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Flickr Photo of the Week


by Stephen Becker 10 Dec 2008

Congratulations to Tim Pittsinger, the winner of our Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Tim is a relatively new contributor to our Flickr page and follows last week’s winner, Sam Brown. “I really appreciate any of my work being considered for anything, especially locally and by a group affiliated with KERA (who does so much […]

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Congratulations to Tim Pittsinger, the winner of our Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Tim is a relatively new contributor to our Flickr page and follows last week’s winner, Sam Brown.

“I really appreciate any of my work being considered for anything, especially locally and by a group affiliated with KERA (who does so much for the arts in our area).” Tim said in an e-mail.

Tim, the pleasure is all ours.

If you would like to participate, all you need to do is upload your photo to to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took previous to the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves another facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.

Now, more from Tim:

Tim Pittsinger

Title: The condensed title of the photo (my titles are notoriously long — they’re more like little stories) is Nobody Sees The World In Heartbreaking Fragments Like You Do.

Equipment: I shot the photo with a Nikon D70s, a busted one (but a favorite one). Only about two-thirds of the sensor is free from defects, so I compose shots to be cut down to square. That has been sort of a challenge, but one that I have found myself obsessed with — so much so that I have been shooting my other cameras the same way. The lens in play on the busted Nikon is a Sigma 15-30mm, wide open at f/3.5.

Tell us more about your photo: I shot the photo in Mesquite in the parking lot of the hotel/convention center adjacent to the big Tom Hicks rodeo extravaganza. I was standing there thinking about some things that I had read. Then, I looked up at this tree and saw the sparse branches against the blank sky, and I photographed it. That’s generally how it works, right?

Tim can be reached at [email protected]

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