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FRAMES: West Sound Guide Cover Choices

March 28th, 2013 by Meegan Reid

I just recently finished scrolling through all of Larry and my images from the last year, in search of the perfect image that can be cropped into the perfect 11×11 inch square, that sums up what our area has to offer for the cover of this year’s West Sound Guide. Every year I’m tasked with this project and let me tell you, we have plenty of images but finding ones that works in a square crop is tough!

Here is my criteria when I choose these:

1) It must be an “eye-popping” image. This is the most important criteria. I don’t want a boring photo on the cover…this is the cover, it needs to draw people in to opening the pages.

2) It must be different than the previous West Sound Guide covers (which i have a stack of to reference)

3) It has to sum up our area…not just because it was shot here, but at first glance it has to say something about this lovely home of ours.

4) I always try to find a wide variety of subjects, because let’s face it, pictures of ferries and mountain over and over can get pretty boring.

5) Something humorous and/or whimsical must be included because it just does.

So here were a few of the finalists that were pulled and cropped into that dreaded square shape. I don’t think I can tell you which one was chosen yet…since I think it’s still between two shots and the big reveal doesn’t happen until next month…but the cover is one of the photos below.

Leave me a comment and tell me which one you would choose if you got a vote and why you would choose it!

 

A pair of herons fish along the shore at the boat launch on a rainy Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Kingston. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A pair of herons fish along the shore at the boat launch on a rainy Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Kingston. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A fisherman casts her line at sunset at the Pat Carey Vista in East Bremerton. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

A fisherman casts her line at sunset at the Pat Carey Vista in East Bremerton. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Leaves are reflected on the surface of Olalla Lagoon as a hooded merganser paddles through the water on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Olalla, Washington. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Leaves are reflected on the surface of Olalla Lagoon as a hooded merganser paddles through the water on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Olalla, Washington. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Pierceson Krieg, 9, from Brownsville Elementary School plays like he is the bait in the mouth of a salmon at the Kitsap Water Festival. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Pierceson Krieg, 9, from Brownsville Elementary School plays like he is the bait in the mouth of a salmon at the Kitsap Water Festival. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Angelo Cruz and his son Tre, 3, off of one of the docks at Kitsap Lake Park in Bremerton. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Angelo Cruz and his son Tre, 3, off of one of the docks at Kitsap Lake Park in Bremerton. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Clams sit in a bucket during a clam Bake at Point Julia. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Clams sit in a bucket during a clam Bake at Point Julia. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Mount Rainier peeks out from the clouds as a flock of birds passes as seen from East Bremerton. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Mount Rainier peeks out from the clouds as a flock of birds passes as seen from East Bremerton. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

The view through a rain soaked windshield causes a painterly effect as a pedestrian with an umbrella walks along Pacific Avenue in Bremerton. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

The view through a rain soaked windshield causes a painterly effect as a pedestrian with an umbrella walks along Pacific Avenue in Bremerton. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Pheasant Fields Farm Hand Sheli Story harvests sunflowers at the Silverdale farm on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. The cut flowers will be sold at local farmer's markets this week. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Pheasant Fields Farm Hand Sheli Story harvests sunflowers at the Silverdale farm on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. The cut flowers will be sold at local farmer’s markets this week. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Patriot Guard rider Ron Connally holds a flag at the 9/11 ceremony at Evergreen-Rotary Park in Bremerton. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Patriot Guard rider Ron Connally holds a flag at the 9/11 ceremony at Evergreen-Rotary Park in Bremerton. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Larry Waggoner, of Belfair, is reflected in the mirror of a 1959 Thunderbird as he and fellow Saints Car Club members chat in the parking lot of Kitsap Bank in Port Orchard on Thursday, August 10, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Larry Waggoner, of Belfair, is reflected in the mirror of a 1959 Thunderbird as he and fellow Saints Car Club members chat in the parking lot of Kitsap Bank in Port Orchard on Thursday, August 10, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Colin Potter of Bremerton plays frisbee at Lions Park in Bremerton at sunset. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Colin Potter of Bremerton plays frisbee at Lions Park in Bremerton at sunset. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Aarne Bielefeldt from California gets close to the judges at the North American Beard and Mustache Championships at the Bremerton Elks Lodge. He scored a perfect score and won first place in the freestyle category. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Aarne Bielefeldt from California gets close to the judges at the North American Beard and Mustache Championships at the Bremerton Elks Lodge. He scored a perfect score and won first place in the freestyle category. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Jim Zimny and his dog Trig compete in the stand up paddle at the Poulsbo Waterfront Park during the 3rd of July festivities. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Jim Zimny and his dog Trig compete in the stand up paddle at the Poulsbo Waterfront Park during the 3rd of July festivities. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Mossy rocks frame kayakers in Port Gamble. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Mossy rocks frame kayakers in Port Gamble. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Josephine Forney,12, of Bainbridge Island reads her book as the ferry approaches Seattle. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Josephine Forney,12, of Bainbridge Island reads her book as the ferry approaches Seattle. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Taylor Feld and Sperry Mullins have a lazy day in the sun fishing at Island Lake County Park. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)_

Taylor Feld and Sperry Mullins have a lazy day in the sun fishing at Island Lake County Park. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)_

Beach goers stroll along the shore as the a ferry sails past in Port Townsend. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Beach goers stroll along the shore as the a ferry sails past in Port Townsend. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

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3 Responses to “FRAMES: West Sound Guide Cover Choices”

  1. Lea Says:

    Wonderful selections!
    I like the herons the best…I think.
    :D

  2. Jeanne Says:

    The Herons are the most interesting.

  3. Connie B Says:

    I second the herons. Lovely picture.

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