2022 # ALPINETX PHOTO CONTEST
I ' m a sucker for dog photos . I love how this four-legged Cowboys fan is so " chill " looking off to the right . The photographer got down to the dog ’ s level while using a wide lens to capture this sweet moment .
This photo perfectly speaks to cowboying , ranching and rodeo that are so much a part of Alpine West Texas Life .
“ Talkin ’ Rodeo ” by Mark Walton
“ Home of the Cowboys ” by Dustin Levine
2022 # ALPINETXPHOTO CONTEST ANNOUNCES WINNERS
ALPINE , TEXAS — The City of Alpine has announced the winners of the 2022 # AlpineTXPhoto Contest . Free and open to the public , the contest closed to entries on September 30th . The twelfth annual photo contest saw 255 photographs entered by 78 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 2022 was Michael Howard . All entered photographs are submitted anonymously to the judge , who is given only their title and a random ID number .
Michael Howard is a digital imaging specialist , a fine art giclee printer , a former magazine photographer , and has been a frequent contributor to VisitAlpineTx tourism promotions .
The H . L . Kokernot , Jr . Memorial Award , which includes a $ 500 cash prize , was won by Mark Walton ’ s “ Wild Ride .” Howard said about the image , “ The great photographer Henri Cartier Bresson spoke about ‘ the Decisive Moment ’. He said that , ‘ inside movement there is one moment at which the elements in motion are in balance .’ To me , ‘ Wild Ride ’ sums up the photographer capturing that decisive moment . This image is bursting with energy , a great bit of reportage .”
The Charles Henry Trost Memorial Award ( with a $ 100 cash award ), was taken by Rachel Carvajal ’ s “ 4th of July .” Howard commented , “ There is something magical about this image . The Grand Finale on a sublime 4th of July evening . If there was a station wagon with a well lit family in the foreground , it could be mistaken for a Gregory Crewdson photo .”
The remaining contest winners were “ Talkin ’ Rodeo ,” also by Mark Walton , “ Home of the Cowboys ” by Dustin Levine , and “ Alpine , Texas , God ’ s Country ” by Kimberley Peña , all receiving $ 50 cash prizes .
All of the winners and entrants , as well as judge ’ s notes on all of the finalists for the # AlpineTXPhoto Contest are available for viewing on the City of Alpine ’ s visitor information web site : visitalpinetx . com . �
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