ONCE AGAIN COSTCO members have
proved that they are not only experts at
finding value, but also pretty good behind
a camera. From animals to artsy shots
and everything in between, the entries in
this year’s “Give us your best shot” photo
contest capture day-to-day moments that
might otherwise go unnoticed. The
theme allows members to share a touching mo-ment or inspiring scenery.
We’d like to thank the 45,000 photographers who made submissions, Costco
Photo Center, the judges, including Carlene
Canton, Chris Fox, Pat Hackett and Matt
Hagen, and our sponsors, Nikon and Old
Town, who made the contest possible.
Give us your
26 ;e Costco Connection SPRING 2009 FEBRUARY 2010
International Grand Prize Winner
Rubin Zacarias Francisco Ramón , Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
U.S. First Place
Dan Evans Jr.
Out here in the field
In 1977, 17-year old Dan Evans Jr.
was driving with his family through
Southwest England near the town of
Ide in the county of Devon.
“I’ve always been into photography. I just looked out the window and
said, ‘Stop the car,’ ” Evans recalls. He
grabbed his camera, an Olympus OM1
SLR ;lm camera. Upon his return to
his native Seattle, Washington, he
developed the vacation photos and
knew he had a winner.
When this year’s contest was
announced, Evans’ wife encouraged
him to submit the picture.
Evans says he has played with
the photo using image-processing
software but keeps going back to
“It goes to show you don’t need the
fanciest equipment,” he advises. Even
with a camera without bells and whistles, “a little bit of luck, and maybe a
decent eye, can give you just as good a
shot as an $11,000 camera.”