With his camera, of course. He is getting to be quite an amateur photographer. His favorite subjects are nature and architecture. When he has a Saturday or an evening that he doesn’t have to work, we will head out somewhere with our dog, and he’ll shoot pictures while the dog and I walk around and enjoy the scenery. Then, we’ll head home where he works on his photos with Photoshop and other photography aid programs.
The votes have been counted; now it’s time to show you all which of our top 20 pictures from the Library were selected as the best photos. The Photo Fun group and branch staff members were asked to choose the best four out of 20 pictures taken at the Library this year. The picture you see above won fourth place. It was taken at our teen finger painting program in July.
Come back next week to find out what photo won third place.
We have a tie for the third place spot in our "End of the Year" photo contest. The picture you see above is from our Meet an Excelsior Springs Police Dog program. Officer Robert Warner and his dog Zarko came to our branch in March to help us learn more about police dogs and what they do. As you can see from the picture, they were both a big hit with our audience.
The Winning Photo from our End of the Year Photo Contest Is…
What you see above is the picture that was chosen as the winner of our End of the Year photo contest. In this picture, Venice Cherrito became one of the first kids to use of our Early Literacy Station when it arrived at our branch. This computer has a wide variety of interactive programs for children that will help them develop math, language, and problem solving skills while having fun at the same time. Since this picture was taken back in July, many other children have discovered how much fun it is to use this computer.
The Summer Reading Program may still be a few months away, but we have a little contest for you while you are waiting for it. All you have to do is take a picture that captures one of the themes of the program. The winning pictures will be printed in our advertisements. The themes are as follows:
We have another picture from our Photo Fun at the Library group to share with you. Lance Lamb took this picture of the flag at Crown Hill Cemetery on a windy day. The cemetery is in western Excelsior Springs. For several years, there was no flagpole because of vandalism. The pole you see in the picture was put up last spring before Memorial Day.
Summertime is a great time to pull out your camera and capture some great shots of family, friends, or vacation fun. Do you have a digital camera with intimidating dials, buttons, and settings that you aren’t utilizing? Or, after you take your pictures, do you wish you were more familiar with editing software to enhance or correct your photos?
Have you ever wanted to capture a moment? Most people have a camera of some sorts, whether it is a full camera, an app on their phone or their tablet, or a homemade camera made out of a shoe box. No matter what you are using, a camera has the capability to capture a moment.