POST Announces Winner of the
Heart of the Redwoods Photo Contest
September 13, 2012
(Palo Alto, Calif.) –Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has chosen a photograph by David Henry of Palo Alto as the winner of its 2012 Heart of the Redwoods amateur photo contest. The picture was taken inside a redwood tree at El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve, and looks up into the sunlit canopy far above the viewerís vantage point. Henryís entry earns him the grand prize: a spot in an advanced technique workshop taught by Santa Cruz-based nature photographer Sebastian Kennerknecht, valued at $285.
The photo contest was held in conjunction with POSTís Heart of the Redwoods Campaign, which seeks to protect 20,000 acres of the last remaining redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains. There was no entry fee and the prizes were donated by the sponsoring businesses.
Second place went to Kyrod Myatt, winner of POSTís 2011 photo contest. He will receive a $150 gift certificate from Keeble & Shuchat Photography in Palo Alto for his Santa Cruz Mountain landscape shot. Steve Henry took third place for his photo of a mushroom nestled in redwood leaf debris; he also secured an honorable mention for his photo of the Candelabra Tree at Butano State Park. He will receive a $100 gift certificate from University Art in Palo Alto. Fourth place went to Bert Feuss for his close-up of a forest newt. He will receive a $50 gift certificate from San Jose Camera & Video.
ďThe high caliber of the entries we received reinforces the impact of our local redwood forests on peopleís lives. These are places that inspire and rejuvenate us, and to sustain that effect we need to do all we can to protect these forests not only for ourselves, but for the benefit of future generations,Ē said POST President Walter T. Moore.
The winning photo will be on display at University Art in Palo Alto. The winning photo and finalist photos can be viewed on POSTís web site. They will also be featured in the fall 2012 issue of POSTís Landscapes donor newsletter, and as part of POSTís ongoing campaign to save our local redwood forests.
Visit www.openspacetrust.org/activities/photocontest.html to see the winning
photo and finalists.
POST is a leading private, nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving the beauty, character and diversity of the San Francisco Peninsula and Santa Cruz Mountain range. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 70,000 acres as permanent open space and parkland in San Mateo, Santa Clara and
Santa Cruz counties.
Michelle Mellon, Publications and Public Relations Manager
Phone: (650) 854-7696 x341
Email: mmellon [at] openspacetrust [dot] org