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Photographers frame Manteca in CVB contest

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Photographers frame Manteca in CVB contest

Trevis Schuh's first-place photo was taken of the Kerasotes Show Place 16 during the early evening hours.

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POSTED September 4, 2009 2:50 a.m.
Trevis Schuh was captivated by the moment.

Not too long ago, he was standing in front of the Bass Pro Shop in the early evening hours. At that moment, Schuh took a glance at the neon lights from the Kerasotes Show Place 16 reflecting on the water works at Manteca’s Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, with the night skies appearing as a curtain draping over the horizon.

His instincts took over as Schuh aimed his camera for the shot.

“I was actually shooting for something else,” Schuh said on Thursday.

The moment paid off handsomely. The Schuh snapshot was good enough for first place during the first-ever Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau’s photo contest.

In fact, his winning picture earned him $200. Schuh’s other entry netted the third-place prize of $50.

Bob Dalton, who took up photography as a hobby a few years ago, according to his wife, Pam, took home $100 for this second-place effort for capturing a Fourth of July moment of firefighters shooting off water into the crowd during the annual parade.

“It’s a good action shot,” said Linda Abeldt, CVB executive director.

She received over 90 entries from shutterbugs from throughout the area. The objective was to capture the spirit of Manteca.

“We wanted to see photos of people (in our community) doing things and having fun,” Abeldt said.

She was extremely pleased with all of the photo entries. Many could be used by CVB’s other mediums, including the website, magazine, and other collateral material, Abeldt noted.

A panel of judges adept in photography was brought in specifically for the contest.

However, Abeldt and others at the CVB came away impressed with Schuh’s photo of the new movie theater.

“We knew what we liked. But we really didn’t know if the judges would agree,” she said.

As for Schuh, he came away with the experience knowing this: You can’t schedule a good picture.
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