Photos of Distinction Winter 2022 announced

Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lymes Preserves

The Photos of Distinction for the Winter 2022 session of Imagining Lyme–photographs of winter that have emotional impact and compelling creative design–have been chosen.

The Lyme Land Trust is very appreciative of all the photographers who submitted photographs to our gallery showcase. Every one of the photographers who submitted to the Winter 2022 gallery show imagination and creativity in finding and expressing beauty and wonder, even in the bleak winter environment.

Here is the list of the photos of distinction with comments by the judges in italics.

Looking Down and Up (Pollinator Habitat) by Rochelle Davis “ This photograph shows an unusual dynamic perspective. Rochelle Davis takes a scene of decaying leaves on a forest floor and turns it into an inviting composition created by the reflection of the trees in water, which all point to the strong lines of the legs and shoes. The fabulous shoe color brings the composition alive through the contrast of the bright turquoise on the drab orange ground, and it introduces the human presence through this unique juxtaposition of the natural and the manufactured.”

Last Bit of Winter (Pleasant Valley Preserve) by Barbara Costas –“This charming photo captures a peaceful woods after a light snow. The untrodden path draws you into a magical world of mystery and quiet. The presence of a vibrant and diverse color range, surprising for a late winter image, creates an inviting atmosphere.”

Bewitching Winter Woods, (Eno Preserve) by Kip Bergstrom – “Kip Bergstrom captures the repetitive and calming nature of the silhouettes of trees against the winter sky in this nearly symmetrical composition. He utilizes the subtle path in the leaf covered ground to softly lead the viewer through the trees into the distance. The path then appears to transitions into a line of light which continues up into the sky between the trees.”

To see the galleries of all of the submitted photos, and to learn more about the program, visit the website today.

Imagining Lyme encourages amateur photographers to expand their visual awareness and highlight the beauty of our natural world by taking photographs prompted by inspiration from professional photographers, such as Caryn B. Davis and Joe Standart. The judges for the contest are Joe Standard and Wendolyn Hill.

You may submit your photos for Spring 2022 now. The deadline is June 30, 2022. We look forward to seeing your inspiring photos.

Looking down and up Photographer: Rochelle Davis (Photo of Distinction) March 2022 private land – habitat The half frozen pool of water and leaves reflected the canopy of bare trees above, connecting the source of the leaves and the roots of the trees in one photo.
Last bit of winter Photographer: Barbara A Costas (Photo of Distinction) 3/10/22 Pleasant Valley Enjoyed the little snow and ice, juxtaposed with the color on the trees.
Bewitching Winter Woods
Photographer: Kip Bergstrom (Photo of Distinction)
January 17, 2022 Chauncy Eno Preserve This was the day I finished hiking the Moore Trail. It was a gray day witch gave the woods a hauntingly bewitching quality.
Bewitching Winter Woods Photographer: Kip Bergstrom (Photo of Distinction) January 17, 2022 Chauncy Eno Preserve This was the day I finished hiking the Moore Trail. It was a gray day witch gave the woods a hauntingly bewitching quality.