The 2013 Summer Photo Finalists Are HERE – Vote for Your Favorite!

Well, folks, after a slow start (and a deferred deadline), we’ve had a fantastic response to our latest photo competition. Thanks so much to all of the entrants.

It was really, really difficult to cull this lot down to a manageable size, and even if your photos didn’t make the final cut, don’t think that we didn’t enjoy seeing them and don’t appreciate the time and effort spent submitting them.

So without further ado, here are the finalists. At the end you’ll find a poll for voting. The voting period will begin today and go until Friday, November 1st, so be sure to cast your vote, and if you’re one of the finalists, beg and bribe friends, family, and followers to get behind your image.

In the past I’ve commented on the finalists’ photos, but I’ve come to think that might be prejudicial, so all I’ve provided here is a link to the entrant’s webpage or blog, if applicable.

Best of luck to all!

Temple figures in silhouette

Temple figures in silhouette

This one comes from Sarah at Cecilhome.

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Girl dancing, Venice

Thanks to David for this one.

View from the window, Cornwall

View from the window, Cornwall

Dean B sent this one in. Visit their website for loads more great stuff.

Mother and baby elephant

Mother and baby elephant

Thanks to Deborah for this shot of a mother and calf at Masai Mara reserve in Kenya.

Girl jumping in pool

Girl jumping in pool

Brad sent this one in from a recent family vacation in Florida. Wicked action shot.

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Shawnee sent this one in from Hornbuckle Photography.

Amusement park ride

Amusement park ride

She may be a less than perfect mama, but Lindsay’s pretty okay in my book.

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Sunset harbor

Lisa at NW Frame of Mind sent in this stunning image.

Archer

Archer

Rainbow

Rainbow, Zion National Park

Little Wildhorse Canyon, Utah

Little Wildhorse Canyon, Utah

Okay, yes, I know that Kamala is overrepresented here, but holy smokes, she just sent in so many fabulous photos that I couldn’t narrow it down to one from these three. I think you’ll agree.

Sunset, Greece

Sunset, Greece

And finally, Tatiana sent in this shot of sunset in Greece, a perfect one on which to end.

So there you have them, peoples. A dozen amazing images from the summer. Below you’ll find the poll for voting. Good luck to all, and may the best shot win!

18 thoughts on “The 2013 Summer Photo Finalists Are HERE – Vote for Your Favorite!

  1. N. took this photo while we were vacationing in our friend’s house at the end of June. We fell in love with the sunset there and we couldn’t stop taking pictures of it. He will be thrilled when I tell him that you have included it in your Summer 2013 finalist pictures. Thank you Matt!

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  2. Wow, thanks for this! Wasn’t expecting this AT ALL, especially since I entered the photo late and I’m not a photographer at all, just someone who likes to take photos with her point & shoot cam. So thank you!

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  3. Thanks Matt, for including one of mine as well! This is a great group of summer memories. Interestingly enough; I am having trouble deciding where to throw my vote. Seriously! ;-D

    David

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    • You bet, David – it’s been my pleasure. I love going through other people’s summer memories. And in case you hadn’t noticed you are – as of this writing – leading in the polls.

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    • I know, right? When my wife saw ‘Archer’ she said, “I don’t get why this one is here.” It’s a riveting image, that’s why. And you’re very welcome. I love the shot.

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    • You’re welcome, Lisa. It is indeed a pleasure hosting these things. I do feel bad about having to leave some folks out, but there has to be a limit, I suppose. Anyway, thanks for submitting, and good luck in the voting!

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