Microsoft's Windows Phone monthly photo contest winners for October

Microsoft has wrapped up its second monthly photo contest. The October contest theme was your favorite places and there were some really nice shots chosen as the winner.  Such as the photo above submitted by Geoffrey Gelb of the Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland.  Geoffrey shot the photo with his Samsung Focus.

There is no word on what the contest theme will be for next month but once we hear, we'll pass it on. In the meantime, if you're sharing photos via Twitter, use the hashtag #WPPhoto and Microsoft may highlight them on their official handle.

You can find the full selection of pet photos here at the Windows Phone Blog (opens in new tab) website and here are a few of our personal favorites.

Photo by Rob Mader of the setting sun in Clare Valley, South Australia.  Taken with a HTC HD7.

Photo by Timothy Stewart of the view from his Minneapolis neighborhood.

Photo by Matteo Lugli of a hiking trail on the Pilatus Mountain near Lucerne, Switzerland with his HTC Mozart.

Source: Windows Phone Blog (opens in new tab)

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • The red tree is mine!
  • It looks fantastic!  Is it actually that red in person?!
  • last picture... or is it Yoda on young Luke?
  • same recycled article again likewhen you mentioned the contest a month ago. STill has the information about last months "pet contest" in it.
    Anyways, I took the fall Aspen photo, and the other one of the Flatirons at the University of Colorado was taken in the field across the street from my house. Score two for Colorado USA!!
  • not bad, the Focus took great pictures for a first gen phone.
  • I took one of the sunset pictures :D. This one(
  • nice to see the Mozart win something for a change!!
    But seriously, that's an awesome picture! wow.
  • Really? Unbelievable, awesome shot
  • "Geoffrey Gelb of the Eilean Donan Castle"
    LOL, did this remind anybody else about Game of Thrones?
  • With a lower MP Sammy camera taking photos like that, I would say that the new ATIV would be a serious consideration for those belonging to carriers not carrying the 920.  I am anxious to see the new Samsung WP8 device in November.  Until then, it looks liks this WP7 Focus is getting the job done!  What a fantastic phograph.  Great work Geoffrey!