Photo Contest Winners

The Friends’ inaugural Photo Contest concluded on May 1st.  Although the number of entries was small, the images submitted were of high quality and spoke to both the skills of our member photographers and the beauty of our beloved park and its inhabitants.  Our three gracious judges, Matt Delcarlo, Edwin Hacking, and Sharron Walker have reviewed all the entries and completed their deliberations to determine the top three photos in each of the four contest categories. 

We will be printing and matting each of the winning images and displaying them in the Visitor Center when it re-opens later this summer. The images will also be featured in our next newsletter (July-August issue), which be sent out at the end of July. And along with the display in the Visitor Center, we will hold a “Best of the Winners – Public Choice” contest in which every visitor viewing the images there can place their vote for the overall best photograph. Come and see them in person!

The Friends of SPVP sincerely thank all members who entered and contributed to the success of this initial contest effort, and extend our hearty congratulations to each of the winners! 

And the Winners Are… 

Category: Flora / Place: 1st
“Trillium Trio” by Carl Schwab
Category: Flora / Place: 2nd
“Oak Tree Shading the Trail” by Ron Wilson

Category: Flora / Place: 3rd
“Red-flowering Currant Blossom” by Mark Golembiewski
Category: Fauna / Place: 1st
“Checking Each Other Out” by Mark Golembiewski
Category: Fauna / Place: 2nd
“Yes…See…My Tail IS Black” by Bevan Jones
Category: Fauna / Place: 3rd
“California Quail Crosses the Trail” by Carl Schwab
Category: Trails & Landscapes / Place: 1st
“Brooks Falls after Big October Storm” by Mark Golembiewski
Category: Trails & Landscapes / Place: 2nd
“Riparian Fusion” by Bevan Jones
Category: Trails & Landscapes / Place: 3rd
“Morning Fog on Montara Mtn. Trail” by Carl Schwab
Category: People in the Park / Place: 1st
“Balance Practice Near the Volleyball Courts” by Ron Wilson
Category: People in the Park / Place: 2nd
“Homeless Person Stealing Flowers” by Roger Mascio
Category: People in the Park / Place: 3rd
“A Most Educational Walk in the Park” by Mark Golembiewski