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Assignments Winners

August 25th, 2014

Birds In Flight Assignment Winner Fred Lemire

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Arctic Ghost' by Fred Lemire
Congratulations to Fred Lemire for winning the Birds In Flight Assignment! “I had been visiting Amherst Island, Ontario, for three weeks in January 2014 hoping to get snowy owl in flight. The snowy owl is one of my favorite birds. They’re elusive and can be hard to be spot. I was fortunate to find this … 
August 19th, 2014

Twilight Assignment Winner Christopher Fridley

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Mt. Hood Sunset' by Christopher Fridley
Congratulations  to Christopher Fridley for winning the Twilight Assignment! “On a photo road trip in July 2014 down to the Mount Hood, Oregon region to explore the areas’ lakes, trails, waterfalls and Mt Hood itself, my wife and I spent our anniversary evening among about twenty other photographers gathered at the shoreline of the lake. … 
August 12th, 2014

Lazy Summer Days Assignment Winner Gerry Groeber

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'TheField' by Gerry Groeber
Congrats to Gerry Groeber for winning the Lazy Summer Days Assignment! “I originally set out to capture the setting sun in line with the rows of a cornfield in June 2014. I had scoped out this location in Mesa, AZ, several day before. When the clouds were right, I drove to the location, but was … 
August 4th, 2014

Brooks, Streams & Rivers Assignment Winner Joe Rossi

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Lower Falls' by Joe Rossi
Congratulations to Joe Rossi for winning the Brooks, Streams & Rivers Assignment! “I was at Yellowstone National park in June 2014 to photograph a Half-Marathon. It’s become tradition that one of the nights before a race we get out and do a bit of night photography. This time in bear-country! This particular trip found us … 
July 29th, 2014

Abstract Assignment Winner Dean Cobin

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Pools of Gold' by Dean Cobin
Congrats to Dean Cobin for winning the Abstract Assignment! “Harriman State Park is one of the premier locations for landscape photography in New York State and simply spectacular in the fall with its abundance of sugar maple and oak trees in vibrant shades of red, orange and gold. The lakes are also filled with water … 
July 21st, 2014

Wide-Angle Assignment Winner Harry Lichtman

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Wagon Hill Re-Visited' by Harry Lichtman
Congrats to Harry Lichtman for winning the Wide-Angle Assignment with his photo from the Wagon Hill Farm Conservation Area in Durham, N.H.! “I had made several trips to this Wagon Hill Farm Conservation Area in Durham, N.H., this past spring as various wild flowers came into bloom.  The variety of flowers and ability to shoot … 
July 15th, 2014

Wildflower Assignment Winner Lindsay Daniels

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Albion Basin Wildflowers' by Lindsay Daniels
Congrats to Lindsay Daniels for winning the Wildflower Assignment! “Every July, wildflowers carpet Albion Basin at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, near Salt Lake City, Utah. I had explored the area and found that this spot had the most wild flower coverage and the best view of Devil’s Castle in the background. But at … 
June 16th, 2014

Motivation Assignment Winner Mark VanDyke

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Grassy Ridge Rhododendron Fog Roll' by Mark VanDyke
Congrats to Mark VanDyke for winning the Motivation Assignment with his photo from the Roan Highlands! “This photograph was taken on June 13, 2012, on Grassy Ridge in the Roan Highlands of Western North Carolina / Eastern Tennessee.  The composition of this image was certainly pre-visualized, the result of several years of previous hikes and … 
June 11th, 2014

Fresh Perspectives Assignment Winner Rebecca Wilks

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'The Chicanes' by Rebecca Wilks
Congrats to Rebecca Wilks! Her photo from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is the winner of the Fresh Perspectives Assignment. “I took this photo in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, on Lake Powell March 18, 2014, during a week-long houseboat trip. This spot is fascinating to me, not only for the graphic quality of its … 
May 28th, 2014

Contrasting Landscape Winner Angela Service

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Winter Spirit' by Angela Service
Congratulations to Angela Service. Her photo “Winter Spirit” is the winner of the Contrasting Landscape Assignment. “I captured Spirit Falls in Washington on the Little White Salmon River. After the first winter freeze in December 2013, I was disappointed that I didn’t make it out to this location, so I was hoping for another drop …