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Flickr Photo Of The Week

by Therese Powell 1 Sep 2015 8:48 AM

Congratulations to Mathew Cook of Arlington, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest.



Congratulations to Mathew Cook of Arlington, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. This is Mathew’s first victory in our little contest. He follows last week’s winner, Bryan Varner of Midlothian,

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 Tuesday to Monday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Friday 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 Tuesday.

Now here’s more from Mathew:

Mathew-CookTitle of photo: Reflecting Dallas 3: Skyscraper Selfie

Equipment: Canon 6D/Canon15mm 2.8 fisheye lens

Tell us more about your photo: I bought this borderless mirror at a going out of business sale with the intention of taking some unique photos in downtown Dallas. (I almost had to scrap the project before it even started because the mirror could hardly fit into my car. The fact that the mirror didn’t have borders gave me freedom to mess with perspective and create an image that would take a little extra time to study before you could make sense of it. And the wide angle lens made the tall buildings appear more expansive—almost never ending—as they receded into the sky. I asked a man standing on the corner of an intersection to hold the mirror for this Big-D selfie and he politely obliged. I didn’t catch his name, but thanks again mister!