Saturday, July 6, 2013
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 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 include Christine Jones of Goose Creek with “Lighting the Past;” Christopher Mathes of Ladson with “Through the Glass;” Jamie Trusty of Goose Creek with “Untitled;” Kenny McKeithan of Goose Creek with “Through the Oaks” and “Southern Morning;” L. Michell Messing of Moncks Corner with “Shine;” Paul Wightman of Goose Creek with “Baby Alligator in Duckweed;” and Thomas Moorer of Goose Creek with “Alligator Dreams.”