Last night was the Awards for the 2009 Bicycling Northwest.com Bike Photo Contest presented by Pro Photo Supply. Despite a civil war football game distraction we had a nice group of the winners and friends gather at the Lucky Lab NW for a bite, a pint (or two) and a look at all the entries as well as those that carried home the winning swag.
Taking top honors was a great shot by photographer John Rudolff - the crash of cyclist Joe Dengel in last summer's Portland Twilight Crit. The photo epitomizes the old adage, " luck is opportunity meeting preparedness". Many elements come together quite beautifully in this shot. In my mind, and many of the judges, what makes this image work so wonderfully is the expression on the young girl's face in the upper left corner.
Congratulations to everyone that entered and all the winners!
We will be putting up all the winning images on Bicycling Northwest.com over the coming week - as well, they will be displayed in large print format at Pro Photo Supply later in spring 2010 when we announce the opening of the next contest (I'll post a note here on the blog).
Thanks to Canon cameras for sponsorship of the prizes.
PS - Joe Dengel, is fine and cycling again - the crash did ring his bell a bit.