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By BOB McCARTHY
So many wonderful images.
There were more than 160 submissions to this annual photo competition. The winners have been chosen in the two adult categories of “Weather” and “People” and the two youth categories of “Pets and Animals” and “Human Impact on the Environment”.
All of the photos including winners will be on display at the Cheeky Monkey at 130 North Christina Street beginning tonight (Friday, Nov. 4) until Nov. 25.
An opening reception is being presented as part of Sarnia's First Friday cultural walkabout.
When I spoke to the winners, Barb Barcroft told me “I am very pleased that my picture of an Arizona prospector won first prize in the 'People' category but am even more pleased that my grandson Steven Barcroft also won a first in the age 11 and under category of 'Pets and Animals' for his image of seabirds at Rondeau Provincial Park.”
When I asked Wes Terryberry about his image of tundra swans in winter that won first prize in the “Weather” category, he commented: “I was fortunate with the shot. I just use a point and shoot camera, but I had it on maximum burst of 10 shots a second and did not really know what I had until I got home and loaded my images on to my computer. By doing it this way, I can take several shota at the same time and then go home and pick out the best one on my computer.” Wes also had a grandson, Spencer, enter and win third in the category of “Pets and Animals”.
The grand prize winner, Pierre Houle, took his picture of a girl and her horse a few weeks ago while he was on a photo outing at the Wyoming Fair.
Pierre Houle, grand prize winner, is shown with his picture from the Wyoming Fair of a “Girl and Her Horse.”