Thank you, Valentina Sader, for capturing many of my favorite things in one frame. The fresh fallen snow resting on top of evergreen branches reminds me how much I love the winter. Pairing natural elements against a brutalist backdrop creates a wonderfully dynamic scene.
I really wish, with all that I have in me, that D.C. looked like this all the time and maybe even with more snow. Brittany McGaughan’s wintry scene is my favorite kind to gaze upon—the coldness of the landscape warms my heart.
Last week, we issued a D.C. area Snow Photo Challenge and you delivered. There were many great photos tagged with #snowexposed in our Flickr pool, but there can only be one winner. Congratulations to Victoria Pickering for her winning photograph, Snow in the Capital. Pickering will be taking home a pair of tickets to the opening of our Exposed DC Photography Show on March 19 at Long View Gallery. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Here are four more excellent photographs that our Exposed team picked as finalists.
If your evening dose of Bob Costas or 3 a.m. livestreaming isn’t satisfying your Olympics fix, there are plenty of other ways to keep track of the Games. Many photographers and athletes in Sochi posting to social media, so we decided to put together a compilation of lists we have found.
Photographer Melissa Lyttle created a Twitter list of photographers at the Games.
Huffington Post Canada compiled a list of Canadian athletes posting to Instagram.
Buzzfeed has their own list of athletes sharing on Instagram.
The New York Times has a list of Russian journalists covering the games and posting to Instagram. It also has a stream of Olympics photos they’re calling the Sochi Photo Firehose; since they disappear after a few moments, it’s like a steady flow of (safe-for-work) Snapchats.
Olympians on Instagram, as compiled by Gizmodo.
And finally, People Magazine published a list of athletes and journalists to follow on Twitter, with a few bonus Instagram-ers.