Local Photographer Helps City Get International Attention

Local Photographer Helps City Get International Attention

When Fort Wayne photographer Michele Miller snapped an autumn picture near Headwaters Park last month, she thought it was just simply a really nice fall scene. Well, this week it placed in the top ten in an international photography contest.
When Fort Wayne photographer Michele Miller snapped an autumn picture near Headwaters Park last month, she thought it was just simply a really nice fall scene.

Well, this week it placed in the top ten in an international photography contest.

The contest drew thousands of entries from across the world- with amazing pictures of scenes and people in China, India, and elsewhere.

Miller says for her picture of the Summit City, featured among some of the best on the planet, is pretty amazing.

"I probably took about, I would say, thirty pictures of that general scene. I knew it was a beautiful scene. I was just trying to find the right angle, trying to get the lines, the light post and everything going in the right direction,” Miller says.

It's this picture miller took in early October that's getting a lot of attention.

It placed in the top ten of Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk contest.

Miller says she has taken pictures of her family for years.

In the past year, she started a photography business.

And she says she didn't believe it at first.

"Disbelief. I saw it online and kind of scrolled up and down on the page and went right past it, and thought, oh look, somebody else took an autumn picture, and then scrolled back up and it was mine. Yea, i was shocked, I'm still shocked,” Miller says.

This is right about the spot that Michelle took that photo a month ago.

And as you can see, during that time, the view certainly has changed.

The online contest has been selling t-shirts, using the proceeds to build orphanages in Africa.

She says that, and the chance to bring attention to the Summit City, is what drew her to the contest.

"Oh, that's awesome. That's one of the main reasons I signed up,” Miller says.

On the Worldwide Photowalk's web site, it's taking votes right now for its 'People's Choice' award.

If you want to vote for Michele's picture of Headwaters Park here in Fort Wayne-

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