A photo of Stony Preserve by Bluffton resident, Stan Abrahamson, was selected for the cover of the 2012 Beaufort County Rural and Critical Lands Calendar.
The photo shows a forested lagoon area at the preserve, which was purchased jointly by Beaufort County and the Town of Hilton Head Island for conservation as a passive park. Twelve other photos selected from entries submitted in the county’s annual photo contest include three by Beaufort photographer and artist Karen Peluso, who entered shots of Lands End, The Green in Beaufort’s Old Point neighborhood and White Hall Landing.
County Administrator Gary Kubic, the calendar’s executive editor, said he is always impressed with the quality of the pictures taken by local photographers. “Those who enter the contest year after year are to be applauded regardless of whether they were selected for the calendar or not. Their love for the natural outdoor beauty of Beaufort County is evident in the excellence and the integrity of their work. We are grateful to them all for helping us tell the story of our beloved Rural and Critical Lands with their exceptional photographs.”
The 2012 calendar is expected to be available for sale in October at the county website and several local shops.