Tri-Valley’s "Freeze Frame" print competition ends Jul 31

July 26, 2015 - photo frame

The nonprofit Tri-Valley Conservancy has once again asked photographers to go out and constraint a beauty of a Tri-Valley.

The classification has sponsored a fifth annual “Freeze Frame!” photography foe by Friday. Organizers are looking for distinguished images of internal wildlife, agriculture, ranchland, parks, open space and scenic farming landscapes taken in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, Sunol and San Ramon.

“Tri-Valley Conservancy is a internal land trust; we safety open space, healthy resources, wildlife habitats and support a viable rural economy,” pronounced TVC’s apparatus growth executive Kellie Hayes. “We wanted to give a village a event to share their photographs. We have a lot of photographers here who go out on a trails and take pleasing photos.”

The foe has grown steadily, with about 18 photographers competing in 2013 and about 40 entering a foe final year. Participants contingency be 18 years old, though knowledge turn is not a factor.

“They go all a approach from photographers only starting out to professional,” Hayes said. “We unequivocally have a far-reaching range.” First, second and third-place winners will accept money prizes of $200, $100 and $75 respectively, with a People’s Choice leader receiving $75. The tip 12 finalists will have their photos enclosed on a calendar constructed by a Conservancy, and a tip 25 photos will be partial of a roving vaunt displayed during several locations around a valley. Winners will be announced during a rite in early September.

Livermore excellent humanities photographer Kerry McGehee is a foe veteran, carrying won second place in 2013 for a black-and-white print entitled “Irrigation Wheel during Stanley Ranch,” and initial place in final year’s foe for “Touchdown,” a print of a brilliantly colored hummingbird feeding during a flower.

“A crony told me about a competition; I’d never listened of a Tri-Valley Conservancy before,” she recalled. “When we was initial told about it, I’d never entered a foe before, though we favourite a fact that it was a Tri-Valley Conservancy; for me it was a free thing to do.”

McGehee removed submitting her 2013 winning photograph, that depicts an irrigation circle set amid a margin and rural buildings.

“I took that print during a oldest ceaselessly handling family-owned plantation in Livermore,” she said. “It was an picture we already had, and we suspicion ‘Wow, this would be a good thing to submit. It’s a good contrariety square in black and white, and of march it tells a story, that we consider is critical in landscape photography. It only gave a feeling of overworked people and something that had been around for over 100 years.”

The foe receives many overwhelming photos, pronounced TVC’s Hayes.

“There are only some chilling photos that come in, where we contend ‘Wow, we took that in Livermore?'” she said. “It creates us comprehend how advantageous we are to live in such a land-rich village of landscapes, open space and wildlife.”

Photographer McGehee couldn’t determine more.

“I’m not from here; I’m from Chicago,” she explained. “This is a beautifully recorded area. In Chicago, it’s all about architecture. Here, there is landscape wherever we look; we feel like I’m on a permanent vacation.

“I’m constantly amazed,” she added. “There’s jaw-dropping beauty out here; there unequivocally is.”

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