Focus on Maple Grove photo contest

2021 Focus on Maple Grove Photo Contest

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It's that time of year again: The Focus on Maple Grove photo contest has returned for its 11th year of beautiful photos of our community. This photo contest, presented by Maple Grove Magazine, showcases the best photographers in our community—not to mention the subjects that give them inspiration.

We're looking for photos that show off the core values of Maple Grove in five categories: Read more about 2021 Focus on Maple Grove Photo Contest

Mark Schaffer Captures Colorful Fountain Lights at Maple Grove Central Park

While Mark A. Schaffer has used both film and digital photography techniques, he prefers the latter. For this photo, Schaffer was able to use his Nikon D90—an “old model by today’s standards,” he says—along with a 50 millimeter lens with exposure for highlights. This causes the lights in a photograph to be vibrant and, in turn, causes shadows to look nearly black. Read more about Mark Schaffer Captures Colorful Fountain Lights at Maple Grove Central Park

Kim Seeger’s Photo Earns an Award in Our Annual Photo Contest

It was a passion for outdoor photography and a keen eye for detail that allowed Kim Seeger of the Boundary Creek neighborhood to capture this tiny tree frog, which blended perfectly with its surroundings one warm summer morning. However, the significance of the photo goes much deeper than the natural beauty of this small amphibious creature. “I took this picture for my friend, Stacey,” Seeger says, referring to a close friend who lost her mother shortly before this photo was taken. “Stacey’s mom had always loved frogs,” Seeger says. Read more about Kim Seeger’s Photo Earns an Award in Our Annual Photo Contest

Photo Contest Winner Mick Wragg's Nutty Shot

Last summer, Mick Wragg was sitting on his back patio enjoying the nice afternoon, when he noticed an abundance of chipmunks. He and his wife decided to throw a few nuts at them for entertainment. As the chipmunks became more and more excited, Wragg opened the Planters Mixed Nuts container and let the woodland animals have at it. This little guy decided to climb into the bucket, having his way with a few cashews. “He went in and out of the jar and looked at us, and then we put the cover on top and he hopped up and gave us a dirty look,” Wragg says. Read more about Photo Contest Winner Mick Wragg's Nutty Shot

Focus on Maple Grove 2013 Results

During the 2012 Focus on Maple Grove photo contest, voters were unanimous in their selection of this photo for the reader’s choice award. Photographer Brianna Fortin was cleaning the house one day when her Canon T3i was in reach just in time to capture her precious pup, Ruby Begonia, named after a bar in Stillwater (which is no longer there). Fortin says Ruby will go to great lengths to eat just about anything when you're not looking, “raw hamburger, sandwiches...a stick of butter...we have learned our lesson. But she is as sweet as she is pretty.”
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