February Photo Contest Results: A Great Escape Artist

The winner of CW's February photo contest is community member tonymiro, whose photo "Discovering Magens Bay" transported judges to this alluring anchorage off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Our favorite photographs are the ones that take us someplace, no matter where. Whether transporting us to an awesomely azure anchorage or the carefree days of childhood, the photos submitted to the February contest by CW community member tonymiro provided the perfect escape. Tonymiro captured first place and honorable mention, no easy feat in this field of more than 70 fine entries. This month's judging panel included designer Elizabeth Wishe, senior editor Mark Pillsbury, associate editor Kitty Martin, and online business analyst Lisa Julius.

Congratulations to this month's winners, and keep the fantastic photos coming!

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First Place

Contributor: tonymiro
Title: "Discovering Magens Bay"
Judge's Comments: "I like the depth of field, colors, and the sense ofsolitude." - Kitty Martin

Second Place

Contributor: dadelo
Title: "My Idea of a Well-Furled Jib"
Judge's Comments: "This photo has great color and composition. It looks like you're there." -Mark Pillsbury

Third Place

Contributor: alcyone
Title: "Foggy Day"
alcyone's Description: "Our planned trip to Wilson may be kiboshed, but not our spirits."
Judge's Comments: "Interesting photo. I like how the camera captured the foggy glow, fuzzy but still in focus." -Elizabeth Wishe

Honorable Mention

Contributor: tonymiro
Title: "First Sail 'Sailabration'"
tonymiro's Description: "Our kids celebrating the first sail on our new sailboat Nada Mas"
Judge's Comments:
"It really looks like a spontaneous moment of kids justhaving way too much fun. They seem totally unaware of the camera." -Kitty Martin
"What a fun picture! It captures the exuberance of youth and recalls a time when you just couldn't wait to 'jump in.'" -Lisa Julius

To view all entries to the February photo contest, click here

To enter the current photo contest, click here.