Lens & Shutter Photography Club hosts its annual awards picnic

Published 10:00 am Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Lens & Shutter Photography Club had its annual end-of-year awards picnic on May 19 at the home of Carol Haroldson.  There were 23 members and guests present.

The competition category for May was open. Members receiving awards were Jim Wendel, who received first place for “Blood Root;” John Eisterhold, who received second place for “Cross River;” and Darcy Sime, who received third place for “Stars Over Ocean.” Members receiving honorable mentions were Linda Eisterhold for “Black Swallowtail,” Wendel for “Labradane” and Jean Aamodt for “Spring Beauty.” Merit Awards were given to John Eisterhold for “Hard Rock Arches” and Haroldson for “Fun At The Fair.”

Haroldson presented the June Wells Award for the Best of the Best photograph of the club year, entitled “Will He Or Won’t He” to Wendel. Sime was awarded the Ken Wangen Award for the most points earned during the club year.

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Ron Oyer received first place for “At Rest,” Wendel received second place for “Dutchman’s Britches” and Mitch Pederson received  third place for “Color My World,” completing the Best of the Rest of the photographs submitted during the 2015-2016 club year. End of the year judging was performed by Bob and Betty Peoble.

Members receiving recognition for earning 100 or more points during the Cclub year competitions were given “Century Club Awards.” They were Wendel, Sime, Linda Eisterhold, John Eisterhold, Oyer and Pederson.

The next meeting of the Lens & Shutter Photography Club will be Sept. 20. The competition category will be open. The group meets the third Thursday of the month from September through May in room 465 on the lower level of Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.