Winners Announced in the SCC Fruit of the Lens Photography Club | SCC

Winners Announced in the SCC Fruit of the Lens Photography Club

Two deer, surrounded by greenery, perk up and take notice of a distant sound. The source of the sound is a photographer slowly making his way to their location. With the click of the shutter, the deer quickly take their leave, but not before the photographer has captured an image. An image worth $100.

Denny Longsworth’s picture, “Deer in Field,” took first place honors and $100 in a Somerset Community College photography contest. The Nash Black Photography Awards are hosted by the college’s Fruit of the Lens photography club and are presented in conjunction with East Kentucky PRIDE and SCC’s Earth Day Celebration. Winners were announced Sunday, April 15. Longsworth, who was also awarded honorable mention for his “Three Horses” photo, lives at Frazer in Wayne County. He is an SCC graduate with a degree in Communications. His says the winning photo was taken “near Green Hills Estates in eastern Wayne County.”

“This is a great photograph that fit perfectly with the theme for this year’s contest: ‘Shades of Green,’” said SCC instructor and photography club sponsor Cindy Burton. “Longsworth’s image was one of many great photographs submitted to the contest.”

Stephanie Jones, of Radcliff, took second place honors and the $50 prize for her photograph “Serene.” The image features a row of pine trees reflected in a pond. She also captured Honorable Mention recognition for her photo of an inch worm.

Grayson Guffey of Monticello captured third place honors and a $25 cash prize for his peaceful photo, “A Buck’s Eye View,” of a small water falls with lush greenery in the foreground.

Charlene Perkins of Russell Springs took home fourth place and $15 with rustic images of an old, abandoned schoolhouse.

Also taking honorable mention honors was SCC Communications Professor Alyce Grover for her photo, “Hosta.”

The Nash Black photography awards honor photo club founding members Irene Black and Ford Nashett.

The Russell County couple publish under the pen name, “Nash Black.”


a photo of two deer in the woods looking at the camera Denny Longsworth’s winning photo, “Deer in Field.”
photo taken across the pond showing a red barn with tall trees around Second place winner “Serene,” by Stephanie Jones
photo of a water fall in the woods Grayson Guffey’s third place winning image, “A Buck’s Eye View.”
a photo of an old school house by tall trees with an open field in the back “Old Schoolhouse,” the fourth place winner by Charlene Perkins.
a photo of all five winners displaying their awrds at the Earth Day Celebration at SCC Nash Black Award Winners recognized at SCC’s Earth Day Celebration