Photo Challenge Winners | A Touch of Sun

September 24, 2011

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The photo challenge entries this week featuring a “touch of sun” were so beautiful! We love the cooler evenings we are experiencing right now…it’s the perfect time to head out and capture that beautiful golden hour. Whether using that golden light to light your subject or capturing beautiful sun flare, it’s very easy to say that we are totally in love with the sun!  If you haven’t checked out all of the entries yet, sit down, make yourself a cup of joe, and wander through them. We promise you will be inspired and will find many new ideas for enhancing your own work.

1st Place: Leilanni Rogers

This week’s Guest Photographer Judge was Laura Kathryn of Lark Photography. We were not jealous of her difficult job this week! She said of the beautiful winning photo by Leilanni Rogers: This is such a stunning image and embodies the theme so perfectly! I love that it is just a touch of sun and not overpowering the image. It has a sense of youth and innocence. The composition and movement is really lovely. I just want to jump in the image and join the fun!

2nd Place: Stacey Shippy

I must have something for wings this week ha ha! This image was a very close race to the first. The color, light, and pose make me feel relaxed and calm.

3rd Place: Stines Hjem

4th Place: My Four Hens

5th Place: Elle Photos

6th Place: Sonomi J

7th Place: Smarsh1212

8th Place: Karen Schneider

9th Place: Jeri Amrine

10th Place: Heidi Walter

Each week we (Angie & Amy) like to show off some of our favorite entries as well!  Here are our picks…

Seelen Photography


Alison Janki

Abernathy Photographics

Michelle Short

Heather Hamilton

Chaos & Bliss

Ashley Warren

Bethany Chase

Brittney Loosli

If you were in the Top Ten or an “Angie & Amy Pick” you can go to this page to find your special Winners Button to display on your blog!  Super-huge congratulations for entering such an amazing photo this week!

A Friendly Reminder: To be able to be considered as a winner for our photo challenges, you must follow these guidelines…

1| Only ONE photo can be in your entry post. If there are other photos in your entry post, your photo will not be passed on to the weekly judge.

2| Our button must be in your post (you can find our buttons on our “Grab a Button” page.)

3| You must enter a permalink to your blog post or Flickr entry (not a link to the home page of your blog.)

Congratulations to ALL of our winners this week! Come back Monday and enter your photo. Our theme will be People’s Choice. This is always such a popular week for our fans where you get to choose the winners! For more information on our upcoming themes go here!

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Shawn Sharp July 17, 2012

Wow, these are amazing photographs. They all have a great, ‘natural’ feel to them. Beautiful!


Amy Locurto October 9, 2011

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Simone September 26, 2011

Thank you so much for 7th place. I’m truly stunned with all the amazing photos I saw last week.


Sarah Cornish September 25, 2011

I am SO honored to be included! Just blown away. This means the world to me! Thank you SO much!!!!! Congrats to all the super talented ladies that were featured and entered here!


jonathanfun September 25, 2011

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Angie September 24, 2011

Absolutely love the "touch of sun" @iheartfaces #photo entries this week!


Karen Schneider September 24, 2011

Thank you so much. I’m thrilled to have been chosen 8th! So many gorgeous entries. Angie and Amy’s picks are beautiful.


ToTheMoonandBack September 24, 2011

Amazing shots!

I am looking for a photographer near Boone, NC…anyone know any?


Stacey September 24, 2011

How do you grab a winner button? I tried clicking it and nothing came up. No link or a photo where I can download.


HeidWalter September 24, 2011

Thank you so much! 10th place! So very honored and excited…the photos that i see each week are just so amazing, I am in awe of them. Thank you!!!!


Alison Janki September 24, 2011

Thank you so much for picking me as one of your favorites!! I am so excited and honored!! The winning images are all amazing!


Stacey September 24, 2011

Thank you so much. I can’t believe I am a 2nd place winner, lol.


Jenna September 24, 2011

Congratulations, love all of these photos. There were so many beautiful photos to choose from this week! I didn’t envy the judges at all. :)


Tara September 24, 2011

These are just so beautiful!


Leilani Rogers, Photographer September 24, 2011

I cannot believe it. Stunned. Thank you so much!


Dana Suggs September 24, 2011

This was DEFINITELY one of my very favorite themes EVER!!

The photo by My Four Hens is simply GORGEOUS! But really, how can you pick a favorite? LOL

Congrats everyone!!


Life with Kaishon September 24, 2011

Congratulations everyone! It was a delight to see the gorgeous images this week.


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