Picturing the Hilltowns: Capturing through the Lens of Landscape

Photography Contest Inspires Exploration of Hilltown Landscape

What parts of the Hilltown landscape offer inspiration? Share your answer in the form of an image for the Hilltown Land Trust’s Picturing the Hilltowns photography contest, open to local folks of all ages!

What parts of the Hilltown landscape can offer inspiration? What living creatures, transforming plants, and unique portions of the landscape are noteworthy? Photographs featuring answers to these questions can be entered into the Hilltown Land Trust’s fall photo contest, Picturing the Hilltowns, which invites members of the local community to share images of their favorite natural Hilltown places and things.

Drawing inspiration from the fall landscape, families can use the contest as an opportunity to examine and document the phenology of fall as seen in the Hilltowns. Additionally, some of western Massachusetts’ autumn icons could offer inspiration for photographs, as could activities and locations recommended in our Autumn Bucket List. By creating photography expeditions centered around drawing inspiration from the local landscape, families can both offer budding photographers with the opportunity to capture new places and subjects with their lens and create opportunities for adventuring photographers to engage in experiential learning about their surroundings. 

Photographs can be snapped on digital cameras, cell phones, tablets, and even mp3 players, making entry into the contest accessible to photographers both experienced and amateur, and winning entries will be printed, framed, and displayed at the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield. Entries for Picturing the Hilltowns must be submitted by October 20th, 2015, and winners will be announced on November 1st. Families can submit entries by e-mailing them to Andrea Caluori-Rivera at hiloutreach@thetrustees.org. For further information about the contest, call 413-628-4485 x 4.

[Photo credit: (c) Sienna Wildfield]

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