When I announced the contest I was not sure how many would actually respond. My blog is not the biggest in the way of traffic after all. I am happy to announce that there were enough to make it an actual contest. There were all kinds and it’s pretty amazing to see what this great country means to so many people. So for those of you that did submit an entry I thank you.
The criteria was to capture Canadian moments that summed up in a single shot something that happened on Canada Day. It did not have to be a patriotic image that was drenched in red and white glory per say but that would have been just fine as well.
So in order of first through third place with the first place winner receiving three months paid on Flickr. Here we go:
First Place: Mark Stuckert I love the hockey in July subject matter mixed with the image of flip flops and dry grass. The anti framing also works well with the pavement being so prominent in frame. This could be anywhere in Canada and feels very un-forced in it’s core of hockey patriotism.
Second Place: Cole Roberts This is a shotgun blast of “Oh Canada” and the Maple Leaf, that captures the many ways the Canadian flag can be worn, hung, painted and displayed.
Third Place: Michael Kalus Finally this shot that shows another side of being Canadain. Yes the strong beer and hot sun can take it’s toll on you if you do not pace it just right. At first glance one might think homeless but look at those sneaks and jewelry. Nah, just too much of a good time is all.
So thanks to all of those that entered and keep an eye out for more photo contests here on Jaypiddy’s Blog.0