The eleventh annual Nature Visions Photography Expo takes place Friday-Saturday-Sunday November 9, 10 & 11 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, a sparkling facility on the Prince William Campus of George Mason University in Manassas. The Expo is organized by photography clubs in Loudoun, Manassas-Warrenton, McLean, Northern Virginia (which meets in Dunn Loring), Reston and Vienna.
Ten photos by members of the Vienna Photographic Society won a unanimous vote of the three-judge panel that selected images for the Expo’s gallery of Honored Nature Images. Some of these images are featured in the online gallery above. These images will also form part of a traveling exhibit of 53 Expo images in 2013.
Congratulations to Joan Axilbund, Sharon Connolly, Patricia Deege, Kathleen Furey, Pat MacVeagh, Loma Mier, Michelle Dandria Lowell, Annette Shinafelt and DennisTarnay.
An image by Sharon Connolly was selected the best in the flora category. It is among six images that will compete for the Best in Show award, which will be announced at the Expo on Sunday November 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Ten other VPS members also had images juried into the Expo: Robert Bills, Liz Bumgarner, Michael Cassidy, Lou Coglianese, Mary Jane Fish, David Kepley, Laura Howell, Madeleine Roodberg, Rosemary Smith and Gloria Spellman.
Just over 750 images were entered from the six partnering Northern Virginia clubs, of which 273 were selected for the Expo's exhibit.
The Expo begins on Friday November 9, when Seth Resnick, named one of the decade's thirty most influential photographers by PDN magazine, will offer a full day workshop at the Hylton Center on "Seeing Color: Creating Dynamic Killer Images." On Saturday and Sunday November 10-11 Expo visitors can see the gallery of juried images and visit with over thirty local and national vendors of photography equipment, supplies, software, education and travel. Seven more photography lectures and ten workshops are available on those days at an additional cost.
Canon Explorer of Light Darrel Guilin will give a free 2 hour presentation on backyard photography on Sunday at 4:30 pm. Prior to Sunday afternoon, a daily admission for Saturday November 10 or Sunday morning is $10. Full details and prices are at naturevisions.org.