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Flickr Photo of the Week

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Congratulations to Laura Diaz-Martinez of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! This is Laura’s first win in our contest. She follows our previous week’s winner, Aaron Majors.

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.

And now, here’s more from Laura:

Title of photo: Dallas Sunrise
Equipment: Nikon D3100 digital SLR
About the photo: This is a view of downtown taken from the top of a bridge on Hampton Avenue. I drive on that bridge every day to go to work, and one cold morning I saw the thick white fog covering the Trinity River as the sun was rising. I didn’t have my camera with me that day, but the image kept popping in my head. So I decided to go back the next morning, determined to get that photo. The next morning at 5 a.m. I grabbed the camera, my tripod and a heavy jacket and made the trip back to the top of the bridge to see that beautiful image again. I was very lucky to also have wonderful company during the shooting, since my girlfriend and our dog decided to tag along. Although they both regretted it once they figured out we were going to be standing in the freezing cold for a good hour! But if you ask me, it was worth it.