Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2006

Winner’s secret: Just point, shoot

November 30, 2006, 12:02 a.m.

Updated: November 30, 2006, 10:28 a.m.

Clinton McClain's habit of never leaving his digital camera too far behind has paid off.

McClain, who works for a utility-locating service, was working one day last fall when he happened upon a scene in rural Leavenworth County that caught his eye. He grabbed the camera and took several shots.

One of those photos was judged the top entry in The Current's third-annual Fall Photo Contest. Current staff members served as judges.

McClain described himself as a self-taught amateur photographer who enjoys using his camera. His photographs adorn the walls of his home.

"I have a digital camera," he said. "There's no trick to it - just point and shoot. For that (winning) scene, I took three or four pictures there from different angles. A couple of shots had some empty spaces I didn't like, but that one seemed to work."

McClain will receive $100 for winning the contest, which drew 33 entries this year.

For more contest entries, see page 6B, or for a look at all of the entries, go to


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