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of the Soil CG-~servation Service; Committee Program Chairman Dixie Shreye; Soil Conservation Steve Feese presented the Samara KIm'ng State officer; and Ed Bumgarner, of award--travelling plaque given to the State Soil Conservation the school, teacher and students Committee. ' who excell in environmental ,&. After the invocation given by education. This years award went hi, David Tuckwiller, luncheon was to Greenville Junior High School, served by the Lewisburg Lioness Mary Louise Donathan, teacher, WHall Club. Harry Hock, Greenbrier and her three top students: Danny Wiles of Union High Valler S.C.D. District Manager Spence, Monica Miller and Tracy first place winner in introduced Neal W. Kellison, who Brown. g contest of the presented various guests, The 1987 GVSCD Land Judging Valley Soil Conserva- supervisors and staff, awards were presented by Randy Second place was won The District and State McCutcheon. The individual high Sharp of Pocahontas Conservation Farmer Award was scorer was Bobby Nichols of School and third went presented to J. Moffet and Elma Union. In second place was Dewey Helmich of Smoot High McNeel by David Crickenburger; Broyles. other awards were the Greenbrier County 1986 Winnersoftheteamawardwere: at the luncheon held Conservation Farmer award was Jeff McCutcheon, Bobby Nichols, at the Lewisburg United presented to Edwin and John and Scott Wickline of the Union #1 Church. McClung of Williamsburg by AI team. r remarks, each Beaty; the Monroe Country 1986 County runners-up receiving out the four Conservation Farmer award was certificates were: Monroe County, 1985 Farm Act, Title won by Neal Noel Boggess of Jeff Ratliff and Didi Van Dyke; program to halt Peterstown, who were unable to be Pocahontas County, Doug Mace compliance present, and Jamie Collins. on; sodbuster and A service award went to AI The speaking contest is an and then gave an McHale. Earl Roth and Warren also annual event presented by the of each. received awards but were not Greenbrier Valley Soil Conserva- ifor the event were Barker present. District. a retired representative State Soil Conservation Springtime Photo Contest a young child can produce precious expressions. to photograph children like a picture of a seen it, the sparkling in unny pose, wearing with pots and e children are natural subjects, there are ups to make pictures better. usually the face so get as close as you when they grow up about the shoes they face in the picture :1. View--with toddlers ' get on your hands and them at their amazed how much your pictures will much more interested your child will be in being photographed. *Psychological Tethers--some- thing interesting, a toy or a keychain, is ideal to hold your child's attention so you can focus and get a better pic- ture. The child's interest in the object will give the picture more impact. You can have the patience of Job and still not get the results you want if you don't know your camera. Nothing encourages a child to hightail it faster than a couple refrains of "Hold it right there while I figure out how this works." Know your camera ahead of time. Does it have automatic focus? If not, do you know how to focus it? Does it ad- vance the film for you? If not, do you know how to do it? Will you need a flash? Answer these questions before you bring on the youngster. After you get those treasured pic- tures, don't hide them. What's the use of a great picture hidden in a drawer? Save your pictures in a photo album for protection and handy reference. Have enlargements made. Have your favorite pictures matted and framed to be displayed proudly at home or the office. Ask your film processor about wallet- sized copies. The joy of photo- graphing children is in the end result. Display your pictures so you can en- joy them more. Can bea beautiful reminder ly the past. s Can be unkind to your faded. us. We'll e can make ar fami|y photograph be restored for a gift that a timeless By CHUCK DRANSFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY "The Professional Difference" UNION, WV 772-3455 In conjunction with National Photography Month, the Mountain Messenger is sponsoring its first Springtime Photo Contest this month. The contest is open to all amateur photographers in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties. Prizes will be awarded in two age classes--under 14 and 14 and older--for four categories of photos: people; animals; scenic and still life. First prize winners will receive a free 11X14 enlargement of their photo from Wyatt Photo in I Lewisburg. A grand prize winnerI will also be selected by our panel of I judges. The grand prize will. I include a $25 gift certificate at I Aide's Discount in Fairlea; a color film, and processing pacRage from,--''~- Jay's Photo in Lewisburg; a picture framing service from Ravenwood Gallery m Lewisburg and other prizes to be announced next week. We will print all winning photos in our May 26 issue. Address all entries to Springtime Photo Contest, c/o Mountain Messenger Barbara Wooding and Rev. Starkey with the "Clean-Up" in White Sulphur Springs. The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, May 12, 1987 III 9A WSS Clean-Up Campaign underway Tuchahoe Road m White Sulphur Springs was one of the many areas in the city that got a "clean sweep" as civic, youth and church organizations banded together last Saturday in a gigantic cleanup campaign. Heading the clean.up was the city's beautificatioH chairman, Barbara Wooding a member of the city council. Assisting the city for clean-up were WSLW Regional Radio, and the Spa CityChan:ber of Commerce headed by John Gillesp~e, Approximately 50 members of civic clubs, church groups and local couts turned out to assist. According to Wooding, there will be a follow up prior to the Dandelion Festival on May 22-24 Newspaper, 122 North Court St., Lewisburg WV 24910. We look forward to seeing your work. Shooting fast action CONTEST RULES Entries must be: ereceived by the Mountain Messenger by noon on Thursday, May 21. eno larger than 8x10 ebtack and white or color prints epicked up by June 2 or accompanied by self-addressed, stamped envelope if they are to be returned. esubmitted by the original amateur photographer living in Greenbrier, Monroe or Pocahontas Counties *each accompanied by a filled