April 17, 2014

Medina
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Photographer shows county’s natural beauty

Medina photographer Annette Miller stands Friday with one of her favorite photographs, "Deer and Cardinal in a Snowfall." from her exhibit, "Medina Through My Lens," at the Medina Library. (KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE)

Three ducks bob simultaneously for a meal in a lake. A deer watches a cardinal in the snow. Baby birds beg for food.

These are the subjects of some of the photographs by local artist Annette Miller on display through Wednesday on the third floor of the Medina Library as part of the “Medina Through my Lens” exhibit.

Miller’s favorite subject to photograph is the natural beauty found at Medina County parks, she said.

Miller, a Medina resident, is co-president of the Photographers of the Parks club and a member of the Medina County Art League.

“Our club tries to go to all the different parks for photo shoots,” she said.

On Friday evening, the library, 210 S. Broadway St., hosted a reception for Miller. The reception was a fundraiser for the American Association of University Women, Medina County Chapter’s nontraditional women student scholarship fund. The association awards two $1,000 scholarships a year.

Miller, 68, said she had some time on her hands after her retirement as a NASA library supervisor, so she became more serious about her hobby. She’s been taking photos in Medina County for about 30 years.

Miller won first place in the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 2012 contest.

The exhibit, which features 76 photographs of Medina County scenes, is her first one.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.