February Photo Contest: The Finalists

"The circular bench in Dupont Circle looks like electric stripes under the night lights," writes the photographer.
“The circular bench in Dupont Circle looks like electric stripes under the night lights,” writes the photographer.

Electric Stripes Photograph by Kimberly Sicard, DC

When she heard about our contest, says Herrera, "the first thing that came to mind was my son's keyboard."
When she heard about our contest, says Herrera, “the first thing that came to mind was my son’s keyboard.”

Black-and-White Stripes Photograph by Trish Herrera, Alexandria

Writes the photographer, "The stripes in my photograph create an intriguing surrealist mood."
Writes the photographer, “The stripes in my photograph create an intriguing surrealist mood.”

Brian Photograph by Julia Benton, DC

The photographer calls this photo of a runner on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial "more of an abstract play on the 'stripes' theme."
The photographer calls this photo of a runner on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial “more of an abstract play on the ‘stripes’ theme.”

Runner Photograph by Eric Brown, Arlington

"There are interesting shapes and colors are everywhere you look in nature," writes the photographer. We agree. His close-up photo of a palm tree is a case-in-point.
“There are interesting shapes and colors are everywhere you look in nature,” writes the photographer. We agree. His close-up photo of a palm tree is a case-in-point.

Palm Fronds Photograph by Juan Pedro Villagrana, Alexandria

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