four corners store – a photo contest!

i’m so excited to be hosting this awesome giveaway and photo contest from the Four Corner Store.  Four Corner Store is a great, family-run, independent Toy Camera Store, and they’ve put together this extra nice gift package giveaway!

the giveaway package includes a Four641 Cold War Map Case ($35), one of these wide angle slim cameras in any color of the winner’s choice ($30), 4 packs of Four Corner film ($50) and a set of Field Notes ($10)! how’s that for a prize package? quite generous, no? yes!

to enter the giveaway, i thought it would be fun to hold a little photo contest. here’s how to enter:

• take a current photo, taken in your hometown of anything you like (think ‘sunday in your city‘) and submit it to me in one of the following ways:

• Upload (1) photograph to flickr, twitpic or post it to your blog or website.

• Please tag the photo #sfgirlbybaycontest.

• Comment below with the link to the photograph — and how to contact you.

• Enter by July 5th, 2011.

• We’ll browse through the images and pick one winner, post their photo, and some of the runner-ups’ photos here on sfgirlbybay, and send the winner this awesome giveaway package from four corner store. We’ll announce the winner in July. Easy peasy! Happy shutterbugging!

98 Responses to “four corners store – a photo contest!”
  1. Ana says:

    So cool! I’m in!

  2. i l'aria says:

    Really cool!! I’m in too! And thank you for this opportunity!

  3. love it! here’s the link to my photo posted on my blog…
    as a girl who always lived in the country, I’m totally diggin’ the city vibe…love the texture of the buildings and the grafitti makes me swoon.

  4. nicolle says:

    best giveaway ever! gonna get outside and shoot today! :)

  5. Heather says:

    I’m on it:)

  6. Taylor Kitto says:

    Ah what an awesome giveaway!

    This photo was taken in Avila Beach, right by my home.

    Crossing my fingers :)

  7. Ann Trinca says:

    Ooooh, great giveaway. Here’s my pic from the Farmer’s Market:

  8. Megan M. says:

    What a great prize package! I love Four Corners Store and Field Notes! My submission can be found here ( It was taken with a camera from their store – the golden half!

  9. Amelie says:

    Hi! Well here’s my picture :
    I took it in my 96 year old grandma’s attic in the South of France. This grammophone was given to my grand father like 50 years ago, it has a long story… I’ve always loved it and it’ll be mine someday. It’s a very precious family object. Hope you like it, thanks for this great contest. Greets to all of you, have a beautiful summer :)

  10. Amelie says:

    PS / Here’s my e-mail address :

  11. q says:

    we’re hosting photowalks in the city both saturday and sunday so i will definitely have a photo for this soon! :)

  12. Sima Brown says:

    I was anally raped by a guy named Adrian Covert who lives in San Francisco. Does anyone know his whereabouts so I can file charges?

  13. Sarah says:

    Ooo, great giveaway – I love shooting on film. Here’s my entry:

    You can reach me at my e-mail address or a dm on Flickr.

  14. Beth Troia says:

    This is an awesome giveaway! Happy I started reading.

    Here it is:

  15. OOOH! I love it! OK, I haven’t been home in a month so I’ll submit a pic from one of my hometowns… (I live in the UK right now. We’re based here for a while–hope this doesn’t DQ me!)

  16. Becs says:

    Here’s my picture of a lazy summer afternoon here in Japan,

  17. Brittany says:

    This is Sunday in the mountains near Salt Lake City, UT. Don’t let the snow fool you…this was taken a couple weekends ago!

    Feel free to get in touch with me through my email (

  18. Ceolmhor says:

    Saturday sunset in Atlanta.
    (contact ceolmhor at hotmail dot com)

  19. This is the most amazing contest ever! Alright, here’s my pic! Enjoy!


  20. Ori says:

    For the ccontest:

    The photo was taking in a Kibuts in Israel.

  21. Katie says:

    Sunset in the uber-college-town of Amherst, Massachusetts!

  22. Cez says:

    this is my pic for the contest!!! One of my creations….

  23. Jess says:

    On a sunday, in my City of Charleston, SC, I am watched over as I drink my coffee by the statue in my garden… a typical sight amongst the columns and cobblestone.

