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The event was held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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Judge - Bob Lyons

 Robert "Bob" Lyons, who until his 2015 retirement lead the Longwood Graduate Program for the University of Delaware, is also a nationally respected photographer and judge for American Society for Horticultural Science and Garden Club of America events.

Bob holds a PhD in Horticultural Science from the University of Minnesota.   It was during his graduate years (1972-76) at Minnesota that Bob developed his addiction to photography, particularly the photography of plants and landscapes.  Bob has taught and continues to teach classes in photography at several botanical gardens and arboreta in the Philadelphia region, and has shown his work nationally.

His works have been published in numerous plant identification databases, the Time-Life Books series, and Scientific American publications.

When asked what he looks for in a “winning” image, Bob readily responds, “I really like to see a sharply focused closeup subject, even if the background is softly blurry.  My favorite lighting is natural and overcast, leaving colors saturated and intense.”

As far as what he deems important in an image, Bob asserts, “In my eyes the most important thing in an image is technical and compositional clarity.”


Chester County Hospital - Rhoads Building (Center for Nursing and Allied Health Building)

Rhoads Education Building is located at 701 East Marshall Street. It is also called the Center for Nursing and Allied Health Building. It is a stand-alone building located at the bottom of the driveway that leads to the rear entrance of the hospital. Parking is available at doctors offices across the street at 440 East Marshall Street.

440 East Marshall Street (parking lot)
West Chester, PA 19380

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