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Wednesday, 29 November 2006 03:24

Reader issue #609 The cliché goes that a picture's worth a thousand words, but what happens when a picture is supposed to represent a single word?

"Allure." "Awkward." "Pattern." Those were the prompts for the Reader's fall photo contest, and they're admittedly challenging. Many things are attractive, or graceless, or feature the repetition of motifs, after all. But how do you capture those qualities in a photograph?

Harry W. Walker got uncomfortably close to a cow, in part creating the awkwardness. Rebecca Fite discovered the organic pattern in rolled-up paper and presented it elegantly. David Dwyer offered an alluring snapshot depicting instinctual attraction.

Each of the dozen photographs we're featuring in these pages has much to offer by itself. We've also grouped them together, and paired them with words, with the goal of adding even more rhymes, meanings, and associations.

Enjoy, and look for our next photo contest in the spring.

 

 

 

"Thou in thy lake dost see

Thyself: so she

Beholds her image in her eyes

Reflected. Thus did Venus rise From out the sea."


- James Matthews Legaré

 
David Genac - "Allure" FIRST PLACE, "Allure"

David Genac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."

 

- George Orwell, Animal Farm

 

 

Zach Isenberg - "Awkward" FIRST PLACE, "Awkward"

Zach Isenberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry W. Walker III - "Awkward" THIRD PLACE, "Awkward"

Harry W. Walker III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"To understand is to perceive patterns."


- Isaiah Berlin


 

Rebecca Fite - "Pattern" FIRST PLACE, "Pattern"

Rebecca Fite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cory Lenger - "Pattern" THIRD PLACE, "Pattern"

Cory Lenger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jon-Michael Graham - "Pattern" STAFF CONTRIBUTION, "Pattern"

Jon-Michael Graham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"O the idea was childish, but divinely beautiful."

 

- Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

 

Ryan M. Schmidt - "Pattern" SECOND PLACE, "Pattern"

Ryan M. Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

" ... a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself."

 

- William Least Heat-Moon

 

Karen Day - "Allure" SECOND PLACE (tie), "Allure"

Karen Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Hauskins - "Awkward" SECOND PLACE, "Awkward"

Brad Hauskins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory A. Swanson - "Allure" HONORABLE MENTION, "Allure"

Gregory A. Swanson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Smart kid I got. The other day I told him about the birds and the bees. ... ... He told me about my wife and the butcher."

 

- Rodney Dangerfield

 

David Dwyer - "Allure" SECOND PLACE (tie), "Allure"

David Dwyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Weber - "Pattern" HONORABLE MENTION, "Pattern"

Lisa Weber


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