2014-2015 Winter Photo Contest Winners

Snowy cardinal

A female cardinal waiting on her turn at the bird feeder on a snowy day

Susan Grove

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Congratulations to the 2014–2015 Almanac Winter Photo winners.

This year, both the Almanac editors AND readers voted on their favorite photos.
 

Grand Prize Winners

Frozen Pair

Credit: Dave Seger

“Oh what a magnificent sight, our Llewellin Setter frozen on point of the Chukar Partridge who is frozen in cover on the ground on this beautiful winter day.”


 

Runners-Up Photos

230 Farmall

Credit: Molly Pokrzywka

“This is my father’s 230 Farmall out in the snow.”

The Day After the Storm

Credit: Bonnie Glynn

“Winter at the Beach”

Sunbathing

Credit: Kathy Diamontopoulos

“Snowy owl enjoying the warm rays.”

Serenity in White

Credit: Trudi Sexton

“Frosty winter morning.”

Sunrise Over The Frozen Casco Bay

Credit: Shawn Saindon

“The view from Union Wharf in Portland, Maine. Feb. 11, 2015.”

Enjoy more photos in our Winter Photo Contest gallery here.

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I vote for "I". Always have

I vote for "I". Always have loved the beautiful snowy while owl. And equally outstanding is "B" Frozen Pair...so hard to choose.

All lovely, but I like 230

All lovely, but I like 230 Farmall the best. I love the composition and the contrast between the red tractor and the snow.

a frozen pair. Magnificent

a frozen pair. Magnificent dog!

A frozen pair - awesome

A frozen pair - awesome

Frozen pair

Frozen pair

They are all so good its

They are all so good its really hard to decide, but I like the winter seashore a lot!

I Sunbathing

I Sunbathing

E. 230 Farmall Love them

E. 230 Farmall Love them all but E is my #1 choice

H. Duck Pond Fun definitely!

H. Duck Pond Fun definitely!

H. Duck Pond Fun definitely!

H. Duck Pond Fun definitely!

My choice is B Frozen Pair,

My choice is B Frozen Pair, it is the best.

Frozen Pair B is fantastic

Frozen Pair B is fantastic and my pick!

A, Sunrise is my favorite

A, Sunrise is my favorite

B. The Llewellyn setter

B. The Llewellyn setter picture is breathtaking. Incredible that he even got the shot.

B Frozen Pair is my favorite!

B Frozen Pair is my favorite! It is a really neat picture.

I vote for frozen pair

I vote for frozen pair

I vote for B Frozen Pair

I vote for B Frozen Pair

Picture B is the best

Picture B is the best

Serenity.

Serenity.

I think I the Snowy Owl

I think I the Snowy Owl SunBathing!

I choose "F" Snowy Cardinal.

I choose "F" Snowy Cardinal.

B for me.

B for me.

B - Frozen Pair is my pick

B - Frozen Pair is my pick

Serenity in White!

Serenity in White!

F is my choice, all beautiful

F is my choice, all beautiful but this is my favorite.

Cardinal waiting her turn at

Cardinal waiting her turn at the bird feeder.

It's amazing how nature keeps

It's amazing how nature keeps her birds warm in winter so they can survive in snowy countries. I am that registered user, Kenice Cozens.

I love birds, 1.H fun pic

I love birds, 1.H fun pic with boy and ducks. 2. Owl sunbathing. 3. F. Bird beautiful. They should all win. But hard to decide.

F - The cardinal. She seems

F - The cardinal. She seems so regal sitting there. She's beautiful. I also like the owl and the church, but the Cardinal has my first vote.

Sunbathing, definitely. All

Sunbathing, definitely.

All the photos are great, but some of the others are themes you see often on cards and posters - this owl is an original.

My vote is for (I.)

My vote is for (I.) Sunbathing. Beautiful setting for a beautiful creature.

H Duck Pond Fun

H Duck Pond Fun

I vote for Sunbathing. All

I vote for Sunbathing. All beautiful photos!!!!

J. Solitude

J. Solitude

I vote for the fisherman.

