posted: 3/29/2013 12:03 AM
Images: Photo Contest Finalists
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A man looks for a helping hand in Chicago during the summer of 2012.
Trevor Morrison of Arlington Heights
A robin collects berries from a hawthorn tree in the fall of 2012 in Fontana, Wisconsin.
Carolyn Grace of Bartlett
A coyote checks out a compost pile in an Inverness backyard earlier this month.
Dave Davis of Inverness
Bowling pins are caught in mid air after the ball strikes them.
Curt Sriver of Libertyville
The sun rises on a cold morning over Butler Lake in Libertyville.
Colin Morabito of Libertyville
A trumpet rests on a stand after a recent lesson.
Doug Jacobs of Buffalo Grove
It's spring and flowers will be blooming soon. This is a picture of a plant called bloodroot that I took last spring at MCCD's Living Land Farm. Bloodroot was used by Native Americans for both its curative properties and as a natural dye.
James Paskiewicz of Algonquin
This is Diamond keeping an eye on me as I kept my camera on him.
Marc Moxon of Woodstock
This photo of Vivek Jena of Naperville was taken at a wet plate workshop in Chicago. The photograph was taken with a 4x5 Cambo rail camera.
Kevin Brouillette of Geneva
I took this picture over this past summer in my backyard. My dog kept hanging out in the same spot sniffing around so I decided to take a stroll over and found this pack of baby bunnies. I put a chair over them to ensure their safety.
Bryon Goff of Glen Ellyn
This was taken in November 2012 at Lake Phewa, Pokhara, Nepal with Himalaya Mountains of the Annapurna Sanctuary in the background, following a trek to the Annapurna Base Camp.
Steve Sweetser of Lombard
Mac, my pup, recently collided with a car and now only has three legs. I wanted to take more photos of Mac and watch his progress grow with three legs. I call him my tripod and he poses when I take photos. To capture the moment, I started taking photos of Mac laying on the grass.
Marie Mannix of Wheaton