Photography Club selects spring competition winners

The Photography Club of Beaufort has announced the winners of the semi-annual Spring Competition, held Monday, April 14. Judging the event were award-winning photographers Bob Ovelman and Robert Rommell, from Hilton Head, and ARTworks gallery curator Deanna Bowdish.  Prints were judged using the criteria of superb technical quality, composition and interest.

Here are the results of the competition:

• Ellen Corbett’s “A Good Smoke” was chosen as Best in Show for this Spring Competition.

• First Place, Novice Category was  Richard Matheny  for “Swans.” There was a tie for second place:  Barb Hazzard for “Praying in Nepal” and Rebecca Bass for “Lion of Lucerne.” Honorable Mention was awarded to Jack Beaucaire for “Mirror Image.”

In the Intermediate Category, First Place winner was Russ Dimke for “Ready for Battle”.  There was a three way tie for Second Place:  Joan Eckhardt for” Sweet Boy”, Tom Brady for “X-Ray Negative, Ready to Fly” and Barry Wright for “Crunch Crunch.” Honorable Mention was awarded to Kevin Spicer for “Lodge 2.”

• First Place in the Advanced Category:  Ellen Corbett, “A Good Smoke.  There was a four way tie for Second Place: Larry Kay for “Great Egret”, John Albert for “Lunchtime”, Geneva Baxley for “Southern Belle” and Ariel Holcomb for “Heavenly.”

In the  Expert division: First Place was John Mattson for “Dare to Fall” (pictured above). Second Place to Paul Nurnburg for “Expecting” and Honorable Mention to Susan DeLoach for “Enchanted.”

The Photography Club of Beaufort meets at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. For information, please visit www.photoclubbeaufort.com.

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