H . L . KOKERNOT , JR . MEMORIAL AWARD “ Eyes Talk ” - Leslie Mendoza - “ The expression on the face of that steer , looks like it ’ s giving the photographer the stink eye , great capture . The cowboy attire , the spurs , the boot with jeans tucked in , snap button denim shirt , and the knife on his belt – classic cowboy image . And the dust is flying . This photo has it all . “
2020 “ SHOOTING ALPINE ” PHOTO CONTEST
The City of Alpine has announced the winners of the 2020 # AlpineTXPhoto Contest . Free and open to the public , the contest closed to entries on September 30th . The tenth annual photo contest had its greatest number of entries ever , with over 600 photographs submitted by 156 photographers .
Photographers throughout the region and beyond were asked to capture the city of Alpine in a personal , reflective way to reveal the personality of the area . The contest judge for 2020 was David Winslow . All entered photographs are submitted anonymously to the judge , who is given only their title and a random ID number .
For the past 30 years , David has been photographing in Texas , Mexico , Guatemala and the southwestern U . S . He has exhibited his work at galleries in Mexico and Texas . After living in Mexico for 14 years , he currently resides in Alpine , Texas , where he has owned and operated Galeria Mañana since 2017 ( www . galeriamanana . net ).
The H . L . Kokernot , Jr . Memorial Award , which this year includes a $ 750 cash prize , was won by Leslie Mendoza ’ s “ Eyes Talk .” Winslow said about the image , “ the expression on the face of that steer , looks like it ’ s giving the photographer the stink eye , great capture . The cowboy attire , the spurs , the boot with jeans tucked in , snap button denim shirt , and the knife on his belt – classic cowboy image . And the dust is flying . This
White Morning - Francis Paul Carlo Creer “ The pristine smooth white snow creates a beautiful contrast with the colorful furniture and evergreens . A beautifully simplistic winter photo .”
photo has it all .”
The Charles Henry Trost Memorial Award ( a $ 250 cash award for 2020 ), was taken by Tim McKenna ’ s “ The view of the Christmas and Chisos Mountains as seen from Texas Hwy 118 , 35 miles North of Terlingua , TX .” Winslow commented , “ The color variety of the mountains , with the shadows interrupting , is stunning . And overhanging clouds at the top of the photo and the foreground prairie finish off this great photo . I wish I had been there to see that scene live with the photographer .”
Twin Sisters Sunset - Dave Hensley “ The Twin Sisters are an iconic profile associated with Alpine . There were several photos submitted capturing the sisters . I especially liked this one . It captured well the distinctive silhouette of the mountains , and the light woven colored clouds at dusk were soothingly beautiful . Made me think a little of Georgia O ’ Keefe .”
The remaining contest winners were “ Sunrise at The Desk ” by Matthew Walter , “ Birds in Snow ”, also by Tim McKenna , and “ Patriot Cowboy ” by Carolyn Morehead , all receiving $ 100 cash prizes for the 2020 Contest .
All of the winners and entrants , as well as judge ’ s notes ( which follow each photograph here ) on all of the finalists for the # AlpineTXPhoto Contest , are available for viewing on the City of Alpine ’ s visitor
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