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Flickr Photo of the Week

by Jerome Weeks 8 Jun 2011 4:19 PM

Congratulations to Brandon Burns of Fort Worth, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week Contest! Brandon’s shot of the Mississippi at high flood is a great vertical, so you have to click through to see it all.


See, told you it was a great vertical.

Congratulations to Brandon Burns of Fort Worth, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! This is Brandon’s first win in the contest. He follows last week’s winner, Anna Dykema.

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 Brandon:

Title of photo: River Rising

Equipment: Camera – Canon 300d Lens – Canon 50mm 1.4 w/ a B+W ND110 Filter

Tell us more about your photo: This photo was taken in New Orleans on the levy overlooking the Mississippi River on a day when the river was cresting due to the recent floods. I grew up in New Orleans and I have stood on the steps in the foreground of the picture countless times, but I have never seen the river as high as that day. There are probably another 6 steps below the surface of the water in this picture. This photo was taken with a extremely dark filter which allowed a very long exposure of about 60 seconds. The long exposure recording of the moving river water is what gives the water the smooth almost misty appearance.