Photo above: “Deep in Thought” by Rich Matheny
The Photography Club of Beaufort has announced the winners of the semi-annual fall competition.
Thirty-two images were critiqued digitally using the criteria of superb technical quality, composition and creative impact.
Judging the event was local Beaufort artist Nancy Rhett, of the Rhett Gallery in downtown Beaufort. She is an accomplished water color painter and book illustrator.
During the review, Rhett shared her expertise and offered constructive suggestions to help the photographers improve their skills.
Results of the competition are as follows:
• Novice Category: First Place, “Lightning Strikes Twice” by Ian Cheah.
• Intermediate Category, First Place, “Leaves in the Stream” by Karen Gottschall; Second Place went to Marge Pangione for “Pelican Lunchtime”; Third Place was awarded to Gregg Hunt for “Apparition”; and an Honorable Mention was awarded to Karen Norwood for “Wanna Hear a Secret.”
• Advanced Category: First Place, “Deep in Thought” by Rich Matheny; Second Place was Fred Chitty for “Rainy Day Blues.”
• Expert Category: First Place, “Independence Day Observers” by Al Heacox
The Photography Club of Beaufort meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.
Nationally acclaimed nature photographer Bill Lea will be presenting “Winter Magic in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone” on Nov. 13 at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in the Auditorium at 921 Ribaut Road.
The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend.
For additional information, visit www.photoclubbeaufort.com.