Photo Contest Meets its Natural End!

Photo Contest, Naturally, is over.

28 photographers sent 152 images.

The entries were judged anonymously. Five judges had the arduous, yet enviable, task of selecting a winning image. What actually happened: four judges tied two photos (by the same photographer) for first place, and one judge–the outlier–chose what has become our honourable mention. Both photographers will receive their just desserts. Many thanks to our esteemed judges: Nadin Boeno, Graham Dragushan, Rick Kool, Tillie Stanger-Ross, Julie Whittrock.

THE WINNERS: 2 arboreal and sunny pictures–#86 and #89–both by Lisa Tyler.

#86 Lisa Tyler
#89 Lisa Tyler

HONOURABLE MENTION: a dreamy image of an adventurous duck–#40– by Kis Brink

#40 Kis Brink

The names of all the photographers are now attached to their images on the Kudoboard.

We would LOVE to read your responses to the contest and the images. Feel free to post comments on the Kudoboard or write to: emanuelsnaps1461@gmail.com

And if you have a new idea you think our community-at-large could undertake, please inform us.

To healthy trees and ducks, and a vibrant community,
Dahlia Beck


Photo Contest, Finale!

Our Photo Contest Ends! Oh! The Desserts!

After 4 months, and (at the time of publication) 137 photos by 27 photographers, this iconic contest has ended. The photographers have made the process of selecting the winner a formidable task for our 5 conscientious judges. Much gratitude to the dynamic and perceptive photographers and the swamped judges.

The winning photo will be announced, fittingly, just before Shavuot, the feast of revelation: June 3, 2022.

This week’s photos come courtesy of Anat Gabler (non-competitive). The winner will be announced in next Friday’s newsletter.

Shalom, written in seaweed on a beach

When Chol and Kodesh meet:
Writings on a beach – Sand, stones, shells, sea wind, sea weed, letters of fire and symbols of Light.  

Created, photographed and composed by Anat Grebler

Photo Contest, Naturally

Our Photo Contest Continues!

This week’s selection

Each word uttered
Is like a grain of sand
On the shore of our silences

Yuval Bialik

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This week’s selection

And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
Trail with daisies and barley
Down the rivers of the windfall light.

from “Fern Hill,” by Dylan Thomas

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Our Photo Contest Continues! Just think about the desserts!

בסתר יער עד סחלב פרח בדד

In a secret place of an old-growth forest
an orchid bloomed in solitude

The Orchid

Yossi Mustaki
Lyrics: Michael Desheh
Melody: Yossi Mustaki

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Our Photo Contest Continues!

This week’s selection

I want to go where the leaves are burning,
Burning in scarlet and gold;

“Leaves,” by Lillie Belle Dimond

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Silence
and a deeper silence
when the crickets
hesitate

Leonard Cohen, “Summer Haiku,” from The Spice-Box of Earth

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Our Photo Contest Continues!

This week’s selection

“… Perilous beauty–
and already Jane is digging out
her colored tennis shoes,
one mauve, one yellow, like large crocuses.”

Louise Glück

The House on Marshland

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Our Photo Contest Continues!

This week’s selection

“I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked…”

Walt Whitman

Photo Contest, Naturally

Our Photo Contest Continues! Just think about the desserts!

One,
Two. This week, we chose two.

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

– Jacques Yves Cousteau