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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Steilacoom photography contest winners and non-winners

The Steilacoom Historical Museum Association hosted a photography contest this summer for pictures that capture each of the four seasons around town. Nearly 300 photos were submitted for consideration. There is some spectacular photography that will inspire each of us to continue to strive for that perfect shot. The public cast their votes for the favorites at the Salmon Bake at Sunnyside Beach, in Steilacoom. The winners have been announced and you can see the twelve finalists that were selected; each one will appear on a different page of the full-color calendar that will be published for 2009. To see the winners, visit or to review all of the photo entries including the non-winners I submitted, one of which is included above (image from July 8, 2007) visit


Stephanie Frieze said...

Hey, that's a calender I want to have! All the pictures look like winners to me. How lucky we are to live in such a pretty part of the world with talented folks.

M. Sugimura said...

Jaynie -

I love the feeling of stillness and timeless continuity which is communicated to me in this picture of the railroad train going by with the bay in the background.

Have great memories of a one-time brunch at an old mansion in the area with friends a number of years ago and tour of a nearly completely preserved nearby company town (Port Gamble?).

There's a lot of love that you put into this shot and while it is not as - how shall I say, conventionally dramatic as those who won a spot in the calendar - I enjoyed your posting it very much.

The weather the day you took the shot was lovely too wasn't it?

Jaynie Jones said...

Mizu, that was indeed a memorable day. It was July 8, 2007.

July 8th is Charles' birthday and also our wedding anniversary.

We were married in Pioneer Park in Steilacoom on the Bandstand just before sunset 14 years ago.

Each year we try to return to the Bandstand and 'relive' the memories of our special occasion.

Last year when we were at the Bandstand, I noticed the all-red freight train rounding the bend on Chambers Bay coming into Steilacoom.

The bright red of all the container cars was striking in more than one way: I was sick that day with a temp of 104 degrees. I had strep throat. My face was as red as that train -- and being out in the heat on that summer day only made my fever worse.

So it was indeed a memorable afternoon, but still a joy to be out there near the water with the beautiful view of the islands and the Olympics.

Stephanie Frieze said...

Jaynie, you oughtn't to have been out of bed with a temp that high! It's hard on the old ticker, but it IS a lovely picture.