Cedaredge photographer Sandy Wilt has had one of her works chosen by popular vote to appear in the 2017 Bank of Colorado calendar.
Many people in Cedaredge know Wilt and have seen her at work during local events using her professional camera and lens equipment to capture high quality images of local people and places.
"I entered the Bank of Colorado 2017 Calendar contest. I was picked with 24 other finalist for the summer picture, and then it was put on their facebook page. The one that got the most votes won. I only entered the one picture. It got, I think, 176 votes," Sandy told the DCI.
Her prize-winning photograph of the historic Crystal Mill building was taken on a day that Sandy and some friends traveled to the Marble area and took a four-wheel-drive excursion for the photo shoot, she explained.
Her winning image of the Crystal Mill, one of the most famously photographed places in Colorado's high alpine country, is not the first image that Sandy has had published. She explained, "David Starr asked if he could use one of my pictures of himself and John Oates. It was used for an article that was being done on him in a magazine called "High Notes Music and Arts for Colorado." It was published in the summer edition, 2016 volume six."
Sandy's Crystal Mill photo will appear as the June calendar photo in the Bank of Colorado calendar. She added that the calendar is expected to become available in November.
"So, I enjoy taking pictures. You know that, and it is fun to get one or two in a spotlight!" Sandy said.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.