I vote for the fisherman.

E. 230 Farmall

E. 230 Farmall

Love F Snowy cardinal.

Love F Snowy cardinal. Beautiful shot. I can feel the cold in this shot!

Love F Snowy cardinal.

Love F Snowy cardinal. Beautiful shot. I can feel the cold in this shot!

My favorite is B. Such a

My favorite is B. Such a wonderful and different photo. So much black and white. Lovely.

1st pick is Sunbathing.

1st pick is Sunbathing. Serenity in White is 2nd.

A IS amazing!

A IS amazing!

F the cardinal, she's

F the cardinal, she's beautiful! Nice picture composition!

Serenity in White!

Serenity in White!

The sunbathing owl!

The sunbathing owl!

C,,, Definately C

C,,, Definately C !!!!!!!!!!!!

J: Solitude is definitely my

J: Solitude is definitely my choice. It expresses peace and quiet in the chaotic world we live in. It relieves stress, promotes calm, and encourages us to have a conversation, albeit, a quiet one, with God.

D

D

G is spiritually satisfying.

G is spiritually satisfying. I is precious with the drowsy owl. They both are super. All are very talented photographers.

A - Sunrise over Casco Bay =

A - Sunrise over Casco Bay = Beautiful!

I-Sunbathing made me smile.

I-Sunbathing made me smile. Love Snowy Owls.

A is spectacular!

A is spectacular!

F. Snowy Cardinal. They are

F. Snowy Cardinal. They are all gorgeous pics but the timing to catch a beautiful bird waiting...wow.

A. Sunrise! These are all

A. Sunrise!
These are all truly beautiful photos.

F. Snowy Cardinal

F. Snowy Cardinal

G - Serenity in White!

G - Serenity in White!

G. Serenity in White

G. Serenity in White

B - Frozen Pair

B - Frozen Pair

Absolutely breathtaking!

Photo B- Frozen Pair is a

Photo B- Frozen Pair is a clear winner!!!
The photo is absolutely beautiful...

Oh! The Sunbathing Snowy Owl!

Oh! The Sunbathing Snowy Owl! HOW BEAUTIFUL!! How serene and peaceful!

I. Sunbathing made me smile.

I. Sunbathing made me smile. I can almost feel the warmth.

Serenity!!

Serenity!!

I think Sunrise over the

I think Sunrise over the frozen Casco Bay is breathtaking and deserves to be the winner.
But all the photos are superb I wish there could be a prize for them all.
Dorothy Chabrol

B) FROZEN PAIR REMINDS ME OF

B) FROZEN PAIR
REMINDS ME OF A POSTER IN THE 60'S-70'S
NATIVE ON A BLACK/WHITE PINTO IN A BIRCH FOREST DURING WINTER---CAMOUFLAGE ---
GOOD JOB EVERY-ONE

F. Snowy Cardinal The detail

F. Snowy Cardinal The detail in the feathers is stunning!

I "Sunbathing" the snowy owl

I "Sunbathing" the snowy owl

I love the snowy owl and the

I love the snowy owl and the female cardinal but all the pictures were beautiful!

I. Sunbathing

I. Sunbathing

G. Serenity in

G. Serenity in White
Beautiful!

B - Frozen pair is my vote

B - Frozen pair is my vote and favorite

G. Serenity in White!!

G. Serenity in White!!

My vote is for B, Frozen

My vote is for B, Frozen Pair! Absolutely love it!

Definitely A

Definitely A

Frozen Pair is my favorite -

Frozen Pair is my favorite - B

I vote for B, Frozen Pair.

I vote for B, Frozen Pair. Absolutely stunning winter scene.

what a moment !! Terrific

what a moment !! Terrific shot.
Vote it as the best life shot.
mohan

My favorite is C. E and J

My favorite is C. E and J are my next favorite, then A.

All of them are amazingly beautiful and inspire different emotions as one gazes at each.

I vote for B - Frozen Pair!

I vote for B - Frozen Pair! Gorgeous presentation of nature and winter.

