of Fourth Annual CMOS Photo Contest - 2010
the Winners are ...
1st Prize ($100): Umbrella
by Frédéric Fabry
Prize ($50): Mont Brome, Quebec,
by Frédéric Fabry
Prize ($25): Little Storm on the Prairie by David Sills
by participants to earlier photo contests, 12 members submitted 30
Photos were displayed during the Ottawa Congress and on the web site.
was open from 15 May to 15 June. 26 electronic ballots and 12 paper
there were non-member participants in the contest, both as entrants and
voters. These were discarded, although for the first time this year the
seven non-members who entered were given the opportunity to join CMOS by the
close of voting. Two accepted
that offer and their photos were entered.
system as for other years was used to determine the winning photos.
points for first choice; two points for second choice and one point for
Neale helped with the vote counting and tabulation.
prize, a clear winner with
37 points, is Umbrella Graveyard, taken by
Fabry at the corner of Rene-Levesque and Drummond in Montreal on 16
May 2007. As can be
seen, it was a very windy and rainy day.
prize, with 29 points, also
by Frédéric Fabry, was retitled Mont Brome, Quebec
for the contest. Frederic’s original title was Not Vancouver in 2010. The photo
at night on 25
February 2010 from the
top of Mont Brome,
about 100 km east of Montreal,
after a heavy snow storm. We felt the Vancouver title,
while appropriate for the
time of the Olympics, may have been misleading
as to the location of the photo.
prize, with 25 points, taken
by David Sills on 18
July 2008 near Alsask Saskatchewan,
was titled Little Storm on the Prairie. This was an excellent
depicting cumulonimbus,virga, precipitation and rainbow against a
prairie background. David’s clever naming of the photo may also have
to the voters.
Fabry is the Director, Radar
Observatory and Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
& School of Environment at McGillUniversity, Montreal.
Frédéric is a first-time entrant to the CMOS Photo
Contest, and to win two prizes
at once is a special achievement.
Sills is a severe weather scientist,
Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section, National Laboratory
for Nowcasting and Remote Sensing Meteorology, Environment Canada, Toronto.
David, is an avid photographer and has had winning photos in previous
contests. He clearly has not lost his touch as he also took the
mention position of fourth place with 21 points for his 13
July 2008 photo of a
shelf cloud near Carstairs Alberta.
addition to Frédéric Fabry and David Sills who won the
we wish to thank the following photographers for their excellent photos
which were widely seen and appreciated during the contest period. They
are: Chris Fogarty, Andrew Giles, John Hanesiak, Jason Noble, Peter
Yvonnick Le Clainche, Geoff Strong, Neil Taylor, Richard Verret and Tim
cameras at the ready. Plans are under way for the 5th Annual Photo
to celebrate the artistic and creative talents of CMOS members.
Jones, CMOS Webmaster
/ August 2010
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