Here are the winners of the QCT’s ‘Signs of Fall’ photo contest

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Photo: Gina Farnell

Gina Farnell’s photo of the view from her kitchen window of tomatoes, chicken and cow “was interesting – made me feel good just looking at it,” said judge Pauline Kerr.

We received many wonderful photos of beautiful fall foliage and other signs of autumn. Nine QCT readers sent us a total of 18 photos to admire. It was a difficult choice for our judge (assistant copy editor Pauline Kerr) but the following people have been chosen to receive one of five $25 Tim Hortons gift certificates!

Best Photo: Joanie Hicks Lévesque’s road through the autumn leaves, published in the Oct. 14 edition, had everything – good composition, good balance and lovely colours.

Honourable mention goes to the following, in no particular order:
Efraim Gavrilovich’s boutique display, published in the Oct. 21 edition, seemed to sum up autumn in a single photo, with a spectacular variety of colours.

Lucie Bouchard’s photo of the Saint-Alban Dam, also published in the Oct. 21 edition, was not just pretty and filled with colour, it was interesting – pale grey concrete and stone made a nice contrast with the warm colours of the leaves.

Gina Farnell and Christy Ruggiero’s photos, published on this page, also received honourable mentions.

All photos submitted for this contest (one per entrant) will be posted along with this article on our website.



Christy Ruggiero’s photo of a single fallen leaf is nicely composed, very crisp and clear, against a rough, dark background – well done!



Joannie Hicks’ photo of a country road in Tewksbury.  - BEST PHOTO  




This photo by Efraim Gavrilovich was taken outside a boutique in Baie Saint-Paul. 



Lucie Bouchard took this picture on Sept.  27 at the Saint-Alban Dam in the beautiful Parc naturel régional de Portneuf. 







Judie Garon took this on the way to Park Mont Ham. "The foliage was magnificent!  


Britta Gundersen-Bryden submitted this photo, which she entitled “Fog-tober,” taken at the Ogden Point Breakwater, Outer Harbour, Victoria, B.C., where she and her husband Jack live most of the year. She admits to missing the real “signs of fall” in Quebec.  



Isabelle Blair-Lewis submitted this photo of the driveway leading up to her family’s house on the hill in the village of Saint-Jean on Île d’Orléans.   





Audrey Smith took this photo of a tree in her backyard in Tewkesbury. 


(Sorry, I can't seem to "rotate" it so that it's upright! Tilt your head to the right!)