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Flickr Photo of the Week
by Jerome Weeks 16 Mar 2011

Congratulations to Lyn Caudle, winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! He has not only an impressive shot of the Sammons Cancer Center, he has an apt story to go with it.


Congratulations to Lyn Caudle, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! It’s not just the looming curves and the sparkling detail and the use of color (getting the light glinting off the Blue Cross), it’s the fact that everything is preternaturally crisp from the rough stone to the stars in the night sky. This is Lyn’s second victory in the contest; his first was in December.  He follows last week’s winner, Matt Tirrell.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than 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 a 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.

There’s actually an apt story behind Lyn’s shot this week:

Name: Lyn Caudle

City of residence: Dallas

Title of photo: Blue Cross

Equipment: Canon 50D with Canon 10-22mm lens

Tell us more about your photo:

I shot this image after receiving some good news. I was informed that had several images selected and on display here at the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center Lobby at Baylor Hospital. This was in response to “A Call for Photographers” from Healthcare Art Consulting which I heard about from — wait for it — KERA’s Art&Seek website!

I jumped over there one evening to check it out, and of course I was too late to get in. But I had my gear with me, so I started shooting, and one thing about this structure is the way it uses curves and circles everywhere. I was looking for that with the wide lens I like to shoot with, which has a tendency to enhance the curves — which it did, in this case, especially with the “Blue Cross” for which the image is named.

  • Miracle Bennett

    FABULOUS! hooray for Lyn!