The Loreto Project: Photo contest finalists announced!

As you can see, the 2011 Loreto Calendar is shaping up to being the best one yet. So far 44 calendars have been pre-ordered. You can order your calendar here.

2011 Loreto Calendar Photo Contest
2011 Loreto Calendar Photo Contest

It took me longer than anticipated to go through all the votes posted both on the main entry and scattered across the over 140 photos submitted to this year’s 2011 Loreto Calendar.

This year the net proceeds will go to benefit Eco Alianza, a Loreto non-profit that helps promote environmental awareness in the community.

After contemplating how to tally up the votes as input into selection of this year’s photo finalists, I finally decided to rip a lined sheet of paper from a coiled notebook and write the photo numbers in 5 columns down the page. Then I went through each comment in the main post and then throughout each of the photos, marking an ‘x’ beside the selections all of you have made.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to vote!

The quality of photos was reflected in the spread of votes for almost all of the photos submitted. In the end, there were some favorites. Top honors in terms of the most number of reader votes goes to photos: 19, 53, 69, 83, 93, 112, and 120. Congratulations to those photographers.

For this round, 31 of the over 140 photos submitted have been selected. The final selection of the photos that will be published in the 2011 Loreto Calendar will be made based on:

  • Availability of a high-resolution version of the photo so that it can print up to the 8 1/2″ x 11″ at 300 dpi.
  • Balance in photo themes across the entire year. As I’ve noted before, variety is important as we flip through each month.
  • Showcasing of different photographers. Since this is a community effort, we’d like to ensure photos representative of a community of photographers.
  • Appreciate any help in commenting on these 31 finalists. If you are one of the photographers, great if you can send me a high-resolution version of your photo(s) if you have not already done so. My email is: loni@starkinsider.com.

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  • Hi Loni, Here are my favorites: 200, 131, 89, 71, 69, 64, 18, 20, 46, 100, 133, 130. If mine is selected 71 margarita, one of us needs to get the recipe added. The pictures are better every year. I will be ordering this week; could you bring them down? I think we are down there at the same times Nov. 12th Nov. 28th. Sue AV39

    • Hi Sue – Unfortunately the calendar will not be ready for when I come down to Loreto. Looking forward to seeing you though when we are down there.

      • Maria

        Im flying down on December 26th, does that help? Maria Sauvageau

  • Cathy

    Loni, my favorites are 18, 19, 20, 53, 69, 71, 81, 89, 101, 117, 120, 126, 131. Yes, I know that’s 13 not 12, but maybe you’ll be using some for the back cover? Thanks again for sponsoring this project. Worthwhile and fun, but alot of work for you.
    Cathy

  • Thanks Sue and Cathy! Funny how when I see all the finalist photos together I realize just what an incredible collection of rich colors and variety we will have in this year’s 2011 calendar.

  • Davin

    What a great bunch of photos! Here are my pics: 18,19,46,69, 89, 93, 98, 100, 101, 126, 130 and the fisherman picture (don’t see a number associated with that one). Thank you for doing this project.
    -Davin

  • maria

    Wow, okay so this was so hard deciding favorites as I really love so many of these. After much thought, cuts and pastes, these are my votes: 1, 20, 38, 46, 69, 71, 75, 79, 112, 120, 200, the fishing net toss and maybe 133 for december. Good luck Loni!

  • maria

    Wow, okay so this was so hard deciding favorites as I really love so many of these. After much thought, cuts and pastes, these are my votes: 1, 20, 38, 46, 69, 71, 75, 79, 112, 120, 200, the fishing net toss and maybe 133 for december. Good luck Loni!