A couple of weeks ago, I asked you to take your turn and show me your best photograph made close to home. I hoped that we could continue the discussion I started in Close to Home: Finding Great Photographs in Your Own Back Yard and see how you put it to use in your towns, neighborhoods, and back yards. We've had some great entries into the "Close to Home eBook" Flickr group and well, we've got some cool prizes to give away too, so let's get to it. Leaf in Ice

We've put the entries through the Official Light Without Random Number Generator™ (well, actually this one) and we've selected the winners! So, without further adieu…

  • The first winner is Tina Blum Photography and her entry, "Oh, what a beautiful morning!" Tina wins a Craft & Vision ebook of her choice, including the newest one, David duChemin's The Vision Driven Photographer, available soon from C&V.
  • The second winner is third-dimension (whose real name is currently a mystery :-) ) with her entry, "Sunset on my balcony." Third-dimension wins a 10" x 15" signed print of any image from the Close to Home ebook.
  • The third and final winner is Denise Worden and her entry "Sitting in Stillness." Denise wins a 16" x 24" APC Pro canvas of any image from the Close to Home ebook.

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. There are some pretty cool images in the Flickr group, so if you haven't checked them out yet, you should. Also, starting today, I'm opening up the group so that you can post as many images as you want to (with a limit of three per day). I'd like to continue this group and start talking about your images and why you chose to make your photograph(s). I'm going to start it off by posting the story behind the first image in the Close to Home ebook that you see above.

So join us, would you? Let's see if we can talk a little about our craft (and vision :-) ) and maybe inspire others to do so too. Hope to see you there!

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