It is time to start the November 2010 Photo Contest.
First an important note. If you see that you have won the contest or a prize in the contest, please email your address and choice of hat, shirt, or bandanna to me.
The theme for this month's contest is "Best of the Best".
Monthly Category: Great Photos from the Boundary Waters/Quetico
Prize: BWCA Hat, Shirt or Bandanna.
Additional Prize of leather work from Dicecupmaker with the bwca.com flying moose on it. Thank you Dicecupmaker!
Thanks to Cooke Custom Sewing (CSS) for sponsoring the year end prize.
Remember 1 entry per person please. This helps us vote accurately.
Rules: - You must be signed in as a member with a valid email address in your profile to enter (or win). - You can only enter one photo per monthly contest. You can enter the same photo if it did not win in a previous month. - You must be the photographer of the photo and have the rights to post it. - Photos are entered in the contest by making a reply posting to this message and using the "Add a photo to this message" link during composition. This will allow you to upload a photo from your computer to the contest or allow you to select a photo which you have already loaded into your photo gallery on this site. If you want to enter your photo in another way, please contact us. - Please describe in the message the location of the photo. - Judging will be done by the www.bwca.com staff and moderators. - A member may win once per year. - Photos must be posted to this thread by 11:59pm on Nov. 30th. - Photos must be in jpg (jpeg) format and uploaded to the site.
Contact me if you have something in a different format or are having problems uploading to the site.
Of all the beautiful sunsets/sunrises, shots of people having fun, campfires, fishing, whatever, that I have I went with this one. This was on Kelly Lake in mid-June this year. On our first full day we take off from camp into the mist and the "unknown" of what lies ahead of us. This strikes me as what I really seek out of the BWCA - a group of friends that band together for a week and push on into what waits ahead for better or worse.
I can't wait to see what people choose to display this month!
May waters rise to meet you.
May wind and current be always at your back.
May the Good Lord paddle with you,
And may yours be the lightest pack.
Nice one Kanoes. I'll use this one of a mouse. It's amazing to me that I even captured it because this mouse was in constant motion. He climbed up the tripod while I followed him in the viewfinder and stopped for just an instant to look at me and then was gone. This was on Moosecamp Lake in Sept. of 2007.
Ted Lake, Quetico, sunrise, 5/29/03, looking north from the southern point campsite.
This is a panorama stitched together from two color transparencies. I've always liked the color original but just for fun converted it to black&white using Photoshop's "Adjustment>B&W" with the red filter option (The Ansel Adams option I call it).
Well, for us this photo is the best of the best as it reflects my brother and I with our teenage sons. It has been at least nine years since we all had been on vacation together. The boys are off to college now and we may never get another chance to be together like this. Photo was taken August, 2008, at the big sandy site on the southwest end of Agnes in the Q.
LNT - The road to success is always under construction.
First morning of the first solo, out of Sawbill. Sept. 2009
Joy is a great teacher, but so is dispair. Wonder is a great teacher, but so is confusion. Hope is a great teacher, but so is disillusionment. And life is a great teacher, but so is death. To deny yourself any of those in any aspect is not experiencing life totally.
I love that campsite. The small island just right of 12 o'clock we named shiet island because of all the seagull crap all over it. I'm guessing it's a popular fishguts island. I forget what we named the island on the right side of the photo but I'm sure it wasn't proper either.
"Now days these kids take out everything: radar, sonar, electric toothbrushs" Quint
"Best of the best" is such a hard decision. But I do love the small treasures of the canoe country, and I think this particular emergent dragonfly is one of my favorite photos. As it came out of its exuvia (skin) it fluttered up into this pine tree and stayed for a few minutes to dry out before flying away.
Too late for the contest I'm sure, but finally got my photos loaded. This one is my favorite. We had 4 straight days of major wind and mostly rain and then one night is just stopped and we got this sunset. The feeling that I get when looking at the photo are surely not the same as someone just viewing it as another photo, but for me it was almost a moment of clarity. Wish I would have had a better camera... ah next year.