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Flickr Photo of the Week


by Stephen Becker 4 Mar 2009

Congratulations to Mike McMurray of Flower Mound, the winner of our Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Mike inherited the photography bug from his father and grandfather. While in high school, one of his photos hung in the Texas State Capital – the only photo chosen that year for Texas Youth Art Month. Mike follows […]

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Congratulations to Mike McMurray of Flower Mound, the winner of our Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Mike inherited the photography bug from his father and grandfather. While in high school, one of his photos hung in the Texas State Capital – the only photo chosen that year for Texas Youth Art Month. Mike follows last week’s winner, Kari Kinney.

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 and Gini Mascorro will read your name on the air at the end of her daily arts calendar. Now, here’s more from Mike:

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Mike McMurray
Title of your photo: Sickle

Equipment: Nikon D300 and Nikon 16-85 VR

Tell us more about your photo: I have driven past this old junk yard many, many times over the years, and in an effort to break from my normal shooting went out in the ugly, mid-day light to focus on some “detail” shots. I came across this fantastic old truck with a very cool door handle and shadow that I just had to capture. The lesson I learned is that: even when the light is flat terrible, there is still light to capture.

More of Mike’s work can be seen on his Web site, conceptofproof.com.

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  • Carlo

    What a fantastic photograph. And the photographer is right: even flat light, with the right subject, works. Congratulations!