Kingstonist’s Greatest Photo Contest

Two weeks ago we announced our twelfth Greatest Photo Contest, which challenged local photographers to submit their best pictures of Kingston to our awesome Flickr group. There are so many beautiful photos in our group and this past weekend, we once again took on the difficult task of narrowing down the submissions to eight finalists. Now it’s up to you, our readers, to help us choose the best photo. As always, Kingstonist appreciates the efforts of all those who’ve joined and continue to upload photos to our Flickr group. We use the group regularly as a source for photos, so even if your submission wasn’t selected or doesn’t win the top prize, there’s a good chance we’ll find a way to prominently feature it with due credit at some point.

The scaled photos from the finalists are all linked to the originals on Flickr. We highly recommend you click through in order to see them all in high resolution. In no particular order, the finalists are:
Kingstonist's Greatest Photo ContestLibrary by Christopher Howitt (left). Untitled by Ryan Warner (right).
Kingstonist's Greatest Photo ContestConfederation Basin in HDR by Dark Arts Astrophotography (left). Kingston Mills by Troy Johnson (right).
Kingstonist's Greatest Photo ContestSteamy Cold by Sean Hickman (left). Kingston Waterfront by Sadaf Rahman (right).
Kingstonist's Greatest Photo Contest[email protected] by Donna Brown (left). Lake Ontario, January 2015 by Iris Russak (right).

My pick for Kingstonist's Greatest Photo is:

  • Dark Arts Astrophotography (29%, 268 Votes)
  • Donna Brown (27%, 247 Votes)
  • Sean Hickman (21%, 193 Votes)
  • Ryan Warner (10%, 94 Votes)
  • Troy Johnson (4%, 38 Votes)
  • Iris Russak (4%, 33 Votes)
  • Sadaf Rahman (3%, 29 Votes)
  • Chistopher Howitt (2%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 923

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Voting will be open until midnight on June 19th. The photographer with the most votes will win a $50 gift certificate to Kingston Frameworks or Camera Kingston. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 21st.


Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

8 thoughts on “Kingstonist’s Greatest Photo Contest

  • June 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    For me, the most striking pic is Confederation Basin. It's so vividly gloomy that it almost gives me chills. It got my vote.

  • June 6, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Funny, I don't remember voting, but the website has made me vote for someone I didn't want to. Anyone care to explain why this is?

    • June 6, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Hmm, I’m not sure how the site made you vote for someone…is it possible someone at the same IP address has already voted? As an aside, we’re showing no votes from the IP address you submitted the comment from.

  • June 7, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Donna Brown's photo is so vibrant and beautiful.So talented

    • June 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      I really like it as well, but would prefer it without the fake reflection effect. I tend to like natural scenes and don't care for stuff like that added in post.

      Although that's just my opinion, of course. That was her artistic spin on it. It's a lovely picture.

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