Head’s up design fans and photographers – our Captured Photo Contest closes tomorrow, which makes this your last chance to score $500 to start off the new year! We’re accepting submissions until December 24th, and the lucky winner will receive a $500 gift card to Best Buy (that’s like a free iPad, people). We want to see your most inspiring, thought-provoking and eye-catching photos that illustrate how has design impacted you. Your image could feature an exotic place you visited, or it could be a photo of something right next to you in your own home – whatever the case, we want to see what gets YOU inspired. Entering is easy – all that you have to do is upload your image to Flickr and leave us a link by commenting in this post: > Submit Your Photo to Our Captured Photo Contest To Win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card.
To get you started we’re featuring our favorite submissions so far below the break – but that doesn’t mean the competition’s over. Anyone could still clinch the competition with a winning photo and be $500 richer – but you have to act fast! So check out these photos and send us your goods – we can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Submitted by: Martin Reisch
Rick explains, “The Biosphère is a museum in Montreal dedicated to the environment. It is located at Parc Jean-Drapeau, on Île Sainte-Hélène in the former pavilion of the United States for the 1967 World Fair Expo 67.”
“Bodega” Designed by Architect Santiago Calatrava
Submitted by: Dan Nik
This image was submitted by Dan Nik, who says, “This is one of the most beautiful “bodegas” in La Rioja region in Spain. The building design is by homegrown architect, Santiago Calatrava and the winery is Ysios. The building itself is incredible, mimicking the Sierra mountains in the background, it runs horizontally smack dab in the middle of hundreds of acres of grape vines.”
Submitted by: minalee89
Minalee89 explains, “My family all froze and became snowmen on the balcony! Please help stop climate change!!”
Submitted by: Tate Davidson
After reading Tate’s description about a photo this haunting, we’re even more intrigued! “Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse – December 2010. Shot at about 310mm from the frighteningly ice-covered pier at Whiskey Island.”
Don’t Just Sit There, Shoot Something! (Explore)
Submitted by: Rich Tatum
Rick says, “Big storm came through Thursday. So, naturally, I wanted to document the incoming storm clouds. I returned to the park bench which I featured in a few of my other photos. I like this bench. It’s sturdy, comfortable, and well-placed. Conveniently positioned for colorful sunsets over a grassy park, it’s also handy for pre-jog stretches (not that I ever indulged in the jogging, but I have been known to lean here for a hamstring stretch now and then), and it’s about the only seat around for a hundred yards. It sees a lot of action. When designing the park, somebody must have been told there was only one bench left, place it well.
The bench is also about 40 feet from my front door. So, I wasn’t worried too much about the developing storm: if I needed to bolt back to the house, I could. I felt pretty comfortable just hanging around the bench, using it to compose some shots. Taking my time. That’s what you do around benches. You take your time. Nobody’s in a hurry when they’re sitting on a bench. They’re not wasting time, they’re passing it. Yet while strolling back to my abode, attempting to maintain my park-bench-casualness, my wife said, “Hurry up, you’re the tallest thing in the park!” Okay, so lightning. It’s not respecter of park benches. At least, if I’d been struck, I wouldn’t have to worry about not having a decent flash when I needed one.”
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