2013 My Hometown Photo Contest Winners
Photo Credit: Steve DemeranvilleWINNER (3rd place)
Location: East Boothbay, Maine
Photographer: Steve Demeranville
A timeless shot that hits the theme squarely: connection to place and subject. Both the photographer and his wife were naval officers some years ago. “The Memorial Day Parade is unique to our region, as these veterans march to five different memorials in five different towns,” Steve says. “The rifle squad pictured here is normally composed of all Marines; this year Navy sailors stepped in to replace those Marines called to duty in Afghanistan. It was that spirit of teamwork that caught my attention.”
Photo Credit: Emily Bialek
Location: East Alstead, New Hampshire
Photographer: Emily Bialek
A classic shot with great energy; the composition draws you into the picture, and you catch the vibe of warmth and community. “Pizza Night” at Orchard Hill Breadworks is a highly anticipated event every Tuesday in the summer. “It’s a fundraiser for different local businesses and causes,” the photographer explains. “People bring their own toppings and pay $5 for a ball of pizza dough. You flip your own dough and put on your own toppings, and then Noah Elbers (the owner) puts the pizza in his outdoor wood-fired oven, which he built himself. He provides music as well.”
Photo Credit: Richard Frost
Location: York, Maine
Photographer: Richard Frost
A painterly shot that could easily be mistaken for a Winslow Homer canvas. “A passing storm system created some dramatic weather conditions that I felt gave a good perspective on why Nubble Light exists,” notes the photographer. As a Maine coastal photo, the mood is spot on: light and dark, the waves, the rocks, the clouds rolling in, the sun dropping behind the cliff.
Photo Credit: Kate Hotchkiss Taylor
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