out entry blank (on this page)--no more than two entries per person. The contest is not open to employees of the Mountain Messenger Newspaper or their relatives. Entries must not have identifying names on the front of the photo. Winners must be able to provide a signed release form from any indentifiable person in their photo. If your camera spends nearly all year on the shelf and the pictures you take are beginning to look the same, take your camera to where the action is. "Put a little pizzazz into your photos by going where the action is," suggests Craig Halverson, spokesper- son for National Photo Month. "Lit- tle League baseball games, school athletic events, auto races, even motocross bicycle races, all offer op- portunities for new and exciting photos," he says. Take time to watch the action, then pick a spot that will let you get good pictures. Remember, a fast shutter speed will help you "freeze" the action in your pictures. If you can't adjust your camera's shutter speed, try shooting fastmov- ing subjects coming toward you rather than moving from one side to the other. You'll have more success keeping your pictures sharp that way. To capture the feeling of motion, especially in something like a car race, try panning with the action. Panning is simply moving the camera smoothly in the same direction that your photo subject is moving, like a duck hunter aiming his shotgun as his prey flies past. When panning is done correctly, the main subject is sharp but the background is blurred in the direction of movement. The effect expresses the feeling of speed. If your camera has an adjustable shutter speed, use 1/60 of a second or slower, and try taking several shots. Good panning is a matter of practice...and just a little luck. SPRINGTIME PHOTO CONTEST Enclosed is my .ent~ for the Mountain Messenger Springtime Photo Contest. (PLEASE PRINT- CLEARLY) - NAME- ADDRESS PHONE NO. CATEGORY: I-I Ani mals (check one) I-1 People AGE [] Scenic [] Still Life Weighing your The color of savings! still camera options Just three decades ago, your deci- sions in buying a camera were limited. You either did or you didn't. Today, things aren't quite so cut and dry. Walk into any camera store and you'll find scores of different camera brands and models to choose from. Like their predecessors of 30 years, they still do one thing and one thing only--take photographs. Unlike their predecessors of 30 years, they do so much more effectively. Today's array of high-tech cameras makes it nearly impossible to ruin a roll of film. In fact, it's getting more and more difficult to miss a single shot. These wonders of modern technology come equipped with such impressive features as automatic exposure, auto focus, auto film load, auto film advance, auto film rewind at the end of the roll, auto flash, and auto film indexing. Just drop the roll of film into the camera and it automatically sets itself to the proper ASA. With all that automation, there is still one decision you have to make--which format to buy. Here's a look at several camera types from which to choose. 35 nun Single Lens Reflex. The most popular camera in the world, the single lens reflex (SLR) uses a widely available, inexpensive 35 mm film. The camera utilizes inter- changeable lenses for a wide variety of applications. Use a long telephoto lens for nature and long-distance shots; a short telephoto for flattering portraits; a moderate wide-angle lens for group shots; or an ultra-wide- angle lens for special effects and in- terior photos. Or choose a versatile zoom lens that extends from wide- angle to telephoto. :.all the lens you're likely to need wrapped into a single package. It's an excellent camera for the serious photographer or the amateur who likes to retain control over his subject. Compact 35 ram. Another camera that uses 35 mm film, the compact is smaller than its SLR cousin, fitting comfortably into a purse or pocket, ~k making it easy to carry almost anywhere. It's lightweight and easy to operate, although it features a non-interchangeable lens which limits its versatility. (A few compact 35s of- fer the choice of a telephoto or wide- angle setting in addition to the nor- mal lens.) This is an excellent take- anywhere camera for quick grab shots. Medium Format Single Reflex. Similar to a compact 35 mm, this medium-format camera uses larger 120/220-size film, resulting in larger negatives and transparencies. That means you get sharp enlargements to greater sizes than frpm the smaller format of 35 mm film, although 120/220 film is less widely available and more costly. As might be ex- pected, both camera and auxiliary lenses carry higher pricetags than their smaller counterparts. But for the serious amateur and professional photographer the enhanced picture quality is well worth the extra cost. Compact Disc. A descendant of the 110 cartridge camera, the disc is lightweight and compact, utilizing 15-exposure flat film discs which are widely available and relatively inex- pensive. Disc cameras feature simple point-and-shoot operation ideal for good quality snapshots, although the small negative limits enlargements to modest proportions. 110 Cartridge. Still popular with amateur camera buffs, most 110 car- tridge cameras are fixed-focus, simple-to-operate instruments using widely available, relatively inexpen- sive 110-sized film. Like disc models, they're basically a snapshooter's camera, with limited potential for producing photos for enlargement. i ;"The Lady In Red" 48.. 48 exposure -=ck 5.99 Our low price Loss mail-in --, ihinljl.l'~rll reioote Your final cost 4@ 9 9 Buy a two-pack of KODACOLOR VR-G 200 Film- save '1 Capture the color of life in 35 mm photos with KODACOLOR VR-G 200 Film. Youll get sharp, rich colors and brilliant detail- shot after shot. And ri~lht now, you'll .get great sawngs, too! Stop in and look for specially marked two-packs of KODACOLOR VR-G 200 Film --get 48 exposures and a $q mail-in rebate. Don't miss the savings! Stop in and pick up some KODACOLOR VR-G 200 Film for your 35 mm camera. Wy att Photo ~.~,.~ 120 E. St. Washington Lewisburg, WV m mc~,, 645-7110 ~out:vs Jv Kodak You can rely on JAY'S PHOTO for your professional photography needs. Call or write for information on our wedding packages and other photography services. JAY'S PHOTO Rt. 2, Box 374A Lewisburg, WV 24901 645-3703