This show is part of the Sonoran Shindig, a festival celebrating the Sonoran Desert with live entertainment, food, vendors, informational booths and activities.
Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries in one of 6 categories. There is also a Best in Show winner.
Winners are chosen by popular vote. You can choose your favorites, mark them on the entry form and drop it in the ballot box. Winners will be announced at the Shindig in the Plaza on Saturday March 19.
Photographer Wendee Cloutier is perhaps best known for capturing nature and exotic travel locations, but as this photo shows she is also adept at capturing personal relationships. She calls this one “Family Package.”
Any photo entered must have been taken in the Sonoran Desert. Previously entered photos are ineligible.
Photos can be in color, or black and white. They must be unframed, mounted on mat board. Printed frames are not acceptable. We want to showcase the desert, not computer programs. That being said, even Ansel Adams used a few tricks in the dark room. So computer enhanced photos will be accepted. Photos may not have text, dates or other data on them.
Acceptable photo format sizes are as follows — 8×10, 16×20 and 10×20 panorama. Entry forms, complete rules and entry deadline will be announced soon. Consider this your first alert for another fantastic photo show celebrating our Sonoran Desert.
Katie Kerr is an amazing nature photographer. Stop by the Ajo library this month and you’ll be able to see some of her latest work.
She’ll also be giving a talk this Saturday at 10 AM at the library titled Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. She’ll speak not only about the image itself but how it is presented.
Katie says: “My basic thought is If I like it, then someone else may also. I don’t try to do something because I think it is what others may like. After all, I may be the one to take it home to hang it on my wall.” 😉
Our home in the woods is also home to wildlife. One of my favourite “neighbours” is the Great Grey Owl. Unlike many owls who awake just as we’re going to bed, the Great Grey is often seen during the day, especially when it’s overcast.
This handsome fellow spent several days hunting in our yard, perched on a poplar limb or sitting on the top rail of the garden fence.