RADFORD – Photos by Michele Borgarelli, of Blacksburg, and Robert Daniels, of Snowville, tied in the Radford Photo Club September challenge to photograph trees.
Borgarelli’s photo, “Solitude,” is a solitary tree on Lake Michigan photographed from the top of a sand dune.
“I used a moderate zoom lens to isolate the subject and a long exposure,” said Borgarelli of his photo. “The image was taken after sunset.”
Daniels calls his photo of a tall, bare tree reflected in the Virginia Tech duck pond surrounded by blossoming cherry trees a “lucky shot.”
“It was lucky I had my camera with me,” he said.
Linda Waggaman, of Radford, won the open theme category. She was playing golf in Ireland and took the day off.
“I was sitting in tall grasses during a windy day at Carne Golf Club in Belmullet, Ireland, to get this photo,” she said.
The Radford Photo Club is made up of professional and amateur photographers from throughout the New River Valley. The Oct. 20 meeting will be at Radford Public Library at 6 p.m. Sharon Gilbert of Radford will talk about the different formats she uses to print her photos, such as ceramic tile, wood, slate, and metal.
The photo challenge is pets. Meetings, events, and outings are open to the public. Learn more about the club by searching for “Radford Photo Club” on Facebook.