Manning makes Outdoor Photographer’s finalist list | SierraSun.com

Manning makes Outdoor Photographer’s finalist list

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Courtesy Treas Manningandamp;#8220;Light Painting the Tufas On Mono Lakeandamp;#8221; by Treas Manning is among the 72 finalists for Outdoor Photographerandamp;#8217;s Natureandamp;#8217;s Colors Photography contest. The sky was backlit from remnants of a wildfire the day before. Spec: Canon 5D, 16-35 lens, f2.8, 45 second exposure, ISO 1600. Painted with a flash light the last 3 seconds of the exposure.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Local photographer Treas Manning recently entered her photograph of the tufa on Mono Lake in a contest sponsored by the nationally published magazine Outdoor Photographer. Each year the magazine and Sony Camera sponsor the Nature’s Colors Photography contest. More than 10,000 spectacular photographs were entered this year, many from some of the most notable landscape photographers in the country.The panel of judges from Outdoor Photographer Magazine and Sony have narrowed the field of entries to a list of 72 finalists. Among this list is an amazing night shot of Mono Lake and the tufa.Treas with the help of her husband, Herb set out at 3 a.m. to capture the shot. The photograph was created with a long exposure and a flashlight to paint the tufa with light in the darkness of night.According to Treas, “When we arrived at the lake and saw a red-lit sky from a wildfire the day before just over the ridge, I thought my efforts to shoot the tufa under a moonless, starry night were going to be ruined by the red glow, but as it turned out, the glowing embers actually enhanced the sky and the stars. It took more than an hour and a half to get the exposure and the light painting just right. I was pretty happy with the shot and thought nature is pretty unpredictable. I guess that’s why I love photographing nature and landscapes, you never know what you are going to get.”I have always had an interest in photography but the last 10 years I have really worked on it. I’ve taken classes and workshops and been fortunate to live in a place with some really fantastic professional photographers like Elizabeth Carmel and Keoki Flagg, I have taken much inspiration from their work.”From the list of finalists the judges will select a Grand Prize and a First prize winner.There is also a People’s Choice winner, to view the wonderful photographs and cast your vote register with Outdoor Photographer magazine at http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/contest.When talking with Treas, she said although she enters contests from time to time and has actually won a couple of small ones she never dreamed she would ever make the finalists list of such a prestigious contest like Outdoor Photographer magazine.”I am honored and surprised to make the list of finalists. It would be wonderful to win, but to be a finalist in itself has made me very happy,” said Treas.Treas and Herb Manning have lived in Squaw Valley and owned Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop in Truckee and formerly in Squaw Valley for more than 36 years.Check out Treas Manning’s photography at http://www.photographybytreas.com.- Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com by Sherie Carter and Herb Manning