Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In Which I Announce

After a few days of hemming and hawing and contemplation, The Boss has finally chosen the winners of the 2nd Annual Fall Season Give Away. I know that some of you are pretty excited to see the results, but if you haven't seen the submissions for this year's contest, click here to take a look.

Without any further ado, here are this year's winners.

For Photography Category, the winner is Sandy, with this picture of this old cultivator in her yard:




Here is what she had to say about it:
The photo is taken in one of my rock gardens. The plant is a cotoneaster. In the fall I love the red berries because it’s some of the last color in the garden. It is sitting beside an antique cultivator that came from my husband’s grandfather’s farm in Warren, RI. Paul actually remembers walking behind the cultivator as a little boy with his grandfather behind him as the cultivator was being pulled by one of their horses. I love the color of the lichen as a contrast to the red berries.
The runner-up in this category is Cheryl, with this photo of her granddaughter:




Here is what she had to say about it:
It epitomizes to me the excitement and fun of the fall and the cuteness of little girls. The farm had a goat pen and we petted the goats just before taking this picture. The colors of the pumpkins, the grass and her jacket are so vivid (despite being sort of an overcast day) and she is just such a cute subject (yes, I am unabashedly biased) and it all worked. I had finally been able to get her hair into pigtails for the first time and she just has the look of innocence and childhood in her eyes. For me, it was a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
For the Pumpkin Carving category, the winner is Amy with her awesome Badass Geek-themed pumpkin:




The runner up in this category is Natalie, with this great piece:




Congratulations!

Sandy and Amy, feel free to browse the galleries on my photo site and pick out an 8x10 print. Cheryl and Natalie, please do the same to pick out your 5x7 print. Please e-mail me your selections, and I'll get them out to you soon. Don't forget that you can trade your prize for some design work, so let me know if you'd like to do that.

Congratulations again, and thank you to all who entered for being a part!

25 Comments:

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness, I won! Thank you, thank you, I'm so excited! I am going to hurry over to your site and choose my print. I loved this photo when I shot it and I am so happy to have a chance to share it.

Moonspun said...

Great choices! though I imagine it was quite difficult. I love the girl on the pumpkins, I was struck by that the other day!

Sadako said...

Nice pumpkins! I'm in awe.

Aunt Juicebox said...

Woohoo! Good job! Congrats, and good luck picking out just one of Badass's awesome prints!

Tammy Howard said...

Great choices! Congrats to the winners!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I like your picks for the picture contest. The red in the first pic near the wheel is really pretty. AWESOME Pumpkins!!! =)

Amy said...

Holy Moly, I won!!! I am super excited about this as I have a new house to decorate! One of your prints is going to look fantastic on my wall!!! Thanks to badass and the boss!!!

Samsmama said...

Great pictures, all of them! The Badass Geek pumpkin is, well, Badass!

carissajaded said...

Dude! Awesome Badass geek pumpkin! I have no pumpkin carving skills and they never cease to amaze me!

All the pics are great!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Congrats to the winners, they did a great job!

The Good Cook said...

I absolutely LOVE that photo of the antique cultivator and bush berries... beautiful composition. Congrat's to all the winners!

Mrs Soup said...

Congratulations! Those are all awesome!

Lady Mama said...

Great shots. I love the first one - the composition is very artistic. I could see framing it as is or turning it into an oil painting.

LucyCooper said...

Someone made you a BadAss Geek pumpkin?! That thing is awesome.

Mad Woman said...

They were all such great entries, and I love the ones that got chosen. Those pumpkins are fantastic!!

mumma boo said...

Congratulations! Those are fantastic!

Beth said...

Congrats to all the winners!

x said...

Love your choices.

Badass Geek said...

Congratulations again to all!

dsmcaron said...

Great choices! Congratulations to everyone.

Aunt Becky said...

I thought *I* won.

Juuuuust kidding.

Bama Cheryl said...

Wow! I won! Whoo hooo! Thank you so much, BAG and Boss! I gotta get to picking out my prize. Thank you gobs!

Chris Mancini said...

OMG You've been carved in effigy! In a good way! Impressive.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love the winners. So fun! : ) Especially the Pumpkin that has you on it! How cool is that?

JennyMac said...

Love the great submissions. Congrats to the winners.

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