Letter I, Sunbathing is my

Letter I, Sunbathing is my choice.

I vote for A - the other are

I vote for A - the other are wonderful, but this one has depth

I vote for B - Frozen Pair! I

I vote for B - Frozen Pair! I just love it and It is my absolute favorite!

I vote for A - the other are

I vote for A - the other are wonderful, but this one has depth

B Frozen Pair

B Frozen Pair

The Day After The Storm -

The Day After The Storm - LOVE IT!

G. Serenity in White Is my

G. Serenity in White

Is my most favorite followed by Sunbathing and Snowy Cardinal. But they are all fantastic!

Sunbathing Snowy Owl is my

Sunbathing Snowy Owl is my personal favorite. Love all of them! Esp. Serenity in White, and Farmall Tractor, as close seconds.

230 Farmall

230 Farmall

My favorite is G -Serenity in

My favorite is G -Serenity in White. Reminds me of our little country church in Winter.
Second would be F -Snowy Cardinal, nothing prettier than the birds at the feeders in the midst of a snow storm.

So many talented eyes with a

So many talented eyes with a great sensitivity of nature.
I - Sunbathing is my fav. How beautiful the feathers seem to mimic the ocean waves and it relays a feeling of peace.
F- Snowy Cardinal is my second choice. I love the simple beauty of birds that grace our feeders and land rewarding us with so much in return.

Day after the storm

Day after the storm

I also think they are all

I also think they are all beautiful, but I really love Sunbathing.

Gorgeous photos and hard to

Gorgeous photos and hard to choose, though my vote is for J: Solitude

Serenity in White.

Serenity in White.

My vote: A - Sunrise Over The

My vote: A - Sunrise Over The Frozen Casco Bay... tough choice though, they are all gorgeous!

It is very difficult to

It is very difficult to decide as there are so many good ones. I will vote for "Day After the Storm."

Farmall. I love the

Farmall. I love the different textures and contrasting colors.

Top pick is G, Serenity in

Top pick is G, Serenity in White.

J. Solitude The composition

J. Solitude
The composition and choice of B&W gives me the most sense of place. I can feel the solitude here. The others are very good work also, but this one conveys the feeling of winter the strongest to me.

Serenity in White

Serenity in White

E. 230 Farmall

E. 230 Farmall

They are all beautiful but my

They are all beautiful but my vote is for G, Serenity

I - Sunbathing is my fav.

I - Sunbathing is my fav.

G: Serenity in White is

G: Serenity in White is Beautiful

Outstanding photos. Top

Outstanding photos. Top three are D, E and A

Every photo is spectacular!

Every photo is spectacular! I am in awe of such photographic talent. It is almost impossible to choose just one favorite .... but, if pressed, I pick Photo D. "Catch the Life" by Sudipta Dutta Chowdhury.

My first choice is I -

My first choice is I - Sunbathing.
2nd choice is F - Snowy Cardinal.

E. 230 Farmall

E. 230 Farmall

C --is beautiful!

C --is beautiful!

G serenity in white

G serenity in white

Serenity in White

Serenity in White

I vote G - Serenity in White

I vote G - Serenity in White

D Catch the life. Beautiful

D Catch the life. Beautiful haze from the sun can feel the humidity!

I want to Vote for (Serenity

I want to Vote for (Serenity in White)
By Trudi Sexton. I Love this Photo.

Serenity

This picture by Trudi Sexton is simply elegant, I've seen other photo's by her and she is on a level above most others. She captured the picture in a way that makes you want to just stop and stare at it. She is a great photographer. The scene is pure winter beauty. She gets my vote.

I love them all, E I believe

I love them all, E I believe is my favorite.

Although it was hard to

Although it was hard to choose, I vote for A.

Sunbathing! The beautiful

Sunbathing! The beautiful snowy owl looks so peaceful!

day after the storm

day after the storm

I most definitely vote for G

I most definitely vote for G - perfect and serene!

They are all magnificent.

