Outlook editors asked you to submit photographs that somehow described what the future of the metro area would be like and to submit them via Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #okc20yearslater. You responded! We received more than 100 photos and many became finalists. We picked 10 top photographs in a blind judging. Thanks to Bedford Camera for the prizes. These are the winners and top finalists:
Winner of a Sony alpha 55 Digital SLR, with 18-55 zoom lens from Bedford Camera:
“Cloud City” by Darren Johnson, Oklahoma City
“This photo was taken on December 31, 2012, downtown during a very foggy afternoon. It was taken with an iPhone 4S with the Camera+ app and edited with the Luminance and Diptic apps.
I entered this into the #okc20yearslater contest because the image to me represents the ‘Cloud City’ as in the ‘Star Wars’ storyline. In my eyes, Oklahoma has always been a dispersed landscape and recently with the addition of the Devon Tower, Oklahoma City has expanded skyward. Through the image I wanted to portray our city as one whose limits know no bounds.”
Winners of one of four $250 gift certificates to Bedford Camera:
“Lake Hefner” by Joe Buettner, Oklahoma City
“The picture said #okc20yearslater to me, because it shows a part of OKC not everyone sees. People think of the Chesapeake Arena and down town, but what goes overlooked are the small things that make Oklahoma City so beautiful. 20 years from now, I hope Oklahoma sticks to its humble ways of appreciating big city life while having a small town feel with Lake Hefner at the center of it.