WoophySF here. With all the other exciting things happening with Woophy you would be forgiven if you thought maybe we had forgotten about July’s Science contest. Nope. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact July’s contest was one of the hardest I’ve had to judge so far.
Now Joris told me this month’s newsletter was going to be jam-packed with other Woophy related news so it would be OK if I kept my explanations for how I chose the winner relatively short…and I’ll try my best.
BUT choosing winners this time around was hard!! So hard in fact that I felt I had to break things up into sub-categories and pick some winners specifically for those sub-categories.
There is still only one overall prizewinner, but instead of honorable mentions this time, I chose some winners for some sub-categories I created.
So anyway, who was the overall winner??
Well that would be Zerega’s
radar station (I think that’s what it is) from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Man, I really loved this image as soon as I saw it. I think maybe the reason I loved it so much was because I always feel there is a struggle between mankind dabbling in it’s fun little science projects and nature always being at the ready to knock us down a notch and reclaim the resources we use to make our technology. And man does this photo speak to that!
Basically this is science where science really isn’t supposed to be. This image brings to mind all sorts of potential stories such as workers fighting against nature to try to build this, test it, maintain it, and then one day it becomes completely obsolete. Then nature goes to work to reclaim it.
To me this was a very powerful image and congratulations to Zerega for the composition and the shot. Very nicely done!!
Now a few others that also should be considered winners were the following:
Old Science: Skotty’s
photo of the oldest distillery in Gascony
Clinical Science: Jan’s
photo of his darkroom in the 70’s
Science of the vast: Just an amazingly epic photo by Zoidberg
. It looks to me like a rocket blasting off into space and the technology that allows that amazing feat to be possible. Great epic shot!
And last but not least, the Science of fun: Lotralin’s
image that hopefully reminds us that we should never be all work and no play. Is that a guy on stilts with a flamethower?!?!
So that’s it!! Thanks again to everyone who submitted and San Francisco will be back to judge photos of Leisure in October.
That should be a fun one!! Thanks!!