The deadline for submitting entries to the 2019-2020 photo contest has now passed. Thanks to all who submitted photos. The winners will be notified before the end of the year.
About the contest
The Oregon Blue Book sponsors a cover photo contest open to all amateur photographers who are Oregon residents. The photos must be taken in Oregon.
About the 2017-2018 Cover Contest Winner
“Camping Under the Milky Way with a View of Mount Bachelor from the Three Sisters Wilderness.” by Jason Brownlee
I took this photo on July 21, 2015, in the Three Sisters Wilderness on a quick, overnight, solo camping trip. The mountain you see is Mount Bachelor. This picture was shot with a Canon camera and 16-35mm lens.
I am a visual artist, a native of Bend, and I specialize in the arts of graphic design, photography and video production. I like to do work that consists of highly stylized images that draw the viewer into a decisive moment in time, while capturing their attention with unique, eye-catching and pertinent imagery. The main objective of my visual pursuits is to inspire others to appreciate, love and respect the outdoors and our wild places.
A Related Thought...
“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they would live a lot differently.”
—Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
About the 2017-2018 Back Cover Contest Winner
“Yaquina Head Lighthouse at Sunset, Newport.” by Jeffrey A. Green
I captured this sunset image of Yaquina Head Lighthouse on June 24, 2012, using a Canon 5DMkII, Canon 24-105L at 105mm, and tripod. I’ve found Oregon's coastline to be a rich source of both natural and man-made photographic subjects that constantly change with the weather and season.
I was born in Eugene, enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years, and then returned to Eugene to attend Lane Community College and the University of Oregon, graduating in 2003 with a degree in geology. I currently work full-time serving the people of Oregon as a compliance officer for the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Since 1999, I’ve been an active member in the local photography club Emerald Photographic Society, gaining skills and becoming inspired by other club members.