2018 Coast Weekend Photo Contest Top 25 Coast Weekend Jan 3, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Here we present the top 25 photos in the 2018 Coast Weekend Photo Contest out of 230 submissions. First Place: Meghann Hanour's 'Valentine and Pearl' ‘Valentine and Pearl,’ by Meghann Hanour, 39, of Astoria, is the E.O. Media Group judges’ pick for First Place. The photo, taken in Cannon Beach, is of Hanour’s daughters, Colette (left) and Olyvia Reff. The photographer made the girls’ dresses herself. Meghann Hanour Second Place: Teddy Townsend's 'TIME' For ‘TIME,’ the second-place winner, Teddy Townsend, 20, Cathlamet, Wash., took this hour-long exposure of the Peter Iredale shipwreck in Fort Stevens. Townsend won First Place in the 2016 Coast Weekend Photo Contest. Teddy Townsend Third Place: Kimberlee Hamilton's 'Synchronized Lunge Feeding' The E.O. Media Group judges' choice for Third Place is Kimberlee Hamilton's 'Synchronized Lunge Feeding.' Hamilton, 56, of Vancouver, Wash., took this photo of whales feeding in unison. ‘Monterey Bay’s finest on a foggy morning!’ she wrote. Kimberlee Hamilton People's Choice: Trisha Payne's 'Remembering the Light' Buy Now People’s Choice, the photo with the plurality of online votes, goes to Trisha Payne’s ‘Remembering the Light.’ Here, the 43-year-old Bend resident captures the Coquille River Lighthouse of Bandon. The structure is one of Payne’s favorite sights on the Oregon Coast. Trisha Payne Honorable mention: Kelly Grothe's 'Reflection' Kelly Grothe, 56, of Astoria, took an evening photo, titled “Reflection,” of Young’s Bay Bridge — a bridge underrepresented in local art and art photography. Kelly Grothe Honorable mention: Jeff Carden's 'December Crescent Moon' An early morning moon rises next to the Astoria Column in ‘December Crescent Moon,’ by Jeff Carden, 51, of Astoria. Jeff Carden Honorable mention: Tommie Hatcher's 'Morning' Tommie Hatcher, 47, of Astoria, took this black-and-white, titled ‘Morning,’ of a vessel on the Columbia River. Tommie Hatcher Honorable mention: Rod Schwartz's 'Sunburst' ‘On a drizzly December day, sunlight breaks through the cloudy canopy to illuminate Haystack Rock as a flock of gulls passes through the scene,” wrote Rod Schwartz, 66, of Pullman, Wash., of his photo ‘Sunburst.’ Rod Schwartz Honorable mention: Trisha Payne's 'Finding the Milky Way' In ‘Finding the Milky Way,’ Trisha Payne, 43, of Bend, trains her lens on a fellow photographer shooting the stars in Brookings. Payne also won People Choice’s this year for ‘Remembering the Light.’ Trisha Payne Honorable mention: Jason Mack's 'Snow in Astoria' 'Snow in Astoria,' by Astoria resident Jason Mack, 31, documents a rare snowfall in the town. Jason Mack Honorable mention: Henry Voderberg's 'Ghost Forest' ‘Ghost Forest,’ by Henry Voderberg, 69, of Long Beach, Wash., was taken on a foggy day on the trail at Cape Disappointment. Henry Voderberg Jeff Carden's 'Column Full Moonrise' A full moon rises next to the Astoria Column in this photo by Jeff Carden, 51, of Astoria. His photo, ‘December Crescent Moon,’ also featuring the moon and Column, placed in the top 10. Jeff Carden Aaron Harris' 'Bend, Oregon, Night Life' ‘A trip out the the pond for a little evening shoot out,’ wrote Aaron Harris, 40, of Redmond. Aaron Harris Trisha Payne's 'Magical Sunset' ‘Bandon, Oregon has the most magical sunsets in the world!’ wrote Trisha Payne, 43, of Bend. Her photo ‘Remembering the Light’ won People’s Choice, and her ’Finding the Milky Way’ placed in the top 10. Trisha Payne Joanne Ridout's 'Our Amazing World' This photo by Joanne Ridout, 44, of Monroe, Wash., captures the northern lights and Big Dipper as seen near Hofn, Iceland. Joanne Ridout Tim Moore's 'Netarts Bay Moonlight Magic' As the moon was setting, Tim Moore, 68, of Cloverdale, captured this image of the moon and the Milky Way rising above Netarts Bay on a clear, warm autumn evening. Tim Moore Robbie Mattson's 'Sandy-Tongued Dog' 'What's wrong with eating a little sand?' asks Robbie Mattson, 67, of Tigard. Robbie Mattson Patrice Eberline's 'High November Surf' ‘November afternoon after a storm,’ write Patrice Eberline, 55, of Long Beach, Wash. Patrice Eberline Robin Montero's 'Eliza at Sunset' ‘Appreciating our coast,’ wrote Robin Montero, 53, of Seaside. Robin Montero Mark Sokol's 'Sandcastles Are Not Forever' In this photo by Mark Sokol, 46, of Cannon Beach, nature reclaims the beach with stormy weather after the close of the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest. Mark Sokol Ky Jennings' 'Snowbathers' As it started snowing in Seaside, these girls came running and laughing out of a pool by the turnaround, photographer Ky Jennings, 73, of Seaside said. Ky Jennings John Dudley's 'Illumination' While photographing forest wildlife, an unexpected shaft of sunlight suddenly illuminated a seagull sitting zen-like on the branch of a nearby tree, where it remained unperturbed by the clicking of my camera shutter,” John Dudley, 74, of Gearhart, wrote. John Dudley John Dudley's 'Fair Warning' Despite 74-year-old Gearhart resident John Dudley’s efforts to stay incognito while taking some telephoto shots of this bull elk, 'the subject spotted me and conveyed enough threatening behavior that I left the scene,' he wrote. John Dudley John Dudley's 'Shoreline Stroll' ‘On a calm, serene day, several elk stroll along the estuary shoreline of the Gearhart sand spit toward the grassy ocean dunes a short distance away. Tilly Rock lighthouse sits on the horizon,’ wrote John Dudley, 74, of Gearhart. John Dudley Jamie Boyd's 'Deer in the Headlights' Jamie Boyd, 64, of Astoria, described this image as resembling a deer noir crime scene. 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