Photos capture the beauty of Dublin

Dublin Pride Week adds photo contest highlighting nature

Pride in Dublin was shown in photos of its natural landscapes and wildlife that were entered into a new photography contest as part of the city's recent Dublin Pride Week activities presented by its Public Works Department. Pictures for "2019 Nature in our Backyard" had to be taken within the previous 12 months.

Five judges selected their top 10 photographs from among the dozen of entries, and these finalists were posted on the city's website for voting by the community. The public selected the following winners:

* Grand prize: Jay Huang, "Barn at Sunset"

* First place: Jay Huang, "Purple Flowers at Sunset"

* Second place: Vanessa Thomas, "Cherry Blossom Spring at Dougherty"

* Third place: Eric Hanson, "Gosling Playtime."

Mike's Camera in Dublin is issuing gift certificates to the winners: $300 for prizewinner Huang; $50 for second-place Thomas; and $25 for Hanson. The winners will also receive certificates of recognition from the Dublin City Council; be featured on the City of Dublin website; receive a metal print of their picture from Mike's Camera; and have their photos displayed in the City Hall lobby

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Posted by Sally
a resident of Dublin
on Jun 17, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Dublin won't stay beautiful with all these new constructions, apartment complexes on every corner, stores etc. All these beautiful landscapes are being covered up. It's a shame

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Posted by Carol SV7pTS
a resident of Dublin
on Jun 17, 2019 at 6:47 pm

Was this advertised beforehand? This is the first time I heard of it.

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Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 17, 2019 at 8:01 pm

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I can remember when Dublin and the rest of the Amador Valley was beautiful. Not so much now. The view across 580 is not nice to look at...starting to get that ugly San Francisco look.

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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2019 at 9:54 am

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@James Michael,

San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 18, 2019 at 1:17 pm

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Eye of the beholder, BobB

9 people like this
Posted by pope john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2019 at 3:23 pm

San Francisco and Oakland are the Sodom and Gormorrah of California!

5 people like this
Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 20, 2019 at 8:38 am

With my back to downtown S. F., the homeless and the crime and looking out over the bay at sunset then yes S. F. Is a beautiful city, just don’t turn around to see reality!!
Better get those pictures of Dublin really quick because soon it will become another concrete jungle/parking lot.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 20, 2019 at 8:40 am

It is nice to find beauty among the cement jungle that Dublin has become.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm

San Francisco was once beautiful. Now its an actual sh1thole. People are actually sh1tty on San Francisco with no regard for health, safety, or respect. The irony of course is that those creating this environment / behavior in San Francisco under the guise of inclusivity live in gated communities where access to their streets is protected by gates and fences that they can have.....but the country cant. Oh, and when someone legally aquires the rights to their streets and offers to open access to those that were not able to previously access it, its quickly taken from them to protect privliged access.

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Posted by Buklau
a resident of Avila
on Jun 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

In SF they want to 'save the atmosphere and planet" while their own streets are covered in needles, feces, and homeless.

Please keep Dublin beautiful - avoid SF policies !!

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