It’s that time of year again when our attention turns to the leaves that are turning color and falling from the trees as we go from autumn into winter.
I will begin by featuring a photo by Lorraine but before I do, I would like to congratulate both Lorraine and Mike for the awards they received in the annual Rowlett Photography Contest.
“The Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission presented 4 awards at the October 21 Rowlett City Council meeting as part of the commissions’ annual Photography contest. The 2014 contest theme of “Rowlett – Up Close” garnered 27 entries among Lake Hubbard area residents and after being on display during September in the Rowlett Library, the contest judge made awards in People, Places, Things and Best of Show categories. The following entrants received certificates and cash awards for their images of Rowlett life.
People Category: Sue Ann Bruce
Places Category: Michael Ficarra
Things Category: Lorraine Ficarra
Best of Show: Greg Wilkins
The photographs have the added honor of being part of the first Rowlett public art exhibit at the Downtown Rowlett DART Rail station beginning in November.”
I have not yet been over to the rail station yet to see the art exhibit but plan on going this week!
Here is what Lorraine had to say about her winning photo… “Last to Leave”.
“Last January, I was out walking along Pecan Grove Trail in Rowlett looking for something interesting to shoot. A few weeks prior, a bad ice storm had resulted in a lot of damage to many trees across the metroplex. I was curious to see how the trees in this park had fared. I wasn’t finding much I was too excited about shooting during this walk. I could hear birds and wildlife off in the wooded area but they stayed far away from this scary human wandering around their home!
I enjoyed the walk but was feeling rather disappointed about not finding anything I could capture. The sun was starting to lower in the sky and I was feeling pretty cold so walked briskly toward my vehicle. I was almost at the end of the trail when all of a sudden this cluster of leaves caught my eye. The sun was coming from behind and they were being beautifully backlit by the sun! I got so excited and just had to shoot this beauty!!! I was quite impressed that, with all the leaves gone off the trees, I would find this lone cluster in such good condition! I had struck gold!! It is one of my favorite photos and I will never forget the wonderful experience of shooting it!!!”
And this was Mike’s winning entry in the Rowlett contest… “The Old Church in Winter”.
Congratulations to both Lorraine and Mike! And what perfect photos to feature as we transition from autumn into winter!