This past week our Facebook page has been hosting the November Photo of the Month contest, and this being the first such contest I’ve presided over as ASA Social Media Coordinator, I wasn’t sure what I was in for. Photography is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands. There are the inevitable black & white shots of spiderwebs, the wings of airplanes, and, of course, the “Everyone Has Their Eyes Closed” (my personal specialty).
So I left it to you, the faithful ASA members and fans. And you did not disappoint. We jumped into this with no theme and no instructions beyond “Show me what ya got.” As it turns out, we could make 2 years worth of calendars from what you’ve got.
Without further ado, I present the winner, November’s Photo of the Month:
This one emerged from a very strong field as the runaway winner. The submitter, Kevin Costello, describes the scene thusly: “Sunset Over Manhattan Harbour. Sailing with Manhattan Sailing Club with Ellis Island and an amazing sky for a backdrop.”
Congratulations, Kevin! Tell him what he’s won!
(In addition to the overwhelming praise of his peers, this photo will be featured in November’s ASA E-Newsletter.)
We must also pay homage to our runner-up, submitted by Richard Simpson:
“Sunset at anchor just outside of Comox BC, Canada.”
Lastly, I’m going to bestow an Editor’s Choice Award on Joe Hanna’s shot of open ocean (somewhere between San Francisco and O’ahu) for giving me flashbacks to my own Pacific Ocean crossing:
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who submitted. Keep those cameras handy for next month’s contest, which will have a theme (TBD).