Front Cover Photo Contest Winner
About the contest
The Oregon Blue Book sponsors a cover photo contest open to all amateur photographers who are Oregon residents. The photos must be taken in Oregon.
We selected many of photographs from the hundreds submitted in this year's contest for inclusion throughout this Web version of the Oregon Blue Book. These are supplemented by entries from previous contests. We thank all of those who entered their photos. They are helping others share in the beauty of Oregon.
About the winner
“Strawberry Hill Sunset” was taken in March 2011, by John Pedersen of Beaverton. John used his Canon 5DmkII camera and Canon 16-35mm lens to capture this image at sunset on the Oregon Coast, south of Yachats near Strawberry Hill. Having spent much of his childhood in Yachats, he knew this section of the coast and the photo composition he was after. “As I was very close to packing up, thinking that the show was over, I saw that the sky was erupting in color and knew I had a short time to capture it!”
John is a native Oregonian and works for Nike, Inc. He’s had a life-long love of photography, and has been working to elevate his photography to an art form that he hopes “brings a soulful connection to nature” for those who view his work.