Ballinger dominates in History in the Making Photo Contest

Bryan Ballinger’s photo of a flooded field surrounding a rural Huntington home in 2015 won first place in the physical environment category of the History in the Making Photo Contest, which was a part of the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. The winners were announced Saturday, Sept. 23.
Bryan Ballinger’s photo of a flooded field surrounding a rural Huntington home in 2015 won first place in the physical environment category of the History in the Making Photo Contest, which was a part of the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. The winners were announced Saturday, Sept. 23. Photo by Bryan Balllinger.

Bryan Ballinger earned three of the four awards in the 2017 History in the Making Photo Contest, with Jeanne Hastings claiming the fourth award.

The contest, held in conjunction with the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival, was sponsored by the Huntington County Historical Museum and the Huntington County TAB. Photographers could enter pictures taken over the past five years and depicting people and places in Huntington County.

The photographs become part of the Huntington County Historical Museum collection, giving people in the future a glimpse of what Huntington County looked like during the current time period.

Ballinger, of Huntington, won first place in the physical environment category with a photo taken July 17, 2015, showing flooded fields surrounding a rural home east of Huntington.

Hastings, a rural Andrews resident, received second place in the physical environment category with her photo of the facade of the Downtown Salon, in downtown Huntington, being covered in snow during a winter storm on Dec. 4, 2016.

Ballinger earned both first and second places in the social environment category.

First place went to a photo of Betsy Ballinger walking down Salamonie Road on June 17, 2017.

Ballinger’s second place photo showed Merrill Ballinger and his dog, “Figbert,” on a dock at Salamonie Lake, taken July 29, 2014.