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Picks: The Best of Smithsonian Magazine's 9th Annual Photo Contest [Copy link] 中文

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Grand Prize Winner

Jia Han Dong, Age 52
Parsippany, New Jersey • Photographed March 2009
Xiapu, China “is famous for photo ops because it has lots of small hills along the coasts,” says Dong. “I zoomed in with my Nikon so that the reflection filled the whole frame. I waited till those fishermen walked into the right position and took the shot.”

Jia Han Dong, a shipping company manager from New Jersey, was vacationing in a small fishing community in southern China when he climbed a hill, intending to photograph the setting sun above the East China Sea. He walked around for hours trying to find the best spot to set up his equipment, but the conditions weren’t ideal. “It was kind of cloudy,” recalls Dong. Then the sun appeared and lent the shoreline a golden cast. “I saw those fishermen going out for low tide clamming with their tools on their shoulders. I loved the color, the pattern of the posts in the foreground, the texture of the water.”



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Altered Images Winner
Sarah Jackson, Age 38
Montevallo, Alabama • Photographed February 2009
A not unusual vacation shot at the Georgia Aquarium became a striking winner with digital manipulation. “I tried a negative filter and loved the look of the glowing, otherworldly octopus,” Jackson says.

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Americana Winner
Stephanie Fox, Age 40
Mobile, Alabama • Photographed March 2011
“The determination of a 3-year-old” is captured in this photograph of Fox’s daughter, Olivia, who struggled to sneak a peek at her brother in the dugout—and finally succeeded.

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Travel winner
David Lazar, Age 29
Brisbane, Australia • Photographed January 2011
At Inle Lake in Burma, Lazar was up at sunrise to capture fishermen who use their legs to wield oars. “I found a high vantage point,” he recalls, “and wanted to photograph this iconic and unique Burmese fishing style.”

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People winner
Nimai Chandra Ghosh, Age 52
Kolkata, India • Photographed November 2011
“I was on a photo outing on the bank of the River Ganga,” Ghosh recalls. “I saw this man in a deep sleep and some boys playing in the river. I enjoyed this scene and started to capture those moments.”

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Natural World Winner
Lucy Chien, Age 30
San Francisco, California • Photographed June 2010
“Oregon will always be a special place for me, having grown up there,” Chien says of this coastal scene. “Little did I know that even clams have a personality and know how to smile for the camera.”

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Readers' Choice Winner
Zoltán Balogh, Age 32
Budapest, Hungary • Photographed June 2009
While vacationing in Portugal, Balogh made a stop in Évora. “This is a unique place where time has stopped,” he says. “The whole downtown was preserved from the Roman ages to the present.”

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