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When photographs of familiar, every-day landmarks capture my attention, I take notice. Photography in the Finger Lakes can get kind of monotonous. We are often bombarded with those quintessential views of Toughannock Falls, Keuka’s Bluff, and Canandaigua’s Boat houses. The views are always beautiful, and always stunning – but it takes the eye of a skilled photographer to capture the beauty of the Finger Lakes in new and unexpected ways.

Carrie Smalser of Captured by Carrie Photography, in Ovid, is one of those photographers. I enjoy all of the FLX eye candy she posts on her Facebook page (you should follow too). The other day she announced she was selling 2014 calendars featuring her photography, and since it piqued my interest, I thought my readers here would be interested in them as well.

Sooo… I’m giving some away! Carrie has offered the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize: 2014 Calendar and an 8×10 print of winner’s choice from Carrie’s website ($20 Value)
  • Two Runners Up: 2014 Calendar (one each)

Here’s a little bit about Carrie:

Carrie Smalser is a life long resident of Ovid in the heart of the Finger Lakes. She developed an interest in photography at a young age, but as she reached early adulthood the camera was put away for a career as an Emergency Medical Technician with a local ambulance service. When her son was diagnosed with autism at age 3 they would spend hours pouring over photographs, and she decided she wanted to try to see the world through his eyes. What resulted were images of beautiful, intense color and breathtaking compositions from around the Finger Lakes area. Her photographs have been published in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine and are featured throughout the 2013 edition of the Seneca County Travel Guide.

2013 Seneca Chamber Travel Guide

Seneca County Travel Guide, via Seneca County (Chamber of Commerce) Facebook page

So, you would like to win a Captured By Carrie Photography Calendar. Yes? It’s pretty easy to enter… follow the steps below. (Or do it directly through facebook).


a Rafflecopter giveaway