  24. Tessa says:

    Here’s my submission. I bike to work and back in DC and the paths are beautiful and quiet- great for getting a lot of thinking done :)

  25. Cathy Jean says:

    Cool Contest! Here is my submission. Taken in my hometown of Lafayette CA.

  26. Shannon says:

    So excited! This photo is of the US Capitol, but basically my backyard as I only live a few blocks away. After years of living in DC, I am still amazed that this gets to be part of my commute:


    here is a view of my city, Calgary Alberta, from the top of the Calgary tower, just after sunset, I used a long shutter speed so there was some obvious movement!

  28. Eden says:

    Time for a little bit country…here’s an abandoned building on Main Street in the bitty Weston, OR. The Blue Mountains border Weston and the Walla Walla Valley, where I grew up:

  29. Anne-Louise says:

    Fun contest! Here’s my entry:

    Taken in a small town in Wisconsin a few miles from where I live.

  30. mlleparadis says:

    can’t wait to see what you bring us back from paris!

    blog where photo can be seen as “Summer Sepia” June 25, 2011:


  31. katrina says:

    oh, how fun fun fun

    email: katrinarina at gmail dot com

  32. Rae Kaiser says:

    Fun contest… cool prizes. Photo is taken on a small waterway between Lake Monona and Lake Wingra in the city of Madison, WI.

  33. Wendy Dooldeniya says:

    Here’s a ink to the perfect windy day. KITES!

  34. Inge says:

    This is a picture of the Erasmusbrug at my hometown Rotterdam, the Netherlands:

  35. Jessica says:

    Fantastic Contest! Gotta love Four Corner Store.

    My entry:

  36. I post a picture on Facebook most sundays, that I label: Sunday still life.this one is from yesterday, desert at friends house.

  37. luisa ochoa says:

    here is my picture

    taken in the Zoo from Morelia, Mexico. This is a stand to buy home made potato’chips. This zoo needs an update, this duck shape stand is from the 80’s!

  38. Kelly Payne says:

    What a great package! I would love to win.

    Here is my picture:

    This is taken at Sunset Ranch at a friends wedding.

  39. Macarena Baridón says:

    Sundays in Montevideo all the kids go to Parque Rodó, even now that it’s getting really cold. I love to take a walk until there and shoot some photos. The park has a very vintage look due to the fact that it hasn’t changed much since my mom was a little girl. Here’s my picture:

  40. My hometown is Santa Cruz, where I took this pictures. But I’m currently a design student living in San Francisco! Love this blog! Here is the link to my photo:

    I’m available to contact via email.

  41. Shuurei says:

    Apologies! The link somehow fails to link up in my previous message.

    Here you go:

  42. Thanks for pulling together such a wonderful contest.

    My entry Kramer vs. Kramer, is of two towers in San Francisco known for housing many law firms. I took this with my iphone as I walking to work the other morning.

  43. stephanie says:

    santa barbara, california:

  44. ALice Rossi says:

    Palermo (Sicily), Mondello Beach, one year ago…on January 6 (It was a gorgeous day)!
    Thanks a lot for the opportunity… wonderful inspirations on your blog!

  45. ALice Rossi says:

    UUUUps… sorry…. I forgot my e-mail adress!!!

    this is my photo… again…

  46. Tooling around town (Phoenix, Arizona) with my camera, I found this:

  47. My photo can be found in my Lomohome:

    (and here it is via Flickr:

    It’s a Polaroid I just took over the weekend at my local park, shot with Impossible Beta Color film and my Polaroid 600 camera.

  48. Nick Silvestri says:
    you can message me on my flickr account :)

  49. Jordan Vera says:

    Hi all–
    I took this one on my Holga at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

    Have a great day!

  50. jamie says:

    here’s my entry! updated my flickr for the first time in a year just for you guys. taken in boston, MA, my college/birth town.

  51. Sparkie says:

    Nice contest and cool prizes. SmartsandCrafts used to have an open weekly photo gallery (no prizes) with a theme. I miss it. You should consider something like this as a regular feature if you get good feedback.


