2005 Delta Fair Photo Contest

Pageant Queen
Pageant Queen


Mandolin Player
Mandolin Player


John Hancock Building
John Hancock Building



The Delta Fair Photography Contest was held Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, 2005, at our county seat of Kennett, Mo. I entered these three photos in the Professional Division, under the respective classes of Portraits, Artist's Choice, and Special Effects.

I was pleased to have "Pageant Queen" take First Place. This young lady was 2004 Little Miss Peach Blossom, and in 2005 was sitting onstage, watching the 2005 contestants. The focus, lighting, and shading are especially good in this photo.

I took the photo of the Mandolin Player in historic Newcomb Tavern in Concord, Mass., over Memorial Day weekend, 2004. This photo was taken with available light coming through a window to the musician's right. I especially like the range of shadings from very dark, through very light, with many textures of wood and cloth.

The last photo is of the John Hancock Building in downtown Boston, Mass., and was also taken Memorial Day weekend, 2004. Happily, a cloud came by to provide a reflection in an otherwise rather monotonous subject.

All photos ©2004, 2005 by Hal Miller
Photos taken with Olympus C-2100UZ.

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