photo-Pesky-Blackbird-Lynn-LongThe Photography Club of Beaufort recently announced the winners of their Fall 2014 semi-annual competition. Judges were Brian Glaze, assistant professor of studio art at USC-Beaufort; Nancy Rhett, well-known local artist and book illustrator; and professional photographer, Gary Geboy.  

Scoring is based on three major aspects of each image:  technical quality, composition and photo-beginner-barbaraimpact.  The judges noted the exceptional quality of the images in all four skill levels.  The club meets on the Second Monday of every month at 7pm at ArtWorks in the K-Mart Shopping Center on Boundary Street in Beaufort.  The public is invited. 


The winners are:  Novice:  First Place – Barbara Hazzard for “Sardargarh Hermit” (above);  Second Place – Rebecca Bass for “Rainy Day in Bordeaux – A Study in Threes.” 

Intermediate:  Lynn Long for “Pesky Blackbird” (top left).  There was a four-way tie for second place – Joan Eckhardt for photo-Russ-Dimke-StPetersburg“Watermelon Man,” Dick Hoagland for “Me too!”  Gregg Hunt for “Fungi on a Fallen Tree” and Barry Wright for “Tracks of Time.”

Advanced:  First  Place – Russ Dimke for “St. Petersburg Subway” (left);  Second Place – Juergen Thiessen for “Red Wheel”

In the Expert Level there was a tie for First Place – photo-Sandy-DimkeSandy Dimke for “An Ancient Swede” (right) and Lamar Nix for “Make My Day, Punk.” (below) There was also a tie for second place – Wes Grady for “Acropolis” and Randy Thompson for “BFFs Dhaka.” 

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