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The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) invites amateur and professional photographers alike to enter its eighth annual digital photo contest. The contest gives participants an opportunity to explore the outdoors while capturing the natural beauty of Midpen’s open spaces.

Eligible contestants can visit openspace.org/contest to submit photographs in one or all of four categories: Wildlife, Plant life, Landscapes, and People in Nature. There is no entry fee and submissions are limited to three per entrant, per category. Previous winners and staff are not eligible to enter. Entries must be in digital format and must be submitted electronically. The contest opens on March 1 and ends Wednesday, May 31, at Noon PST.

All photos must be taken in a Midpen preserve that is open to the public. Finalists’ photos from previous years, as well as full details about the contest can be found at www.openspace.org/contest.

One first-place winner will be chosen from each category will receive a $100 REI gift card, a Midpen gift bag, and featured in the Open Space Views Fall Newsletter. The overall Grand-Prize winner from the four category winners, will also win a ride-along with a Ranger for a behind-the-scenes look at the preserves!

Photo by Kevin Neilson, People Winner of 2016 contest

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Nine favorite photos from street photographer Scott Loftesness

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InMenlo co-founder Scott Loftesness is an avid street photographer, who has traveled both near (San Francisco) and far (Cuba and France) to hone his craft in workshops. Here he has picked his nine favorite Instagram photos taken during 2016. You can follow Scott on Instagram here. If you’re a local photographer who uses Instagram, send […]

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Spotted: Sun rising behind Hoover Tower

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InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles took this spectacular photo of the sun as it rose behind Hoover Tower on the Stanford campus during her early morning boot camp. She was perched on top of the McMurtry building patio.

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Newsroom By the Bay students visit Pace Art + Technology:TeamLab in Menlo Park

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Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Betsy Sergeant Snow led a photography class this summer as part of Newsroom By the Bay. “This is the first year they’ve included a photography strand, so I taught four classes a day and was available in the afternoons to consult on workflow, captioning, and support,” Betsy explained. “The campers are divided […]

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Photographer Susan Carnahan participates in wildlife-related exhibit at Keeble & Shuchat

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Menlo Park-based photographer Susan Carnahan‘s photos of cranes are among those on exhibit at Keeble & Shuchat from April 13 through May 11. The show is called Wildlife Beyond Borders and features the work of five other photographers and their photos of endangered animals — gorillas, polar bears, lemurs, songbirds, elephants, and wild horses. The […]

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Spotted: Shoes “listening” to Easter sermon at Trinity Church

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We admit to being influenced by the photojournalists we’ve known who manage to capture an image that’s just a little bit off kilter, which ultimately makes it better than if it had been “perfect”. That is our take on this photo shot during the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett’s sermon during the Easter service this morning at […]

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Palo Alto Photography Forum hosts photojournalist Ed Kashi in its initial lecture

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InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles recently got involved with the Palo Alto Photography Forum Lecture Series, started by Frederica Armstrong. The goal of the lecture series is to showcase prominent photojournalists, whose work, according to the organization’s website, “brings understanding to critical stories and promotes conversations and engagement on global and local issues.” “Being passionate about photography and […]

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Phillip Nicholas expands his photographic focus to pets

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We first profiled photographer Phillip Nicholas when he’d just landed in Menlo Park after living outside of Yosemite. While there he’d honed his landscape photography skills. He was teaching — another passion — at the Aperture Academy, which he continues to do. But some days he has open hours. Inspired by his next-door neighbor, a dog […]

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Atherton photographer Larry Calof is featured artist in March at Portola Art Gallery

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“A Walk on the Wild Side,” a collection of wildlife and landscape photographs by Larry Calof of Atherton, is featured this March at the Portola Art Gallery. The exhibit includes images printed on aluminum, as well as pieces printed on traditional archival paper. After a successful 30-year career in corporate and securities law, Larry rediscovered his […]

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Betsy Sergeant Snow travels to Cuba with cameras in hand – and “oh those cars!”

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M-A digital arts teacher Betsy Sergeant Snow, currently on sabbatical, thought she’d travel to Cuba to photograph windows. And she did, a bit. But what filled more frames was the country’s famous old cars — the topic of this post — and the wonderful faces of the Cuban people (to come at a later time). Betsy was in […]

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Spotted: Two photojournalists sharing “war” stories at Cafe Borrone

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There was a reception for photojournalist David Burnett (left in photo) on Tuesday night at Cafe Borrone. David’s photos will be on display through mid-April. We captured a moment between David and Neil Menschel.  The two photographers lived parallel lives in the 20th century. What they talked about we don’t know. But both have captured photos of the rich and powerful as well as the […]

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