• Contests,  Drink City

    Cocktail Photo Contest Results

    Featured image by Beau Finley The first Drink City cocktail photography contest is over!  Thank you to all who participated – the variety of cocktails and photos submitted were truly inspiring.  As mentioned in the announcement, the winning photographers will receive a 2016 D.C. Passport.   Grace C. submitted several photos of vodka cocktails that look perfect for warm summer evenings.  Clif Burns teased us with four different cocktails in his submissions, including some classics as well as the resurgent Burmese drink, the Pegu Club Cocktail.  Rob Cannon opted for a highball, but pedantry aside, his photo of a vodka soda was too pretty not to include here. Without further…

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  • Contests,  Drink City

    Drink City Cocktail Photography Contest

     A cocktail, as Harry Croswell wrote in 1806, is “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters—it is vulgarly called bittered sling, and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.” And now that we’re heading headlong into electioneering season, it’s as good a time as any to imbibe a bittered sling at home or out.  But before your head is fuddled, take a picture of the cocktail that you or yours is about to enjoy.  Share your photo, along with a brief description of what it…

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  • Contests,  Portraits

    Storytelling Challenge: Environmental portrait and headshot

    For our July Challenge, we want you tell a story through at least two images of the same subject — one should be an environmental portrait and the other a headshot. Your subject can be a friend, family member, local business owner or random stranger. However, you must create new images — nothing from the archives allowed. The storytelling objective is to  put the subject in a setting that tells us a little bit about that person i.e. where they live, work or recreate. Post your photos to our Facebook group by July 31 and we’ll pick up to five sets to feature on the blog and we’ll award the photographer of…