2010 Connecticut Audubon Society Photo Contest Results

January 30, 2010

I'm pleased to say that my photo of a Jaguar won an Honorable Mention award in the Conncticut Audubon Society's 2010 Photography Competition.


My photo of Bee Balm also won an Honorable Mention award.

The exhibit will be on display through February at the Audubon Center in Glastonbury. There were a record 310 entries and the quality overall was quite high, so well worth a visit if you're nearby.

National Recreational Trails Photo Contest Winner - January 2010

American Trails has announced the winners of their 2009 National Recreational Trails Photo Contest.  I was lucky enough to receive an award in the Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna category. View complete contest results.


Connecticut Audubon Society Photo Contest Results - January 2009

I'm pleased to say that my photo of mating Cecropia Moths won 1st place in the Butterflies and Bugs category of the Connecticut Audubon Society's 2009 Photography Competition.


My photo of a garden Poppy won 2nd place in the Plants, Wild or Domestic, category.

There were 190 entries and the quality overall was quite high.

Fall Foliage Photo Contest Results - Novermber 2008

Two of my photos placed well in Colchester's PhotoConnection fall foliage photo contest which was judged this morning.

My Frosted Oak Leaves earned 1st place.

And this Oak placed 4th.

My Photos in the Hartford Courant - November 2008

On November 2nd, 2008, the Hartford Courant ran an article featuring the Colchester section of the Air Line Trail. Initially, I was asked to provide photos, but in the end the writer chose to build her text around my enjoyment of the trail and this web site. You can view the entire article online: Slowing Down on the Straight-line Trail

Colchester Land Trust's Online Auction - April 2008

The Colchester Land Trust held their annual fine art and wine auction through April, 2008. This year's proceeds went into their land acquisition fund. Information is available at their web site, or from Barry Ford (860-267-6751).

Three of my photos were among the items auctioned off.
They were all 11x14" prints, matted, in 16x20" frames.
Beaver's Wake - CT Audubon Society first prize & people's choice awards.
Morning Glories
Frosted Oak Leaves

Connecticut Audubon Society Photo Contest Results - January 2006

I'm pleased to say that my photo of Dahlias won 1st place in the Flowers category of the Connecticut Audubon Society's 2006 Photography Competition.


My photo of a Great Blue Heron, taken in Raymond Brook Marsh, won 3rd place in the Landscape category.

World Of Beauty In A Single Mile: Amateur Photographer Documents Nature's Myriad Manifestations Along Air Line Trail - January 2006

In mid-January, 2006, reporter Steve Grant interviewed me during a walk on the trail. The result was an article which appeared in the January 23rd edition of the Hartford Courant. The article was accompanied by several of my photos, in color, and a nice portrait by photographer John Long.

Stan Malcolm - John Long photo, used with permission. Copyright 2006, The Hartford Courant.

Several days later, I discovered that Steve's column was syndicated by the Associated Press and published in other Connecticut, Boston, and New York papers. It even made WFSB-TV's web site. All this attention was very unexpected, but very gratifying. Sincere thanks to Steve and John, and to the Hartford Courant for giving space to nature and environmental articles.
Read the Hartford Courant article, reprinted at Martin Bartel's Air Line Trail site

Green Circle Award - 2005

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection has honored me with a Green Circle Award for my "Along the Air Line..." web site. The DEP established the GreenCircle Award Program to recognize businesses, institutions, individuals, and civic organizations who have participated in projects that promote natural resource conservation or environmental awareness.
Twenty-nine awards were distributed at a reception held at the DEP's Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington. Deputy Commisioner David Leff announced the awards...
...and Commisioner Gina McCarthy presented them.

Connecticut Audubon Society Photo Contest Results - January 2005

I'm pleased to say that my April 2004 photo, Beaver's Wake, won 1st place in the Animals category of the Connecticut Audubon Society's 2005 Photography Competition. It also won the overall People's Choice award.

Public Radio Interview about my "Along the Air Line..." site - April 2004

My interview for a segment of Public Radio's "Field Notes" was broadcast on Monday, April 19th 2004, by WFCR, Amherst, MA (88.5 FM). Laurie Sanders hosts a series of Morning Edition segments exploring significant natural areas, special plants and animals, and "natural happenings" in the Connecticut River watershed.

Archives of "Field Notes" programs, including the Air Line Trail piece, are accessible at WFCR's web site (http://www.wfcr.org/field_notes/naturalareas/index.html). Scroll down to "Trails" to find my Air Line Trail interview. Laurie's previous shows are a joy - please check them out too.

My General Photo Gallery at Photo.net

Please visit my Gallery at Photo.net. There you'll find pictures taken "off-trail" as well as some favorites from my Air Line Trail collection.

Recognition for "Along the Air Line..." - 2003

Out of 88 entrants, "Along the Air Line..." was chosen winner in the best use of photographs category of the American Trails 2003 Website Contest.


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