The best of the Lens & Shutter Club

Published 11:28 am Saturday, August 28, 2010

“Elegant” is the name Cheryl Herold gave this image of a swan she photographed in Clear Lake, Iowa. It was first place in a Lens & Shutter Club monthly competition, and it won the Best of the Best Award in the club.

The Lens & Shutter Club is an organization for people in the Albert Lea area who love to take photographs.

Each month, the club members bring photographs for viewing and judging. Sometimes, the subject matter is open, and sometimes, there is a theme. The club members also have a program, whether it is hearing from someone about taking night photography or the annual picnic.

The photography club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Rofshus Precision Machine, 1701 Margaretha Ave. in southeast Albert Lea.

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The next meeting is Sept. 16. The local contest is “things with wings.”

Much of the work done by the Lens & Shutter Club can be found hanging on the wall at Farmers State Bank in Albert Lea.

Linda Eisterhold photographed this bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She titled it “Bridge Over the Wharf.” It won a merit award in a monthly competition.

The black-and-white image by Dustin Peterson titled “Brooklyn Bridge” won first in the monthly competition.

“Curious Cardinal” by Jim Wendel won second place in a monthly competition in the Lens & Shutter Club. He shot it at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

Darcy Sime photographed this bald eagle at the Zollman Zoo in Byron. She titled the image “The Call of the Eagle.” It won runner-up in the Best of the Best Award and third place in a monthly competition.

“End of the Gunflint Trail” titles and describes this photo by Mitch Pederson. It won first runner-up in the Best of the Best Award competition and first in a monthly competition. It was taken in Minnesota’s Cook County.

Bernadine Peterson won honorable mention in a monthly competition for this photograph she shot in Alaska. The title is “Needs Tires.”

In downtown Minneapolis, Terri Simonson caught a reflection of a church off a windowed skyscraper. She calls the photograph “Reflections of His House.” It won a merit award in a monthly competition.

Dave Sime calls this “Rivets.” He took it on the Root River Trail near Lanesboro. Sime won the club’s Photographer of the Year Award. The photo won second place in the club’s monthly competition.

“What a View!” is the title of this photo by John Eisterhold. It was a runner-up in the Best of the Best Award and came in third in a Lens & Shutter Club monthly competition. The scenic vista was taken at Bow Glacier north of Banff, Alberta, Canada.

About Tim Engstrom

Tim Engstrom is the editor of the Albert Lea Tribune. He resides in Albert Lea with his wife, two sons and dog.

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