An ode to Camas…

Library features photographs depicting different elements of the city

From the local burger joint to breath-taking landscapes, the many things local residents love about Camas are being highlighted as part of a photography show at the Second Story Gallery this month.

The display features more than 25 entries from 13 amateur photographers as young as 9 years old. According to Library Director David Zavortink, the display is a snapshot of what was on people’s minds in May 2010, when the call went out for entries.

“And not surprising, that covers a wide range of interests, approached in many creative ways,” Zavortink said. “Some of the subjects are obviously very meaningful to the photographers.”

The prints offer images of people enjoying an outing at a local restaurant, man’s best friend, lots of blossoms and landscapes, and a number of “manipulated” images that have been changed and enhanced to become different works of art.

The Best of Show winner, chosen by a panel of judges, is Kathleen Doyle’s “Lacamas Lake at Dusk.” Other winners were Kirsten Muskat’s “Camas Botanicals,” “Bicycle by Fence” by Anamaria Campbell and “Camas Hills Looking West From Washougal” by Mitch Hammontree.

In the youth division, the winners were “Book City” by Isabella Rollins, “Fern Prairie Pioneers,” “Music in the Flower Fields” by Kierney Fogg and “View from Livingston Mountain” by Nathaniel Maszak

Judges Choice Awards were made to two photos that emphatically said “Camas.” These include “Ice Cream Outing at Top Burger” by Susan Maszak and “Lily-Fields-Delight” by Muskat.

Photos that received honorable mentions were “Spring Tree in Infrared” by Hammontree, “Wild Iris” by Campbell, “Just Five Minutes from Town” by Doyle, and “My Refuge” by Rollins.

The gallery, located on the second floor of the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., is open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 10 to 5:45 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 834-4692.

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