Persistent Vision ‘Walkabout’ Photo Contest – August Results

Some of you photogs are out and about on a Walkabout! Thanks to everyone who entered the Persistent Vision seminar photo contest for August. This month, we had Mark Wainer as our illustrious judge. Here is Mark’s ‘pic’ of the crop!

Mail in open mailbox

© Leslie Degner

Mark says, “I admire images of everyday objects that have a graphic design appeal. This image invites the viewer to inquire what is represented, while leaving room for personal interpretation.” A big congrats to Leslie Degner! She must be reading Darwin’s mind as this shot really shows the extraordinary in the ordinary. Pretty cool to turn something as rote as fetching the mail into a work of art. Darwin and I also thought the following submitted images were worth a mention in their creative vision and compositional prowess. Well done, Nigel and Anna!

Detail in black and white of a feather

© Nigel Roberts

Tar lines on pavement

© Anna VanDemark

Remember, there’s only two months left in this photo contest, so lace up your boots and get walkin’!

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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. Anne Jutras
    September 3, 2012

    Wonderful work! So inspiring!

  2. Anna
    September 3, 2012

    Thanks Sam and Darwin for the mention 🙂

    • Darwin Wiggett
      September 4, 2012

      No problem Anna, that shot is really inspiring for ‘seeing beyond the obvious’. It looks like Japanese characters. Wow!

  3. Sarah Slade(Wager)
    September 5, 2012

    Lovely image, Leslie, and well chosen Mark! I’m not biased, or anything… my husband, Ross Slade, designed the Community Mail Box when he worked as their only industrial designer at Canada Post. We now live in Italy, so it brought back some memories, particularly seeing it so appreciated!

    • Samantha
      September 5, 2012

      Hey, that’s cool, Sarah! I have an image of these same mailboxes but iced over with winter frost. They’ve always caught my eye too!

    • Sarah Slade
      September 5, 2012

      Hi Samantha – nice to know! We’d love to see that image too! Here are Ross’ original designs on his blog at www This page is well buried now!
      Ciao, Sarah

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