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Local Photographers Honored in Northern Virginia Nature Photo Competition

Thirteen photos by Manassas Warrenton Camera Club and Reston Photographic Society members were unanimously selected for the Nature Visions Photo Expo, at the Hylton Center on November 9-10-11.

The eleventh annual Nature Visions Photography Expo takes place Friday-Saturday-Sunday November 9, 10 & 11 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, a sparkling facility on the Prince William Campus of George Mason University in Manassas.  The Expo is organized by photography clubs in Loudoun, Manassas-Warrenton, McLean, Northern Virginia (which meets in Dunn Loring), Reston and Vienna.

Thirteen photos by members of the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club and the Reston Photographic Society won a unanimous vote of the three-judge panel that selected images for the Expo’s gallery of Honored Nature Images.  Some of these images are featured in the online gallery above.   These images will also form part of a traveling exhibit of 53 Expo images in 2013.

Congratulations to MWCC members Kristen Bray, Jeannie Couch, Greg Daily, Joyce Harman, Dan Jenkins and Al Ruhl.

And congratulations to RPS members Jan Master, Ellis Rosenberg, Gerry Rosenberg and Carla Steckley.

Two images by Dan Jenkins and one by Joyce Harman were selected the best in three categories: Jenkins for landscapes and birds; and Harman for wildlife.  Their three images are among six that will compete for the Best in Show award, which will be announced at the Expo on Sunday November 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Eleven other MWCC members had photographs juried into the Expo:  Suzanne Andrews, Art Cole, Sharon Eisenzopf, Ruth Frock, Sandy Gherardie, Tom Gherardi, Susan McPherson, Jeanne Mitcho, Andrew Sentipal, Alan Skerker and  Sarah Skerker,.

From RPS, four other members also had images juried into the Expo:  Ned Dickert, Vicky Eicher, Doreen Montis and Dawn Murphy.

Just over 750 images were entered from the six partnering Northern Virginia clubs, of which 273 were selected for the Expo's exhibit.

The Expo begins on Friday November 9, when Seth Resnick, named one of the decade's  thirty most influential photographers by PDN magazine, will offer a full day workshop at the Hylton Center on "Seeing Color: Creating Dynamic Killer Images."   On Saturday and Sunday November 10-11 Expo visitors can see the gallery of juried images and visit with over thirty local and national vendors of photography equipment, supplies, software, education and travel.  Seven more photography lectures and ten workshops are available on those days at an additional cost.

Canon Explorer of Light Darrel Guilin will give a free 2 hour presentation on backyard photography on Sunday at 4:30 pm.   Prior to Sunday afternoon, a daily admission for Saturday November 10 or Sunday morning is $10.  Full details and prices are at naturevisions.org.

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Heidi Poulin November 02, 2012 at 12:11 AM
How can you become a Member? Please let me know! Thank You!
Bill Corbett November 02, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Dear Heidi: Here's a link to information about the two clubs mentioned (and others). Let me know if you have more questions. Thanks, Bill Corbett http://naturevisions.org/about/clubs
Sarah November 02, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Hi Heidi, I am a member of the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club. It is terrific! Our club website is http://www.mwcc-photo.org We'd love to see you there. Sarah Skerker

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