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Flickr Photo of the Week
by Stephen Becker 10 Jun 2009

Congratulations to Greg Westfall, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!



Congratulations to Greg Westfall of Fort Worth, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Greg says he became interested in landscapes from his childhood in Jones County, and it’s a passion that he has carried into adulthood.  He follows last week’s winner, Leigh Ann Field.

NOTE: For all of you photographers out there, we’d like to invite you to participate in our contest to design an Art&Seek T-shirt. Click here to view all the details about how to enter your design. We’re probably going to wrap up the contest this week, so get those entries in.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, 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 Greg:

gregwestfall-200Greg Westfall
Title of Photo: West Texas Cotton Gin
Equipment: Canon 1Ds Mark II; Canon 14mm f/2.8L II; Photoshop CS3; Photoshop Lightroom 2.0.
Tell us more about your photo: I am originally from Stamford, Texas in Jones County , so I love the country out there. I was traveling on a late April afternoon to Lubbock on Highway 180 not far from Jones County and passed this old cotton gin and had to stop and shoot it. Because it was a bit cloudy, the light was very good. I ended up doing some treatment in Photoshop to make it a bit more interesting. I love to do landscape work and love to do Texas landscapes.

  • Congratulations Greg! I moved to Dallas from Abilene so I know the Stamford area well. There are some nice things and places to shoot out West and you really captured this cotton gin well.

  • Christy Swenson Kreger

    Greg, I just happened upon this by accident. You captured the picture with such a quiet solitude, but again there will be bustling
    soon. Surely hope you continue your artistry, professionaly or just enjoyment. Carl and Beverly’s daughter, Christy