They are all magnificent. That being said, I really feel drawn to both C and I. C because we always see that beach scene with the sand; contrasting to a winter view is surprise and I because finding that owl in the snow and capturing it so beautifully is a feat.

B, E

B, E

I would vote for letter G I J

I would vote for letter G I J .in that order.

I vote for "Day After the

I vote for "Day After the Storm".

I choose A, the Sunrise==

I choose A, the Sunrise==

E then C.

E then C.

My choices are B, C, & J

My choices are
B, C, & J

photo A is my favorite.

photo A is my favorite. Sunrise over the frozen Casco Bay.

The Day After the Storm My

The Day After the Storm

My vote supports this photo!

They are all stunning, but C

They are all stunning, but C really speaks to me. A snowy beach just seems like a contradiction.

Sunrise over the frozen Casco

Sunrise over the frozen Casco Bay

All of the pictures are award

All of the pictures are award winning by many standards. My favorite, however, has to be A. Sunrise over the frozen Casco.

I - Sunbathing

I - Sunbathing

I vote for Serenity in White!

I vote for Serenity in White!

The Day after the Storm.

The Day after the Storm.

A Sunrise

A Sunrise

"Sunrise Over the Frozen

"Sunrise Over the Frozen Casco Bay"

My favorite is B Frozen Pair.

My favorite is B Frozen Pair.

C. DAY AFTER THE STORM!

C. DAY AFTER THE STORM!

A - Sunrise Over The Frozen

A - Sunrise Over The Frozen Casco Bay

Hard to choose - they are all

Hard to choose - they are all wonderful - but I'm a beach lover so I'll chose C, The Day After the Storm

The Day After the Storm

The Day After the Storm

G, Serenity in White.

G, Serenity in White. Beautiful!

230 FARMALL

230 FARMALL

I vote for C After The Storm.

I vote for C After The Storm.

Tough decision but went with

Tough decision but went with A. Sunrise over Casco Bay

A. Sunrise Over the Frozen

A. Sunrise Over the Frozen Casco Bay

I. Its very hard to capture

I. Its very hard to capture an owl, much less, an owl at peace.That and F are both beautiful photos. But "I" is my favorite.

G BEAUTIFUL PICS ALL OF THE

G BEAUTIFUL PICS ALL OF THE

C is stunningly beautiful.

C is stunningly beautiful. Hands down the winner in my opinion.

I vote for G.

I vote for G.

I love this photo...i

I love this photo...i actually thought it was a charcoal at first...i feel like im right in the middle of the action...great photography!!

Cynthia Hollis, thanks for

Cynthia Hollis, thanks for the great comment,
on the photo B - Frozen pair :)

G is my pick, Good job Trudi.

G is my pick, Good job Trudi.

G. Serenity in White..

G. Serenity in White.. Country church by Trudi Sexton

Serenity & spirituality in

Serenity & spirituality in this beautiful white church in its snowy winter setting.

G has my vote!

G has my vote!

A. Is my favorite. Coloring

A. Is my favorite. Coloring is just beautiful!

A. Is my favorite. Coloring

A. Is my favorite. Coloring is just beautiful!

Serenity in White by Trudi

Serenity in White by Trudi Sexton.

G!

G!

My vote goes to g

My vote goes to g

Serenity in White by Trudi

Serenity in White by Trudi Sexton

G. Serenity in

G. Serenity in White
Beautiful Picture!!

G. Serenity in White....

G. Serenity in White.... Hands down awesome!!!

Serenity in White is my vote

Serenity in White is my vote

G Serenity in White is my

G Serenity in White is my favorite

G is my favorite. Serenity

G is my favorite. Serenity in White

G-serenity in white

G-serenity in white

G. Serenity in white. SO

G. Serenity in white. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Serenity in White. The name

Serenity in White. The name says it all.

G. Serenity In White by Trudi

G. Serenity In White by Trudi Sexton
"Frosty Morning"

This is my favorite!

G. Serenity in White

G. Serenity in White

G. Serenity in White

G. Serenity in White

While I find C & I the most

While I find C & I the most outstanding, they are each very good and difficult to judge.

