Awards, Exhibits, Events & Publications

November 4, 2021 . Water Reflections 2022 Calendar Photo Contest. An annual photography contest held by Metropolitan North Georgia/Atlanta Water Planning District through their Education Department with the primary goal to raise and promote awareness and need for the protection, preservation, and conservation of our shared waters sources, the quality thereof, and watershed protection. We were honored to have two of our images chosen for the 2022 calendar. “Chattahoochee Takeout” bald eagle is featured for the month of July, and “The Agile, Skimming Swallow”  was awarded overall best in show taking first place. In addition to being featured on the cover, it is also featured for the month of September.

 

November, 2021. Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, a Georgia State Park. In a volunteer partnership to help promote the park, several of our images of the wildlife, landscapes and events photographed at park were published on their new 2021 website at www.bendfriend.org.

 

September 1-Dec 15, 2021. “Double Vision” 6th Annual Photo Competition and Exhibit at the Chattahoochee Nature Center River Resource Gallery, Roswell, Georgia, sponsored by the Georgia Nature Photographers Association, Chattahoochee Nature Center and the Roswell Fine Arts Association (RFAA). The “Double Vision” theme exhibit includes 24 selected photographed images which are then interpreted by artists from the RFAA and exhibited side-by-side. Our “Max Patch Summit Appalachian Trail Crossing” landscape image was chosen as one of the 24 finalists.

 

June 3-September 1, 2021. “Spread Your Wings” Photo Competition and Exhibit at the Chattahoochee Nature Center River Resource Gallery, Roswell, Georgia, sponsored by the Georgia Nature Photographers Association and the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The theme of “Spread Your Wings” was for the images to include winged subjects found in our natural world. Our “A New Day’s Dawn” Barred Owl image and “In the Spotlight” Wood Duck Pair were chosen to be 2 of the 24 finalists for the exhibit.

 

April 17–September 30,  2021. 3rd Annual Nature Photography Competition and Exhibit hosted by Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah, Georgia and sponsored by Coastal Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographer’s Association. This exhibit highlighted nature and wildlife to help further the Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s mission to educate people about nature and wildlife. Our “Art by Wind” sand dune image was chosen as 1 of the 24 finalists and was awarded 1st place in the Black & White category.

 

February 20-April 17, 2021. The 5th Annual “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” Juried Competition & Exhibition at The Hudgens Center for Art, Duluth, GA. Sponsored by the Georgia Nature Photographers Association. In a tribute to the late legendry Ansel Adams, the concept and goal of “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” was to shoot in Black & White (monochrome) to emulate as close as possible the style, look and feel of his work. We had six images chosen as finalists in three categories: Landscape, Open and “Upclose & Personal” (macro/textures in nature) for inclusion in the exhibit: “Oak Soldier Archway”, “Blissful Solitude”, “Standing the Test of Time and Sea”, “Ripples By the Sea”, “Angry Seas”, and “Reaching From the Mist”

 

November 2020. Georgia Wildlife & Birding Trails Website, a program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division. Published our image of a wood stork in flight at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. www.georgiabirdingtrails.com/colonialcoast. 

 

October 28, 2020. Water Reflections 2021 Calendar Photo Contest. An annual photography contest held by Metropolitan North Georgia/Atlanta Water Planning District through their Education Department with the primary goal to raise and promote awareness and need for the protection, preservation, and conservation of our shared waters sources, the quality thereof, and watershed protection. We were honored to have our image “On the Hunt” chosen as one of the 12 finalists, which will be featured for the month of November in the 2021 Water Reflections Calendar.

 

February 15-July 18, 2020. The 5th Annual “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” Juried Competition & Exhibition at The Hudgens Center for Art, Duluth, GA. Sponsored by the Georgia Nature Photographers Association. In a tribute to the late legendry Ansel Adams, the concept and goal of “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” was to shoot in Black & White (monochrome) to emulate as close as possible the style, look and feel of his work. The competition received a total of 300 entries. We submitted ten images in three of the categories: Landscape, Open and “Upclose & Personal” (macro/textures in nature). We were most honored to have all ten of our images chosen as finalists for the exhibition of 147 images and inclusion in the juried contest. We were furthered honored to have received awards for two images, a first and second placement in their respective category.

  • “Dead Wood Majesty” – Awarded 1st Place, Landscape
  • “Tunnel Vision Falls” – Awarded 2nd Place, Open. Image Sold.
  • “Driftwood Beach Sun Star”
  • “Long Pond”
  • “Low Lying Morning Fog”
  • “Storm Surf”
  • “Crustacean Stump”
  • “Solitude Canoe”
  • “Invasion of the Hemlocks”
  • “Stepping Stones”

 

January 13-March 16, 2020. Natural Expressions Exhibition, Alpharetta Arts Center Gallery, Alpharetta, Georgia. Honored with the inclusion of the “Most Special Whooping Arrival” image, Conservation category.
 

 December 2019.  Georgia Nature Photography Association’s annual Natural Expressions Photography Contest. We were honored with a 2nd Place in Conservation Category  with our image “Most Special Whooping Arrival”.  Conservation photography goes beyond ordinary landscape and wildlife photography, being instead that particular kind of evocative, emotion-laden photography that inspires action to protect and conserve the natural world. Photos for this category could include images of threatened and endangered species or images illustrating habitat destruction and restoration. The “Most Special Whooping Arrival” image portrays one of the endangered Whooping Crane that migrates each winter for the past few years to the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge located in Decatur, Alabama. Whooping Cranes, the tallest and one of the rarest birds in the United States, were almost completely extinct due to hunting and loss of natural habitat with on only 16 remaining in 1941. Due to the tenacity of conservation biologist and strong efforts such as those of this refuge, the numbers have grown to 846 in the U.S. as of Feb. 2020 as last reported. 

 

February 10, 2019, Image “Early Morning Surprise Visitor at the Farm” was publicized by Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals on their social media pages to promote the Bryson City & Cherokee, North Carolina areas and their business.