Autumn in Lansing
Lansing resident Kimber Wano says her daughter, Autumn, has experienced a lot of firsts this year.
The 5-year-old built her first snowman, she climbed her first tree, and now she's the subject of her first prize-winning photograph.
Kimber Wano's submission "Autumn in a Tree" is the winner of The Current's Fall Photo Contest. She'll receive a prize of $100.
"My daughter had never climbed a tree before, and this was was just tall enough that I could boost her up there," Kimber Wano said. "I've always got my camera with me, and she was sitting there looking so peaceful and enjoying being in the tree that I wanted to capture the moment."
Bill Snead, a former photographer for United Press International and The Washington Post, and now a senior editor at the Lawrence Journal-World, was duly impressed with the shot.
"We received lots of photos featuring autumn leaves, but only a couple had people in them. Adding people made them more interesting and also more difficult to photograph. The person behind the camera was able to get the leaves and the human element without extraneous clutter in the photo that usually detract from the subject," said Snead, who judged the contest.
In all, more than 25 photos were entered. They included shots of tree, plants, children, couples, insects, animals, sunsets, sunrises and subdivisions. Here are some of those entries.