OK, let's get this done. There was a longer than usually delay. Every one of the 12 Days are in the past. It's seven weeks to March for heaven's sake. But there was a need as you will see. There was... some drama in the writing portion of the contest. First, however, let's see who has won the runner up prizes for the photo contest. This year's top picture of the year will join some fabulous company. But before we go there, here are the sub-category winners:
I love how Joe used a tight focal depth to associate the colour of the beer with the colour of the wood. The black and white photo of the German beer hall is wonderfully balanced, the HB logos well framed, the couple in the center of the image highlighted well. The photo from Fabio of the child gazing at the bottle of Duvel outside on the porch is one of the best we have ever gotten in the category and would have won the snow and beer award except for the entry from Andy of two pals home brewing. The control of the back lighting is very deft. So there you go. Each winner will win a book from the grab bag that I hope to get in the mail before... spring.