This is forwarded from a message received today from DWIGHT OKUMOTO, president of the Professional Photographers of Hawaii.
Professional Photographers of America recently conducted their annual International Print Competition. To view the winning images of photographers representing the state of Hawaii, in this world wide competition view this link. http://www.pphawaii.org/gallery/album11?page=1
Note of Master’s Achievement: Two PPH Members have met the required Merits to obtain their Master of Photography degree. Jerry Grigory, CPP., F-PPH. and Douglas Hoffman, will be presented with their Master of Photography degree in January 2012 in New Orleans, LA., at the Annual International Imaging USA Convention, for Professional Photographers.
I would like to congratulate Jerry Grigory, Dwight Okumoto, Randy Taylor, John Powers, Will Ponndexter, Peter Mallet, Yoshitomi Miyaasaka and all the photographers that entered and received merits for their work.
I am very happy to have had all four entries merit and earn the Master of Phphotography Degree.
This image is one of the four entered into the print competition. It happens to be one of my personal favorites. I love how the fish eye lens helped create the curve of the reef, and captured the reflection on the surface, and shadow on the reef. To me this images represents our planet and how we all live together regardless if its above and below the sea. The Title Our World says it all.