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The photos of the week: March 9-15

Posted by Derek Flack / March 15, 2013

Spring sunset TorontoThe photos of the week collect each of the editor-selected photos of the day into one post for a contest to be decided by our readers. Sponsored by Posterjack, the photographer whose image receives the most votes will be awarded with a voucher code for a 24"x36" poster print of their work.

All the rules and fine-print can be found in the original announcement post on the blogTO Flickr page. One thing to add, however, is that the voting period ends at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, after which the winner will be contacted with the good news.

For those photographers whose images are featured below, please feel free to give us a little information about your shot — i.e. where and when it was taken — in the comments section. Who knows? Maybe your description will sway voters in your favour!

2012 Photo of the Year winners announcement

The following photographers have won our 2012 photo of the year competition:

Winners will be contacted with instructions on how to claim their prizes shortly.

Lead photo by Danielle Scott.

Skyline Restaurant TorontoPhoto by Loco_Ono

Winter TorontoPhoto by Subjective Art

Kensington MarketPhoto by DdotG

Toronto BuildingsPhoto by Dan Cronin

toronto beachPhoto by W..... in the blogTO Flickr pool

Streetcar Stop TorontoPhoto by Martinho



Robert / March 15, 2013 at 08:35 am
This is the first week I believe ever, where I don't believe a single entry deserves to win. Not bashing, but they are all "shoot because you see it" photos. I wouldn't believe a single one was as a direct result of planning, design, or inspiration. Just, "Hey, that's cool, click, submit"
Jonathan Castellino / March 15, 2013 at 08:40 am
I just love how 'timing-oriented' these shots are; it was difficult to choose one ! Robert (above) assumes that people make images / take photographs with the sole intention of submitting them. I would agree that planning and design had little to do with these shots, but often time, that is precisely what makes a photograph great : )

SA / March 15, 2013 at 10:21 am
Thank you, blogTO, for the inclusion in this week's selection.

As for the lack of "planning/design/inspiration" (as Robert expressed it), all I can say is that Winter is my favourite time of the year to enjoy outdoor photography. There is something about the starkness & solitude that I really feel compelling.

This particular shot of mine (#3) was one of the images resulting from a early morning shoot in one of the still somewhat rare snowfalls we have here in the city.

I'd be the first to say that it is not the greatest thing I've ever produced, but at the same time, it is certainly nothing I feel embarrassed about either.
Aaron / March 15, 2013 at 10:21 am
Was the first photo (Spring Sunset) taken in Ho Ci Minh City or Toronto?
SA replying to a comment from Aaron / March 15, 2013 at 10:27 am
Not unless Vietnam has been transported to the Beach.

The correct spelling is Ho Chi Minh city, btw.
Aaron replying to a comment from Aaron / March 15, 2013 at 10:30 am
That is.. Ho Chi Minh City..
Dmitri / March 15, 2013 at 11:38 am
"Beach Walkers" is definitely a winner here for me (and for most of people as it seems). Without getting too deep into discussion about this photo it just plain stands out from the rest. Good job and congrats!
Q / March 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm
When does BlogTO pick the photo of the day?

Do you only pick from the photos that were put in the pool that day?

Is there a certain size or proportion you prefer?
Aaron replying to a comment from SA / March 16, 2013 at 09:56 am
Just asking. The 19th century wooden telegraph poles remind me of poor cities in 3rd world or developing nations.
Simon Tarses replying to a comment from Robert / March 16, 2013 at 10:35 am
I agree, very hard to pick which one is least meh. Some weeks there are like five amazing ones of 7 and it's really hard to pick the winner.

Also? Sometimes during movies when I get really engrossed in the plot, I pick at and occasionally eat my own scabs.

Gross, I know, but I had to tell someone.

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