For some reason I thought the first was on Monday. I was chugging away on a huge wall of text post about my cynical view of the working world, thinking I'd publish that today and let you read it over your morning coffee. Except I got invited on an early morning walk out in the Cross Conservation area. I've been meaning to go for years. Finally. On the way back in I was reminded that today was the first. So I'm glad I'd made my selections the other day.
Second Runner Up
The more I look at this, the more I like it. I'm not sure why. Even a few months ago I would not have picked this as my style at all.
First Runner Up
The much discussed tree and sky. Even after dissecting it into 3 images, I prefer the whole.
And the winner!
After a snowfall can be a delightful time to go for a walk. I came in the path off to the right and strolled around the bench a little looking at the river view. Then I came back along the other path, and chanced to turn around. That's good advice for photographers, always look around. I saw this, and was enchanted. Something about the light through the snow dusted trees, and that bench just rings my chimes.
This was the cover for the December Woodcreek Chronicle.