Through the Lens: Photo nabs art honors
by TP staff
Jul 05, 2012 | 2282 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Courtesy of Patricia Ching
Courtesy of Patricia Ching
Local photographer Patricia “Pat” Ching claimed her third Photo of the Month win this year when “The King” was selected by members at the Tracy Camera Club’s June meeting.

The theme for the month was “Nature’s Gifts.”

She shot the photograph in April as the lion re-emerged from his enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, using a 300 mm lens and a Nikon D300 set to 1/250s, f/8, ISO 320.

Her prints “Nepali Elder” and “Flamingo Fanny” took monthly prizes in February and March.

The shot also earned her the top prize at Delicato Family Vineyards’ 2012 photography show.

The Tracy Camera Club member received honorable mentions for two other photographs she entered, in the Animals and People-Portrait categories.

Another Tracy photographer, Carole Marshall, earned a second-place award in the Landscape-Nature category for her print “Bay Bridge Glow.” She received two honorable mentions for other landscape entries.

Judges were Jim Cunningham of Le Grand and Dale Johnson of Manteca.

Mickey McGuire, president of Tracy Camera Club, claimed the 2011 Best of Show prize.

The 16th annual show, comprising 125 photographs, can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily in the Delicato tasting room at 12001 S. Highway 99, four miles north of Manteca. Visitors can vote for a favorite to determine the Visitors’ Choice Award.

An awards ceremony and artists reception from 2 to 4 p.m. July 14, a Saturday is also free and open to the public.

For information: Delicato Family Vineyards, 824-3505.

• Tracy Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month on the second floor of the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave. For information: Mickey McGuire, 835-6758 or
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