B Frozen Pair A beautiful

B Frozen Pair A beautiful shot of a beautiful point

My Choice is F -Snowy

My Choice is F -Snowy Cardinal

c, e, f and j

c, e, f and j

C, E, F and J

C, E, F and J

J. Solitude is my favorite. I

J. Solitude is my favorite. I love the dramatic look of black and white and it is aptly named.

A -- I like like the contrast

A -- I like like the contrast of the cold ice/snow/winter water
against the warm pink sunrise.

To be honest I really like

To be honest I really like them all. Every one of them was real good pictures. But F and J was awesome.

Sunbathing, snowy owl, is my

Sunbathing, snowy owl, is my favorite.

I am torn between A and C!

I am torn between A and C!

J - Solitude My favorite!

J - Solitude My favorite!

The winner to me.
One of the coolest black n white photo's I've ever seen. Beautiful.

Frozen Pair, lmbo! I wont say what come to mind, even after I saw a bird in the picture, hahaha!

Good one ;)

F, G, I.

F, G, I.

G "Frosty Winter Morning" is

G "Frosty Winter Morning" is so peaceful.

C The Day After The Storm

C The Day After The Storm

B frozen pair.... Love it!

B frozen pair.... Love it!

Serenity in white. So

Serenity in white. So peaceful

I Love B!! no matter what

I Love B!! no matter what that is the winner to me :-)

I love B.

I love B.

Oops I take that C back &

Oops I take that C back & make it a G

C is really the only choice.

C is really the only choice. The composition,colors and subject are in perfect balance.

B Frozen Pair, most people

B Frozen Pair, most people would never see that there a bird in the bottom right hand corner. Great shot!

B Frozen Pair is my

B Frozen Pair is my favorite. Absolutely gorgeous! The black and white contrast of this photo is stunning!

1-C, 2-A, 3-I, 4-G

1-C, 2-A, 3-I, 4-G

Sunrise over the bay!

Sunrise over the bay!

Hard to choose. But I like E

Hard to choose. But I like E and G.

F, Snowy Cardinal.

F, Snowy Cardinal.

I love the White Church Photo

I love the White Church Photo by Trudi (Serenity in White)

I love C..The Day After the

I love C..The Day After the Storm...Winter at the Beach!!!

It was tough. But G.

It was tough. But G.

I love sunbathing!

I love sunbathing!

F, J and C

F, J and C

F, J and C

F, J and C

I like I the best.

I like I the best.

I love the White church photo

I love the White church photo letter G it's my favorite. 2nd pick E. The Church seems to remind me of the simple ways country life represents and the tractor the way of life for the farmer.

I like B, D and I

I like B, D and I

Hard to decide but I've

Hard to decide but I've chosen the cardinal- F

C. Is the best photo! Even in

C. Is the best photo!
Even in winter the beach and water are inviting

I sunbathing.

I sunbathing.

Sun Bathing #1 Day After the

Sun Bathing #1
Day After the Storm #2

Day After the Storm

Day After the Storm

A is my favorite...to capture

A is my favorite...to capture that angle with the sun rising and reflecting off the boat.....beautiful colors throughout the photo. 2nd favorite is I the sunbathing owl....how difficult that must have been to capture an owl in such restful state. thanks for sharing all of these....they are all exquisite photos

F is my favorite......

F is my favorite......

Similipal has tigers and

Similipal has tigers and other wild animals yet this tribal man shows no signs of fear.

J. Solitude Credit: Carol

J. Solitude
Credit: Carol Manglos

My favorite is "230 Farmall".

My favorite is "230 Farmall".

My favorite is Serenity in

My favorite is Serenity in White. All of the photos are amazing and beautiful.

C is the winner to me, it

C is the winner to me, it looks like such a contradiction. I also very much like E, G and F in that order.

Definitely C. Second choice

Definitely C.
Second choice is F

I think C as well. They are

I think C as well. They are all just wonderful.

C is absolutely beautiful!

C is absolutely beautiful!

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