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Winners for September’s Picture This Photo Contest

Christa had a tough job this month. There were so many outstanding entries. A BIG THANK YOU  goes to Christa for doing a stellar job. We look forward to having her return to Picture This!!  Fran Sorin

Without further ado,  this is what Christa has to say:

“The results are in–Judging this competition was hard, there were so many beautiful entries. Thank you everyone, for participating.” Christa

HONORABLE MENTIONS….chosen for each category

Vivid spots of color to squirrel away

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Vivid, Vibrant color, his composition and use of texture makes it feel like the aster is in motion.

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Reminder for Picture This Deadline

A reminder that you’ve got only 4 more days to get your entries in for September’s Picture This Photo Contest.

The subject that our judge, Christa Neu of Organic Gardening Magazine, chose is

  LATE SUMMER GARDEN

TO read the initial post that explains what Christa is looking for in the winning entry, click on:  September’s Picture This.

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Picture This Photo Contest – September 2011

After a 2 month summer hiatus, Picture This has returned for the fall season. For the month of September. we are excited about having first time Picture This judge, Christa Neu, joining us. As a highly respected photographer for Organic Gardening Magazine where she has been taking photos and editng for the past 7 years, Christa is proud to say that she has recently given in and learned to enjoy eating squash. To learn more about Christa, check out her websiteFran Sorin

The subject Christa has chosen for this month’s Picture This Photo Contest is

  LATE SUMMER GARDEN

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“For me, composing a photo in the garden is a little bit like a meditation. I love images that give a calm sense of place, where you can feel that the photographer has spent time with his or her subject, walked around it, gotten familiar with the different angles and what makes the object unique. For this contest, I’d like to see an image with object presence—something that makes us look at an everyday object (whether it is a flower, vegetable, or garden) in a new way. Show me the colors and textures of late summer and the little bits of beauty that can be found in your garden.

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Great Books for Gardeners

American Meadow Garden

Santa, baby, are you listening? Bring me some reading material to curl up with. Literary nonfiction would be lovely—such as all those books I’ve enjoyed by Susan Orlean, Scott Calhoun, Amy Stewart, and Diane Ackerman. I’ll take a great garden reference tome, too, like The American Meadow Garden by John Greenlee and GGW regular contributor/ace photographer Saxon Holt.

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