Focus on Woodbury photo contest

2021 Focus on Woodbury Photo Contest


It's that time of year again: The Focus on Woodbury photo contest has returned for its 23rd year of beautiful photos of our community. This photo contest, presented by Woodbury Magazine, showcases the best photographers in our community—not to mention the subjects that give them inspiration.

We're looking for photos that show off the core values of Woodbury in five categories: Read more about 2021 Focus on Woodbury Photo Contest

Ron Hawkins shares a moment at the Lions Veterans Memorial with an unexpected friend.

Ron Hawkins and turtle

On a cloudy and windy day, Woodbury paramedic Ron Hawkins spent time at the Lions Veterans Memorial.

“It was the day before Memorial Day, and I was enjoying the beautiful memorial by myself until I noticed the turtle appreciating the area as well,” Hawkins says. Read more about Ron Hawkins shares a moment at the Lions Veterans Memorial with an unexpected friend.

Prelude to Fall

A resident of the Colby Lake area since 1991, Julie Hall is a longtime photography enthusiast. “I took some photography classes in high school and college. Prior to an Alaskan vacation in 2013, I took one through community education to refresh some of my photography skills,” Hall says. “That’s when I purchased my current camera, a Nikon D5100.”

Hall used that camera, with a 300mm lens, for this colorful photo. “This was taken on my front steps,” she says. “I enjoy gardening, so I take lots of pictures of my flowers.” Read more about Prelude to Fall

Serious Soccer Player

After finishing his first soccer session last August, 5-year-old Max Thao wanted more time to practice on the field. “On our way home, we stopped at Evergreen West Park,” says Max’s mother, Ah Her. “I thought it would be nice to capture a few photos of him since he was so excited about soccer.”

Her, an investigator for the state of Minnesota, used her Nikon D5100 DSLR for the photo shoot.

“I enjoy taking photos of nature, but my favorite and frequent subjects are my children,” she says. “I want to be able to capture all their moments and expressions as much as I can.” Read more about Serious Soccer Player

It’s a Ball to Live in Woodbury

The Bailey’s Arbor neighborhood of Woodbury has an arboretum feel, with an abundance of community gardens and walking trails. Donna Lloyd took this photo while on a walk through the neighborhood, noting the reflection in the ball in her neighbor’s yard.

“The camera I used was a Canon EOS Rebel T3i, with a Canon EFS 17-55 mm lens,” says Lloyd, who teaches kindergarten at Woodbury Elementary School. “I’ve been taking photos for four years, and I like to use my photographs to make cards for people." Read more about It’s a Ball to Live in Woodbury

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