Noelle’s Picture Perfect Contest Winners: April 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: Spring Forward

“Cherry blossoms at Mt. Fuji, Japan.”

Jesica Montano, Rec and Parks

Noelle’s comment: Your lovely photo is not only set in Japan, but it carries the traditional style of woodblock prints, too. Beautifully composed. Thanks for submitting!

“I took this photo at the Chiliwack Tulip Festival in Vancouver, Canada. I’ve always wanted to attend this festival because tulips are my favorite flower, and tulips reminds me of spring!”

Velver Grant, Retired, Airports

Noelle’s comment: Me too, Velver! And your extreme framing creates an infinity effect of color forever. Well done!

“Lake Isabella, during a hike. Sometimes you forget that the sky can speak volumes if you just stop and take a moment and just look up.”

Dena Nasih, City Attorney

Noelle’s comment: I love the effect of high contrast to make the subjects blend into nature, Dena. They are book-ended by streaks of clouds on top, and earth that is ready to bloom. It’s nature on the edge of becoming something new! Thanks for submitting. (And I wonder what they’re staring at! Now you have me wondering!)

“Nature’s Wonder and Human Art-chitecture sharing the same frame. They say that your best camera is the one you always take with you. Well, pigs are flying somewhere and Hades is forecasting winter, since this spring day (May 2023) was shot with an iPhone.”

Dominique Daito, LAPD

Noelle’s comment: I like that phrase, Dominique. I think it’s true of most things in life! I’m glad you had it with you for this gem of an angle of Disney Hall and sky I’ve never seen before. Thanks for submitting!

“I took this picture while having my morning coffee in my front yard. This dove was resting on my moringa tree and I didn’t hesitate to run inside my house and get my camera.”

Rose Serrato, Retired, LAPD

Noelle’s comment: That was the right instinct, Rose! And I like to think that the dove waited for you to return! Anyway, thanks for the feel of spring here.

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.