A Portland woman with a passion for farm photography won the July #LCNme365 photo contest with her photo of a draft horse at Goranson Farm in Dresden.
Kelsey Kobik worked at Goranson Farm for four summers, meaning she “basically got to see the best of the farm at all times of the day,” she said.
“Lincoln County is a pretty magical place to live, and I appreciated my time there,” Kobik said.
In June, Kobik was at the farm early one morning when she saw Emma, one of the farm’s draft horses, walking through a field of daisies while fog hung in the air. She snapped a photo with her Nikon camera using a 24-70 mm lens.
This summer, Kobik is traveling the state capturing photos of farmers at work.
“I’m really trying to help the farm community by showing the hard work they put in,” Kobik said. “I want to be more deliberate and purposeful with my photography.”
Kobik entered the photo into the #LCNme365 photo contest by adding the hashtag to her photo on Instagram. She was excited to learn that readers of The Lincoln County News voted her photo the best of the month.
“My work is very personal to me, so if it means something to other people, that’s a big deal to me,” Kobik said.
In addition to having her photo featured on the front page of The Lincoln County News, Kobik will receive a $50 gift certificate from July’s contest sponsor, Riverside Butcher Co., of Damariscotta.
As the seventh monthly winner, Kobik cannot win another weekly or monthly contest in 2018, but she can still submit photos for inclusion in the weekly slideshow of entries at lcnme.com.
Kobik’s photo will compete against the other 11 monthly winners at the end of the year as voters select the winner for 2018.
Submissions are now being accepted for the August #LCNme365 contest. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from the monthly sponsor, Newcastle Publick House, of Newcastle. For full rules and means of entry, go to lcnme.com/photo-contest.