A walk in the woods near Jellico, Tennessee has resulted in an award winning photograph for Corbin resident, Rachael Powers. Powers photo, Looking Large Mushroom, captured top honors and $50.00 in the Somerset Community College Fruit of the Lens photography club spring contest. The winning photographer is a student at the SCC Laurel Campus. I took this picture last year at my grandmothers house, she said. My mother absolutely loves thisit is her background on her work computer.
The contest, titled Life in the Forest, was a collaborative effort between the club, SCC Earth Day Celebration committee, SCC PRIDE Club and LakeCumberlandLiving.com. Winners were announced and presented cash prizes and certificates during the Colleges Earth Day Celebration Sunday, April 17.
Taking the second place award and a $25.00 prize was Pulaski County resident, Korey Napier, and his photo of Gods Reminder. Third place honors and $15.00 went to Bill Cooper of Monticello and his photo of Reflections.
Honorable mention awards were presented to Allen Deckard, Jonathan D. Goforth, Raeann Canada and Ashley Shepherd.
Fruit of the Lens Club President, Jennifer Godbey, said she was very pleased with the contest. The judges had a very difficult time making a decision because of the quality of photographs received, she said. The submitted images can still be viewed online at LakeCumberlandLiving.com.
Fruit of the Lens is a club for those at SCC interested in photography. The club provides an online home for students, staff and faculty to post their digital images.