Reminder For November’s Picture This Photo Contest

– Posted in: Garden Photography

PhytoPhoto-yellow flowers-resizedThis month’s Picture This has proven to be a robust one! Our judge, Josh McCollough of PhytoPhoto has chosen a subject that has given all of our participants a lot to chew on. This is how he described his choice of subject, THE END OF THE LINE:

“I am excited and honored to jury Picture This for November. Judging by the absolutely super quality of previous winners, I am very much looking forward to each of your entries! In keeping with the seasonal spirit of last month’s theme ‘Abundant Harvest’, and encouraging as much individual interpretation as possible, I’ve selected the November theme, END OF THE LINE. This may be presented metaphorically, such as in the final push of a last dahlia out of a battered heap of leaves and stems or a last clinging leaf: as well as images showing the end of this year’s garden.

It can also be interpreted in your photos literally: using lines as strong components of the image, such as a distinct branch or stem or perhaps the terminus of a perspective or a linear structure. A top prize will be awarded for best symbolic use of the theme as well as a literal use: but photos combining both interpretations will receive the highest commendation. As an example, a landscape of trees in fall color would be good, but a shot sighting down a pair of train tracks curving away into that scene of autumn glory would be great! A row of corn with one last ear in focus… a dangling vine with a single fruit hanging forlorn at the end. Got it?

Share with me your photos that say the season has come to the END OF THE LINE.

A reminder too that this month’s top prize from David Salman at High Country Gardens is an outstanding Amaryllis Charasima in a Talavera pot.

AmaryllisCharasima-&-Talavera-Pot[1].jpg-HGC November Reward

It would look gorgeous on anyone’s mantle, table or windowsill throughout the holidays and winter months.

For those of you who may be a bit hesitant about participating, check out this month’s list of entries. It will give you a sense of the wide range of subject matter that is being entered.

The deadline for entering is Sunday, November 22nd at 11:59 pm EST. Because of the holiday weekend, the winner will be posted on the 29th of November, rather than the 27th.

So, join in the fun. This is the month to go for it!  Also, a big thanks to all of you who offered us input for future Picture This Contests.

Fran Sorin

Fran is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, which Andrew Weil, M.D., recommends as "a profound and inspiring book."  

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Frances November 19, 2009, 6:33 am

Hi All,

Just a reminder that the entry in this post is the LAST photo! 🙂

Ferngully-End Of The Line

Sorry for shouting.


healingmagichands November 20, 2009, 1:35 pm

Well, all I can say is I sure hope our judge does not reach the end of his rope trying to judge all the entries so far!

Jack Holloway November 22, 2009, 4:17 am

A great theme! I’m sure somewhere among my thousands of pics I’d find one I could risk entering… but I’m in Johannesburg this weekend, and my pics are on my external drive back home. So I’ll watch out for the results. Good luck to all contestants! Jack

Carrie November 23, 2009, 3:15 am

As I said, bit late but I wanted to feel a part of something bigger. Good luck to the ‘real’ contestants. Off to look at them all!

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