Cool cats, er, dogs keep eye on photo prize

  • Nancy Huber of Naperville says she took this picture in Ketchikan, Alaska, while on vacation. "I happened to look up at a second-story window and saw these three dogs watching the tourists go by," she says, "the one in the middle being extra cool."

    Nancy Huber of Naperville says she took this picture in Ketchikan, Alaska, while on vacation. "I happened to look up at a second-story window and saw these three dogs watching the tourists go by," she says, "the one in the middle being extra cool."

  • Carol Blackstone of Glen Ellyn was vacationing in Coloradoat the Ice Castles in Silverthorne, near Breckinridge, when she captured this image. "I particularly like this picture because the person in the foreground (my friend, Paula) lends perspective to the actual height of the formation," she says. "I also like the image of the tall evergreen through the opening in the ice castle.

    Carol Blackstone of Glen Ellyn was vacationing in Coloradoat the Ice Castles in Silverthorne, near Breckinridge, when she captured this image. "I particularly like this picture because the person in the foreground (my friend, Paula) lends perspective to the actual height of the formation," she says. "I also like the image of the tall evergreen through the opening in the ice castle.

  • Paula Rhodes of Warrenvillewas at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle and "found a field of bluebirds."

    Paula Rhodes of Warrenvillewas at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle and "found a field of bluebirds."

 
Updated 3/10/2012 9:24 AM

Each week's DuPage County Neighbor section includes at least one entry in our Photo Finish photography contest.

Our photo staff picks some of their favorite submissions to run each week and then one overall monthly winner.

 

This week's entries -- two on this page and one inside -- feature photographers who traveled near (the Morton Arboretum in Lisle) and far (Alaska) to get their shots.

Nancy Huber was on a land leg of her Alaskan cruise when she captured three dogs keeping track of the tourists from their perch in a window. Jack London fans will note not one of them is a husky.

Carol Blackstone of Glen Ellyn was in Colorado when she came upon a display of ice castles.

And Paula Rhodes of Warrenville was hiking through the arboretum when she says she came upon a field full of bluebirds.

If you'd like to submit a photo for consideration, email it in .jpg format with at least 300 dpi resolution to ssanders@dailyherald.com.

Include your name, address and a phone number, plus a description of where you took the photo and the occasion for it.

The monthly winner will receive a $50 gift certificate, good at PJ's Camera, Pickwick Place Plaza, 662 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn.

Winning shots so far this year have included an image of sandhill cranes in flight from Woodridge's Bill Pavlecic; a look at Naperville's Millennium Carillon surrounded by fall colors from Naperville's Susan Barhaug; and a shot of a sailboat and sunset off Key West, Fla., by Naperville's Allen Panek.

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