The winners: The Lima News’ 22nd annual Amateur Photo Competition


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Michael J. Ayers, president of The Ayers Inc. Photography. left, and Dr. Randy Bansal judge the best of show during the 2018 Lima News Amateur Photo competition.

Michael J. Ayers, president of The Ayers Inc. Photography. left, and Dr. Randy Bansal judge the best of show during the 2018 Lima News Amateur Photo competition.


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BEST OF SHOW First place, flowers “Allium” by Jodi Anderson, New Bremen

BEST OF SHOW First place, flowers “Allium” by Jodi Anderson, New Bremen


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Second place, flowers “Rainy tulip” by Jodi Anderson, New Bremen


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First place, humor “Yummy worms” by Teresa Maag, Leipsic


Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News

Third place, flowers “Clinging vines” by Donald Nuss, St. Marys


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Second place, humor “Bite my tongue” by Lyn Endicott, Lima


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Third place, humor “Are you kidding me?” by Sherrie Fisher, Wapakoneta


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PHOTO EXHIBIT

WHAT: The Lima News’ 22nd annual Amateur Photo Competition

WHEN: Sept. 10 to 28 at ArtSpace/Lima downtown; after that, Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center High Street Mall Gallery through end of year

ONLINE: Visit www.limaohio.com.

More winning photos:

Coming Monday: Abstract and action

Coming Tuesday: Animals and candid kids

Coming Wednesday: Candid and landscape/scenic

Coming Thursday: Portrait and still life

LIMA — Today, The Lima News announces the first winners of its 22nd annual Amateur Photo Competition.

This year, two local photographers judged the contest for the first time, Michael Ayers of The Ayers Inc. Photography and Dr. Randy Bansal.

“I think both judges were very impressed by the artistic work of area amateurs,” said Craig J. Orosz, photo editor for The Lima News.

There were 404 entries this year. The Best of Show winner was “Allium,” by Jodi Anderson, of New Bremen, from the flowers category.

“Our winning image, the Best of Show, was composed with the subject (a wildflower, in this case) right in the middle of the print,” Ayers wrote. “Normally this might be a detraction to good composition, but this was handled nicely. The old saying is true: if you know the rules, you may break them.

“Further inspection of this image shows us that a macro lens was used for “close up” photography, and the aperture of the lens was controlled to just barely give us a depth of field to keep the entire subject sharp. The rest of the image is soft, especially the background, allowing the viewer to immediately go to the subject. The color was saturated and realistic; the print quality and exposure was nearly flawless.

Every photo entered in the contest will be on display at ArtSpace/Lima and, later, Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical center.

Michael J. Ayers, president of The Ayers Inc. Photography. left, and Dr. Randy Bansal judge the best of show during the 2018 Lima News Amateur Photo competition.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Photo-contest-judges_01co.jpgMichael J. Ayers, president of The Ayers Inc. Photography. left, and Dr. Randy Bansal judge the best of show during the 2018 Lima News Amateur Photo competition. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News
BEST OF SHOW First place, flowers “Allium” by Jodi Anderson, New Bremen
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Flowers_01.jpgBEST OF SHOW First place, flowers “Allium” by Jodi Anderson, New Bremen Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News
Second place, flowers “Rainy tulip” by Jodi Anderson, New Bremen
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Flowers_02.jpgSecond place, flowers “Rainy tulip” by Jodi Anderson, New Bremen Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News
First place, humor “Yummy worms” by Teresa Maag, Leipsic
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Humor_01co.jpgFirst place, humor “Yummy worms” by Teresa Maag, Leipsic Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News
Third place, flowers “Clinging vines” by Donald Nuss, St. Marys
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Flowers_03.jpgThird place, flowers “Clinging vines” by Donald Nuss, St. Marys Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News
Second place, humor “Bite my tongue” by Lyn Endicott, Lima
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Humor_02.jpgSecond place, humor “Bite my tongue” by Lyn Endicott, Lima Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News
Third place, humor “Are you kidding me?” by Sherrie Fisher, Wapakoneta
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/09/web1_Humor_03.jpgThird place, humor “Are you kidding me?” by Sherrie Fisher, Wapakoneta Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News

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PHOTO EXHIBIT

WHAT: The Lima News’ 22nd annual Amateur Photo Competition

WHEN: Sept. 10 to 28 at ArtSpace/Lima downtown; after that, Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center High Street Mall Gallery through end of year

ONLINE: Visit www.limaohio.com.

More winning photos:

Coming Monday: Abstract and action

Coming Tuesday: Animals and candid kids

Coming Wednesday: Candid and landscape/scenic

Coming Thursday: Portrait and still life

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