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Flickr Photo of the Week
by Stephen Becker 14 Dec 2011

Congratulations to Nick Murray of Wylie, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!


Congratulations to Nick Murray of Wylie, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! This is Nick’s first win in our little contest. He follows last week’s winner, Lyn Caudle.

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.

Now, here’s more from Nick:

Title of photo: Dallas City Hall
Equipment: Canon T1i + 50mm 1.8 lens (shot wide open, iso 100, 1/1600 second exposure, mid-day)
Tell us more about your photo: I was out shooting around downtown that day and had been shooting some of the people in the Occupy camp. I took a break from the people and walked around City Hall, looking for a perspective of the building’s architecture that I hadn’t seen in a photo before. Being an iconic building in Dallas, it’s been photographed countless times, but I got two unique shots of it that I was happy with. This is one of them. My goal was to capture unique elements of the building that would be recognizable to Dallas residents, but appealing to fans of architectural photography anywhere.

This is the other shot I got that day, and to be honest, I prefer it of the two.