|| Dear Friends of the Camera You Never Leave Behind,
It has taken Godfrey DiGiorgi and me a very long time to
judge the contest entries this year. In part it is because
we're busy guys, but mostly it is because you, the members,
submitted an enormous number of wonderful pictures. Some of
them were fantastic, but of course, Godfrey and I have somewhat
different taste in photos. So that meant that we had to spend
a lot of time thinking through and discussing by e-mail which
pictures were not merely very good, but which were the very
best. It's never been so hard before.
In the end, however, we found a set of winners and honorable
mentions on which we agreed. Together, we feel they are the
best in class (B&W and color) and best portfolios submitted
this year. Of course, we recognize that each of you will have
different favorites, or will think our choices are great,
but that we got the order wrong.
Your opinions are valuable! If somebody steps forward and
is willing to commit to the 20 or so hours needed, we'll be
happy to add you to the judging committee next year! If enough
members volunteer, we'll retire and enter the contest ourselves.
So here are the prize-winning photos in the 2006-07 Minox
Historical Society "Get That Minox out of the Drawer;
It’s a Camera, not a Dust Collector" contest.
President, Minox Historical Society