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Contest: figure out the National Parks Photo Spots series and win a print

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As regular readers know, I am posting a weekly series about the US National Parks: each week, I write about a different National Park. I pick a specific location in this park that I find particularly interesting, and with great photographic potential.

Since there are currently 58 US National Parks, we have reached the mid-way point of that National Parks Photo Spots series. In addition to the post of this week (delayed by one day, to Friday), I am marking this point with a contest.

The first reader to (a) identify the logic behind the order of the parks in the series, and (b) predict the park in the next posting (#31), will receive a free 12×18 print of his choice. Those prints are issued in editions of only 25 and represent a $350 value.

To participate, simply email me (QTL at terragalleria.com) your answer to both questions. The contest will be open for one week only, until the actual posting of #31, at which time I will announce the winner (if any). Good luck !

Also, if you have any suggestions for the second half of the series, please feel free to leave them here as well.

PS: The initial version of the contest was to guess #30, however Larry Gebhardt has pointed to me that a draft of #30 Voyageurs National Park had appeared in the past in the RSS feed – as a result of hitting the wrong keys. Also, initially , I asked for answers to be posted, but then realized it didn’t make sense for them to be public.

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  1. QT Luong says:

    Caitlin Mirra guessed correctly both answers: (a) the order of the first time I visited (b) Acadia National Park.

    All the respondents identified (a) correctly. This could be inferred from http://www.terragalleria.com/parks/info/faqs.html where I mentioned the order of the first three parks I visited.

    For (b), respondents tried a park geographically close to the two last visited, Voyageurs and Isle Royale. Although Theodore Roosevelt was named by most, there were a few clues pointing to Acadia. In http://terragalleria.com/blog/2009/11/29/new-images-acadia-national-park/ I mentioned visiting Acadia in the fall of 1997 (which I visited the 58 parks from 1993 to 2002). The image galleries have autumn images of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Vermont, which are in between Voyageurs and Acadia. Cuyahoga Valley is closer, but it was designated only 2000.

    Thanks to everybody for participating, and congratulations to Caitlin !

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