About - Harold Rau

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A Guide to the Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana (2016)

This 72 page book guides readers to the 31 historic covered bridges in Parke County, Indiana. More

Barns, Bridges and Grist Mills is a visual journey back in time. It features photographs and descriptions of barns, covered bridges and grist mills in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Available at Amazon

Red Rock Country Harold and his wife Eva have traveled to Sedona and the surrounding areas of Arizona a number of times. In this book they share some of their favorite images of the "Red Rock Country."  More

My love of photography began at an early age when an aunt gave me a camera for Christmas. I was fascinated and forever hooked on this creative tool. While my professional life has included several different and diverse careers, I have always owned a camera and enjoyed making photographs. Over the years many of my images have been used in a variety of publications, won awards, and continue to be sold as framed enlargements. While I still enjoy photographing people and events, my real love is photographing landscapes, scenic places, waterfalls, cityscapes, architecture, flowers, and wildlife.  The images presented in this portfolio represent a cross section of my award winning work.

Recent Photography Awards:
2021 -  Finalist in the Shutterbug's Summer "Time of the Season" contest.
2021 - Honorable Mention Focus Photography Exhibition Manchester Arts.
2021 - Grand Prize Winner in the Locations Category of the Missouri Life Magazine Photography Contest
2020 - Best of show Wildwood Plein Air Photography Division
2020 - Honorable Mention Wildwood Plein Air Photography Division
2019 - Award of Excellence by The Associated Church Press for photography for Concordia Seminary
2018 - Honorable Mention Wildwood Plein Air Photography Division
2018 - Second Place Creve Coeur Camera Metal Print Competition
2018 - Honorable Mention Creve Coeur Camera Metal Print Competition
2017 - Second Place in Plants Category St Louis Photography Club
2015 - Best of show Wildwood Plein Air Photography Division

“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.”

 – Ansel Adams

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