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Picture perfect: The top three images from Coast Weekend’s annual photo contest

Published on January 3, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on January 3, 2018 9:04AM

‘Fiery Sunrise,’ by Adrian Kobler, 64, of Gearhart, is the judges’ pick for first place in the 2017 Coast Weekend Photo Contest. The photo was taken in the nature conservancy near Kobler’s home as the sun broke through morning fog.
Kobler also earned an honorable mention in the contest for his photo ‘Looks Yummy,’ and his photo ‘The Squeaky Wheel …’ ranked in the Top 25. See more photos in Coast Weekend on Thursday.

Adrian Kobler

‘Fiery Sunrise,’ by Adrian Kobler, 64, of Gearhart, is the judges’ pick for first place in the 2017 Coast Weekend Photo Contest. The photo was taken in the nature conservancy near Kobler’s home as the sun broke through morning fog. Kobler also earned an honorable mention in the contest for his photo ‘Looks Yummy,’ and his photo ‘The Squeaky Wheel …’ ranked in the Top 25. See more photos in Coast Weekend on Thursday.

‘Bridge in the Clouds,’ by Astoria resident Allen Zuern, wins second place. Zuern, 64, snapped this shrouded Columbia riverscape from his backyard one morning as fog settled beneath the Astoria Bridge.

Allen Zuern

‘Bridge in the Clouds,’ by Astoria resident Allen Zuern, wins second place. Zuern, 64, snapped this shrouded Columbia riverscape from his backyard one morning as fog settled beneath the Astoria Bridge.

Third place goes to Stephanie Buffington, 51, of Gearhart, who took this pet picture, titled ‘Jinger at Gearhart Beach,’ while she and her golden retriever were catching a sunset.
In addition, Buffington’s photo ‘Sea Foam at Sunset’ also placed in the Top 25.

Stephanie Buffington

Third place goes to Stephanie Buffington, 51, of Gearhart, who took this pet picture, titled ‘Jinger at Gearhart Beach,’ while she and her golden retriever were catching a sunset. In addition, Buffington’s photo ‘Sea Foam at Sunset’ also placed in the Top 25.






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