of the Madison Bicentennial Photo Contest
Sponsored by RoundAbout Madison
Bicentennial Photo Contest
time-exposure photo of
Madison's Main Street earns him $200
Chad Schafer of Seymour, Ind., won $200 for his entry
in the Madison Bicentennial Photo Contest, sponsored by RoundAbout Madison.
Schafer's time exposure night shot of Madison's Main Street buildings
won over the judges, who had to select the winners from 78 images.
Schafer is an electronic technician with Valeo Sylvania in Seymour who
only recently became interested in photography as a hobby. He bought
a Canon Rebel XT a couple of years ago and decided to enter the contest.
"I saw the contest entry in the RoundAbout, so my
wife and I drove down to Madison in December to have dinner and take
some pictures," said Schafer, 29.
"I had planned on taking some night shots of the lights on the
buildings on Main Street, but the lights were not on, so we decided
to shoot the street scene."
Schafer recently placed second in the Muscatatuck National Wildlife
Refuge's photo contest with a shot of a hummingbird. Asked how he captured
a photo of a hummingbird, he replied: "Patience."
& David Campbell
Husband-and-wife photographers David and Nina Campbell
of Madison earned second and third place, respectively. David collected
$100 for his unique view of the corner of the Lanier Mansion State Historic
Site. Nina earned $50 for her night photo of the Broadway Fountain.
Nina's second of three entries a park bench along Madison's
riverfront, was selected as one of five Honorable Mentions.
The other Honorable Mentions are as follows:
Queen, taken by Laura Hodges of Madison, Ind.
She captured a closeup of the paddlewheeler as it docked in Madison.
Beach, taken by Carol Wilhelm of Madison, Ind.
Her photo features a kid on the slide at Madison Parks Crystal
Beach swimming pool.
Madison Regatta Parade Float, taken also by Wilhelm. She
captured a lively float as it rolled down Main Street during the Madison
Falls Trail, taken by Jill DeAtley of Madison, Ind.
Her colorful fall photo shows a Clifty Falls hiking trail with a rock
The Photo Contest began in September and ended Dec. 31. All photos had
to have been taken in 2008. The images will be used by the Bicentennial
Committee. The winning photos and Honorable Mentions will be posted
on the committee's website www.MadisonBicentennial.com
and at www.RoundAboutMadison.com.
The Madison Bicentennial Committee and contest sponsor RoundAbout Madison
would like to thank the judges for their help in selecting the winners
and Honorable Mentions. The entries were judged Feb. 5 by Jan Vetrhus,
Bicentennial Committee Chairperson; Camille Fife, owner of The Westerly
Group; Don Ward, editor-publisher-owner of RoundAbout Madison; Steve
Rizzo, owner of Hanging Rock Photography; and Matt Hicks, photographer
and owner of Woodshop LLC.
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