Wednesday, October 13, 2010


United Bank is preparing the 2011 calendar which should be available probably in November. Four WCG Shutterbugs will have photos featured in the new calendar! They are Alicia Pastiran, Bonny Shockley, Dianne Kelly and Melba Brown.

Carol Peck, Marcia Fisher, Bridget Bolcik and Dianne Kelly visited the Georgia National Fair today along with other friends. 15 pictures by Shutterbugs were noted as having won ribbons.

Advanced Action - 3rd - Marcia Fisher - You Had Better Duck
Advanced Creative - 5th - Alicia Pastiran - Bull Riders Dream
Advanced I Spy - Green - 3rd - Melba Brown - Tree Frog
Advanced Scenic - 6th - Alicia Pastiran - Lake Macdonald
Advanced Street Scenes - 4th - Marcia Fisher - Ritz Theatre, Thomaston

Beginner Action - 5th - Lora Watson - Splash Time
Beginner Action - 6th - Linda Godwin - Territorial Dispute
Beginner Animals - 6th - Linda Godwin - The Kiss
Beginner Creative - 1st - Lora Watson - Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Beginner I Spy - Green - 5th - Dianne Kelly - What's Up
Beginner Plant Life - 2nd - Lora Watson
Beginner Scenic - 1st - Lora Watson - On Mystic Lake
Beginner Scenic - 6th - Linda Godwin - Geometrics at Sunset
Beginner Still Life - 4th - Gordon Brown - Bike in Bienza
Beginner Street Scenes - 2nd - Dianne Kelly - Leaded Rust

Please, if I missed anyone, let me know and I will update this post! Congratulations everyone on a job well done!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Images by three Shutterbugs (Linda Best, Malgorzata Florkowska, and Ellen Tew) were among the 78 photos that were selected for the 2010 SlowExposures Show. The jurors selected these from among 668 photos that were submitted.

Lora Watson received a second place ribbon and $100 in cash for one of her entries into a contest sponsored by the Paulding County Camera Club. This was Lora's first time to enter a contest!!!

One of Johnnie Ann Gaskill's photos of the Upson County Courthouse was featured on the 2010 Taste of Thomaston tee-shirts. The same photo was also used on small banners that were placed around the square during May.

Ellen Tew's photo at Ten Mile Creek was featured on the cover of 2010 Discovering Upson County, put out by the Thomaston-Upson County Chamber of Commerce and The Upson Beacon. This supplement features Thomaston, Yatesville and The Rock.

Dianne Kelly had a photo in the New York Times in May when she responded to a call for photos taken around the world at A Moment in Time. Photos were to be taken at exactly 1500 UTC and quite a variety of subjects is depicted in these photos. The link to her photo:

Better Photo Finalists - August 2010

Anna Mary Ellerbee, Jimmy Day and Johnnie Ann Gaskill had at least one image chosen as a Finalist on during the month of August. According to a congratulations letter received from Better Photo, over 19,100 photos were entered into the monthly competition, and out of those judges chose 1,822 as Finalist. (From that group, Winners are chosen each month). For more information about the contest that Better Photo members can participate in (for free), please click here:
That page also has a link that leads to information about how to join Better Photo.