The Results Are In! January 2010 Photo Contest

Welcome back to another edition of our Monthly Photo Contest!

What a tremendous selection of photos for last month’s contest! I couldn’t believe how many excellent shots I had to choose from. You guys are making me really work for it! Thank you!

I have selected a winner, but I don’t think I’ve ever had so many honorable mentions (11) in one month. There are just so many terrific shots, you are all great!

Also, remember to scroll down to the bottom of the post to find out more about the next contest!

And now, without further ado, the winner of the January Photo Contest and a copy of Scott Kelby and Terry White’s The iPhone Book is…

Rockport Harbor

“Rockport Harbor” by Chris Stern

Nice job Chris! I love the colors in this shot and the overall treatment that gives it such a timeless look. I enjoy how the pulley and support arm cut into the frame to help illustrate the setting without being a distraction. To me, it takes the image from being “just some shot of a harbor” and offers an uncommon perspective with which to view the scene. The almost-parallel diagonals paired with the perpendiculars really adds to the visual interest by guiding your gaze around the image and they help you always return to the focal point which, I believe, is the pulley itself. Well done!

And now, for a collection of other great shots from last month (in no particular order):

where do i begin..

Booming the hopes

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Museum Staircase in Italy




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Bancroft Tower

Snow covered Capitol Hill (8/365)

Of course, you know what this means… The February 2010 Photo Contest is now open! You have until 11:59pm EST on Sunday 2/28/10 to enter up to 3 photos for the contest.

What are you shooting for? Our friends over at have just begun offering canvas gallery wrap prints and have generously offered one up for the winner of the February contest, in any standard size up to 16×20. (US residents only are eligible to win).

Also new this month, the winner from the previous month ¬†(Chris Stern, in this case) will join me in selecting the winner of the next month’s contest. Just one more reason to send in your good shots!

So get working on your images and I look forward to seeing what you have to share!  Good luck!

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