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Flickr Photo of the Week

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Congratulations to Greg Westfall of Fort Worth, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Greg is now a five-time winner of our contest; his last victory came in April of 2011. He follows last week’s winner, Kasey Williams.

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.

Title of photo: Hurry
Equipment used: Canon 1DsMkII converted to 720nm infrared
Tell us a little about the photo: This is a two-lane country road in Comanche County, Texas. I stood in the middle of it and took the picture with my converted camera. From there, I processed it into two separate images, one faux color and one black and white. I then sandwiched them and applied radial blur. I use two converted cameras – one is converted to 590nm (equivalent to the old “Goldie” filter). The 720nm is equivalent to the old R-72. You can still get both of these filters, but due to the technology of digital cameras, it is very difficult to do IR photography without a conversion.