AYE FOR AN EYE
Serendipitous moments and
calculated compositions captured
with cameras are showcased in
Wrightsville Beach Magazine’s
inaugural photography contest
Attracting more than 100 entries from amateurs and
professionals, the inaugural Wrightsville Beach Magazine
Photography Contest played out from spring until winter
2018. The editorial team had fun choosing the winners
you see here in these pages representing scenic land, sea
and sky scapes alongside poignant and patriotic moments,
waterman culture, and native and quirky wildlife.
Some photographs were shot from the comfort of a
porch, others out in the wild, or closer to home base —
Airlie Gardens and Fort Fisher. Some entries were sub-mitted
by Wrightsville residents and Wilmington city
dwellers; but at least one intrepid photographer traveled
from New Jersey to score his winning shot. Stephen
Rulli and his wife, Lorrie, visit Wrightsville to condition
themselves for the annual Beach to Battleship triathlon.
On one of their trips, Rulli captured a net fisherman at
the south end when a calculated composition was over-taken
by a serendipitous moment.
Want to participate next year? It’s free and easy to
enter. Polish your lenses and pack your water housing.
Carry your camera bag with you wherever you may
roam. You never know: your best shot might land on
our cover next March.