Lens and Shutter photography club

Published 9:20 am Saturday, June 16, 2012

Winners of the Lens & Shutter Photography Clubs’ Century Club Awards are: back row: Barb Rofshus, Rachelle Roth, Linda Eisterhold, Bev Oyer, John Eisterhold, Ron Over, Mitch Pederson, Carol Haroldson, Jim Wendel and Bernadine Peterson; front row: Dustin Petersen, Darcy Sime, Jean Aamodt and Carol Bertelson. The Century Club Award is earned by receiving 100 points or more in the club’s monthly photography competition. -- Submitted

The Albert Lea Lens and Shutter Club held its annual awards picnic at the home of Darrel and Jamie Hauer on May 17. There were 18 members and four guests in attendance.

Club president, Dustin Peterson, officially retired as president of the Lens & Shutter Photography Club. Taking up the reigns for a second time is Darcy Sime. Peterson received a plaque acknowledging his many efforts as club president for the last two years.

May’s contest category was “Open.” Judges were Dustin Peterson and Rachelle Roth. Guest judge was Bonita Moeller.

Members receiving competition awards were:

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First: “Native Dress” by Mitch Pederson

Second: “Frosty Blue Jay” by Darcy Sime

Third: “Antelope Canyon” by Bernadine Peterson

End of the year judging for “Best of the Best” was done by Peoble Photography:

Best of the Best:

First: “Fall Barn” by Darcy Sime

Second: “Front & Ready to Roll” by Rachelle Roth

Third: “Little Red Squirrel” by Mitch Pederson

Winner of the Lens & Shutter Photography Clubs’ June Wells Award was Jim Wendel for his entry entitled “Carriage Ride.” Bernadine Peterson won the Ken Wangen Award with her entry entitled “Got Mail.” The June Wells Award represents the Best Photograph of the Year and the Ken Wangen Award is presented to the Photographer of the Year.

Ken Wangen Award: Bernadine Peterson for “Got Mail”

June Wells Award: Jim Wendel for “Carriage Rider”

A selection of photos from the group’s end of the year judging, including winning pictures, will be displayed in the lobby of the Farmers State Bank, 1452 W. Main St., Albert Lea, this month. Each month there is a new display of club pictures at the bank.

Officers were installed at the meeting:

President: Darcy Sime

Vice president: Mitch Pederson

Secretary: Shanda Meyer

Treasurer: Barb Rofshus

There were three awards for N4C Photo Journalism Print competition. Jamie Hauer won a second place for her “Wrong Way Out” photograph, John Eisterhold received a Merit award for his “Squirrel Proof Feeder” photograph and Bernadine Peterson received a Merit award for her photograph entitled “They Couldn’t Save This One.”

No awards for either of the N4C Digital competitions.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Rofshus Precision Machine, 1701 Margaretha Ave., Albert Lea. Competition category will be floral. The program will be a video of photos by John Eisterhold.

For more information about Lens and Shutter, call club president Darcy Sime at 402-2861 or visit them on Facebook.