
WOW !!!! Great job guys. Those could be the cover shots on any magazine.
Published: 2009/11/23 14:22  Updated: 2009/11/23 14:22
Joined: 06/25/2008
From: Pgh
Comments: 1361
 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2010
Whoa... those are good.
Published: 2009/11/23 15:35  Updated: 2009/11/23 15:35
Joined: 10/18/2006
From: Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Comments: 6276
 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2010
Very well deserved. There were many good photo's in the contest. Glad we had this. It really opens up the photography skills of some of the individuals on this site. Can't wait for the calendar!
Published: 2009/11/23 19:08  Updated: 2009/11/23 19:08
Joined: 09/15/2006
From: Schuylkill County
Comments: 663
 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2010
Those three deserve to be winners....great photos from a lot of perspectives...congrats guys...
Published: 2009/11/24 7:06  Updated: 2009/11/24 7:06
Joined: 09/10/2006
From: Enola, Pa.
Comments: 2289
 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2010
A lot of beautiful pics in the contest, hard to get it down to a few. Can't wait for the calendar!

Published: 2009/11/24 12:40  Updated: 2009/11/24 12:40
Joined: 10/25/2008
From: York County
Comments: 2134
 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2010
Nice photos, I like pictures of the Letort, with the willows and vegetation, having a person in the frame fishing makes it even better. It's good to have a partner along for those shots. All really nice pics.
Published: 2009/12/12 18:44  Updated: 2009/12/12 18:44
Joined: 03/20/2008
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 Re: PaFlyFish Photography Awards 2009
Life never stops....But to when a picture catches that perfect moment that makes us all pause....It is a wonderful thing.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you for sharing what you found in you view finder that makes us all wish we were there.

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