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New Orleans Photo Alliance

Posted in Competitions on August 14, 2009 by John Peralta

I recently entered a competition entitled “Spirits” sponsored by the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Here are my entries.  The last three were taken at  a Ghost Tour at a cemetery in Columbus, Texas, where actors portrayed colorful persons buried at that location. The first image uses part of one of those images Photoshopped into a monochrome image of an empty gallery in Georgetown, Texas. Wish me luck. Enjoy.




Photographer’s Forum

Posted in Competitions on August 7, 2009 by John Peralta

Another accolade for my black and white shot from Amsterdam – Clown in Window. It has been selected by the jury as a Finalist in Photographer’s Forum’s 29th Annual Spring Photography Contest.  As a Finalist, the image will be published in the magazine’s yearly hardback publication – Best of Photography 2009. If it passes the next round of cuts it will also be featured in the November 2009 edition of the magazine. Wish me luck!


Georgetown Art Hop

Posted in Competitions on September 1, 2008 by John Peralta

One of the images from my Texas Vistas series has been chosen for exhibit at the annual Fall Art Hop in Georgetown, Texas – just north of Austin. “Two Horses” was taken on the return leg of a camping trip I took several months ago. My truck came to a screeching halt when I noticed these to horses perfectly situated. This image, along with about 100 other works of art (all genres) will be on exhibit in various Georgetown locations during the month of October.

Photographer’s Forum

Posted in Competitions on August 6, 2008 by John Peralta


Clown in Window

Clown in Window

Earlier this week I was notified that one of my entries had been selected as a finalist in the Photographer’s Forum’s 28th Annual Spring Photography Contest. “Clown in Window” was taken during my 2006 trip to Amsterdam. It was originally a color image – of which I made several versions, varying cropping, saturation, etc. One of the versions was a desaturated black and white image that highlighted the markings on the window.

I think the allure of this image is twofold. First is the sad expression on the clown’s face – always a poignant contradiction. Second is the markings on the window and the reflected city scene – with the clown staring sadly out the window. Is he sad because of what he is observing, because he cannot join the bustling crowd, or because he has no one to play with?

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