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Flickr Photo of the Week

Congratulations to Ian Aberle of Allen, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! This is Ian’s second win in the contest; he previously won almost exactly a year ago with this photo. He follows last week’s winner, Lyn Caudle.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves a facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.

There’s actually an apt story behind Lyn’s shot this week:

Name: Ian Aberle

City of residence: Allen

Title of photo: SXSW on 6th Street

Equipment: Canon 7D, a steady arm, and the willingness to stand in the crosswalk a little longer than I should.

Tell us more about your photo: The photo was taken during a photowalk organized by travel blog photographer Trey Ratcliff. During SXSW, over 200 photographers showed up to walk around and photograph downtown Austin. Upon returning to the hotel, I was taken by the lights and people on the famed 6th Street. This image was from my third attempt crossing the street to capture it. The actual image is a combination of three exposures combined into one to create the intense neon effect.