A solitary fall leaf captures the attention of Shutterbugs II judges earlier this year when they selected student Lisa Mitchell’s ‘One Red Leaf,’ photo as the best of her top five. The contrast of the red leaf and the muted background, Mitchell said, was why she liked this photograph so much. The judges concurred.
Shutterbugs II student Nicole Kennedy shot this photo, entitled ‘A pretty bouquet,’ at the Farmers Market in Raleigh in late 2015. Using no flash and auto focus, Kennedy said she tried to capture the beauty of the bounty of blooms by taking a close-up shot of the flowers, one of the many lessons she learned in the Sampson Community College level 2 photography class taught by Gloria Edwards.
Reflections are clear in this photograph taken by Shutterbugs II student Ciny Ivey, who shot the photo, entitled ‘Stately Cypress,’ using an ISO of 100. The picture, she said, was taken in the morning sunlight at Pate’s Pond near Beautancus. ‘I loved the reflection of the trees,’ Ivey said in noting why she selected this as one of her top five photos.
The lines, the colors and, of course, the subject, were all reasons Shutterbugs II student Joan Tsao selected this photograph, taken in Sighisoana, Romania. Using her Canon Sure Shot and no flash, Tsao said she took the photograph because she loved the ‘quaint setting,’ the colors, and the example of lines that were all elements of the picture.
Taken in Pamlico County, this photograph of an old boat house offered student Amelia Surratt an opportunity to work on reflections while taking landscape settings. ‘I love the colors and the elements in the picture,’ she said about why she selected this as one of her top five photographs during the level 2 photograph class at SCC.