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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/11/2011

2010 in Pictures: Your Weather Photos Revealed

By Ann Posegate

Among CWG's top five favorites in the 2010 weather photo contest, "Other Weather" category: "Washington Monument" by Gary Silverstein, taken in D.C. on May 23, 2010.

Now that the weather has finally calmed, we have a moment to announce the winners in CWG's 2010 weather photo contest. We received nearly 50 submissions from our readers - pictures of looming clouds, breathtaking sunsets, mounds of snow, moonlit nights and more. Together they illustrate our incredible year of weather: a challenging winter that unleashed joy, resentment, altruism and our inner science geeks after years of snow anticipation and disappointment, and a record-breaking spring, summer and fall that allowed us plenty of time outdoors and in air-conditioned buildings. You captured it all, and boy, what an entertaining weather ride we had here in the D.C. area.

Without further adieu, here are Capital Weather Gang's top five favorites from each of the two categories - "Snowmageddon" and "Other Weather" - described in our December call for photos (note: ordering does not imply ranking). Thanks to everyone who participated.


"Amtrak speeds through Barnesville" by Jack Toomey. Taken in Barnesville, Md., on Feb. 5, 2010.

Keep reading to view the rest of our favorite photo submissions, and a chance to vote for your favorite from each category...

"Snowmageddon Isolation" by Parker Moore. Taken on the National Mall in D.C. in February 2010.

"To the Rescue" by Caryn Stein. Taken near the Rippon VRE Station in Woodbridge, Va., on Feb. 6, 2010.

"Robins Sheltering in Place" by Martha Krafton. Taken in Arlington in February 2010.

"The View" by Manuella Lea Palmioli. Taken in Adams Morgan, D.C., in February 2010.

Other Weather

"Washington Monument" by Gary Silverstein, taken in D.C. on May 23, 2010.

"Near 100-degree temperatures at the 100-year anniversary of the Boy Scouts parade," by Rich Condit. Taken in D.C. on July 25, 2010.

"Testudo" by Marcus Afzali. Taken on the University of Maryland campus in April 2010.

"Weird Rolling Clouds" by John Nickerson. Taken in Thurmont, Md., on Aug. 28, 2010.

"Thundershower to the South" by Emily Wong. Taken in Clarksville, Md., on June 4, 2010.

View winners from 2008 and 2009.

By Ann Posegate  | February 11, 2011; 12:30 PM ET
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Is it possible to order prints or printing rights? The Testudo pic is amazing!

Posted by: abaek5 | February 11, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

You can e-mail me at and I'll gladly e-mail you the full sized photo...unless Washington Post owns the photo now or something.

-Marcus Afzali

Posted by: ydnorthridge | February 11, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Anyone care to explain the leaning tower of Washington?

Posted by: Langway4Eva | February 11, 2011 1:45 PM | Report abuse

the axis of the lens was pointed up.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | February 11, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

These are all really good. Hard to choose....
Only 50 submissions?!?
OK, I should hustle a little with our camera for this year's contest. Cash & glory & other fabulous prizes for the winners....have I got that right?

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | February 11, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Definitely Testudo. Reminds me of being one of the few actually awake heading to 8ams or weekend mornings.

Posted by: mkbf26 | February 11, 2011 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Marcus, the Post may use the photos but does not own them. Readers are welcome to exchange photos.

Thanks for your amazing shots, everyone.

Posted by: Ann-CapitalWeatherGang | February 11, 2011 5:39 PM | Report abuse

"testudo" reminds me of the "finding nemo" sea turtles. the view is like riding testudo gliding underwater or flying. it's surreal.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | February 11, 2011 7:09 PM | Report abuse


that "Testudo" photo is really amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us.

maybe you should take up professional photography ;-)? Or have you already?
my favorite snowmageddon photo is "Amtrak speeds through Barnesville". Simply beautiful.

"Snowmageddon Isolation" is a close second, though.

Posted by: BobMiller2 | February 11, 2011 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Bob. Photography is a hobby which I wish I was better at. The photo idea came from a cover of a University of Maryland book I saw and I just looked up when sunrise would be and got to campus much earlier than often that day. The clouds and sun rays from them were a very good stroke of luck.

Posted by: ydnorthridge | February 12, 2011 5:32 PM | Report abuse

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