PAC G+ Photography Contest Winner – Week of 1/20-1/24

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The following PAC G+ Photography Contest winner has won a complimentary large print of her winning picture from our sponsor, Vivyx Printing!


Also, as a weekly winner, she is in the running for the monthly Grand Prize of a $100 print credit with Vivyx Printing.  The next monthly Grand Prize winner will be announced at our next PAC meeting on March 13, 2014, featuring Colleen Miniuk-Sperry, contributor with Arizona Highways.

Theme: Winter Memories

Winning Photographer: Mary Aten – Palm Beach, FLA – Hobbyist


Congratulations  Mary


Photo rights/credit: Mary Aten

Photo rights/credit: Mary Aten


Camera Used


Camera Settings

    ISO 100 1/320 @f9 21mm


This photo makes you feel you are there, experiencing the brisk winter air with a touch of warmth from the sun.  It tells a story, not just theirs, but anyone else who’s experienced that kind of day.

Snow….using the shadow’s to create leading lines is brilliant, I also like the dynamic tension the negative tree’s make.

This photo brings more winter memories to mind for me than the other candidates.  My eyes are drawn toward the gazebo by leading lines of the trees and shadows.  I can imagine feeling the crisp air in my lungs and the crunchy snow under my feet.

I agree, this photo can bring anyone back to a familiar memory of experiencing a sunny day in the cold of winter. I love the use of contrast and leading lines in this image

Agree with the crown on this one – this says winter, has great lines, a cold sun peeking out.

This photo really speaks winter to me.  The snow, long dark shadows, leafless trees, a sun that isn’t providing much warmth. It reminds me of a park I often visited in my youth.

This photo can take anyone back to a “winter memory”!  Beautiful capture!  Love how the sun shimmers on the snow, the clouds to the left are so bright, the ones on the left in the far distant, the trees look so peaceful and the gazebo in the center just knocks this out of the part!  I absolutely love it!  Great job!


This photo was taken on one of the “polar vortex” minus 14 wind chill days, but the sun was shining and it was a great day for photography. Muskegon Michigan is a beautiful place along Lake Michigan for nature photography! It has great memories for me, in any season!

Once again, congratulations, Mary!

Please comment on this post to show our PAC G+ Photography Contest winner some love! Also, don’t forget to take some time to check out the other awesome themed photos, on Google+ and on Facebook.

 Get inspired!  Go out and shoot!

Click here to learn how to be considered for these PAC Theme Contests!

Tim– PAC Volunteer



  1. Larry Pollock March 12, 2014 at 2:24 PM #

    Congratulations Mary. Enjoy our print of this one.

  2. Monique March 12, 2014 at 2:39 PM #

    Huge congratulations!

  3. Carol March 12, 2014 at 3:33 PM #

    Congratulations Mary, beautiful image!

  4. Babe Barton March 13, 2014 at 5:50 PM #

    I’m at awe by the beauty of what you captured. Congratulations! :)

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