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Huge news for keen photographers – The Evesham Observer has collaborated with the Specsavers Evesham to start the spec-tacular photography contest – Life Thru a Lens to search the region’s top amateur nature snapper.
The collaboration of the Observer and Specsavers Evesham are challenging amateur photographers of the region to click the stunning nature Evesham as well as its fencing region has to offer. Therefore, whether it is a shot of the splendid Vale country side, or a picture of the wildlife relishing River Avon, or even an iconic picture which depicts the stunning local scenery, your opinion matters.
The contest is open to amateur snappers, made up of 2 age categories – one is under sixteen’s and another one is sixteen and over. There are several prizes up for grabs, and the winning entry from the under sixteen’s class getting a Pentax Optio WG-2 digi – cam worth £ 250.
In the meantime, the sixteen and over category winner will get half a day’s learning tutorial from well known nature photographer Lee Webb.
CT Wong stated that it was such a brilliant scope to showcase the magnificent green space as well and local wildlife in and around the Vale of Evesham. He added that as one can imagine, they are really looking ahead to seeing what the local talent has to offer.
The Observer will showcase some of the top snaps in the newspaper before a shortlist will be picked out by Rob George (Observer editor), Specsavers Evesham’s CT Wong and nature photographer Lee Webb.
Jim Verhagen agreed that he is not at all the friendliest person to speak with on the beach. If you want to start a basic conversation with him, there is a possibility that he would walk right away from you in the middle of the conversation. It is not true that he does not like people; he really likes wildlife of LBI. He rather has an unusual relationship with a certain gull. However, Jim Verhagen is an integral part of the North Beach community.
Jim Verhagen maintains his Wordpress blog called site Readings From the Northside. The site even has a pretty steady following. Jim was raised in North Beach, but later he went to Ithaca in New York for his college and his eventual career. In the year 2008, he bought a house in North Beach and sees the balance be there as much as possible.
Jim Verhagen stated that they got Readings From the Northside going in the year 2008 when there was a seal that crawled up from the water in North Beach one night at sunset. It was the most amazing thing. The name comes from him morning jaunt to the beach. Earlier he used to say – ‘I’m going to the beach to take the readings,’ by saying that he meant taking water temperatures and to see if there were shells or flies.
Earlier, it started as an amateur photographer blog to offer a taste of the beach, but later it turned into quite an endeavor. In the early 1990s, Jim entered into web hosting, designing and in e-commerce business.
In recent years, a high form of marriage photography named – trashing the dress has been in vogue. Now a bride in Israel has been criticized for taking it to another extreme level.
During a photo shoot on a beach in Tel Aviv, in Israel, Ms Natasha Samuel lit her wedding attire on fire deliberately for a post- wedding photo shoot.
After that, she ran into the sea to extinguish the flames. A fire extinguisher was also present at the spot to put out remaining flames. However, the photography community is not happy with this.
The photographer was Mr Eric Simantov. After a friend of the bride doused her wedding dress with flammable article and set the thing on fire, reported a leading news agency.
He told that all brides are looking for something which has not been done before. It was his idea to use actual fire; there was no use of Photoshop.
This ritual has increased rapidly in recent times across the world as women arrange for photographers to take picture of their marriage attire before it being destroyed. This is a target to create a picture which contrasts the beauty of wedding attire with mundane backgrounds.
A well known wedding planner told a leading newspaper that trashing the wedding dress absolutely is an increasing trend, and she is really excited to see the new things people come up with. She stated that this is very risky.