$2,000 Photo Challenge: Staff Picks 2009

This coming Monday, October 26, is the last day to vote for this year’s photo challenge winner.  We received a lot of great entries this year… but only one photographer can win the $2,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights for this year’s Photo of the Year.

You can see all the eligible entries in our Hall of Fame.

I’d really appreciate it if you’d take a minute to look them over and cast your vote.

It’s easy. Click on any photo to enlarge the viewing screen so you can see the images properly.  Click “next” or “previous” to toggle through them. Once you’ve decided on the one you like best, go to the “rate” button and give it a 5.

I’m including here below a few of our staff favorites to give you a sneak peek at the images in the running…

-- Bonnie

Bonnie Caton
Great Escape Publishing

October 21, 2009
The Right Way to Travel, Weekly Photo Tip

2009 Photo Challenge Hall of Fame Staff Picks

STAFF PICK #1: By Bonnie Caton

Having Fun - by heather.fuqua

Hall Of Fame

“I love this one because it has excellent composition, lighting, and use of silhouettes to spice up a sunset. The soft pinks and oranges complement the theme well, and even though the people are just silhouettes, we can see that they're having fun and in love.”

STAFF PICK #2: By Alice Derry

Johnstown Castle - by Miley

“I love photos that allow me to use my imagination. The way the castle casts its reflection on the water, coupled with the different shades of blue and green makes me feel like I’m in a fairy tale.”

STAFF PICK #3: By Jackie Flynn

Catching a Ride - by hester56

“I like this photo because it exhibits one of the most essential basics in good photography: strong composition.”

STAFF PICK #4: By Jackie Gray

Bee Feeding - by profjjw

“I just love macro shots and the bright yellow colors in this photo really catch my eye.”

STAFF PICK #5: By Jen Stevens

Automotive Winter - by emilrock

“I like this photo for largely sentimental reasons – it reminds me of my brother-in-law’s farm. The image is so crisp, and the retro subject matter really appeals to me. I especially like the way the cars are peeking out from behind the bushes, as if to check if anybody else is around.”

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