This photo took second place in the Activities & Events category of our 2018 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.
How did Anthony Velte capture this cool view of Woodbury? “I enjoy building and flying remote-controlled aircraft, so I stopped at the Lake Road and Manning Avenue water tower to fly a quadcopter while shooting video and taking aerial photographs,” Velte says. “The lighting, clouds and surrounding area looked like it would make for some interesting video and photographs. I figured that the unique perspectives available from the air might result in something unique and dramatic. I did two flights during which I was able to get some beautiful photographs.”
Marvin is a three-year-old Chihuahua/small poodle mix, and most of the time he never sits still. “I like to take pictures of him and sometimes he will stay still for me,” says his owner, Mariah Delich.
Delich, a student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College who is studying photography, took this photo with her Nikon D7000. She says, “I enjoy shooting in black and white because then you can focus more on the subject than the color. Sometimes the color can be distracting to a photo.”
Come May in Woodbury, the ice is out, the grass is green and the trees are coming into full bloom as spring replaces winter. Bu sometimes Mother Nature plays tricks on us.
“I like to go out during snowstorms and this was probably soon after one,” Steve Shor says. “I was driving around and yes, I had in the back of my mind that I might get some capture that could be used for the Focus on Woodbury photo contest.”