For the summer months of 2017 the Yankee Xpress and Blackstone Valley Xpress ran a contest for the very best rose photos.
Out of the four winners, two of them were BVAA members!
Here is Mike Zeis’s winning submission. Note that this is NOT a digital photo altered via Photoshop!
The original was taken with a medium-format (120) Bronica camera. He then scanned that film image into his computer. Then printed it, in reverse, onto wax paper, using an ink jet printer. Finally he pushed the inked wax paper page onto a damp piece of watercolor paper.
Talk about an artist!
He reports: “Now I consider the original to be a transitory image, ’cause the ink jet transfer is the finished piece.”
Here are others Mike has done:
Carol Dandrade also was chosen as a winner with her lovely entry.
Kudos to both!
You can see the full newspaper with the winners on page 15 here –