RADFORD – Sydney Altizer of Pulaski won the Radford Photo Club’s December challenge, “Travel Photography,” with a photo titled “Reflection,” taken in Alter do Chão, Brazil.
Michele Borgarelli, of Blacksburg, won the open theme category with a photo titled “Ice natural artwork.” The image is from Jökulsárlón Lagoon behind Diamond Beach, Iceland. The photo is a bit of a departure for her as she specializes in maternity, infants, and fine art portraits.
“The day was gray and there was fog and light rain. I decided to try to get some intimate landscape images by using a long lens (150-600mm),” Borgarelli said. “I think it was the right thing to do since I was able to emphasize the different tonality of blue and gray of the icebergs. This one is the image I liked more of that session and was taken with a 280mm focal lens. I think you can see a human head in this iceberg.”
The Radford Photo Club is made up of professional and amateur photographers from throughout the New River Valley. Meetings, events, and outings are open to the public. The next meeting is Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Radford Public Library.
Street Photography will be the subject at the January, Feb. 15, and March 16 meetings, to include a presentation, conversation, assignment, contest, and critique. “The series will be interactive, not technical,” said Professional Photographer Adi Ben Senior, who will lead the program.