Woody’s ‘eyes’ captures winning works

"Impact" - Erick Schelkun

     (NWPR-OH) – If our human memory begins to fade our recollection of a time, place or person; photographs can instantly refresh as they hold a preservation of sorts to a reality that is, allowing us to revisit the now unreachable again, and fondly feeling that was from ago.

     The art of photography is not a simple process in the creation of the perfect picture. Angle, lighting, perception and a trained eye are a few of the skills needed to capture the smallest detail for its center stage solo performance; the focal point.

     Recently, Bill Woody of Beavercreek, Ohio, who is a professional photographer was entrusted with the role as judge and jury for the “Through Our Eyes 8” exhibit at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center.  Of the one hundred eighty six photographs, Best of Show went “Groovin…On A Sunday Afternoon” by Mel Cabeen and the following others selected for awards are:

     Urban category: First Place: Gina Duncan, “Days Gone By”; Second Place: Bruce Soifer, “Dayton Skyline At Night”; Third Place: Molly Watson, “The Piqua Milling Co.”; Honorable Mention: James Roger O’Donnell, Miami County Court House”; and “Downtown Tippecanoe” by Christina Turner.

     Rural category: First Place: Miranda Fox, “Reminiscent Of Days Past”; Second Place: Gary Bean, “Days End, The Work Is Done”; Third Place: Jenna Fink, “Welcome”; Honorable Mention:  Holly Hines,“Winter Hymn”; Diana Wesco, “Winter At Lostcreek”; and “Red Sunflower” by Jenny Jackson.

     Life in the Miami Valley category: First Place: Erik Schelkun, “Impact”; Second Place: Cheryl Hopkins, “Saturday Afternoon”; Third Place: Jenna Fink, “OHIO”; Honorable Mention: Kevin Marano, “Church Festival”; and “Processional” by Lisa Williams.

     Abstract category: First Place: James Roger O’Donnell, “Patterns”; Second Place: Edward S. Powers, “Shadows In Abstract”; Third Place: John A. Klepinger, “Step On Me”; Honorable Mention: Julie Puckett, “Light At The End Of The Tunnel”; and “Hold On Spring” by Holly Hines.

      Youth-K-12 category: First Place: Ian Mahaffy, “Warrior Silhouette”; Second Place: Jillian Wesco, “Pals”; Third Place: Lainey Lamm, “Untitled”; Honorable Mention: Gabby Castaldo, “Untitled.”

     All 186 photography works are on view through November 28. For the Center’s hours, call 937.339.0457 or see www.troyhayner.org and for more on Bill Woody, www.photowoody.com

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1 Comment for “Woody’s ‘eyes’ captures winning works”

  1. Nice article. I’m sure Eric will be thrill with his photo being shown.

    Thanks – Nancy

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