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For the very first time, nature and wildlife photography lovers would have their say in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. A whole new publicly decided category called the People’s Choice Award would recognize the top standard of all the entries this year. More than that this is the contest’s landmark 50th year.
The brand new category offers up fifty snaps, which are pre-selected by the judges from over forty one thousand entries from around hundred nations, for a worldwide online vote. The People’s Choice Award winners would be declared at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards night and would be a part of this year’s collection of the world’s top nature images.
The People’s Choice Award’s top 5 photographs would be showcased online, bringing together to the hundred strong portfolio selected by the judges. The most anticipated Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit goes on display at London’s Natural History Museum in London on 24th October before coming on an international tour.
One member of the judging panel Tom Ang stated that in this landmark 50th year, they are opening up the judging experience to all their wildlife photography fans very closely. He added that if you have ever puzzled over why one image wins out over another, this is your chance to have your say. But with so many outstanding shots and just one vote per person, the pressure is on to cast it wisely.
The art of Sharon Auberle, photographer and poet, is on exhibit till 30th June at the Lobby Gallery at the 3rd Avenue Playhouse. Sharon, grew up in Midwest, exploring waters, woods and fields, often in company of her grandfather.
Sharon told that she strongly believe in the power of art to bring peace and healing to the planet. If with her words, or images, she could serve someone to know a river or a mountain, a bird or a tree that they might not otherwise notice, it is a start.
Sharon enhanced her snaps with digital apps like colored pencils, beeswax and watercolors. Her work has already been featured in 3 shows in Madison region and in juried shows in Door County and Flagsaff, Arizona. Her works has also featured in countless anthologies as well as online journals.
Her photo art might also be seen in 2 of her poetry books named Crow Ink and EVErywoman, as well as Wind Where Music Was with Ralph Murre and Sharp as Want with Jeanie Tomasko; and an ingathering of art postcards.
To see Sharon Auberle’s photos or her poems, you have to go to her Golightly Cafe website – sharonauberle.blogspot.com. Third Avenue Playhouse is at Sturgeon Bay. To know more, visit – www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com or call (920) 743-1760.
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Flathead County’s Rubbert brothers have made their love for photography more than a hobby. The brothers told that what they plan to do with thousands of snaps they have files away. The brothers – Terry Rubbert and Tim Rubbert make a magnificent duo. Terry recalls the time when he got hold of the family bug.
Terry told that they believed that it was cross country skiers coming to them, and they get closer and it was a moose walking down the road coming right at them. That time he told Tim that he got to film that. He had his video cam with him. The duo started filming it and it was a great experience and Terry told his brother that he need to come there and film with him.
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Well, smartphone has become an integral part of our daily lives. In fact, there are people who could not live without a cellphone. But the biggest concern was not where to charge your smartphone, but to obtain clean water.
This is the single question that had earlier motivated the owner of Chester gallery Lori Warner and her friend and her friend Rebecca Steiner, who is an art historian, to launch a path-breaking program which harnesses the power of smartphone to step-up access to sanitation and clean water in Central America, Africa and South Asia.
These two women – Lori and Rebecca, imagined a photography exhibit of art by Average Joes – an exhibit which would observe the day to day perspective of the average person via a common medium: the camera application on the phone.
Warner and Steiner started their primary effort to collect pictures almost a year ago. By last month’s end, they had got over two hundred submissions, ranging from amateur to high art photography. The guidelines were that the snaps had to describe both water and a human figure. All of the snaps would be on display as well as for sale to help a non profit body water.org during The Average Joe Photo Show reception on 2nd February, Sunday, from 1 pm to 4 pm at Lori Warner Studio/Gallery located in Chester.
It is not a coincidence that it is Super Bowl Sunday. Rebecca Steiner told that this is the ultimate Average Joe day. The show would close on Earth Day.