IN FOCUS OPENING: Bronwyn Burnham Lynette Vicary, Lorraine Maskell, and Sandie Read at the 'In Focus' Exhibition Opening in Eidsvold. Picture: Sam Turner.
IN FOCUS OPENING: Bronwyn Burnham Lynette Vicary, Lorraine Maskell, and Sandie Read at the 'In Focus' Exhibition Opening in Eidsvold. Picture: Sam Turner.

SOCIALS: Sunflowers bloom at ‘In Focus’ exhibition

THREE North Burnett photographers showcased the memories, scenes, and beauty they had captured on their photographic journeys at their latest exhibition..

The ‘In Focus’ Exhibition opened at the RM Williams Bush Learning Centre on February 14, treating visitors to a night of aesthetic delights.

Local photographers Lynette Vicary, Sandie Read and Lorraine Maskell celebrated their works in their opening night to a large audience.

Ms Vicary opened the proceedings with a vote of thanks to the crowd, and to the venue.

“We as photographers are continuously in focus to capture moments that create memories and scenes, so we can share the beauty that we saw,” Ms Vicary said.

“And as photographers, lighting is an important element in getting the perfect shot.”

She began to discuss the similarities photographers have with sunflowers, indicating their strong need for light to “stand tall” towards the sun and grow.

“But on cloudy days their heads turn towards each other, and they receive strength from one another to keep growing.

“Tonight, I look out to this crowd and see all these beautiful sunflowers, and you’re all standing tall, and supporting us, being here on our photographic journey.”

The 'In Focus' Exhibition Opening in Eidsvold. Picture: Sam Turner.
The 'In Focus' Exhibition Opening in Eidsvold. Picture: Sam Turner.

Local photographer Bronwyn Burnham then offered a few words of thanks, and praise of the their works.

“I see this as a great opportunity to show my admiration, not just for the artistic skill here, but to acknowledge the dedication and hard work you three girls have shown in your chosen field of photography,” Mrs Burnham said.

“I can thoroughly appreciate the effort and the work that’s required to do an exhibition of this nature.”

Between the choice of photos, framing considerations, and associated paperwork, Mrs Burnham said their brilliant results were shown on February 14.

The opening night of the ‘In Focus’ photography exhibition. Picture: Sam Turner.
The opening night of the ‘In Focus’ photography exhibition. Picture: Sam Turner.

From beautiful landscapes, ethereal beauty of flowers, bold colours of nature, and the joy of social events, there was “something for everyone” at the exhibition.

Mrs Burnham is often asked how to take the best photo, to which she has a simple response.

“Expensive cameras, great lenses, and super duper editing programs all have a part in creating the magic of a photo, but there’s one essential element that really surpasses this.

“And that is having an eye for photography, and these girls have that.”


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