Photography at the Peterson Natural Area

On Wednesday, August 26th, we held a photography event at the Peterson Natural Area, the second in a planned series to give photographers a chance to practice their craft and show off their work. Interested photographers met and for two hours, took pictures of whatever grabbed their attention. Each photographer was invited to submit his or her six favorite pictures from the day, and we posted them, initially without identifying the photographers, at the CWC Facebook page and invited people to vote on their favorites.

The 79-acre Alyce J. Peterson Natural Area presents a different set of challenges for photographers. Unlike the 100 percent wooded Audubon Woods Preserve, the Peterson Natural Area consists of mostly open space, old farm fields, and a small creek with a cluster of trees at the southern end of the property. We think it is always interesting to see the diversity of impressions from our individual photographers at the same property over the same two-hour period.

Congratulations to Karen Green, whose pair of Eastern Kingbirds perched atop fenceposts, with Joe Pyeweed and goldenrod in the background and shown here as our featured image, received the most votes and was selected as the “People’s Choice.”

Thanks to all the photographers who participated and to our Facebook friends who voted their favorites. We hope to do this one more time later in the year at a different location.