PictureMO Winners Focus on Water

Morning Fog

“Morning Fog” by Phil Davis took first place in the Missouri Division of Tourism’s second quarter PictureMO contest.

The votes are in and yet again we have found many talented camera-savvy Missourians who have submitted their masterpieces to PictureMO. This time around Missouri resident shutterbugs were inspired by scenes featuring bodies of water.

What is PictureMO, you ask? The PictureMO Flickr photo group began in early 2013 as a way to show off the photography geniuses of Missouri and to build the Missouri Division of Tourism’s photo gallery. First through third place winners are announced quarterly and winning photos may be published in the 2014 Official Missouri Travel Guide and may appear on other MDT marketing materials.

Drum roll please…

  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Third Place
First place goes to: phldavis

AKA: Phil Davis

Hometown: Kearney, Missouri

Photo Submission: “Morning Fog”

Davis describes his photo:

It was early spring just before everything started blooming. There wasn’t much color so the turquoise spring at Alley Mill was an obvious choice. The reflections of the dark trees on the pool with the light fog hanging just above the fall seem to draw your eye to the center of the picture.”

Phil has been interested in landscape photography since the seventies after seeing photos by David Meunch.

Second place goes to: S_COX

AKA: Sandra Cox

Photo Submission: “Lake on a Beautiful Fall Afternoon” 

Third place goes to: Candace8403

AKA: Candace Root

Hometown: O’Fallon, Missouri

Photo Submission: “Sunset over Table Rock Lake”

Root describes her photo:

I chose this photo because it showed the vibrant colors of the sunset reflected in the lake water. I have many happy memories of time spent at that lake.”

“Lake on a Beautiful Fall Afternoon” by Sandra Cox & “Sunset over Table Rock Lake” by Candace Root

Congratulations to our winners and remember, MDT encourages photographers from across Missouri to participate in PictureMO. For complete contest entry rules, please visit the Photo Group Rules Page.

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