Publication date: June 1, 2005

Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest Winners: Picture perfect

171 people took their best shots in hopes of winning a spot in our annual photo contest

Photographer Ansel Adams once said that "You don't take a photograph, you make it."

That's exactly what the 20 winners of this year's Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest did. Some waited for the perfect moment to capture their image, others with a keen eye were in the right place to snap an amazing moment. From the snowy, romantic streets of New York to the futuristic gotcha-shot snapped at the MOMA, this year's entries are as beautiful as they are thoughtfully composed.

This year's judges include Norbert von der Groeben, the Weekly's chief photographer; Dave Hibbard, a fine art photographer; Joe Quever, a commercial photographer; and Brigitte Carnochan, a fine art and documentary style photographer. Our sponsors include: Photo Express, University Art, Palo Alto Art Center, UCSC Extension. The photos displayed in this issue will be on view from June 1 to June 15 at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Photo Contest Judges

Photos that were chosen for exhibition

Peninsula People


First Place


Second Place


Third Place



Honorable Mention

Peninsula Images


First Place


Second Place


Third Place


Honorable Mention

Manipulated Images


First Place


Second Place


Third Place


Honorable Mention

Views From Beyond
the Peninsula


First Place


Second Place


Third Place


Honorable Mention


Honorable Mention

Special Youth Awards


First Place



Second Place


Third Place


Honorable Mention


Honorable Mention


Honorable Mention

Past Photo Contest Winners

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