Photos of the Year: 2013 Winners: Portrait: 2013poy_06_05

Honorable Mention | PortraitEthan Hyman, The News & ObserverMike Phillips stands atop Men at Work Car Care Center in Raleigh Friday, December 20, 2013.  It is the second year that Phillips, the owner of Men at Work Car Care Center, has put a 8x6 foot wooden cross covered with mini lights on top of his building near downtown Raleigh.  {quote}We do not unplug it because we want that twinkle to be in your eye every time you look up{quote} says Phillips.  It is a beacon, as Phillips calls it, on the corner of South and South Saunders St.  {quote}It is not fancy but you don't have to be fancy when it comes to the Lord,{quote} says Phillips.   {quote}He wants to see what's on the inside and this comes from my heart.{quote}

Honorable Mention | Portrait 

Ethan Hyman, The News & Observer 

Mike Phillips stands atop Men at Work Car Care Center in Raleigh Friday, December 20, 2013. It is the second year that Phillips, the owner of Men at Work Car Care Center, has put a 8x6 foot wooden cross covered with mini lights on top of his building near downtown Raleigh. "We do not unplug it because we want that twinkle to be in your eye every time you look up" says Phillips. It is a beacon, as Phillips calls it, on the corner of South and South Saunders St. "It is not fancy but you don't have to be fancy when it comes to the Lord," says Phillips. "He wants to see what's on the inside and this comes from my heart."