The 2007 Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition results are in! Thanks to all who participating in capturing, sharing, and preserving the essence of Bellingham. The winning entries will be on display at the Whatcom Museum as part of the July 6th Gallery Walk starting at 6 p.m. as well as on Bellingham TV Channel 10. Top awards will be presented to the winners at the July 16th City Council meeting starting at 7 p.m.
"Viva La Bellingham " Kristin Emmet (9th-12th Grade)
Color pallet reinforces this moody scene depicting Bellingham's rain being embraced. Reflection in the window of the car shows the promise of a clear sky tomorrow. Composition compliments the strong imagery of this individual.
"405 Holly Street " by Sandi Heinrich (Professional)
Documents quintessential nook of Bellingham's Old Town character, soon to change. Creates unusual perspective through various lines converging to draw attention to the bike. Whimsical colors brighten the scene.
3rd Place "Fog Distant " by John R. Kienast Jr. (Amateur)
Majestic view of Bellingham Bay at twilight. Color pallet of complimentary cool blues and warm oranges combined into an ethereal vision.