Gallery - May-June 2009

Gallery - May-June 2009

The Editors:

Northwest Dentistry congratulates all the participants in the Tenth Annual "Art of Dentistry" Photo Exhibition at this year's Star of the North Meeting, April 22-24.  Our "Gallery" applauds the continuing growth of the exhibition and the depth of talent among our members.

Editor's note: Ms. Patty Reigstad received an Honorable Mention ribbon for her photo "Harley Ride", which is our "Heading Home" image. "Fishing Fly-In" by Dr. Dean Singsank received an Honorable Mention ribbon and appears on this issue's cover.







"Keeping Watch" - First Place

David W. Klein, D.D.S.

Bloomington, Minnesota

The newly minted Bird Man of Northwest Dentistry came away from this year's contest with three Honorable Mentions and first prize for this subtle yet striking image of Snow Geese in their wintering congregation at the Bosque del Apache national Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, where more than 30,000 gather each year. Seeing these beautiful birds at rest is a fitting prelude to the sound of their wings at take-off.  Alas, no audio came with it.








"Condos on the Shore" - Second Place

David A Linde, D.D.S.

Prior Lake, Minnesota

You don't have to go exotic environs to be taken by a reflective mood. There is water, water most everywhere, and it will cast back a spell that invites the viewer into another world, where light and color barely ruffle the surface. Drink it in, but don't fall in. The only question this lovely photo begs is, who captured who?








"First Snow Fall" - Third Place

Ms. Patty Reigstad

Willmar, Minnesota

Patty Reigstad likes to roam with her camera, and last fall, at her parents' home in Painesville, she headed up a nearby trail after the season's first snowfall. "You never know what you're going to see," she told us, "or what you're going to get." This one got a lovely white satin ribbon.








"Still Reflections/East Glacier Lake, Montana" - Honorable Mention

Jeanni R. Foss, D.D.S.

Brainerd, Minnesota

"My husband and I went camping at East Glacier Lake for our honeymoon," Dr. Jeanni Foss told us, "and last year, pregnant with our third child, we took the whole family back there." Sans Fosses, (that one's in the family album), this elegant landscape settled into the camer'a frame with flawless composition.








"Soul Mates" - Honorable Mention

David W. Klein, D.D.S.

Bloomington, Minnesota

Two of, thank God, many now, these magnificent Trumpeter swans were photographed at their winter safe haven near Monticello, Minnesota, where open water due to a nearby power plant has created a place for them to gather, swim, fly, eat, and be observed safely from a public access set-aside. Life finds a way.








"Sanderling" - Honorable Mention

David W. Klein, D.D.S.

Bloomington, Minnesota

If you live on a lake or pond, you might end up calling these guys "Disney birds", a group of charming, entertaining, and highly miscellaneous shore birds that will send you running for the pocket Audubon. Our handy-dandy-free-frame of this Sanderling will help keep head-scratching to a minimum.








"Sandhill Crane" - Honorable Mention

David W. Klein, D.D.S.

Bloomington, Minnesota

There are horizontals, and then there are horizontals! Dr. Klein's Sandhill Crane had close competition in that category from Dave Linde's "Border Collie at Speed", but the airborne beauty of this lon-leggedy beastie in his element flew off with the ribbon, reminding us once again that the journey itself is often the destination.