On the following pages you will find some of the best recent photography by residents of the mid-Peninsula.
The pictures, ranging from tight close-ups to surreal landscapes, are the winners of the Palo Alto Weekly's Photo Contest, now in its seventh year. This year's contest attracted 197 entrants competing in four categories. The categories are Peninsula People, Views from the Peninsula, Views beyond the Peninsula, and Manipulated Images, or photos that were specially treated through such processes as tinting or computer enhancement.
First-place winners received $250 cash and a gift certificate for $100 from Keeble and Shuchat Photography on California Avenue. Second-place finishers were awarded $150 cash and a gift certificate for $100 from Phototime. Third-place recipients received $100 cash and a $100 gift voucher from the art and design department of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Extension.
This year's field of entrants was a strong one. It was judged by a four-member committee of distinguished local photographers.
Regrettably, the newspaper reproduction process does not do justice to the winning photos. In addition, while many of the pictures were taken in color, but were unable to reproduce them in a format other than black and white. We brought them online to present all the winners in their original format; color where there was color and monochrome where there was monochrome.
The winning photos in all four categories can be viewed in their original form. They and several finalists will be on display through June 21 at the Palo Alto Cultural Center, 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto.
|Peninsula People||Peninsula Images |
|Manipulated Images||Views From Beyond the Peninsula
Special Youth Award