  52. Brigitte Paino says:

    here i am with this highheel lost by a girl, who had a bath in an old fountain in a park in Wuerzburg/germany…my beautiful hometown <3

  53. Brigitte Paino says:

    here i am with this highheel lost by a girl, who had a bath in an old fountain in a park in Wuerzburg/germany…my beautiful hometown <3

  54. Vicky Kotze says:

    My entry is an older gentleman feeding the gulls at Darling Harbour. I think he does it throughout the week as well, not just on the weekends. He’s a one-man-tourist-attraction. A bit like Pierre, the Pigeon Man of Notre-Dame.

    I’m contactable on flickr <3

  55. Lukasz says:

    I don’t mind living in a big city like Berlin as long as there are blooming fields around.
    I’m contactable on my blog!

  56. smacleod says:

    What an amazing and fun contest! Here is my entry. Thanks!

    charanim (at) hotmail (dot) com

  57. smacleod says:

    What an amazing and fun contest! Here is my entry. Thanks!

    charanim (at) hotmail (dot) com

    (sorry, the previous comment didn’t work, here’s a new one, you can erase that last one)

  58. Dani says:

    People do always take pictures on Sundays. Especially in this great Photobooth in Berlin.

    You can contact me through myflickr.

  59. Jessica Leas says:

    Sorry, I thought my email would be in the comment, but I was wrong. You can reach me at Jleas at igc dot org.

    Thanks for the incredible contest.

  60. Leah says:


    I’m a new reader, love the amazing posts, style and great contests. This is a photo of my friends enjoying a lazy afternoon in my hometown in New Zealand.

    You can contact me through my email

  61. Leah says:


    Thanks for the awsome opportunity! This is a photo of my hometown in New Zealand. Lazy afternoon at the beach with friends.

    My email

  62. Alison says:

    Aloha… Here is my entry to your photo contest.
    Thank you & Happy 4th!

  63. AnnaKlara says:

    This is a picture I took in my hometown, Leiden.
    I love walking through this street in every season (it is really pretty in the snow, with old yellowish streetlights), but I love it especially in the springtime because it is so lush and green…
    Hope you enjoy…


    Here is a glimpse of my hometown, Brisbane, Australia.
    My idea of a wonderful Sunday is walking around enjoying the sunshine with a film camera in hand. I love the small details you catch, such as in the building in this shot. Such fun.

  65. Allywan says:

    Here’s my entry. The perfect summertime treat in my city.

    great contest!

    contact: freshaddictphoto(at)

  66. Carol says:

    My photo is the second one down on my blog’s current posting. It is tagged.
    Thanks – there are some wonderful photos here!

  67. Carol says:

    Oops, forgot to mention that you should click on it to see it in a better size.

  68. Hey! Love your blog! Here’s my entry.

    This was taken in Indiana, Pennsylvania— hometown of Jimmy Stewart and the place where I spent the formative years of my life. Happy 4th!


  69. Erin says:

    Summer just isn’t the same without friends. Heidi had just gotten back to Ann Arbor from farming in NY when I snapped this.

  70. From my bf’s rooftop in Brooklyn. I LOVE Brooklyn in the summertime! Perfection…

  71. Angela Gee says:

    Happy Independence Day!

    I am so happy to have stumbled upon such an amazing site. Love your pictures and blog.

    Here’s my entry.

    This was taken at a nearby antique shop in my city, Vancouver, B.C.

    Email me: angelacpgee(at)

  72. gia says:

    I posted a pic; It’s a pretty pic of Alaska I took this weekend. Random, but special to me. I mentioned the contest in the blog description below. Thanks.

  73. Camille says:

    it seems that this contest was made for me.
    I hope to win.
    The picture I enter is the first on of this post:
    finguers crossed!!

  74. athena says:

    hope it’s not too late…
    (at the cooper molera adobe gardens in monterey, ca)

    janda03 at gmail dot com

    thanks for the fab giveaway :)

  75. Thanks for another excuse to get out their and shoot! Good luck to everyone!
    I can be reached at my email address (sandra [dot] hartkopf [at] gmail [dot] com).

  76. Jen Mussari says:

    I love this contest. I put much thought into how best to represent my hometown, but sometimes the most obvious answer is the correct one…I hope! Summer in my city means sweaters and jackets. Fog rolls in. Strong coffee.

    xoxo, jenmussari at

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