Persistent Vision “Walkabout” Photo Contest – June 2012 Results

Coming in March of next year (2013), travel photographer and popular blogger David duChemin is coming to the Canadian Rockies at the invite of oopoomoo for a weekend photography extravaganza in the small mountain town of Bragg Creek, Alberta. There are still a few spots left for the exclusive weekend package (Friday night Meet-n-Greet, Saturday full day seminar and Sunday’s field workshops). There’s still lots of space for the Saturday seminar itself but, keep in mind, only people who sign up for the ‘full meal deal’ are able to attend all three events. Of course, if you win one of our monthly photo contests, you can still meet David on Friday March 15, 2013 even if you don’t invest in the full weekend pass (click here for full rules and guidelines).

Until word gets out, your chances of winning are actually quite good; in June we only had eleven entries! Part of the reason why this contest may not attract as many entries as most photo contests is because this contest has a twist; only images accessed by the photographer’s own non-motorized, locomotive power can be entered into this contest! This means you can only enter images that you made by walking, biking, skateboarding, jumping or skipping from your house to the great big world out there. If you took a bus, drove your car or otherwise used motorized transit to get yourself out of the house and then somewhere you walked — sorry that won’t count. You gotta be motorized-free right from your home to qualify. Be sure to enter for July!

This month our judge was Outdoor Photography Canada magazine’s editor Roy Ramsay. From the eleven entries received, Roy chose the one below from Andrew Kulin: Here is what Roy said about the winning photo:

For me this is a true winner for the theme ‘walk about’. The compositional balance, the implied motion of the hikers and the camera movement of the walking photographer balance nicely.

Getting the movement right to provide the perfect amount of blur at the right time is not as easy as one might think. I don’t know how many tries it took to achieve this photo, but the final result has everything in the right amount. Great shot!

Congratulations, Andrew! Roy has even more good news — Roy would like to publish your image in the next issue of Outdoor Photography Canada as a Hot Shots image; he’ll be in touch!

©Andrew Kulin

Andrew describes how he made the winning photo:

This photo was taken while I was walking with my family through the forest by our home.  It is an abstract obtained using a slow shutter speed while I was walking behind my family.  This particular shot is a 0.4 second exposure at f8.

Darwin and I also really liked the following photos as well and want to congratulate the photographers on their finely crafted images!

©John Fujimagari – Smoke from BC Forest Fires hangs in the air. New directional street lights are dark-sky friendly.

©Lida MacLellan

©Nigel Roberts – Rainstorm

©Heather Simonds – Raindrop on borage plant in my garden

©Stephen Starkman – The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto

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Photographing the incredible beauty of natural things, filming quirky videos, trying new foods with unpronounceable names, curling up with a good book, sharing ideas on how to live lighter on the Earth...these are a few of my favourite things!

1 Comment

  1. Samantha
    July 11, 2012

    Yee-haw! Images are starting to come in…get walkin’ and get shootin’ photogs!


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