By Peninsula Daily News staff
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With 48 unique entries, virtually all taken at Sequim-area lavender farms, the competition was stiff. But over a week, online voters selected three beautiful images from three talented photographers:
■ The first place winner, “Standing in Awe,” was taken by Gerald Page of Port Angeles.
Page's image of a beautiful little girl dwarfed by rows and rows of lavender won 120 votes. He will receive a gift basket from Graysmarsh Farm and a $25 gift certificate from Purple Haze Lavender.
■ Sequim resident Mike Murray's photo titled “Her Brightness” took second place.
The striking image, which shows local artist Renne Brock-Richmond robed in red and standing between rows of purple and white lavender, earned 105 votes. The photo was taken at Purple Haze Lavender.
■ Two “sweet sisters” took third place this year.
“Lounging in Lavender,” taken by Jennifer Jurgensen of Sequim, stole the hearts of 67 voters. She will receive a lavender reed diffuser from The Lavender Connection.
The Lavender Photo Contest was sponsored by Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum.
To see the winning photographs, click on: http://pdn.upickem.net/engine/Winners.aspx?PageType=WINNER&contestid=138335
To see all the entries, visit http://pdn.upickem.net/engine/Details.aspx?PageType=APPROVED&contestid=138335
Our congratulations to all our photographers! Thanks for all the great submissions!