The amazing work of some of Hays county’s best nature photographers is on exhibit now at the San Marcos Activity Center’s Walkers Gallery. The show is the product of the 7th Annual Naturescapes contest, which was sponsored by the Hill Country Photography Club and the Hays County Master Naturalists and features 60 of the 275 photographs submitted. A new youth photographers category has broadened the perspective on the natural areas of our county. More than 100 people turned out for the reception and were treated to acoustic music from a small chamber style band ‘Friends of Music.’
It was an extra special occasion as we celebrated the 100th exhibition presented by Linda Kelsey-Jones who does a fantastic job of getting a diverse set of exhibits hung. A companion exhibit was on display across the hall titled ‘Round & Round’ also produced by the photography club.
Go – you won’t regret it. Take your time; each image has a story and plenty for your eyes and soul to ponder. You may want to purchase an image for the holidays and to help support these programs. Contact Linda Kelsey-Jones [email protected].
This year’s juror Amanda Smith had a tough job. Here are her selections for contest.
Awards of Merit
“Lost in Lavender” – Lisa Kay
“The World is Turning Upside Down” – Abby Linam
“Full Moon” – Winifred Simon
“Black-eyed Susans” – Art Arizpe
Awards of Excellence
“White-Crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia leucophrys” – Stephen Ramirez
“Dragonfly Landshark” – Lynny Moore
“Bee and the Candlestick” – Carolyn Whiteside
“Water Strider” – Winifred Simon
“Life Through the Lens” – Hannah Whisenant
Best Natural Habitat
“Dragonfly Reflection” – Carolyn Whiteside
Best in Show
“Sculpture by Cypress” – Herb Smith
by Todd Derkacz