Calling her photo ‘Your ride awaits,’ SCC Shutterbugs 3 student Donna Banks said about the photo she captured: ‘This was a beautiful sunrise, but I think the pier and the kayak give the shot an added point of interest. I like the way the kayak is pointing into the sun as if to say, ‘hop in and let’s head out into this beautiful day.”
Photography student Eleanor Bradshaw called her judges’ pick ‘Elvis’ kin,’ which highlights a young peacock found at the aviary owned by Don and Ann Butler. The photo, Bradshaw noted, offered techniques in framing she learned in all three of instructor Gloria Edwards’ SCC classes.
Also taken during a field trip to the Butler Aviary was this photo by Shutterbugs 3 student Michelle Wells. Calling it ‘Ducks in a row,’ Wells wrote that she used no flash and ISO 100 to capture this photograph of ducks walking the edge of the pond at the Butler home. ‘I just love that they were all in a row,’ she noted.
Judges selected Karen Melvin’s ‘Just Chillin’ photograph taken from her back deck during the winter as her best photograph from Edwards’ Shutterbugs 3 final exam. ‘I particularly liked the blurred background in this photograph,’ Melvin wrote, stressing that it was one of the things she learned during the class.
Opting to turn her camera toward people, Shutterbugs 3 student Thylistine Vann captured the joy 100-year-old Annie Grace Faison was experiencing during a birthday party in her honor. She entitled the photo ‘100 never looked so good,’ and noted that she loved the expression on Faison’s face the most in this picture.
Annette Johnson took this photograph while in Maryland visiting family. She entitled it ‘Peaceful’ because she said it captured the essence of a quiet afternoon by the water, the chairs helping to emphasize the solitude. She liked the photo, she said, because she was able to show the ‘rule of thirds by capturing the sky, the water and the grass. ‘I also liked the lines in the trees and chairs.’