Thursday, November 4, 2010

{this beautiful life} winners!

After more painful deliberation and asking everyone under the sun which ones they thought should win...
...and generally making a nuisance of myself while I wallowed in the throes of indecision...
....and being told by my brother Benjamin that I just needed to just "bam! decide!"
...and being told my one of my friends that I needed to feel empowered
and believe in myself and just know in my heart the truth.. (?) and then make a decision...
...and after teetering on the brink of indecision even as I sat down to write this post...

Here are the winners of the 
{this beautiful life} photography contest!

The first-place winner is 

I just kept coming back to this photo. Such striking color and composition.
Ellen will be receiving the red polka-dot camera strap cover from Studio MCA Designs.

The second-place winner is 

Amazing color, amazing editing, amazing clarity. And I love the tiny dewdrops.
Theresa will be receiving the lovely necklace from A Lost Feather.

...and the third-place prize goes to 

Can you tell that I am a sucker for gorgeous colors? I love the contrast of the intense colors in this photo. 
And you gotta love old barns.
Well, maybe you don't have to. But I sure do.
Anna will be receiving this spunky camera strap from Sizzle Straps.

Thank you,
everyone who participated!
I had way too much fun looking through all of your creative entries. 
Although, the choosing was undeniably gory.
I think I'll be okay after a good night's rest.

And a big huggy thank-you to our generous sponsors,
who made this contest a whole bunch more fun.

Winners--email me with your shipping info!


  1. Woohoo!!! Congratulations, ladies! FANTASTIC photos!
    And thanks so much, Suzy, for holding this contest! Love ya!

  2. Congratulations to you three! Your photos definitely deserve it!

  3. Congratulations to the winners! I was gasping and oohing and aahing and making other absurd noises and I think I scared a couple people...ha ha.

  4. Beautiful photos. I think you definitely made the right decision. :) Congrats, winners!


  5. Congrats everybody!
    The photo I lovedlovedloved won third!!!!

  6. Congratulations every one who won!

    It sure was fun entering this contes/giveaway!

    Thanks for having it:-)


  7. i love all three of those. :) good picking polka dot!

  8. Lovely! Great choices, Polka Dot! :)

  9. Congrats winners! Your photos truly are amazing! :)

  10. Congratulations to the winners! They all had awesome photos.

  11. Good choices :-)
    And lots of really nice pictures!

  12. *gasp in utter shock* Wow...I can't believe it!! So happy. :)
    I love the Rose photo, it looks so warm and inviting, makes you want to steal it from the photo and smell it!
    Great contest! It was so fun to participate in. ^_^
    ~Anna P.

  13. Yay! Great photos everyone! Congrats :)

  14. Congrats to the winners--awesome photos!

  15. Congratulations, ladies! You did a wonderful job!
    Martha Joy

  16. Great job lady! And thanks for hosting this contest: it was a really great opportunity to see some cool pictures and admire people's talents (or envy them, LOL)...

  17. Conrats to all the winners! :) Great photos! :)

  18. Those are all amazingly bold and beautiful shots!!


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