2nd Annual Photo Contest Winners and Finalists

See the winning photos from our 2004 contest

FINALIST: Americana
Our greatest freedom
Carlos Hernandez
FINALIST: Americana
The flat broom, a Shaker innovation
Deborah Tacy
FINALIST: Americana
A rainbow of kayaks in Rockport, Massachusetts
Amy Pierson
FINALIST: Americana
Old Palouse House
DeWitt Beattie
FINALIST: Americana
Lighthouse on the Hudson River
John McShane
FINALIST: Americana
Fishing on Grand Lake of the Cherokees in Oklahoma
Joshua Hayes
FINALIST: Americana
Taxidermy animals flank the living room television
Lex Thompson
FINALIST: Americana
Empire State Building in the mist
Yurij Trytjak
FINALIST: Americana
The runway
Judy Helderman
FINALIST: Arts
Young ballerina
Guy Hudson
WINNER: Travel
Bridge near Highway 37
Says Zwick, an architect, of Northern California's Black Point Bridge: "It reflects a slower pace of life that is quickly being lost in the area where I live." Built in 1911 by the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, the bridge straddles the Petaluma River, the dividing line between Sonoma and Marin counties. Marty Zwick
FINALIST: Arts
Parade day in La Paz, Bolivia
Amy Brill
FINALIST: Arts
Rothko and red shoes
Douglas Neuman
FINALIST: Arts
The Spring Flower Festival in Girona, Spain
Michael Giamellaro
FINALIST: Arts
Shadows and steps
Robert Orlando
FINALIST: Arts
Young dancer looks up
Susan Cook
FINALIST: Arts
Hand among thorns
Matthew Campbell
FINALIST: Arts
Bronze lady
Tom Lopresti
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
A green anole lizard in Hawaii
After a daylong drive through Maui, Maize and his wife, Kim, were pulling into a hotel parking space when he discovered the head of a green anole lizard "peeking around the edge of a leaf. I shot about three, four pictures, but [this] one was my favorite." Howard Maize
FINALIST: Arts
Chicago chairs
Jill Weiler
FINALIST: Natural World
Zebra challenge
Eleanore Avery
FINALIST: Natural World
Sunflower bloom in endless field
Jamie Davenport
FINALIST: Natural World
Light and shade at Grand Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Jeff Dejoannis
FINALIST: Natural World
Dragonfly resting on a flower
Jean Noren
WINNER: Arts
Hide and seek in the sculpture
Marlo Sarmiento
FINALIST: Natural World
Pensive primate at the St. Louis Zoo
Keith Jochim
FINALIST: Natural World
Penang, Malaysia
Khoo Phaik Hoe
FINALIST: Natural World
Windy November
Jeremy Powitz
FINALIST: Natural World
Small canoe on a foggy day
Suzanne Lestage
WINNER: Natural World
Flora of the Philippines
Says De Leon, a graphic artist for Manila's NET 25 television: "I have been shooting plants in the [office] garden for years, and then I found this combination, which closely resembles the colors and form of our national flag." Samuel De Leon
FINALIST: People
Hmong girl and baby in Binh Lu, Vietnam
Miguel De Casenave
FINALIST: People
Dance number during the Kennebunk Variety Show
Sharon Lee Hart
FINALIST: People
Morning greeting
Mona Makela
FINALIST: People
Legend of the fall
Jim Johnston
FINALIST: People
Indian laborers cooking before work
Kaustubh Ray
FINALIST: People
Woman visiting family member in Haitian hospital
Mike Roth
FINALIST: People
My son, stopping for a photo while his cousin races past
Rusty Webb
FINALIST: People
Masai hand, Tanzania
Amitai Schwartz
FINALIST: People
An old lady taking a sunbath on a January day
Czintos Ödön
FINALIST: Travel
A floating market in Thailand
Jane Abrams
WINNER: People
A man about to give a haircut
"I really needed a haircut, so I stepped into Benny White's Arco Barber Shop. I sat down in that old, red chair and received one of the most attentive and quality haircuts of my life. Afterward I thanked White and asked him if he wouldn't mind me taking his portrait." Joshua Dudley Greer
FINALIST: Travel
Monks at Cambodia's Angkor Wat
John Goodwin
FINALIST: Travel
Harvard University's clubhouse
Ivan Kovalev
FINALIST: Travel
Moroccan girl on her way to school
Joan Weiss
FINALIST: Travel
The bamboo forest of Arashiyama, Japan
Alexander Wu
FINALIST: Travel
Boy in a rural Kenyan eatery
Ethan Yeh
FINALIST: Travel
Bicycles parked along an Amsterdam canal
Timothy Rybicki
WINNER: Travel
A green bench in New York City
"I was bored waiting for a bus on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, so I started taking photos of people sitting on the benches. When the bus came, the benches emptied out and I noticed the beautiful curve and color of the bench and concrete. I missed the bus because I couldn't stop taking photos." Jane Linders
FINALIST: Travel
Morning reflection on Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park
Steve Estes
FINALIST: Travel
Climbers on "Big Red" in Namibia
Leo Dos Remedios