Thursday, March 6, 2008

2008 Photo Show February 8–March 1

There’s one week left to check out the photographs from the Bean Museum’s Annual Nature Photography Competition and Exhibition! The exhibit is located on the third floor of the museum and showcases the photography of professional and amateur photographers from several places in the U.S. The contest’s publicity usual spreads by word-of-mouth, according to Randy Baker.

Photo categories include “Animal Wildlife,” “Bird wildlife,” “Man & Nature,” “Landscape,” “Nature,” and “Water.”

This year’s winners were announced at a reception held on February 8 at the museum. Winners can pick up their photographs from March 15-27th.

Here are just some of the many winners:

Animal Wildlife
1st: “The Approach” by Jason Sims

Bird Wildlife
1st: “Duel” by John Blumenkamp

Man & Nature
1st: “Smoky Morning at Glacier National Park” by Lisa Thompson

1st: “Bonneville Salt Flats” by Dan Ransom

1st: “Leonida” by Tiera Cox

1st: “The Subway at Autumn” by Howard Knudson

Other Awards
Best of Show: “Green Lizard on Red Leaf” by Darrell Stacey (Animal Wildlife category)
Museum’s Choice Purchase Award: “Tiger Longwing” by Ronald Day (Animal Wildlife category)
People’s Choice Award: “Mother & Child” by John Steele (Animal Wildlife category)
Allen’s Camera Excellence Award: “Sunrise on the Golden Gate” by Adam Barker (Man & Nature category)

This free exhibit is sure to please your family, your roommates, your date, or simply yourself!

To whet your appetite, check out a few photos from the 2007 contest:

“Corn Lily” by Rodney G. Myatt

“Raindrop on Dogwood” by Jeff Beck

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