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Monday, January 30, 2012


You've been wondering, haven't you????

You have been anxious to see....
haven't you???

Well, you SHOULD!!

We had fantastic winning photos every month during 2011
of shots submitted into the contest.

Each one is extra special.

Every single one of you that submitted pictures should be very , very proud.

Every single one of you that submitted pictures that won for that month
should be even more proud!

And now?

THIS person should be the proudest of ALL:


Congratulations to



A fantastic shot!!

If you haven't stopped by her blog yet, please stop by and congratulate her
and take a look at her fantastic other photography shots there.

Oh, and add her to your FAVORITES on your blog!


We had a total of 19 "judges" (You all that commented/voted).


Second Place goes to: Pat for her Reflections shot from April
Third Place goes to: Muffy for her Autumn shot from October

so please congratulate them too!

ALL of you should be very, very proud of your wonderful art.

Keep entering 2012's contests everyone!!!!!

Thank you for giving us such joy from your talents.


bilsot said...

Congratulations to the very winner!!!
Of course to the 2nd and 3rd !!!
To all of us who participated the contest so far!
To the judges too !
To the friends that entered the blog and had the chance to see those fine photos!
And finally to you Joan our hostess !!!
a friend from Glyfada Greece.

Country Gal said...

Fantastic Congrats to Gail a beautiful breathtaking photo !

Unknown said...

It is an amazing photo!

MadSnapper said...

well deserved win, it is fantastic

Valerie said...

Congratulations to Gail, and Pat and Muffy too.

TexWisGirl said...

awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

Linda Reeder said...

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Carole Barkett said...

Congrats that is a stunning photo. That poor tree.

CrazyCris said...

bravo to all! and to you for hosting this every month! :o)

Paz said...

Congrats great picture

Gail Wilson said...

Thank you soooo much for this honor. I am so excited. The 2nd and 3rd place photos are wonderful too. Thank you everyone for your votes and thank you Joan for all your hard work holding these fun contests every month. All the photos are so much fun to see.
My dad shared his love of photography with me when I was a child and he would be so proud!
Again, Thank you Everyone!!

Tracy said...

YEAH, certainly well deserved....congrats to all the photographers but especially to Gail!

Pat said...

That is a great shot! I can see how it won First Place! Congratulations to Gail!

So. Cal. Gal said...

I was too busy with RL and missed January's contest. Did I also miss what February's theme is?

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