Yelm, WA - TACOMA, Wash - Nov. 13, 2012 -- "Dawn's Early Light" -- a photograph of the Port of Tacoma with Mount Rainier as the backdrop -- shared 1st place honors in a Best of the Northwest art competition.
The image, taken by renowned fine art and portrait photographer Sean Griffin, shared top honors with a photograph of the Edmonds Marina taken by Edmonds photographer Eddie Eastwood. Griffin, a former Tacoma resident, lives in Yelm.
The competition, sponsored by FineArt America, drew 289 entries from 110 artists. Voting was online and open to the public, and took place between Nov 3, and Nov. 11.
"I captured the moment on Dec. 1, 2011, but I didn't really discover this wonderful image until a month ago, when I was trying to free up space on my hard drive by deleting old photos," said Griffin. "Like many photographers in this digital age, I snap a lot of photographs, and sometimes your prizewinners get buried among the multitudes."
Tacoma, WA - TACOMA, Wash. – Dec. 12, 2011 – Tacoma photographer Sean Griffin is being profiled as featured photographer for the week of Dec. 11, 2011 at Shocaseme.com, a website dedicated to showcasing gifted artists from around the world.
The profile, available at http://www.shocaseme.com/?p=6070, includes five of the artist’s award-winning photographs, plus an extended question-and-answer session in which the photographer describes the sources of his inspiration, identifies influences, and reveals techniques for capturing the perfect image.
“This has been an extraordinary month for me,” said Griffin, founder of Lightscapes Photography. “First came recognition by The Smithsonian; then being chosen by the artists, collectors, and gallery owners on FineArtAmerica as Photographer of the month; and now the Shocaseme.com feature. I’d like to thank the Shocaseme curators for this honor.”
Editors at The Smithsonian chose Sean’s photograph, “Northern Flicker Tail Feather” –...