Noelle’s Picture Perfect Contest Winners: June 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: Outdoor Fun

“March 2024: Escaping the city rush, we dashed to Big Bear Lake, chasing the last whispers of winter in a thrilling winter wonderland adventure.”

Christine Isidro, LAFD

Noelle’s comment: Outdoor fun for sure! It’s the dimensions that make this photo come alive – active foreground and background. They’re working and he’s playing. Ha, just the way I like it! Excellent!

“Two vets training a newbie on how not to burn and melt the marshmallows. If shining a torchlight would help roast it just right, then so be it. I myself am not a fan of the puffy, pasty balls. Now, mini sausages — I wolf them down all day like popcorn.”

Dominique Daito, LAPD

Noelle’s comment: The magic here, Dominique, is in the light – how it gently reveals their faces, how it tracks from the flashlight to the fire, how it brightens the smoke. Nighttime is made unforgettable with your mastery of light. Well done!

“My grandson dribbling in to score.”

John Nance, Retired, LADWP

Noelle’s comment: This moment is all about focus and concentration. All three of the young athletes have only one task – score, or stop from scoring. So much drama in such a simple shot! Thanks for submitting, John, and I hope your grandson was victorius.

“Hot air ballooning over Morocco. Trying to catch the sunrise over the Sahara.”

Capt. Michael Barnes, Harbor

Noelle’s comment: Capt.! It’s a good portrait to begin with. But then you scan it and realize what you’re seeing. I like ongoing dramas like that, in one image. Thanks for submitting!

“I captured my wife spreading her fairy wings at a renaissance fair on Mother’s Day at dusk. She said she felt like a kid again. What a beauty!”

John Sousa, Airport Police

Noelle’s comment: Your photo takes my breath away, John. Wow! I don’t know if all the gentle details of her face are visible in print (make sure to check it out on the Alive! website), but I can feel the magic soaring here. Thank you for submitting this beautiful image.!

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.