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Picture This Photo Contest Winners for September 2010

New Mexico Miscellaneous Images The winners for September’s Picture This Photo Contest are in. This is what Charles Mann, the judge for this month, had to say.

“I want to thank the people who took the time to submit a photo for the Autumn Harvest’s Picture This Photo Contest. This was perhaps too broad of a category and I offered a lot of very general information.

As a writer and photographer, I agree with many pundits who have observed that the more narrow and specific the focus, the easier it becomes  to locate the creative imagination. To paraphrase Robert Pirsig in “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” creative writing about the courthouse is more difficult than writing about the second brick from the bottom on the northeast corner of the courthouse. That said, the  fun photos submitted this month reflect the many different interpretations suggested  by the Autumn Harvest theme.

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Picture This Photo Contest for September 2010

Although a lot of the country may still be experiencing searing hot weather, once September rolls around, most of us gladly begin to anticipate fall and all of the abundant, ripe harvests that will come to fruition.

We’re thrilled that Charles Mann, a well-known photographer from Santa Fe, is the judge for this September’s Picture This contest. Charles, who has been a freelance and stock photographer for over 16 years, specializes in imagery of gardens, horticulture, New Mexico culture and southwestern scenic landscape. He has photographed four books : Cutting Edge Gardening In The Intermountain West, Secret Gardens of Santa Fe, Viva Guadalupe and Celebrating Guadalupe. His work has appeared in many magazines, including Horticulture, Organic Gardening, Country Living Gardener, Sunset, Fine Gardening, Phoenix Home & Garden, the Santa Fean, and Su Casa and for publishers such as Houghton Mifflin, Conran Octopus, and Storey Communications.  Charles has published essays from England, Japan, New Zealand, Italy, Majorca, Ireland, Alaska and from most major cities in the Western United States.

This is what Charles has to say about the challenge for September’s Picture This.

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