Randy Shellenbarger’s winning photo of a door.
Randy Shellenbarger’s winning photo of a door.

The Van Wert Area Photography Club met last Thursday, March 9. “Doors” was the competition theme in prints and slides.

Randy Shellenbarger’s print of a door in Woodland Cemetery here in Van Wert took top honors. Randy observed that “slides” was an antiquated term, plus the fact that it was difficult to compare a print and a slide. He suggested that the club confine its competition only to prints so it would be easy to compare pictures side by side. This suggestion was met with approval of those present with the amendment that the print could also be accompanied by a duplicate on a jump drive for additional study if it was requested or selected as the winner.

The conversation then bounced around on a variety of topics including where was a good place to photograph Eagles. Mike Taylor suggested that one place was the Salamonie Reservoir some 10 miles south of Huntington, Indiana, and Shellenbarger said there’s a nest that can be seen back along the river between State Road and the Ottawa River on the north side of 309 and that another location to see Eagles is the Bresler Reservoir.

Somehow the conversation then moved to a toilet specifically made for Ohio State Buckeye fans. From there it bounced around till someone suggested that toilets and their surroundings (outhouses) should be the theme for next month’s competition. What more is there to be said?