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‘Feet’ wins top prize in photography contest

Aris Wakefield Michelsen’s award-winning photograph.
An “Elph” helped Aris Wakefield Michelsen win the grand prize in the Ocracoke Island Realty 2009 Photo Contest.

She used a Canon Digital Elph camera to capture a powerful image of her sand-covered feet propped up in front of the ocean while sun bathing on one of Ocracoke’s pristine beaches.

The picture evokes a feeling of relaxation.

Michelsen, a current resident of Atlanta and former resident of Urbanna, was awarded a two-night stay at The Castle Bed and Breakfast located near Silver Lake in the heart of Ocracoke Village.

She now treasures the image daily. “The shot was taken while I was on an all-girls vacation for a week on lovely Ocracoke Island,” Michelsen  said. “It’s just me, looking at my favorite view, the ocean.

“I put my toes in the shot so that no matter where I was, I could feel like I was there,” she said. ”I always want to come back, of course.

“This photo is my screen saver and everyone that sees it, loves it—lucky me!” Michelsen said.

There were a handful of runners up in the contest, which was judged by the staff of Ocracoke Island Realty.
Vacationer Aris Wakefield Michelsen captured this unique photo of her feet pointed at the ocean while vacationing on Ocracoke Island. She was the grand prize winner in the Ocracoke Island Realty 2009 Photo Contest.

posted 11.29.2009

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