Arctic Visitor – 2022 Maine Photography Show “Best of Show” award winner

It was a nor’easter along the coast of Maine with heavy snow and high winds. It felt like ice was pelting my face and trying to keep myself and my equipment dry was impossible. With crazy wave action we had some very scary moments to say the least!! As cold as it was, it is experiences in nature such as this that make it all worth it!

Note from juror Reid Callanan:
“The eyes are locked on the photographer as the snowy owl floats by in slow motion, wings perfectly splayed, to show off its magnificence. This is a perfectly composed image with a long rock as a leading line at its base and a softly blurred winter backdrop – all placed to center our attention on this haunting creature.” ~ Reid Callanan 2022 Maine Photography Show Juror

I am so excited to have received notice this week that not only was my snowy owl image “Arctic Visitor” juried into the 2022 premier Maine Photography Show, but it was awarded Best of Show by Juror Reid Callanan, founder and director of the renowned Santa Fe Workshops. He selected 112 images from close to 250 Maine photographers and over 600 submitted images. The selected images will be exhibited at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation‘s gallery in Boothbay Harbor and will be open to the public April 9th – May 6th. The online version of the gallery opened today and is accessible here for your viewing pleasure…https://mainephotoshow.org/gallery/index.php. All exhibited photos are for sale, please inquire for more information on how to purchase a print!! Congratulations to all of the photographers who were selected into the show this year, it is an honor to have my work displayed alongside yours. A huge thank you to my fellow photographer friends who inspire, encourage, and collaborate with me to continually learn and grow, and a special thank you to my closest friends and family who always support my strong passion and drive to be out there everyday doing what I love. I am so grateful to you all!

“Arctic Visitor” – The Maine Photography Show 2022 Best of Show award winner by Jennifer Bechard
Professional photographer Jennifer Bechard photographing a snowy owl in Biddeford Pool, Maine

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