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 Devin.
Title of photo: “Aurora”
Equipment: Canon 7D, 24mm f/1.4 lens (shot at f/2), 1/350 a sec., ISO 1600, with a Tiffen Black Pro-Mist 1/4 strength diffusion filter
Tell us more about your photo: This was taken during the Aurora art festival on Oct. 16, 2015 at the exhibit outside the Dallas Black Dance Academy building on Flora & Routh Streets.
This exhibit featured several spotlights shining up into the sky and when people interacted with the lights by waving their hands over and breaking the beam of light sounds would reverberate through speakers in the plaza. People had gathered around the spotlights and were playing with the sound the lights were emitting, like some kind of otherworldly orchestra. There were some kids playing with one of the lights and for a brief moment placed a yellow ballon over the beam of light, which created this great glow on the girl’s face. Her expression of absolute wonder and awe was glorious to see, and I’m glad I was able to capture just such a fleeting moment. Of all the pictures I took that evening I think this was the one picture that best encapsulated the feeling of the evening for me, and the sensation that I think the Aurora event should inspire, especially in young children.