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Flickr Photo of the Week

by Jerome Weeks 11 Jan 2012 1:48 PM

Congratulations to Ian Aberle from Allen, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Click through to see the full version of his image of SMU mailboxes.


Congratulations to Ian Aberle from Allen, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! He follows last week’s winner, Robert Wyatt of Plano. Ian has won two times before with very different images.

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 Ian — who is, by day, “a Digital Media Specialist with Southern Methodist University, Photographer and Dad by night.”

Title of photo: Box 4395

Equipment: The photo was taken while I was capturing some video with my Canon 7D and the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens for a project for SMU.

Tell us more about your photo: I loved the look of the rows of boxes at that angle just going on and on. I shot it with the intention of processing it as an HDR image, so 3 exposures were taken (the original exposure plus one at 2 stops above and one at 2 stops below). I merged them together and tonemapped the resulting file to get the look you see in the image.

What struck me about this image was the way box 4395 stood out from the other boxes. When I took the shot, my focus was on the dial of the next box over and yet box 4395 stands out. Even glass looks different for the box compared to the others. Just got me wondering, what is so special about box 4395?