Gallery: Photo contest finalists

 
 
  • This is a photograph of Mike Stolinski for his upcoming album. It was taken inside of a very dark room in a barn with a hole in the ceiling, which gave the room a bit of light and the photograph some nice contrast.

    This is a photograph of Mike Stolinski for his upcoming album. It was taken inside of a very dark room in a barn with a hole in the ceiling, which gave the room a bit of light and the photograph some nice contrast. Sasha Andruzheychik of Vernon Hills

  • Moss glistens in the sunlight as it blooms between bricks in the back yard.

    Moss glistens in the sunlight as it blooms between bricks in the back yard. Linda Randazzo of Libertyville

  • A calming scene of serenity is pictured as a full moon reflects on the pond and a house nestled safely in the trees in Long Grove .

    A calming scene of serenity is pictured as a full moon reflects on the pond and a house nestled safely in the trees in Long Grove . Peter Hill of Long Grove

  • This is a female ruby throated hummingbird photographede in September 2004. The photographer used a 300 mm telephoto lens because they were quite a distance away. A 1/500 second shutter speed slowed the wing speed.

    This is a female ruby throated hummingbird photographede in September 2004. The photographer used a 300 mm telephoto lens because they were quite a distance away. A 1/500 second shutter speed slowed the wing speed. Bob Esbensen of Palatine

  • My daughter is standing under Double Arch and is dwarfed by the shear size of the rock formation. This was taken in July at Arches National Park in Utah.

    My daughter is standing under Double Arch and is dwarfed by the shear size of the rock formation. This was taken in July at Arches National Park in Utah. Tom Chiakulas of Arlington Heights

  • Yaquina Head Lighthouse shot this past summer in Oregon.

    Yaquina Head Lighthouse shot this past summer in Oregon. Justine Gregoire of Barrington

  • There are few things more peaceful than walking through a field on a foggy morning. I love the anonymity of feeling like you're the only person in the world. This lone tree brings that feeling home for me.

    There are few things more peaceful than walking through a field on a foggy morning. I love the anonymity of feeling like you're the only person in the world. This lone tree brings that feeling home for me. Tom Nicol of Geneva

  • This past spring break, I went to France with my school. When we arrived at the Eiffel Tower, it was beautiful and sunny. By the time we had gone to the very top and came back down, it was completely dark. It was absolutely amazing.

    This past spring break, I went to France with my school. When we arrived at the Eiffel Tower, it was beautiful and sunny. By the time we had gone to the very top and came back down, it was completely dark. It was absolutely amazing. Alex Thelan of Elgin

  • The crocus in my front garden are the first indications to me that spring is arriving.

    The crocus in my front garden are the first indications to me that spring is arriving. Chuck Bennorth of St. Charles

  • Alexandra Boven took this photo as part of a photography class at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park.

    Alexandra Boven took this photo as part of a photography class at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park. Alexandra Boven of Villa Park

  • I couldn't resist taking one shot before I drove to St. Louis. All my beautiful spring flowers are covered in snow!

    I couldn't resist taking one shot before I drove to St. Louis. All my beautiful spring flowers are covered in snow! Cathy Godfrey of Wheaton

  • The photograph is from my photo class. The assignment was hand coloring. This was taken around a pond in Lisle. It looks like it's raining because I accidentally dropped the negative on the ground and scratched it by stepping on it.

    The photograph is from my photo class. The assignment was hand coloring. This was taken around a pond in Lisle. It looks like it's raining because I accidentally dropped the negative on the ground and scratched it by stepping on it. Nellie Saftig of Lisle

Published: 4/17/2009 12:01 AM