Persistent Vision Walkabout Photo Contest – October Results

Drumroll, please! October marks the final month of our Walkabout Photo Contest. Six lucky winners will be hanging out with David duChemin at the Meet ‘n Greet in Bragg Creek Alberta on March 15, 2013 as well as toting home a lovely print of their winning image after the Persistent Vision seminar. Woohoo! A big thanks to everyone who entered the contest and inspired us with your lovely images. It was really tough to pick one image over others — we’re glad we didn’t have that job! (And just a note: although we’re sold out of the All Inclusive Weekend Passes, there’s still room in the Saturday Seminar with a full day of inspiring stories and some insider tips on actually making a go with your photo business — yes, it’s possible!)

The October winner was chosen by talented shooter Daisy Gilardini. We are happy to say that we’ve met Daisy who is not only an incredibly gifted photographer (you should check out her images — she specializes in the polar regions!), but also a wonderful person. Thanks for helping us out, Daisy!

Person with dog through a snowy fence

Throw it! Throw it! – © Isabelle Larose

Daisy picked Isabelle Larose’s image as the winner for October. Here’s what she had to say about the image:

What makes an image interesting is its originality. We achieve originality by observing our subject in a different way, by looking for a different angle, by searching diversity while playing with shapes, lines and colors. The simplicity and great composition of this image immediately grabbed my eye. 

Here a couple of my favourite quotes I would like to share with you:

Simplicity is nature’s first step, and the last of art. (Philip James Bailey)

There is nothing quite so complicated as simplicity. (Charles Poore)

Isabelle provided some background on her image for us:

When you get up on October 10th and see this outside your window, you have 2 solutions:
1- Call in sick and go back to bed
2- Go walk your dog and bring the camera before heading to work
I am glad that day I decided to go walk the dog and did not forget to bring my camera.
The picture’s title is:
Throw it! Throw it!

Congrats, Isabelle! Very creative ‘seeing’. And finally, Darwin and I like to highlight some of the other creative images submitted. So here are a couple more talented shooters who deserve an Honourable Mention. We look forward to meeting our six winners at the Meet ‘n Greet in March, 2013!

About the Author

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. Janice
    November 6, 2012

    congrats Isabelle Larose, another great lesson to all of us to carry our camera, doesn’t matter where we are going or why!


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