Shutterbugs 3 student Lynette Honeycutt’s vibrant photograph entitled ‘Candy Colors’ was chosen as People’s Choice winner by the judges out of Honeycutt’s five exam photos. Among her favorites, Honeycutt said she selected this picture, taken at Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, because of the way she was able to capture the front tulip in complete focus while ‘all her tulip friends’ in the background are blurred.
Sallie Adams, a member of the Shutterbugs 2 class, selected this photograph because of its vibrancy. She thought it was a good picture, she said, because of the details in the flower. The closeup shot was taken under her carport, an assignment while practicing aperture. The photo was the judge’s selection as top among her five exam selections.
Learning to take action shots was one of the things Kathleen Gancer hoped she would get out of her Shutterbugs 2 class. This photo, taken of Rhett and called ‘Rhett in action’ shows she was getting quite adept at doing just that. Using a fast shutterspeed for light, Gancer said she liked the picture best because she was able to capture the young man’s jump in mid-air.
Taken in Fayetteville, Alvinia Parker’s photo, entitled ‘Waterfall,’ was shot on manual setting and quickly became one of her favorite’s because, she said, it showed the morning sun radiating across the picture. She used a fast shutter speed to freeze the water. This photo was selected by judges as the best of the Shutterbugs 3 student’s five exam photos.
Taken on the Sampson Community College campus, Sallie Adam’s photo entitled ‘Waterdrop x2’ shows the close-up technique she learned in her Shutterbugs 2 class and her ability to freeze the waterdrop in action. ‘It was my first timne at capturing an image like this,’ Adams noted.
Using framing as a means of capturing an unusual photograph of the USS North Carolina, Kathleen Gancer was able to get off this shot in the early evening using available light. It was chosen by judges as the best of her five exam photos.
‘Sweet Annie’ was Lynette Honeycutt’s runner-up exam photo and one of her favorites. Taken in her yard in Salemburg, she said she used a 55-250 mm lens and an ISO of 3200, f/5.6 to get this action shot of her sweet dog. She liked the action shot, she said because she was able to capture both the dog’s movement and eye contact, plus ‘she makes a beautiful subject.’
Alvinia Parker’s photo ‘Serenity Path,’ was the first runner-up among her five exam photos. A manual shot with an ISO of 400, F/7.1 and 1/200, she took the photo at the Botanical Garden in Fayetteville. She liked the photograph, she said because it depicted exactly what she saw – ‘a beautiful setting with an array of flowers and greenery.’