Author Archives: mike whalen


February 11, 2021 – Winners Named in 2021 First Hike Fairfax Photo Contest | Park Authority

Park Authority Executive Director Kirk Kincannon chose this photo of a woman with a mask and her dog using a fair-weather crossing to cross a stream, saying “This photo perfectly showcases the fact that so […]


February 2021 – Message from Ron Taylor, NVPS President

Welcome to February!   After an eventful January that included an insurrection, an inauguration and a new administration, we are looking forward to a calmer February.  As usual, we have scheduled a set of meetings designed […]


Washington Gardener Magazine – Annual Photo Contest Kick Off

The 15th Annual Washington Gardener Magazine Photo Contest kicks off now! The entry period is January 1-22, 2021.  Note that eligible entries must have been taken during the 2020 calendar year in a garden setting within 150-mile radius of […]


The 11th Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photography Exhibit – Open for Entries: Now – February 27, 2021

The Hive by Tom Brett. The 11th annual Joseph Miller abstract photography exhibit call for entries is now open until February 27, 2021. Exhibit details such as eligibility, abstract definition, rules, digital images sizing, dates, […]


December 2020 – Message from Ron Taylor, NVPS President

As we approach the end of a turbulent year many of us are especially grateful for our blessings and hopeful for what the new year will bring.   I’m grateful for a fine team of leaders […]


November 2020: Portfolio Project Update – The Artist Statement

The Portfolio Project is moving along, and some participants have started to upload images.  This year is going to be another treat for the membership when we have our reviews. For our portfolio participants, once […]


November 2020 – Note of Thanks to NVPS from the Willing Warriors

Jim Sinsheimer – NVPS Coordinator We recently received a heart-felt thank-you note (below) from the Willing Warriors to the many NVPS members who have already contributed framed photos exhibited at the PenFed retreat. All images […]


MAPV 2020: Competition Awards and Juried Images

Congratulations to the NVPS members received 6 of the 12 “Best In Category” awards at Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions 2020 Expo announced on November 7, 2020. Best in Birds: “Summer Hummer 2020 2” Bill Corbett – […]


November 7, 2020: Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions – Register Now

Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions (formerly “Nature Visions”) will be virtual this year to protect you from the risk of COVID-19. Although there will be no live show, there will be two presentations and competition award presentations […]


November 2020 – Message from Ron Taylor, NVPS President

Fall is a great season for capturing color and mood.   Although we have to be more careful this year because of Covid-19, we can still go outside before Winter’s chill, and we can still appreciate […]