(02/14/2018)

Sharon Kay Carper of Parkersburg, WV formerly of Amma, Roane County is a Shining Star.

She took up photography as a hobby a few years back. Sharon has had some success with her photos and has won several contests and has even sold the rights to some of her photos. She was recently on the Gary Bowden Radio Show where she was interviewed for her success.

Sharon entered the Black Walnut Festival’s photo contest in 2012 and won first place for her photo of a black and blue butterfly on chrysanthemums. Since then, her photos have made it as June’s cover photo in the 2018 WV Roadsides in Bloom calendar.

She took the photo of the Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly in Roane County. She’s also had photos in the 2016 calendar as well. Spotlight WV Magazine chose one of her photos of a red fox from the French Creek Game Reserve as their cover photo too.

Sharon entered the #comehometoWV photo contest as was the grand prize winner with a photo she calls “The Fisherman’s Tale.” The photo was taken at Point Park in Parkersburg.

Sharon is an animal and nature lover. Many times, she’s out on her scooter with her beloved dog Libby who’s featured in many of her photos along with birds and other animals that peak her interests.

Sharon has sold rights to Pier 1 Imports and also Wild Birds Unlimited. You can check out Sharon’s photos at   https://www.facebook.com/ carper.sharon

Sharon was nominated for the Shining Star Award by Lisa Stott.


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