"WINTER CHILL" - February 2017
1st Place - Gwen Hanson
This stunning image was a runaway first-place choice, brilliantly capturing the contest theme with its cold blues and lacy frosting coating the tree branches. The image is well-layered and the spot of sunlight peeking through the trees draws the eye and adds interest. Beautiful shot Gwen!
2nd Place - Deb Carver
Camera Corner newcomer Deb Carver made an immediate impact with her first contest submissions. The icicle containing the delicate design is the only element of the photo in sharp focus, which naturally draws the eye and anchors the image. Great first effort Deb!
3rd Place - Heather Kjormoe
The heavily snow-encrusted twigs and branches, under a leaden sky, convey both the beauty, and desolation of winter.
Hon. Mention - Carolyn Manternach
A lone red berry, a holdover from warmer times, provides the central focus and an interesting color contrast to the rest of the photo.
Hon. Mention - Gwen Hanson
Everything about this image screams WINTER CHILL, from the puffed-out bluejay warding off the cold to the swirling snow amid the bare branches.