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Meet the winners of an impromptu contest, courtesy Hurricane Ida

By Monica R. Cipnic

December 17, 2009

When it came to participating in an outdoor photography Workshop@Adorama with Moose Peterson, attendees weren’t deterred by a little thing like a hurricane. And neither was Moose.

After a terrific evening program Moose Peterson presented for the Workshops@Adorama (sponsored by Adorama and Nikon) on November 12, on November 13 the Workshops@Adorama and Nikon sponsored a Special Workshop with Moose that was supposed to be held at the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge to photograph birds in this amazing wildlife habitat.

But the remnants of Hurricane Ida came to town that day, and the expected high winds and rain nixed those plans (try managing a 600mm Nikon lens, a number of which were being generously provided for the participants to borrow for the day, through Nikon's NPS, in 40+ mph winds).

So we went to Plan B. Moose and I came up with 'Crossing the Bridge with Moose', beginning with exploring Moose's favorite NYC subway station at Chambers Street, then crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, and heading into DUMBO. (For those of you not entirely familiar with NYC, the area known as DUMBO is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, a great section of Brooklyn with historic buildings and iconic views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges).

As a special incentive to our adventurous and resilient Workshop participants, Moose proposed the idea of a photo contest for the best shot of the day, and he generously offered full paid tuition to one of his upcoming DLWS events (a $1,000 value) for the winner. Each photographer could submit up to five images. A number of photographers participated in the contest, and Moose chose as the winner Ed Fritz's shot of the walker on the Brooklyn Bridge.

 

Read what Moose thought about the workshop, and a new Nikon 70-200VR II on a Nikon D3s that he had a chance to use, on his blog.

 

Here is Ed's winning photograph and the images he submitted, plus photographs by Deborah Lewison, Paul Biederman, James Ahearn, William Cribbin and Tony Acero.

 

THE WINNING PHOTO



© Ed Fritz

 

Ed Fritz
"Thanks for the training, coaching and inspiration."


© Ed Fritz


© Ed Fritz


© Ed Fritz

 

© Ed Fritz

 

© Ed Fritz


Deborah Lewison
"I had a wonderful time and am looking forward to Jamaica Bay in the Spring."

 

© Deborah Lewison


© Deborah Lewison

 

© Deborah Lewison

 

© Deborah Lewison

 

© Deborah Lewison


James Ahearn
"Once again, thanks for a great day of shooting, I
really enjoyed myself and the company I was with...."


© James Ahearn

 

© James Ahearn

 

© James Ahearn

 

© James Ahearn

 


 

Paul Biederman
"Thank you for the inspiration and your openness to share your techniques both at the Workshop, on DVD's, in person, etc.."

©Paul Biederman

 

©Paul Biederman

 

©Paul Biederman

 

©Paul Biederman

 

©Paul Biederman

 

Tony Acero
"Thanks for a great day of shooting!"

© Tony Acero

 

© Tony Acero

 

© Tony Acero

 

© Tony Acero

 

© Tony Acero


William Cribbin
"Thanks for a great day."

© William Cribbin

 

© William Cribbin

 

© William Cribbin

 

© William Cribbin

 

© William Cribbin

 

Thanks to Moose and Sharon Peterson, Nikon's Mike Lopez and Chris Knapp (and Nikon for providing the brand new Nikon 70-200VR II lens for the attendees to try out), and to Adorama's Jeff Snyder for making the day's shoot a great experience for everyone--and we're looking forward to having the 'Day of Shooting with Moose Peterson' at Jamaica Bay in Spring 2010.

--Monica Cipnic, Program Director of the Workshops@Adorama

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