Winners chosen in Magnolia photo contest

  • Friday, July 12, 2013

Third-place along with a $175 prize went to Leah Sparks of Charleston for “Show Off.”


The top three winners in the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens 2013 Photography Contest captured images of egrets strutting their breeding plumage.

David Archer of Summerville took first place and a $275 prize with “Snowy Egret,” Jim Miller of Mount Pleasant with “Radiant Beauty” took second place and a $225 prize and and third-place along with a $175 prize went to Leah Sparks of Charleston for “Show Off.”

Nineteen contestants received 22 honorable mentions and $25 prizes. Three contestants each received two honorable mentions; Kenny McKeithan of Goose Creek, Margaret Proctor of Indian Trial, N.C., and Serena Gerfy of Ladson.

Magnolia and the Lowcountry Photographic Club organized the contest, which was launched two years ago. This year, 118 photographers entered the contest, Doug DeLong, the club’s president, said.

The photographers who finished in the honorable mention category are:

• Christine Jones, Goose Creek, “Lighting the Past”

• Christopher Mathes, Ladson, “Through the Glass”

• Cynthia Laeder, Fort Gratiot, Mich., “Bridge of Tranquility”

• David Dodge, Hendersonville, N.C., “Morning Light”

• Harold Hamilton, Wadmalaw Island, “Watchful Eye”

• Jamie Trusty, Goose Creek, “Untitled”

• Jo Beth Paul, Hopkins, S.C., “In Living Color”

• Kathy Allen, Charleston, “Fishing”

• Kenneth Malcom, Summerville, “Footbridge in Black and White”

• Kenny McKeithan, Goose Creek, “Through the Oaks” and “Southern Morning”

• L. Michell Messing, Moncks Corner, “Shine”

• Margaret Proctor, Indian Trail, N.C., “Sitting Pretty”& “Snack Time in the Swamp”

• Mike Brint, Nazareth, Penn., “Fight in Flight”

• Paul Allen, Charleston, “Between Earth and Sky”

• Paul Wightman, Goose Creek, “Baby Alligator in Duckweed”

• Serena Gerfy, Ladson, “Peek-a-Boo” and “Afternoon Stroll”

• Theresa Saunders, Charleston, “So, What’s for Dinner?”

• Thomas Moorer, Goose Creek, “Alligator Dreams”

• Tricia Booker, Paris, Va., “In Bloom”


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