The people of the Valley: Portraits capture more than words in Reader Photo Contest | Slideshow


They say a picture tells a thousand words. When you look into a portrait of a person, you might find entire life stories, whether your subject is 8 months old or 80.

In our first People photo category, Record staff selected Terry Adams’ portrait of Jace Lee at Mount Si Lutheran Church’s Harvest Carnival.

“I took the picture because I liked the expression Jace had as he was concentrating intently on decorating a cookie,” says Adams, who lives in North Bend, and has been snapping photos of the Valley for 10 years.

My favorites subjects are the local landscapes and wildlife, along with my sons’ baseball games,” says Adams. “I’m drawn to photography because I enjoy capturing pictures of the beauty that surrounds us in the Valley, and I also enjoy sharing it with others.” Adams wins a camera tripod and sleeve from Omega Photo.

Don Baunsgard won second place, and a Vanguard camera bag from Omega Photo in Bellevue, for his portrait of his son, captured in the spherical surface of a doorknob. Baunsgard tries many angles to capture “one diamond in the rough.”

Above, Terry Adams won first prize for his portrait of Jace Lee.

Second place in the People category went to this photo, of a boy’s reflection in a doorknob, by Don Baunsgard. “I have always tried to see things in a different light or different angle,” says Baunsgard.

Photographer Danny Raphael conveys a mood in this Boxley’s photo.

Above: Rachel Mallasch captures a summer day. Left: A young boy smiles for photographer Wally Davis.

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