Our December 2022 photo contest was another quiet one with only a select few entries making the final cut. Despite the smaller entry pool, we were impressed by the high quality and creativity of the photos submitted by the new members who joined the contest. Among the entries, one contestant stood out in particular, @alta.gardens, who submitted three outstanding photos.
We’re confident that @alta.gardens images would stand out in any crowd and we feel honored to see a few of them in our December gallery. Most of the entries and winning images we’ve seen over the years have been of dried buds, but this time (spoiler alert!) we’ve got a live plant image that takes the top spot.
With that said, let’s dive into the results and take a closer look at all three of the winning images by @alta.gardens.
December 2022 Potography Photo Contest Results – Third Place
In third place, we have “Mimosa – Alta Gardens” by @alta.gardens. This beautifully composed photograph captures the essence of the Mimosa strain, with the vibrant orange hairs and dark green leaves contrasting against a neutral black background. The lighting is expertly configured, highlighting the trichomes that cover the buds and give them a frosty appearance.
We may not be the biggest fans of the winter weather, but we can never get enough frosty buds! Congratulations to @alta.gardens for this stunning image!
December 2022 Potography Photo Contest Results – Second Place
In second place, we have “Purple Martian Kush – Alta Gardens” by @alta.gardens. This photograph is a true masterpiece, with the subtle purple hues and prolific trichome coverage of the Purple Martian Kush strain taking center stage. The bud is perfectly in focus, with every detail of the trichomes and hairs visible. The contrast between the purple hues on the buds and the green leaves is striking and creates a visually stunning image.
If purple aliens ever land on Earth, we’re pretty sure they’ll be more than satisfied with this Purple Martian Kush.
Kudos to @alta.gardens for capturing the Purple Martian Kush strain in all its glory!
December 2022 Potography Photo Contest Results – First Place
And finally, in first place, we have “Mint OG – Alta Gardens” by @alta.gardens. This photograph is a true work of art, with the live Mint OG plant taking center stage. This Mint OG plant is so fresh and full of life that it almost feels like it’s growing on the screen!
The intricate details of the plant are captured perfectly with the leaves and buds in focus. The expert lighting and composition ensure each and every detail of the plant is captured in a beautiful and artistic way. With photographic talent like this, it’s no surprise that the image won the eyes of our voters.
Congratulations to @alta.gardens for this beautiful and creative winning image!
Once again, congratulations to all of our December 2022 Potography Photo Contest winners and thank you to everyone who participated. We look forward to seeing more of your amazing work in future competitions.
And, with that, our 2022 cannabis photo contest season has come to a close! Thank you to everyone who joined us and/or returned for a photo contest in 2022. We have some really exciting plans for 2023 and can’t wait to roll out the new features and perks we’ve been working hard to bring to our community.
We’ll be sharing a more comprehensive update in the coming weeks, but for now feel free to peruse the site and start playing around with the new features like your member profiles, the community news feed, and the brand new cannabis photography forums! We’re dedicated to making this platform the undisputed best online community for cannabis photographers and, after years of laying the groundwork, we can’t wait to make it official in 2023.