Friends of the Wissahickon photo contest winners get exhibit

Winning photos from the Friends of the Wissahickon 2010 Photo Contest, sponsored by Valley Green Bank, will be displayed at the bank’s Chestnut Hill branch and Mt. Airy headquarters throughout the month of January.

The Grand Prize winning photograph will be on display at the bank’s Chestnut Hill branch and the remaining winners will be exhibited at Valley Green Bank’s Mt. Airy headquarters.

The winning photos are:

Grand Prize: John Swarts of Scranton for “Light Under Bridge”

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First Place Landscape: Richard Bechtel of Germantown for an untitled Wissahickon landscape

Second Place Landscape: Alexa Obolensky of Germantown for “Shadows on Sycamore”

First Place Structures: John Swarts of Scranton for “Light Under Bridge”

Second Place Structures: Thomas Doyle of Roxborough for “Lincoln Drive Afternoon”

and Barbara Knupp of Roslyn for “Reflection”

First Place Wildlife: Alex Morgan of Mt. Airy for “The Spirit Appears”

Second Place Wildlife: Richard Bechtel of Germantown for “Snake”

First Place People in the Park: Janet Greenstein Potter of Chestnut Hill for “He Caught One”

Second Place People in the Park: Merritt Rhoad of Glenside for “Generations”

First Place Junior Competition: Amy Tassone Knupp of Roslyn for “Amy’s Elbow”

The winners of the photo contest were announced at a reception at The Cedars House in December 2010. The contest was judged by Nick Kelsh, author/photographer of nine books including Naked Babies with Anna Quindlen, How to Photograph Your Baby, How to Photograph Your Life, and The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson. Special guest James Stewart, spoke at the reception. Stewart is a nature photographer, whose most recent work appears in Wissahickon: Worth Preserving (WVWA, 2007).

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