Noelle’s Picture Perfect Contest Winners: Mar. 2024

by Noelle Kauffman, Club Director of Sales

Noelle Kauffman

How to enter:

Do you love to take pictures? Submit your photos to the Picture Perfect contest. Once a month, the best pics are selected for publication. If your photo is published, you’ll receive a $50 Amazon E-Gift Card!. ENTER PICTURE PERFECT CONTEST


Theme: ‘Brightening the World.

“While she may not brighten up anybody else’s world, the abandoned baby kitten my wife and I rescued more than 17 years ago in our backyard has certainly brightened up ours ever since. (She can be an unpredictable beast at times, though!)”

Yves Didier, Airport Police

Noelle’s comment: That’s a lot of cat, Yves! Glad she’s doing her duty and brightening your day …. from such a close distance! And thanks for helping take care of the pet population. That matters.

“My springtime roses always brighten my day and they are one of my loves to photograph.”

John Nance, Retired, LADWP

Noelle’s comment: You really know how to shoot macro, John. This brightened my day. Well done!

“Sometimes, it’s the imperfection that makes an impact. Given the right angle, light intensity, and (of course) the perfect subject: A lens flare can give the composition a certain character … or I can simply admit that this was a Happy Accident.”

Dominique Daito, LAPD

Noelle’s comment: I’ve been looking forward to your next submission, Dominique, since I took over the Picture Perfect contest. You consistently submit outstanding images. This is another amazing shot. Happy Accident or not, the lens flare here is the perfect tool to backlight your subject like an angel. Outstanding.

“New Year’s Eve 2023, East Coast vacation. This was my favorite picture of our whole New England vacation. This is the Nubbie Lighthouse, built in 1879 in Cape Neddick, York, Maine.”

Joel Prendiz, Housing

Noelle’s comment: What a stunning image, Joel. The light coming from behind you beautifully sets off the white of the lighthouse against the blue/gray of the skies. With all the rain we’ve had, your image immediately brightens my outlook for clear and sunny weather to come. Thanks for submitting; is this your first time? Please continue!

“Tulip bloom, Descanso Gardens, La Cañada. Lots of people out enjoying the flowers.”

Alex Andrews, Building and Safety

Noelle’s comment: These brighten my world, Alex. I like the angle you chose to really emphasize the colors, like a carpet that wants to lead my eye into the distance. Thanks for submitting!

Picture Perfect Contest Rules

  • Please submit the full, original digital file (up to 3 megs file size).
  • The contest is open to all Club members in good standing. Non-members are welcome to submit, but only Club members are eligible to win the monthly prize.
  • Photos can be of any subject matter: vacation, portraits, families, landscapes, still lifes, pets, etc. Subject matter must be appropriate for Alive!
  • If your photograph does not win, you are welcome to re-submit.
  • Winners are chosen by Club staff. All decisions will be final.
  • You must certify (if asked) that you indeed took the picture. No ringers!
  • The contest is all in good fun: The Club cannot be responsible for delays in delivering Alive!, or for delays in the transmission of responses.