Photography is all about telling a story through capturing a unique moment in time and sharing the experience with others. It is another means that many gardeners use to express their love of gardening and the creatures a healthy environment supports.
As with gardening, photography takes time and practice to develop as an art. Creativity is required to get the perfect angle, portray the personality of a singular subject, and enhance a landscape scene.
Patience in waiting for the “perfect” nature shot is just the first of many aspects in achieving award-winning photographs. Framing the “star of the show” in an uncluttered background, taking advantage of natural light and reflections, and incorporating the surrounding environment are just a few of the technical skills used by our 2012 contest winners to tell their story.
The awards this year go to:
Garden: 1st Place – Pat Davidson, 2nd Place – John Davidson, 3rd Place – Margaret Bergeron, Honorable Mention – Payge Cox
Plants: 1st Place – Jane Burke, 2nd Place – Margaret Bergeron, 3rd Place – Payge Cox, Honorable Mention – Becky Panetta
Birds: 1st Place – Deborah Parks, 2nd Place – Payge Cox, 3rd Place – Becky Wolary, Honorable Mention – John Davidson
Wildlife: 1st Place – Colleen Weinkle, 2nd Place – Payge Cox, 3rd Place – Chuck Wilkinson, Honorable Mention – Margaret Bergeron
Special thanks to Don Stewart for coordinating the contest and to Ken Ross of Kenneth Ross Photography for judging the entries.
If you would like to learn more about taking nature photography, join us for our Photography Workshop in May 2013.