The 4th Annual Tri-Club Competition was held on Thursday, May 5, bringing together members of all three local photography clubs: The Photography Club of Beaufort, Camera Club of Hilton Head and the Photography Club of Sun City. More than 100 enthusiasts submitted their very best photos, which were judged on technical quality, composition and impact by professional photographers Stephen Morton, Rob Kaufmann and Christian Lee.
Twenty ribbons were awarded. Photography Club of Beaufort took home nine ribbons, Camera Club of Hilton Head received seven ribbons and Sun City, four ribbons.
Winners were as follows:
Novice: First Place: Fountain Shadows by Phyllis WIlner (SunCity); Second Place: Hanging Out by Eddie Crenshaw (Hilton Head); Third Place: Looking to Heaven by John Basch (Sun City); Honorable Mentions: Brown Eyes by Ellen Corbett (Beaufort) and At the Top by Fran Balough (Sun City)
Intermediate: First Place: Foundry in New Delhi by John Barrett (Hilton Head); Second Place: Long Journey by Susan Thomas (Hilton Head); Third Place: Guarding the Fleet by John Parson (Hilton Head); Honorable Mentions: Foggy Morning by Susan Moose (Beaufort) and Vanishing Dreams by Margery Boyle (Beaufort).
Advanced: First Place: Hooded Merganser by Marci Tressel (Hilton Head); Second Place: Chez Godard by Jean-Marie Cote (Hilton Head); Third Place: Through the Morning Mist by Jim WIlliams (Beaufort); Honorable Mention: Canyonlands by Catherine Tracy (Sun City); and September 11th Memorial by Karen M. Peluso (Beaufort).
Expert: First Place: Skimmer by Eric Horan (Beaufort); Second Place: Treasure by Nadine O’Quinn (Beaufort); Third Place: Mountain Top Manse in Fog by Lamar Nix (Beaufort); Honorable Mention: Rivermeet by Hal Cherry (Hilton Head); and Morning Mist at Cataloochee Cove by Sandy Dimke (Beaufort).
More information on each club can be found online at www.photoclubbeaufort.com, www.cchhi.org and www.pcschh.org.