Golden mo­ment

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Amanda Keesing’s stun­ning photo at Ellen Cove will be de­liv­ered to thou­sands of lo­cal homes and busi­nesses on the cover of the ACCI 2018 Busi­ness and Com­mu­nity Direc­tory.

Amanda Keesing’s stun­ning shot of two swim­mers on the pon­toon at Ellen Cove has landed her the crown of the Al­bany Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try Photo Com­pe­ti­tion for 2017.

Am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­pher Keesing took home a Mavic Pro Drone and her pho­to­graph will fea­ture on the cover of the 2018 ACCI Busi­ness and Com­mu­nity Direc­tory.

Keesing has been shoot­ing for 37 years and said she had an in­stinc­tive pho­tog­ra­phy style, which helped cap­ture spe­cial mo­ments in time.

“I do pho­tos on the fly,” she said. “I of­ten see things, go click and then go back and think about form­ing it up bet­ter . . . but you know, I al­most al­ways end up pick­ing that first one.

“I al­ways have a cam­era with me and there’s rarely a day that goes by with­out me tak­ing a photo.”

She said she would have plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to use her drone, track­ing progress of growth at her work. “This is go­ing to be fan­tas­tic for my work be­cause with Gond­wana Link do­ing restora­tion, a very good way of as­sess­ing that work is with aerial pho­tographs.”

One of the judges at ACCI, Roslyn Buk­tenica, said the win­ning photo beau­ti­fully cap­tured an iconic piece of Al­bany.

Keesing and her hus­band, Craig, re­cently held a pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled Re­flect.

The direc­tory will be re­leased in De­cem­ber.

Shan­non Smith ACCI Photo Com­pe­ti­tion 2017 win­ner Amanda Keesing and the ACCI’s Roslyn Buk­tenica.

Amanda Keesing’s win­ning photo.

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