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Time to vote!

Want your favourite photo to win? Spread the word, get your friends to vote. Only one vote per person (or more accurately, per computer). Voting will be open until midnight, June 28.

The Winner

The winning photo will appear in the print edition of the Low Down and on the website July 1, 2009. The winner will be contacted by email to redeem his or her grand prize.

  • #01 Catherine Sauve


    Photo Contestant 01 - Catherine Sauve

    Nap time, Ellie & Chinook – 2008 Wakefield

    Photo by Catherine Sauve, Masham
    Harry’s comment: “Excellent choice of subject pulled at my heart strings. Well composed.”

  • #02 Anne Milligan


    Photo Contestant 02 - Anne Milligan

    Maligne Lake -
    August 2006

    Photo by Anne Milligan
    Harry’s comment: “Beautiful exposure. Layers of mountains draw me into the photo.”

  • #03 Carol-Ann McColgan


    Photo Contestant 03 - Carol-Ann McColgan

    Close-Inspection

    Photo by Carol-Ann McColgan, Wakefield
    Harry’s comment: “Vibrant colours and good, simple composition attracted me immediately.”

  • #04 Donna Ozarko


    Photo Contestant 04 - Donna Ozarko

    Yukon 2

    Photo by Donna Ozarko, Yukon
    Harry’s comment: “Dramatic lighting and strong geometric layout kept me coming back for another look.”

  • #05 E. Meyer


    Photo Contestant 05 - E. Meyer

    Timber Raising

    Photo by E. Meyer
    Harry’s comment: “Excellent framing of worker with strong leading lines make this a clear candidate for the top ten.”

  • #06 jp Simbandumwe


    Photo Contestant 06 - jp Simbandumwe

    Matt Andersen

    Photo by jp Simbandumwe
    Harry’s comment: “Excellent live action shot caught my attention. The good technical details – excellent panning with good sharp details kept my attention.”

  • #07 jp Simbandumwe


    Photo Contestant 07 - jp Simbandumwe

    Poppy Love

    Photo by jp Simbandumwe
    Harry’s comment: “Vibrant colours and good use of selective focus made this flower stand out.”

  • #08 K. White


    Photo Contestant 08 - K. White

    Light.

    Photo by K. White
    Harry’s comment: “Beautifully lit – well back lit photo. Strong emotional subject -good composition. Definitely top ten!”

  • #09 Yannick Cabassu


    Photo Contestant 09 - Yannick Cabassu

    Northern Gannet

    Photo by Yannick Cabassu
    Harry’s comment: “This is stunning – good panning motion technique and excellent composition.”

  • #10 Robert St-Pierre


    Photo Contestant 10 - Robert St-Pierre

    Joannie-Bulles

    Photo by Robert St-Pierre
    Harry’s comment: “This was clearly among the best – Excellent technical skills. Well laid out composition. Good emotional subject.”

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Photographer Harry Nowell

Photographer Harry Nowell

Low Down Lens judge Harry Nowell

“Harry’s photography is licensed around the world through agencies based in Toronto and Europe. Photos are displayed throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe commercially, editorially, in print and on the web. Clients closer to home include Ottawa Magazine, Canadian Geographic, the Canadian Senate and Canoe & Kayak.

Blog postings and monthly ‘Exposed!’ photo articles help illuminate the world of photography. Harry Nowell tickles the creative and technical side of audiences through photo workshops, presentations and appearances.

Harry Nowell manages HarryNowell.com and Harry Nowell Photography Inc. from the Old Chelsea area.”

Harry Nowell Photography Inc.

Harry’s Comments:

“The first photo contest brought in many fine photos and judging was tough. If you didn’t get in the top ten (and think you should have) please let me have it and, more importantly, keep entering your fine photos! There were many fine entries.”

Some top photo tips from HarryNowell.com:

  1. Get closer to your subject.
  2. Place your main subject in a strong place – NOT in the middle of the photo. There will be exceptions!
  3. Look for a strong visual element that will stand out as your primary focal point.

Entries were evaluated on:

  1. technical merit – focus, exposure, etc.
  2. compositional merit – how was the photo composed?
  3. subject matter – did the photo make me smile, one way or another?

Contest Info

Time to vote!

Want your favourite photo to win? Spread the word, get your friends to vote. Only one vote per person (or more accurately, per computer).

Contest deadline

Voting will be open until midnight, June 28.

The Winner

The winning photo will appear in the print edition of the Low Down and on the website July 1, 2009.

The winner will be contacted by email to redeem his or her grand prize.