My brother is a hell of a photographer, and is on the verge of turning his hobby into something much, much more.
He took this picture last year, and it instantly became one of my favorites. This morning, he told me that he'd recently entered it in a contest that had hundreds of other entries.
Last night, he totally won the GRAND PRIZE! His picture will be part of a traveling exhibit up in Montana, where he lives, and will be put on long-term display in one of the biggest banks in his small town. He says that the prize package is pretty cool, too: "My wife and I get to go to Yellowstone next winter, stay overnight in the park, and get to go on one of those awesome snowcat bus thingys that takes us to old faithful!"
I convinced Jeremy to release his winning image under a Creative Commons license, so WWdN readers could create awesome derivative works from it. If you make something cool with it, let me know and I'll link to your creation in this post.
Jeremy's only been seriously taking pictures for a few years. I know that I'm not an impartial observer here, but I think it's pretty clear that he's uncovered a hidden talent.
I'm really, really proud of him. Congratulations, Jeremy!
fatsvernon did this cool mashup of my work with my brother's work.
N used Jer's photo as the backdrop for a stick figure comic. It's funny.