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Assignments Winners

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 … 
May 14th, 2014

Spring Showers Assignment Winner Jim Shoemaker

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Thunderstorm, Monument Valley' by Jim Shoemaker
Congratulations to Jim Shoemaker whose photo of Monument Valley is the winner of the Spring Showers Assignment! “This photo of Monument Valley was made in May of 2011. I had been spending the day in the Navajo Tribal Park waiting for sunset when an afternoon thunderstorm rolled in. I love having clouds in my landscape … 
April 11th, 2014

Leading Lines Assignment Winner Dustin Penman

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Stormy Morning' by Dustin Penman
Congrats to Dustin Penman for winning the Leading Lines Assignment! “I captured this while visiting Washington State’s ‘Second Beach’ in the Olympic National Park in December. After spending the previous five days in the cold rain, soaked to the bone alongside my photographer buddy Marco Crupi, we arrived at the beach just prior to sunrise with a light rain falling … 
April 7th, 2014

Stillness Assignment Winner Dennis Jahn

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Farmers Pond at Sunrise' by Dennis Jahn
Congrats to our Stillness Assignment winner – Dennis Jahn! “Photo was taken in January at Farmer’s Pond. When there are no winds in the Owens Valley, the reflections at the pond are spectacular. I had been waiting for the weather to clear as I wanted a shot with completely calm water.  This was just one of …