This winter, the crew over at HT2 were kind enough to sponsor a photo contest. As a new craft cocktail lounge located in southwest Fort Wayne, they understand what it takes to bring something into existence; to create, establish, and become a new business.
As a small business, we are constantly evolving— we appreciate developing new areas of expertise, perpetual education, and conquering new frontiers.
Our photo contest theme was "New + Fort Wayne" — open for interpretation, but we were hoping for new scenes, new perspectives, and seeing what is new in this city for you.
Megan Hevel's simple black and white photo really struck a chord with us. A fresh layer of perfectly white snow, laid out before a pair of feet, ready for forward motion, ready for whatever the new year may hold. The future is a blank slate upon which we can build anything we desire. One long line of shadow rises slightly up and to the right, reminding us of a climbing line graph, marking the passage of time, growth, experience, and success.
Congratulations to Megan, and the winning photograph! She received a $100 gift certificate to HT2.
Thank you to all the participants, your photos made us smile, and gives us all a wider outlook on this city we call home.
Here are a few of our favorites, it was so hard to pick just one winner!
"Eskimo weather" by Matt Hakey. It is definitely bundle up weather in the Fort, and these eyes peeking out of a big furry hood remind us how humans "hibernate" with layers (all of them).
What to say about this photo?! It hits all the high points of our downtown, PLUS a stunning sunset, and a lunar appearance. Talk about an excellent view, by Robert Buesching.
Anyone else reminded of Narnia? Looking through a portal to a winter wonderland— we can almost smell the pine! Gorgeous gallery entries by Starr Hullinger.
A bright pop of pink made our eyes smile, thanks to Liz Masson.
In the midst of winter, it's easy to see a lot of white and gray. Loving the fun color spectrum from Sarah Robison.
Can you feel the joy and excitement in this photo? A new snow covered world and the magic of Christmas hold a sense of wonder for all ages, especially this tot, by Emily Richardson.
Lisa tagged several stunning scenes, it was hard to pick just one. This reflection made us look twice however, and we love the new take on a classic season staple.
Thanks again to everyone who participated, and everyone who continues to tag #DasFort. With almost 7.5 thousand tags, we get to see the city through your lens, and hopefully, share the best about Fort Wayne.
Be sure to check out HT2, a locally owned, veteran linked, cocktail lounge just off of Illinois Road.
If you're interested in collaborating with us, on a contest, video, website, or any kind of promotion, let us know! We love shining a light on local businesses in the Fort.
Have you been to @HT2FortWayne? HT2 is a craft cocktail lounge featuring Hotel Tango spirits while offering a few neighborhood staples and high quality snacks. 🥃 There is also a “wall of veterans” and veteran history related to the establishment— head over for a cocktail and learn all about it. #FortWayne #CraftCocktails @hoteltangoindy