Originally Posted by the544man
Thank you everyone who submitted pictures and stories. It was great fun learning about some hometowns that I've never heard of. We're never done exploring. It was a tough contest to judge for sure.
For third place I choose the beautiful tri-picture from the gentleman from Portland. This was surely one of the most beautiful submissions. Well done. Go visit portlandia if you haven't yet!
It's quite a diverse place.
In second place Is the remarkable "great pumpkin holiday streamer". What a creative way to dress up your trailer while at your home during the holidays. Nice concept!
And...The grand prize winner gt1963 has submitted a heartfelt story and has fully nailed the "home streaming" theme of this month's contest. I wish you best in your new hometown!
Thank you all for participating and offering pleasant stories of your town and your life. Have a great summer! Cheers friends. Ted (the544man) 1956
Thanks Ted for putting out the June Photo Contest and being an amazing Judge - ha no bias intended
. Seriously though, there were some really amazing homes that these wonderful Airstreams have to park at while waiting on their adventures out on the road! And some pretty cool and interesting owners to boot!!!
I feel very privileged to be among such great people and fab! Airstreams.
I have had quite a long hiatus from my involvement on the forums - a good four years other than the odd post here and there to check in with the Silver Sisters.
I have missed this place! what a great community it is whether you are on the road or having a break at home.... When a dear friend told me about the topic for the June Contest - I thought hmm - all the photos I have taken of our airstreams (MoonBeam, LadyBug and Ollie the overland and then of course ModPod, and all the stories that came with them, the search, the acquisitions, the reins and the adventures in them). All of which I had 100's of photos of them sitting on our driveway in the forrest.
My first thought - "my airstream IS my home" and that feeling of my stomach dropping thinking I don't have a home anymore. It has been really hard to come back with Peter and I's sad news of us going our separate ways after being together for almost 30 years. Before I decided to post I took a trip down memory lane - through the archives here on the forums. It is a pretty hard pill to swallow, after reading all the things Peter and I have experienced with the Airstreams. The friends we have made, the rallies we have been to. All the amazing advice and help we have received through the forums.
Alas life is full of changes, new twists in the road, and some pretty hard decisions to make in order to survive various situations.
Well not sure on the process here - it has been a very long time.
Does this mean that I have to come up with July's topic, and do the judging and all that? And do I create a new thread?
When someone - maybe a moderator? can give me a bit of direction - I do have a topic in mind and will put it together and post a little later today or tomorrow.
PS it will not be about the 4th of July - Although I am sure there would be some fantastic shots....
Being in photojournalism - rather than just "Photography" - a picture is worth a 1000 words...so they say - but is it really? Without the story behind the photograph - there is such a huge void to life moments out there.
So as a pre-empt...to my Contest details to be posted.... You have a whole month to sharpen your pencils and dust off your older digital photos - or maybe they might even be a film print that you may have to scan. Don't think you will get off in not having to shoot a current photo either - so make sure your cameras are ready...
The contest will be a three parter!....Ted I think you started something great on this June contest. It is nice to read a bit more than just look at photos...
Now those who say "I hate writing" - don't be a feared.....I will not be looking for your school's first 1000 word essay, grammar, spelling and all that is just not important to me - what is - is life stories! Now don't come in and say well I have nothing to say either - as there has not been one Airstreamer I have come in contact with that has not had a story or two or a 1000 to tell at any rally I have been at. You know what it is like - you were going out for a two minute walk with your dog and you get back to your trailer 3 hours later
I promise the contest post will be short sweet and concise
Keep a look out for the July 2012 Photo Contest Thread opening....