Weekly Photo Contest: Metal

Dozens of fantastic entries narrowed down to just one winner

In one of the more popular contests of the last few months, we received dozens of fantastic photo entries this week. We wish we could have given away more prizes in the "Metal" photo contest, but we're still happy to be giving away an HP Chromebook 11 to one lucky winner.

Hit the break to see the winning entry this week, and be sure to check out our new photo contests, which are announced every Wednesday.

Winner of an HP Chromebook 11, David Lessnau!

Weekly Photo Contest: Metal Winner

It's hard to believe that this picture of some classic silver dollars was taken with just a Nexus 5, but some great perspective and lighting goes a long way. We love the shallow depth of field and the light cascading from the top. Awesome shot.

Keep an eye on your doorstep and mailbox for a package, the chromebook is on its way!

Thanks again to everyone else who entered, and keep your eyes peeled for the next photo contest. We want the chance to give away more great prizes to everyone, so keep taking pictures and entering them!


Reader comments

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Metal' winner!


I was amazed when I found that I'd won. There are a lot of really nice photos in that contest thread. It's hard to believe the kinds of things we can do with these phones nowadays. My thanks to Android Central for running the contest.

Regarding the coins themselves, years and years ago, my grandmother used to own a small store. When people bought things with these kinds of coins, she would set the coins aside. She gave me these when I was just a kid and I squirreled them away in a chest for safe-keeping. I remembered them for this contest. Until just now, I really didn't even know what they were worth. A quick search for some coin value tables gives a range of from $22 to $25 for each of those six coins. Not a lot. But, then, I don't keep them for their value.

Cool back story. I remember sitting on my grandfathers lap while he played poker with the family. If he one a good hand he would give me a 50 cent piece...if it was a really good hand a silver dollar...I wish I remembered what happened to them :)