A photo of the historic Arch Bridge, which carries Benner Road over the Pemaquid River in Bristol Mills, received twice as many votes as its closest competitor to become the November winner of the #LCNme365 photo contest.
Sandee Brackett, of New Harbor, snapped the photo with her Canon Rebel T5 “just as the colors were peaking” in October. She makes a point every year to take an abundance of photos in the fall, just to see how the colors change.
On the day Brackett took the winning photo, she was driving home from Damariscotta in the late afternoon when she noticed the sun hitting the bridge.
“It was the perfect shot,” Brackett said. “I stopped my car and ran down to take a photo.”
Brackett first read about the contest in The Lincoln County News, but she didn’t submit a photo until Kristine Poland encouraged her to enter.
“Finally I did it and this was the first one I submitted,” Brackett said. “I’m thrilled, I’m really thrilled!”
In addition to having her photo featured on the front page of The Lincoln County News, Brackett will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local business from November’s contest sponsor, Damariscotta Bank & Trust, of Damariscotta.
As the 11th monthly winner, Brackett cannot win another weekly or monthly contest in 2017, but she can still submit photos for inclusion in the weekly slideshow of entries at lcnme.com.
Brackett’s photo will compete against the other 11 monthly winners at the end of the year as voters select the winner for 2017. Details will be announced in an upcoming edition of The Lincoln County News.
Submissions are now being accepted for the December #LCNme365 contest. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from the monthly sponsor, Louis Doe Home Center, of Newcastle.
For full rules and means of entry, go to lcnme.com/photo-contest.