The City of Bristol's Paper Windows Photography announces its session nine winners. The theme of the session was "Grateful." The photographers were asked to shoot something for which they were grateful.
The first place winner was Wallace Moura's "Christmas of Hope." Moura's full-color picture featured a young girl standing in front of a frost-covered window as though she were peering out at the wonder of Christmas. "There was just something that showed the innocence of Christmas in this shot that captured the imagination of anyone viewing it," said a judge who serves on the panel.
The second place winner was titled "Big Miracles in Small Packages" by Regina Shinall. The black and white photograph featured a newborn child lying in an old soft-drink wagon surrounded by a cloud-like blanket. "This photo was so touching. You could almost feel the gratefulness a parent feels in bringing this little human being into the world safe and sound," commented another panel judge.
The photograph taking third place was titled "Happily Ever After" and was also shot by Shinall. The photo featured a newly married bride and groom racing down the aisle.