Cocoa, FL—A photograph by local photographer and photography student, Ed Quillian, was selected and awarded a 2nd Place Rosette Award out of all the photography submitted in the exhibit. The Art Exhibition was located at the EFSC Titusville Campus Library on Hwy. US-1. The exhibition started April 10 and went through May 13. There was an opening night reception on April 20, where all the awards were presented. “Sunrise Cypress'” is the title of the image taken while on a "day photo trip" to the "Blue Cypress Lake", located on Hwy. 60, west of Vero exit on I-95. The cypress trees are located in the water and on the edge of the lake's banks, and accessible only by boat from "Middleton's Fish Camp." Blue Cypress Lake is spring fed and is said to be the start of the St. John's River, which flows north to Jacksonville Florida.
“It's is an honor to have a photographic image awarded a 2nd place rosette out of all the other outstanding photographs submitted in the contest exhibit,” said Quillian. "My wife and I are finishing up the last class at Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus "Certificate in Photography" program and are looking forward to getting back to the QCA Photography & Graphic Art business that we own. I would recommend the Photography program offered at the college to anyone that wants to gain a in-depth knowledge of photography.”
Ed is a listed member photography artist with the Brevard Cultural Alliance located in Brevard County Florida, and has several images that have been placed with the "Art in Public Places" program. He is also a member of the Central Brevard Art Association and has images in the "Art in Public Spaces" program. He and his wife are now showing at the "Island Art Gallery" located in the Merritt Island Mall. He is a member of the "Camera Club of Brevard" and has received numerous competition awards and temporary displays in Southern Photo, a local camera shop. He is also a member of the Florida Camera Club Council. To contact him call 321-749-4329