Photographers capture Alaska spirit

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2003

This page highlights most of the winners of this year's Penin-sula Clarion photo contest.

The contest is judged in three categories scenic, wildlife and fishing.

The winners in the scenic division were Retha Hall of Nikiski, first, for capturing a colorful sunrise and fog image over Island Lake in Nikiski; Jim Brenton of Soldotna, second, for his photo of winter on the spit in Homer; and Jillian Claborn of Kenai, third, for a golden sunset over Cook Inlet.

In the wildlife division, Bonnie Dodds of Kasilof collected the prizes for first and second. Her close-up of a bald eagle in Homer earned her the top prize, and a shot of a male harlequin duck in Ninilchik got her second. Chris Ellington of Homer, won third place with a "splashing" image of a bear at the McNeil River Sanctuary

In the fishing category, Lori Wagoner of Kenai took first and third with photos of a sunrise in the Beaver Hole and fishing at Hidden Lake. Ellington's shot of a brown bear following a successful fishing attempt at the McNeil River Sanctuary captured second place.

The Clarion receives numerous entries each year. The first-place winners were awarded $75, second-place winners, $50, and third-place winners, $25.


place, fishing category: Lori Wagoner, Kenai


place, scenic caategory: Retha Hall, Nikiski


place, wildlife category: Bonnie Dodds, Kasilof


place, fishing category: Chris Ellington, Homer


place, scenic category: Jim Brenton, Soldotna

Second place, wildlife category: Bonnie Dodds,


Third place, fishing category: Lori Wagoner,


Third place, scenic category: Jillian Claborn,


Third place, wildlife category: Chris Ellington,


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