Photos wow judges: Photography Club of Beaufort spring competition winners

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The Photography Club of Beaufort announced the winners of the semi-annual Spring Competition, held Monday, March 11. Judges for the event were award-winning nature photographer Eric Horan, Photojournalist Sarah Welliver and commercial photographer and IT specialist Stuart Lathrop.    Prints were

"Eurasian Eagle Owl” by Lynn Long.
“Eurasian Eagle Owl” by Lynn Long.

judged using the criteria of superb technical quality, composition and interest. During the competition, judges shared their expertise and offered constructive critiques to photos to help the photographers improve their skills.

Best in Show was awarded to John Wollwerth for his photo “BROKEN”, a poignant image photographed on his recent mission trip to the Sudan.

Phyllis Kaupp-Seas’ “Adrift at Dawn.”
Phyllis Kaupp-Seas’ “Adrift at Dawn.”

In the  Novice Category there was a tie for 1st:  Barbara Hazzard for “Maine Harbor”  and Lynn Long for “Eurasian Eagle Owl.”

There was also a tie for First Place in the Intermediate category between Gerney Doesch for “Gorilla Contemplating Blades of Grass” and Richard Furman for “Roses.”

First Place Winner of the Advanced category was Phyllis Kaupp-Seas for “Adrift at Dawn.”

In the  Expert division there was also a tie for First Place:  Sandy Dimke for “A Long Hard Life” and John Wollwerth for “Broken,” which also received the Best in Show Award.

"Broken" by John Wollwerth
“Broken” by John Wollwerth

The Photography Club of Beaufort, now with over 80 members, meets at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary, in the K-Mart Plaza,  at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. The public is invited to attend all meetings and the exhibit.

For information on the club please visit the club website at

SandyDimke A Long Hard Life
SandyDimke A Long Hard Life

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