Photos selected for 2014 Beaufort County calendar

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Sixteen photos depicting the beauty, history and traditions of Beaufort County were selected for the county’s 2014 land preservation calendar, which will be available for sale in November.

The calendar will help to promote the Rural and Critical Lands Preservation Program, which has conserved more than 22,000 acres of properties throughout the county.

Tree Roots at Sunrise was taken by Scott Quarforth on the beach at Hunting Island State Park.
Tree Roots at Sunrise was taken by Scott Quarforth on the beach at Hunting Island State Park.

The cover photo, Tree Roots at Sunrise, was taken by Scott Quarforth on the beach at Hunting Island State Park. Fifteen other winning photos were selected from more than 200 pictures entered in the county’s annual photo contest.

Winners, photo titles and locations are:

• Sandy Dimke: Springtime on the Point, Beaufort

• Joan Eckhardt: Bright Blue Morning, Coligny Beach

• Phil Heim: Shrimp Boats, Port Royal

• Chris Kirk: Harvest Season, St. Helena Sound, and The Strand, Calibogue Sound

• Tom Lehrer: Oak Avenue, Tomotley Plantation, Sheldon, and Gator Gaze, Bluffton

• Joanne Long: Bygone Days, Bluffton

• Gracene Peluso: Morning Marsh, Hilton Head Island

• Patricia Roche: Reflections and Shadows, Daufuskie Island

• David Shipper: Waiting Out the Storm, Port Royal, and Just Fiddling Around, Port Royal

• Dick Snell: A Majestic Early Morning, Beaufort

• Josh Whiteside: Oak of Life, Hermitage Road, Beaufort

• Barre Wright: Shady Haven, Pick Pocket Plantation, Beaufort.

The theme for the photo contest was “The Sky’s the Limit” and the deadline was September 3. Contestants were required to submit pictures inspired by the five symbols in the county seal: oak trees, shrimp boats, marine life, homes, and waterways.

Gary Kubic, Beaufort County Administrator, said the winning entries revealed a variety of subjects that represent life in the Lowcountry.

“These amazing photographs clearly demonstrate why we love living here. The photographers who took them captured the true magnificence of our Beaufort County home,” he said.

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