Congratulations to Matt Gruber of McKinney, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! This is Matt’s first victory in the contest. He follows last week’s winner, Bob Boyd.
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.
Title of photo: Fallen
Equipment used: Nikon D40 & Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
Tell us more about your photo: Walking around downtown Austin, I found this rose laying alone in a large, empty parking lot. It had fallen to the ground to be forgotten … discarded. I immediately had an emotional connection with the space and knew I had stumbled upon a good shot. I layered the photo in Adobe Photoshop with a bokeh texture I created to add interest.