Lens on the Lake: A Floating Bear

Second-place winner in the Activities & Events category talks about how the photo happened.

Terry O’Loughlin’s photo captures Allen Christian’s bear sculpture perfectly. “I thought the sculpture was so interesting and tied to White Bear,” O’Loughlin says. “And Allen’s quite the sculptor.”

O’Loughlin, who is Christian’s neighbor, says that he caught the photo when Christian and his wife, Mary Jane LaVigne, were heading out to see the sailboats. “I grabbed my camera and went out and took a picture of her.”

O’Loughlin, who has been involved in photography for more than 20 years, says that photography is something that has always been a passion. “I just love taking pictures and editing them,” he says. “And then I print some of my own [to make] photo books.”