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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/24/2009

2009 CWG photo contest: Top 10 picks

By Ann Posegate

Wx and the City

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One of this year's top 10 photo picks. Key Bridge in the fog. Taken by Bill Jonscher in December 2008.

The results are in for Capital Weather Gang's 2009 annual photo contest. It was a tough decision. We received 59 submissions, which depicted four seasons and many types of weather from cities, the countryside and coasts throughout our region. Some were scientifically interesting; others were aesthetically pleasing; all showed an appreciation of the sky. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Keep reading for rest of the Gang's top 10 picks. To view all submissions, visit our photo gallery.

With the exception of the first photo, which tied for the most votes with "Key Bridge" above, all picks are in random order.

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Snow day, by Bill Jonscher. Taken on March 23, 2004.

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Deer after an ice storm, by S.P. Gass. Taken on February 2, 2008 in Va.

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Tree branches with snow, by Rae Lynn Kasdan. Taken in winter 2008-09 in Waynesboro, Va. (Shenandoah Valley).

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Behind the raindrops, by Nello DeBlasio. Taken from the top of the Washington Monument on June 20, 2009.

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Thunderstorms pass over Arlington and Washington, DC during the evening of July 23, 2009. Photo by Peter Larkins. Aperature: f8; Exposure: 10 seconds; Compensation: -2.

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Crazy clouds, by Ian Kennedy. Taken with his iPhone in Columbia, Md., on June 9, 2009.

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Forecast: hot and sunny. Poolesville sunflower field in late July, by Marsha Liebl. Canon 20D camera, 12-24mm wide-angle lens, polarizer and tripod. Shot taken from a ladder.

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The sun breaks though after a day-long deluge as wispy clouds obscure the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, Md. By Jack Toomey.

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Double rainbow, by William E. Smith. Taken in Bowie, Md., on June 23, 2008.

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Sunset over the Bay, by Parker Moore. Taken on October 25, 2009, in St. Michael's, Md.

By Ann Posegate  | November 24, 2009; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  Contests, Photography, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Which photo is your favorite? Let us know...

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | November 24, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Yeah. Key Bridge and Snow Day are the top two.
Crazy Clouds is three.

Posted by: wiredog | November 24, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

i like the key bridge, snow day, and sunset the best. they are all amazing photos though - very hard to pick just one!

Posted by: madisondc | November 24, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

@madisondc -- I know, our thoughts exactly. It was a tough choice. Have you checked out the other submissions in our photo gallery yet?

Posted by: Ann-CapitalWeatherGang | November 24, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

All wonderful pictures...and they range from great cameras to a cell phone!

Posted by: 1of9000 | November 24, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

They are all very nice, this region has a lot to offer over a pretty small distance. The rainy shot from the sky looking toward the Lincoln reminds me why this site needs larger dimensions for the post space!

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | November 24, 2009 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Snowday, Sunflower field, and Sugarloaf.

Posted by: williefogle | November 25, 2009 8:33 AM | Report abuse

i really like the tree branch photo. i like how the snow starkly outlines the dark branches

Posted by: Peter_L_inmclean | November 26, 2009 12:06 AM | Report abuse

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