Photo contest winners

First place, and winner of a $50 gift certificate to River Inn is Bette Nelson, of Monterey with her photograph of the photographers at Pfeiffer Beach. I loved this one for its touch of whimsy. It so speaks to one of the reasons people come here. THANKS TO ALAN PERLMUTTER OF THE RIVER INN FOR THE DONATION OF THE GIFT CERTIFICATE!! And Bette, contact me about the gift certificate, and about Barbara Sparkhawk’s, of Hawk’s Perch Gallery next to the River Inn to carry prints of this photograph for sale. Congratulations, Bette!!
This is what the full photograph looks like:

Winner by Bette Nelson

And in second place is the heart of a stone by Joya Roy, who took this on a recent camping trip here. Again, the full photo:

1st runner up by Joya Roy

And in third place is the hummingbird bridge by Martha Diehl.

2nd runner-up by Martha Diehl

Congratulations to the winner! Thank you one and all for submitting your photographs and for voting on the winners. Great job. Another one in a couple months, before fire season gets in full swing, and I’ll announce it in the “Notices” post at the top of the blog. I’m going to keep it generic Big Sur, I think. That seems to work better than a seasons-theme does.

Again, thank you to Alan Perlmutter of the River Inn for the donation of the $50 gift certificate, and to Barbara Sparhawk of Hawk’s Perch Gallery for offering to show and sell the photograph in her galley.