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Challenge #2 – Weather

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Congratulations to Cuidado – With her beautiful snowy scene shown above, she’s the winner of our Weather themed Wild Weekly Photo Challenge! We loved how it captured weather in action, showing the snow drifting through the bare branches to the ground, settling in a blanket of white. Be sure to visit her blog, Photos and Pursuits to see more of her photography!
 
 


 

We introduced a new winner’s category for this challenge – an Audience Choice Winner, chosen by which entry receives the most comments from visitors on this page. The people spoke, and they selected this beautiful winter shot by Barbara Beacham as their favorite – Congratulations to Barbara! You can visit her winning entry here.

 


 

We had another difficult time picking our five honorable mention winners – there were some amazing entries in this challenge that really showed the variability, power, and beauty of weather! The winning shots are displayed below! The competition was stiff and they are listed in no particular order. We hope everyone will join in this week’s current challenge – Escape!

Lisa Brunetti’s shot exemplifies the power of weather to whip the wind into a frenzy, in turn creating huge waves that crash down upon the beach in Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica. The atmosphere and early morning light in this photo is beautiful! To see more of Lisa’s great shots from this challenge visit her entry here.

 


 

Gavin Jones’s photo from Courchevel in the French Alps shows the fury of a snowstorm as it reduces visibility to almost zero. We love how the thick snow swirling in the air darkens the scene, silhouetting the subject! You can visit here to see more of his outstanding shots.

 


 

Wanderlust Waray’s lovely shot shows the gentler side of weather in a beautiful beach scene! She’s new to blogging, so be sure to visit her entry here and give her a warm welcome!
 


 

Ann-Christine’s image shows distant rain clouds, photographed from a train window somewhere on the dry plains of the Himalayan plateau near Lhasa, Tibet. We love how it illustrates how it can be sunny in one place, but stormy in the distance! Be sure to visit her entry here to see more stunning photos from her trip.
 


 

Leo’s photo taken in the spring from the 1,249 meter summit of Cascade Mountain in New York’s Adirondacks shows just how unpredictable the weather can be in any season! The snow covered branches demonstrate the ability of weather to transform any landscape into an unfamiliar world – you can visit his entry here!


 
 
 

3 Responses to Challenge #2 – Weather

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    Barbara W. Beacham October 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you! I am humbled that I won the Audience Choice Award! Truly an honor! Now on to the next challenge!

    My best to you all!

    Reply
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    lisa brunetti October 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Wow! Thank you so much! I am honored and proud to be a part of your challenges!
    Lisa/Z

    Reply
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    Cuidado/Mary MacADNski October 26, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I am truly surprised and as pleased as can be to find myself in the group of winners for this challenge.

    Reply

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